Denzel Washington on John Travolta: Coping With Son's Death Remains "Tough"

Six months after the death of their 16-year-old son, John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston "are doing as well as one can expect," says Denzel Washington, who last spoke with the actor about three weeks ago. "It's a process."

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"He is trying to work it out," Washington tells Us of Travolta grieving over the death of son Jett. "It's a tough situation."

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Working with Travolta "was great," Washington adds. "He is a wonderful actor and an even better human being. We talked a couple weeks ago for a long time, and he is doing as well as can be expected." Jett Travolta died unexpectedly after a seizure in the Bahamas while the family was vacationing in January.