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Originally posted 01/12/2011 11:30AM
John Travolta and Kelly Preston had tried for another child for three years, so the surprise news last year that Preston was pregnant left them "completely blown away!" the actress tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.
Now, less than two months after Preston, 48, delivered Benjamin on Nov. 23, the proud parents are showing off their little "miracle."
"He's given the house a renewed spirit and purpose," says Travolta, 56, who held Preston's hand during labor as their 10-year-old daughter Ella Bleu waited excitedly outside the room with actress Kirstie Alley, a close family pal.
Originally posted 11/27/2010 10:10AM
While no one is happier about the arrival of Benjamin Travolta, born Nov. 23, than parents Kelly Preston and John Travolta (with the possible exception of "ecstatic" big sister Ella Bleu), friends of the famous family are also reveling in the news.
"We are completely overjoyed about the birth of Benjamin," says producer pal Keisha Whitaker, who along with her husband, actor Forest Whitaker, has been close with Preston and Travolta for years. "We love them so much. This feels like full circle."
Benjamin certainly inherited a great sense of timing from his movie star parents. "It's absolutely wonderful that Kelly gave birth to such a big strapping boy," said producer Donald Zuckerman, who worked with Preston on both the upcoming movie Casino Jack, and 2006's Broken Bridges. "His birthday will be [around] Thanksgiving Day, which is wonderful and very fitting after the ordeal that they went through," he added, referring to the loss of the couple's son Jett in 2009.
Originally posted 11/24/2010 02:10AM
John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston are parents to son Benjamin, who was born Tuesday in a Florida hospital.
The baby weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz.
"John, Kelly and their daughter Ella Bleu are ecstatic and very happy about the newest member of the family," they say in a statement. "Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully."
Preston, 48, told PEOPLE recently that the entire family was in major preparation mode for their new addition as her pregnancy neared its end.
Originally posted 11/14/2010 04:00PM
Reports that John Travolta was forced to cut short a trip to Australia because wife Kelly Preston went into labor are not true, the actor's rep tells PEOPLE.
"This story is 100 percent false," says the spokesperson. "She's not in labor. John is in route back to the U.S. as was always the plan for him to return this weekend."
The baby is due later this month. Recently, Preston told PEOPLE that the entire family was in major preparation mode for their new addition as her pregnancy nears its end.
Originally posted 09/17/2010 07:00AM
Even with her late-fall due date swiftly approaching, Kelly Preston is not slowing down – with the glowing mom-to-be visiting Canada for one final public appearance before giving birth to a baby boy.
"It's been very easy and so wonderful," Preston, 47, told PEOPLE at Thursday's Toronto International Film Festival premiere of her movie Casino Jack. "I've had no morning sickness and [the pregnancy] has gone by so quickly. I feel terrific."
Dressed for the red carpet in a stunning black one-sleeve, off-the-shoulder, Marchesa sheer gown with dazzling jewels, Preston – without husband John Travolta – proudly showed off her baby bump and says she's already started to count the days until her expected due date.
Originally posted 09/06/2010 03:00PM
A Bahamian court on Monday dismissed charges against a former paramedic and his attorney accused of trying to extort $25 million from John Travolta in the wake of his son's death last year.
The Pulp Fiction actor and his family asked that the charges be dropped because he had "concluded that it was in my family's best interest for me not to voluntarily return to the Bahamas to testify a second time at trial," Travolta said in a prepared statement. "Almost a year later, the long pending status of this matter continued to take a heavy emotional toll on my family, causing us to conclude that it was finally time to put this matter behind us."
Originally posted 06/02/2010 04:00PM
When John Travolta and Kelly Preston learned that they were expecting a baby, it was news they thought they might never hear again.
"We tried for several years, and we didn't think it was going to happen for us," the couple tell PEOPLE in an exclusive story in this week's issue.
Their daughter Ella Bleu, 10, also reacted with joy. "This is a miracle, and we feel blessed," say Travolta, 56, and Preston.
Originally posted 05/24/2010 04:55PM
Good news travels fast.
Less than a week after announcing they're expecting another child, John Travolta and Kelly Preston are now receiving well wishes from their celeb pals who, like the happy parents-to-be, can't contain their excitement.
Here are some congratulations the couple's famous friends have shared with PEOPLE:
Hugh Jackman, Travolta's Swordfish costar: "I'm very thrilled for him. I know John – he's an amazing dad and so that's one lucky kid. I'm very, very, very happy for them. Very excited."
Kirstie Alley: "It's rainin' babies, hallelujah."
Originally posted 05/18/2010 07:05PM
John Travolta and Kelly Preston, who have lived through the tragedy of losing a son, can now announce the best news they've had in years.
Preston, 47, is pregnant, the family tells PEOPLE.
"It’s impossible to keep a secret ... especially one as wonderful as this," they say in a statement. "We want to be the first to share this great news with everyone that we are expecting a new addition to our family.
Love, John, Kelly and Ella"
Originally posted 03/15/2010 07:20AM
Just six months after losing her 16-year-old son Jett last January, Kelly Preston quietly decided to return to work by starring in The Last Song.
She made the decision "because Miley [Cyrus] asked me herself to play her mom," Preston, 47, tells PEOPLE. "I was really moved. It was the perfect movie to sort of get my feet wet."
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