Kelly Preston was last pictured cuddling up with her family less than a month before she lost her battle against cancer.

The Jerry Maguire star kept her diagnosis for breast cancer private until the news of her tragic death yesterday, reports the Mirror.

She was aged just 57 at the time of her passing.

Her last Instagram post shows Kelly hugging her two kids and husband John Travolta as they celebrated Father’s Day earlier this year.

Kelly Preston was last pictured in public with her husband John Travolta in June 2018

She captioned the picture: “Happy Father’s Day to the best one I know, we love you.”

Husband John Travolta responded on the post, saying: “I love you all so much.”

The pair had not been pictured together in public for more than two years - with their last appearance coming at the premiere of gangster movie Gotti in June 2018.

Kelly previously posted a sweet snap with her daughter Ella in May, writing in the Instagram post: "My beautiful babies... I love you with all of my heart. xxx"

One picture showed her cuddling up to Ella at a book store, while another was a picture of her son Benjamin on a fishing trip.

Prior to that she was last seen in a selfie with her husband John back in February.

The couple were spending time together at home, and she wrote: "Just hanging out on a Saturday afternoon!”

Kelly had been undergoing medical treatment for "some time" according to a family statement, but chose to keep her cancer fight private.

The sad news of Kelly's death was confirmed this morning with a family representative telling People.com: "On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer.

"Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends.

"She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched.

"Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time."

Grease star John later took to Instagram to share his heart break and to thank the medical staff who helped Kelly during her illness.

The actor wrote: "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer.

"She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.

"My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side.

Kelly Preston kept her cancer diagnosis private

"Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered.”

Kelly's daughter Ella, 20, also took to social media to share on her grief.

The 20-year-old wrote on Instagram: "I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you.

"Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy.

"Thank you for being there for me no matter what.Thank you for your love.

"Thank you for your help and thank you for making this world a better place.

"You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much mama."

Preston is survived by her husband John and their children daughter Ella and son Benjamin, nine.

Their Son Jett passed away at age 16 in January, 2009.