A tabloid report claiming John Travolta is hesitant to allow his 18-year-old daughter Ella to become an actress is completely untrue. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the claim. A rep for the actor tells us it's simply false.
According to OK!, Travolta isn't happy about his daughter's desire to follow in his footsteps and pursue a Hollywood career. An alleged insider tells the magazine he's "super protective" of his teenage girl, but she's "upset that her dad" is standing in the way of her dreams to become an actress. The seemingly phony tipster adds, "He's not prepared to let go yet!"
The magazine's account of the situation couldn't be further from the truth. In reality, the actor cast his daughter in his upcoming thriller The Poison Rose. Earlier this month, Travolta shared an Instagram photo of his daughter's first day on set. Just last week, Travolta recorded an Instagram video with Ella to commemorate shooting their "first big scene" together. "How do you think it went?" the actor asks his daughter in the footage. "I think it went good!" she responds, to which her proud father says, "I do too."
It's worth noting, Travolta also gave his daughter a supporting role in his 2009 comedy Old Dogs. She was only 9-year-old at the time, so the notion that he's "not prepared" to let her go into show business just isn't accurate. Meanwhile, the actor's wife, Kelly Preston, noted at the premiere of Gotti earlier this month that she and her husband support Ella and give her career advice.
Gossip Cop also checked in with a rep for Travolta, who tells us on the record that the tabloid's article is "totally wrong." Another source close to the actor tells us, "He's always been very supportive of Ella's acting pursuit." This is evident by the fact that the actor casts his daughter in his movies and shares the experience on social media.
Conclusion: OK!'s anonymous and untraceable "insider" claims Travolta isn't happy about his daughter getting into acting, but the actor's own actions and words on the subject prove otherwise. The actor's Instagram page makes it clear he's proud and thrilled to be working with his daughter on the set of The Poison Rose. Travolta's wife also recently confirmed that she and her husband are guiding their daughter as she enters the industry. On top of that, the movie star is helping his daughter get a head start by casting her in his own films. The magazine's story is provably untrue on every level.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.