Baby boy for John Travolta after son’s tragic death

2010-11-24 13:11

Los Angeles – Actor John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston yesterday announced the birth of their third child, a baby boy born nearly two years after the death of their 16-year-old son Jett.

The baby, named Benjamin, was born at a hospital in Florida yesterday evening weighing more than 3.6kg, according to a statement from Travolta’s publicist.

“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,’’ the statement said.

Jett, the first child of Travolta (56) and Preston (48) died of a seizure in January last year while the family was on holiday in the Bahamas. Travolta confirmed after the death that Jett was autistic.

The Pulp Fiction and Grease star and his actress wife spent a year out of the public spotlight grieving for Jett.

The family was also the victim of an alleged $25 million extortion plot over the death that ended in a mistrial for those accused.

Travolta was back on the red carpet in January to promote his action movie From Paris with Love and Preston appeared in the Miley Cyrus movie The Last Song in April.

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