John Travolta And Kelly Preston Have Baby Boy Two Years After Son's Tragic Death

08/03/2011 22:05 | Updated 22 May 2015

John Travolta, Kelly Preston., baby BenjaminJohn Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston have 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 8 lbs, 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 2009 while the family was on holiday in the Bahamas. After he died Travolta, a Scientologist, confirmed after 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.

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."

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