Preston died of breast cancer in July 2020.
“(Ben) once said to me, ‘Because Mommy died, I’m afraid you’re going to,'” Travolta told Kevin Hart on Hart’s talk show.
“I said, ‘Well, it’s something completely different.’ And I went through the differences about my longevity and her limited life.”
“I said, ‘Ben, you’ve always loved the truth and I’m going to tell you the truth about life. Nobody knows when they’re going or when they’re going to stay.’
The actor also spoke to Ben about the death of the couple’s eldest son, Jett, in 2009 at the age of 16 after a seizure.
“Your brother (Jett) left at age 16. Too young. Your mother left at age 57. That was too young. But who’s to say? I could die tomorrow. You could. Anyone can it,” he said during the interview.
“So let’s look at it like it’s part of life. You don’t know exactly. You’re just doing your best to live as long as you can.’