John Travolta and Kelly Preston Welcome Baby Benjamin

Posted by PZ on November 24th, 2010

Kelly Preston , a cast member in the motion picture drama The Last Song , attends the premiere of the film with her husband, actor John Travolta at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles on March 25, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen Photo via Newscom

John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston have welcomed a new son in to their family – baby Benjamin. Kelly gave birth on Tuesday in a Florida hospital. Benjamin weighed a healthy weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz. The couple released the following statement about their newest addition:

“John, Kelly and their daughter Ella Bleu are ecstatic and very happy about the newest member of the family, both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully.”

Kelly, who is 48 years old, said that she has been preparing for the birth for quite sometime, and Ella Bleu has also been excited for the new arrival:

“I’ve been cleaning out everything in the house, Ella has been helping too. She’s looking forward to being a big sister.”

Much speculation surrounded the birth, with some sources stating that Kelly and John would opt to have a Scientology friendly ‘silent birth’ which means that Kelly would have to remain completely quiet throughout the birthing process. The couple lost their 16 year old son Jett tragically when he suffered from a seizure while on holiday in January 2009, and spent much time dealing with their loss, so this is undoubtedly a joyous occasion for the family.

Category: Celebrity Couples, John Travolta