John Travolta shows off baby Ben
January 12th, 2011
12:51 PM ET

John Travolta shows off baby Ben

Proud parents John Travolta and Kelly Preston are showing off their new bundle of joy for the latest issue of People magazine, in which son Benjamin — born November 23 — stars in his first-ever photo shoot.

"He's given the house a renewed spirit and purpose," says 56-year-old Travolta, who tells People he enjoys serenading the infant with "A Bushel and a Peck" from the musical "Guys and Dolls."

The couple had been trying to add to their family for three years, and 48-year-old Preston admits she was "completely blown away" when she learned she was pregnant last year.

Still, the duo were more than prepared for baby Ben's arrival. Travolta held Preston's hand throughout the delivery while pal Kirstie Alley waited outside the room with their 10-year-old daughter, Ella Blue.

Ella is already loving her role as a big sister: Besides showering Ben with hugs, she reads him bedtime stories, including "Goodnight, Gorilla."

For more on the Travolta family, pick up the latest issue of People magazine.

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    May 9, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. L.Ron

    the THETANS are strong in this child. He shall one day rise to power with his wife Suri and rule the cosmos.

    January 14, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. cclark

    I think they are wonderful people and great parents congrats

    January 13, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. marie


    January 13, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. simone

    I can't believe how rude some people are its fantastic news congratulations to you both I have two children and would be heart broken if anything happened to them I hope it helps heal their hearts as it could never replace their cherished son.

    January 13, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. jamie graves

    So happy for them!

    January 13, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. CC

    Congratulations 2 john and kelly,may their family be blessed always:-)

    January 12, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. da Funkee 1

    Congrats Travoltas

    @McGann...your new best friends? A dictionary and spell check. Oh and a glass of cynanide laced beer. U suck!

    January 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Wanda

    God bless the Travolta family. They were over due for a miracle! I remember watching "Welcome Back Kotter" and "Carrie". My first R-rated movie was "Saturday Night Fever". It was cool! If you are a teenager of the 70's. I will always love you!! Keep making great movies!!

    January 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. P. George

    Blessings to the Travolta family. May joy rein supreme in your household! Perla in Houston

    January 12, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Charles McGann. L

    As soon as I get it

    January 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Charles McGann. L

    Do sume thing befor I leave this country an have the white house charge with these crimes an having an american terisum networks an people

    January 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Charles McGann. L

    You got more people try masterminding along with every thing eals coppyrights can be sewd an shut down radio stations can b shut down singers can go to prizen schools can b publiced the state of va can highly be charged police stations can get major cruption charges well ovicly I'm not the only one at the skill an knolage so y act like that jUst how many more r there sir look at that skill an knolage

    January 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Robbie

    congratulation on your new bundle of joy!

    January 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Charles McGann. L

    You will not get away with doing this to sumone

    January 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  16. ServiceMember

    SMH! I don't know how many times there's some retarded comment on an article and people entertain their B.S. If you don't acknowledge them, it'll go away..

    January 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  17. drap

    Will Tom Cruise be the Godfather?

    January 12, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  18. JR

    Brandi..... you need to shut up too. I don't think you know the Travoltas either. Being a fan of Saturday Night Fever doesn't count.

    January 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. ivett sagredo

    congratulations to the travota family. May the lord bless u all always ivett

    January 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  20. LP

    Best Wishes for this family...who does'nt love John Travolta ? Remain hopeful !

    January 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Brandi

    Congrats to the travoltas who deserve the best after all they have been through they seem to be great people and anyone who comments bad remarks on people they dnt even kno either need 2 shut up and grow up or go back to jr high and be immature congrats travoltas

    January 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jjonahjameson

    scientology had a hand in this

    January 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  23. JR

    Ben is a truly beautiful test-tube baby.

    January 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  24. PJ

    Travolta keeps trying to convince us he isn't gay! Thank Scientology for the Turkey Baster John.

    January 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  25. 2 left feet

    just getting started.

    January 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. nurse

    Wonderful. God Bless

    January 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Golden Girl

    Congrats and God blessings to the Trovolta family!

    I see the crazies are out in full force; commenting on this thread.

    January 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mary

    John & his blessed family deserve the best!!! Congratulations!!! 🙂

    January 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Mitch

    This kid would have a better chance at a normal life if he were born to crackheads in a trailer park.

    January 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Ray

    Blessings on the Travolta home.

    January 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  31. vegasmama50


    January 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  32. 2 left feet

    I hope when he grows up he will be the star of saturday night bieber

    January 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Lisababy

    God Bless your beautiful family. May you have many many years of joy!

    January 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  34. jessica

    So happy for them after facing such tragety of loosing their teenage son. GODBLESS THEIR BABY BOY!!!!!

    January 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  35. yeah

    you mean may zoltron bless there family or whatever it is

    January 12, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Beverly Ann Roach

    God Bless their Family and Best Wishes for the Future months ahead,and congradulations With the New Baby**xoxox

    January 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Sheila

    Joy and blessings to the Travolta Family!

    January 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  38. andre luis pupo mariano

    there is nothing the guy did a great reign in the artistic merits of Americans save parabens ...

    January 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  39. barb

    so glad for them. They seem like a wonderful family. use to have my eye on that JOHN

    January 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bird

      And then you realized he didn't like 300 pound women in spandex short shorts?

      January 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  40. LDG

    Congratulations to a beautiful family.

    January 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Brandy

    I think their son Ben is going to have a wonderful life. To any parent that lost a child, they deserve their son!!!

    January 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Mario

    That poor kid is going to be brainwashed to believe total nonsense.

    January 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      you are a jerk.

      January 12, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • PJ

      That is so true. The kid will be indoctrinated into the Scientology Cult, banned in Germany , that probably caused the death of their other son.

      January 12, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr Dre

      Yes, total nonsense. Completely unlike the 80% of the world that believes in the all powerful boogeyman in the sky who will smack you when you do wrong, or Santa Clause, etc... Poor Kid, how ever will he be able to relate to completely fictional beliefs that he's been fed when everyone else's are so pure and realistic?

      January 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • megan

      @Mario, do you even know what you are talking about? Have you ever read a book about Scientology? I have been a Scientologist for 15 years and you sound completely assinine.

      January 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kimmy

      Negative commenters - have you got any bit of human decency left? The Travoltas has a new baby. It is a positive thing. A thing to celebrate. Don't color this wonderful event with your hatefulness. Congratulations to the Travoltas, I wish you all the best.

      January 13, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Mr Shaggyhomelessguy

    Way to go Travolta's!!!!

    January 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |

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