John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston welcomed a baby boy Tuesday night in a Florida hospital, RadarOnline.com has learned, as their new son Benjamin weighed in at a healthy 8 lbs., 3 oz.
“John, Kelly and their daughter Ella Bleu are ecstatic and very happy about the newest member of the family,” a rep for the A-list couple aid in a statement. “Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully.”
Travolta and Preston, both devout Scientolgists, were primed to make Benjamin’s a “silent birth,” according to PopEater.
“The couple will follow the church’s guidelines during delivery,” a family insider told PopEater. “No music, no talking and no screaming will be allowed during the pains of labor. Also their new son cannot be prodded for medical tests or spoken to for the first seven days of his life.
“You don’t want to do anything that will haunt them for the rest of their lives.”
Earlier this year, Preston said her pregnancy had been “very easy and so wonderful.
“I’ve had no morning sickness and [the pregnancy] has gone by so quickly,” she said. “I feel terrific. I can’t wait for the day to come.”
This is the third child for Travolta, 56, and Preston, 48. The family looks to be on the road to recovery less than two years after the tragic death of their beloved son Jett, who died at the age of 16 in January 2009 from a seizure at the family’s vacation home on Grand Bahama island.