Travolta Family Calls Baby Benjamin Their 'New Beginning'

John Travolta and Kelly Preston debut baby son.

January 12, 2011, 9:43 AM

Jan. 12, 2011 — -- John Travolta and Kelly Preston say that the birth of their new baby son Benjamin is "nothing less than a miracle" and "a new beginning" for the family, following the loss of their son Jett two years ago.

"For us it's been uplifting," Travolta told People magazine. "He's given the house a renewed spirit and purpose. He's brought us a new beginning, and his presence has brought joy to all the people who have wanted the best for us."

Benjamin Travolta was born on Nov. 23, 2010, in Florida. His parents report he is healthy and doing beautifully since birth.

The first photos of Benjamin, as seen in the magazine, show the family dressed in all white and the parents holding their newborn and smiling from ear to ear.

"They went through such a public tragedy losing Jett at age 16 and then later came the news of Kelly's pregnancy, and it just did so much to buoy their spirits of course they tell people that Jett is always with them and will never leave them," said People Magazine editor Suzanne Zuckerman.

The couple had been trying to have another baby for years, even before 16-year-old Jett died from a seizure-related injury in 2009, while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas.

"I don't think there is any time that we don't think about him," Travolta told People. "All our memories are connected to Jett over the last 18 years -- our photos, our homes, our travel. It's not something that will ever leave us."

Family is everything to this couple; Travolta said he even changes diapers and sings to baby Benjamin who sleeps next to his mother for easy access to breast feeding. In 2005, they talked about the importance of children in an interview with ABC News.

"I think if you give your kids as much love, you know, you can never spoil them with too much love," Preston said.

"I think I knew what love was before, but I think I didn't have a clue until I had children with Kelly," Travolta said.

'Silent Birth' for Benjamin Travolta

Preston is 48, and Travolta is 56. After trying for three years, Preston said she was "completely blown away" by her good luck, but hasn't revealed if she had any help from fertility treatments.

Travolta and Preston are Scientologists, and they incorporated some of those practices in the delivery room, where Benjamin was born by C-section.

"We had a silent birth, with no spoken words as much as possible that was performed in a calm and caring environment," Preston told People.

Preston said she took a few extra precautions to stay safe during the pregnancy such as relaxing at the spa, eating organic foods and of course, holding off on all urges to sky dive for nine months.

In November, the couple announced the birth of 8-pound, 3-ounce Benjamin on their website:

"We are overjoyed to announce the arrival of our son, Ella's baby brother, Benjamin Travolta. Born Nov. 23, 2010 in Florida, Benjamin is healthy and doing beautifully. Thank you for the congratulations messages and wishes -- we are beyond happy about the newest addition to our family," the family said in the message.

ABCNews' Luchina Fisher contributed to this report.

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