After losing their 16-year-old son, Jett, while on a family vacation in January 2009, the couple hasn’t had it easy. If that wasn’t enough, their two dogs were killed not long ago in a freak accident at Bangor International Airport. Finally, there’s a little bit of sunshine for John Travolta and Kelly Preston. They’re having a baby boy!
Kelly’s pregnancy was announced back in May, but a rep from the Travolta camp has recently confirmed the sex of the child to People magazine and says the couple couldn’t be happier. Those close to them say that the birth of the new baby will ease some of the pain caused by Jett’s death.
A long-awaited baby shower with 40 guests took place in Los Angeles on August 20. Travolta, 56, and Preston, 47, have recently disclosed they had been trying to get pregnant for years and that this pregnancy was unexpected. Travolta said, “We tried for several years, and we didn’t think it was going to happen for us. This is a miracle, and we feel blessed and we are so moved by the generous outpouring of support and goodwill we’ve received from people all over the world.” Keisha Whitaker, shower co-host and wife of actor Forrest Whitaker, told People that the event “was a wonderful day.”
Preston, an actress and former model, has played in several blockbuster hits including “Jerry Maguire” and “From Dusk Till Dawn.” More recently, she has worked on a variety of smaller projects such as MAROON 5′s music video for their song, “She Will Be Loved.” The couple also has a 10-year-old daughter named Ella Bleu.