Date: 24th November 2010

John Travolta and Kelly Preston Welcome a Son

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, said recently that the entire family was in major preparation mode for their new addition as her pregnancy neared its end.

"I've been cleaning out everything in the house," Preston said in September. "Ella has been helping too. She's looking forward to being a big sister."

Travolta, 56, and 48-year-old Preston confirmed last month they were having a boy, and had already decided on the name Benjamin before the birth.

Speaking about the pregnancy earlier this year, Preston said: 'It's been very easy and so wonderful.

'I've had no morning sickness and the pregnancy has gone by so quickly. I feel terrific.

'I can't wait for the day to come.'

The pair have welcomed their new son into the world less than two years after their son Jett, 16, suffered a fatal seizure in January 2009 during a family holiday in the Bahamas.

Confirming Preston's pregnancy in May, the couple said: 'It's impossible to keep a secret - especially one as wonderful as this.

'We want to be the first to share this great news with everyone that we are expecting a new addition to our family.

'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.'

Source: Press Release