Ella Bleu Travolta is all grown up and just made her New York Fashion Week debut.
On Sept. 17, the 22-year-old strutted her stuff at Karl Lagerfeld’s Cara Loves Karl capsule collection show. Her father, John Travolta, shared his daughter’s achievement on social media. The proud dad posted a snap of his daughter on the runway and captioned the stunning photo: ‘So proud of Ella’s New York Fashion Week debut!’
Fans were quick to point out that the model, who is the daughter of Travolta and the late actress Kelly Preston, is the spitting image of both her parents.
One fan commented: “She’s so beautiful and looks just like her handsome daddy!”
Another social media user wrote: “She reminds me of her mother in this pic!”
“Looks like a perfect mix of John and Kelly,” summed up a third commenter.
Ella is a singer, model and actress. She recently released the single ‘Dizzy’ and has appeared alongside her dad in films Old Dogs and The Poisonous Rose.
In May 2022, the model posted a sweet Mother’s Day tribute on Instagram that included an adorable family photo of her late mom on the Dumbo ride at Disneyland.
“I learned a lot from all the strong and powerful women in my life. Thank you all for being such wonderful role models,” Ella wrote, adding: “I miss you and love you, Mom. Happy mothers to all the wonderful moms out there!”
Preston died of metastatic breast cancer in 2020 after a two-year battle with the disease. Since then, patriarch Travolta has spoken about guiding his children through grief. Travolta told Kevin Hart on the Peacock series Heart to Heart how his 10-year-old son, Ben, expressed fear that his actor father would die soon after losing his mum.
“He said to me once, ‘Because mom died, I’m afraid you will,'” the 67-year-old star of Pulp Fiction and Grease reminded. “I said, ‘Well, it’s a very different thing.’ And I went over the differences about my longevity and her limited life.”
Travolta continued, “I said, ‘But you know, Ben — you always love the truth and I’ll tell you the truth about life. No one knows when they will leave or when they will stay. brother [Jett] left at 16. Too young. Your mother passed away at 57. She was very young. But who’s to say? I could die tomorrow. You could. Anyone can.”
Travolta, who married Preston in 1991, concluded by saying, “So let’s look at it like it’s part of life. You don’t know exactly. You just do the best you can to try to live as long as you can.”
Wellness, parenting, body image and more: Find out WHERE behind the hoo with the Yahoo Life newsletter. Register here.