Kelly Preston & John Travolta confirm her pregnancy


My first instinct when I saw this Star Magazine cover was “that’s cruel and bullsh-t”. But it looks like Star Mag got another scoop. Star’s online excerpt of the cover story is brief too – basically, it amounts to an “insider” telling the tabloid: “Kelly is about three months pregnant. Both she and John are absolutely over the moon — they knew in their hearts that the time was right for this to happen.” But after releasing the information last night, Travolta and Preston confirmed the news to People:

John Travolta and Kelly Preston, who have lived through the tragedy of losing a son, can now announce the best news they’ve had in years.

Preston, 47, is pregnant, the family tells PEOPLE.

“It’s impossible to keep a secret … especially one as wonderful as this,” they say in a statement. “We want to be the first to share this great news with everyone that we are expecting a new addition to our family. Love, John, Kelly and Ella”

Travolta, 56, and Preston are also parents to Ella Bleu, 10. Their 16-year-old son Jett, died of a seizure in January 2009.

[From People]

Congratulations to the happy family! I wonder if they’ve been trying to conceive for a while. I also have to admit – and I’m seriously not judging or being snaky – just how many fertility treatments Kelly had to have. She’s 47 years old! Still, best wished to them, and they’re in my (and a lot of people’s) thoughts and prayers.

'The Last Song' Los Angeles Premiere

Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the The Last Song premiere in Los Angeles

Star cover courtesy of PopEater.

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  1. Lynnie says:

    My parents had me at almost exactly the Travoltas’ ages and there were no fertility treatments. Maybe it was the same way for these two. Anyway, what happy news for them!

  2. ViktoryGin says:

    I hope her pregnany goes well. The last thing this family needs is another tragedy.

  3. texasmom says:

    Fingers crossed for them! If she did have fertility treatment, there is a very good chance of a donor egg. My sister in law was looking into this at age 45 and all the clinics told her that once you hit 43, they won’t even try with your own eggs.

  4. nycmom10024 says:

    Congrats to them! Of course there may or may not have been fertility treatments involved. But I have friends in their early 30′s who need that assistance as well. On the other hand, there have always been women in their 40′s who get pregnant without fertility drugs so we have no way of knowing for sure. But does it really matter?

    I read a couple of comments on another site, where folks mentioned that they would be dead by the time their grandbabies were born. To people who feel that way, are they in conversation with God? People can die at any age, on the flip side most of us will live nice long lives. So in all likelihood they will likely see any potential grandchildren.

  5. Aspen says:

    I know several women over 40 who got pregnant naturally (without treatments), and their babies are all “normal” and healthy. I wish them every happiness. God knows, they’re due for some.

  6. nycmom10024 says:

    Texasmom- This may vary state to state. I know at least 2 woman who used their own egg, one was 43 the other 46. Both went on to have successful pregnancies.

  7. may says:

    i do’nt think it confirms she is preggers

    just that they are adding….maybe surrogate or adopt?

  8. canadianchick says:

    Wow-if it is her eggs hope they are aware of the risks of having another child with health problems. I hope all will be well for their family, but you can’t replace a child’s loss with another baby, not fair to the new child to have that burden.

  9. Maritza says:

    I’m happy for them, that’s great news. By the way, is that John’s own hair in the bottom 2 pictures? When did he get hair transplant? He looks good.

  10. sketches says:

    She wouldn’t have used her own eggs, she would have used donor eggs, but there’s nothing wrong with that. I’ve had to do so (though failed) at age 34. By 42, your risk of down’s syndrome is 1 in 30, so at 47, it’s astronomical.

  11. Dorothy says:

    WOW! She looks awesome for 47!

    Good for them. Does Scientology let you do fertility treatments?? Somehow I doubt it.

  12. Marjalane says:

    I am conflicted about this; In all honesty, I don’t care for Travolta- can’t handle the Scientology connection, but I would never in a million years wish the sadness they’ve experience upon them, and it just seems like a “new” baby is an attempt to “replace” their child that died and that just seems so awful and tragic to me….I hope it works out and comforts them in some way, but it seems odd to me.

  13. Lee says:

    I have a girlfriend whose mom had her at 45, obviously without any sort of intervention, since it didn’t exist then, over 45 years ago. So it’s entirely possible this is a natural pregnancy. Despite their whack-a-doodle scientology, I have to say congrats.

  14. Feebee says:

    Couldn’t stop from raising my eyebrows when this story hit for a number of reasons. But regardless, congrats to them, nice to have such happiness after such a devastating year.

  15. ViktoryGin says:

    @ Marjalane

    This crossed my mind as well. I couldn’t bring myself to write it, because it sounds a little callous. But….

  16. Cinderella says:

    My eyebrows are raised, too, but I wish them a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

  17. EMV says:

    I wish them well, regardless of personal conflicts I share about this.

  18. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    OMG! I am sure they are well aware of the risks of pregnancy at that age. I am certain they have a doctor that is the best.

    Yes, woman can have children without fertility treatments at that age. My mother has a friend who got pregnant naturally at 48, and had a very healthy girl. If you have taken care of yourself and your heriditary health is also great, you have no problems being an older mother.

  19. Sumodo1 says:

    My sister had a healthy pregnancy at 44. No assistance from fertility drugs. It will be 2 years since Jett died in December. STFU about “replacement babies.” You don’t know WHAT you’re talking about. My baby died in 1983 and I adopted in 1985. It was the most wonderful event in my life and a new world opened up to me.

    So, stick it.

  20. Taya says:

    STFU about “replacement babies.”

    My thoughts exactly.

    Unless you have lost a child or a pregnancy, you do not know what you are taking about and no one should even mentioned that saying. I hate that term. You can never replace the one that is lost.

  21. crash2GO2 says:

    Truly, there is no such thing as a replacement baby, and I think that unless you’ve experienced the loss of a child yourself it might be difficult to understand.

    I’m thrilled for them. Despite all the strangeness that surrounds their relationship and their ties to Scientology, they seem to truly love and be devoted to each other.

  22. lucy2 says:

    Makes me a little nervous for them that they’re making it public so soon, but I do hope everything works out well for them. I don’t particularly care for either of them as actors, and their marriage has always seemed like a Scientology set up to me, but I do wish them happiness, especially after everything they’ve been through. I can’t imagine starting over with a new baby at their ages, but I’m sure they have a lot of support and help.

  23. RobN says:

    I hope they get some replacement puppies, too.

  24. buenavissta says:

    Speak it, Sumodo1! Right behind you on this one.

  25. labyrinth says:

    counting down to the fake baby bump in 3, 2, 1, months…

  26. labyrinth says:

    … not a comment on female fertility by the way more of a opportunistic PR grab for the scienos …

  27. Iggles says:

    I agree with Sumodo1 and Taya.

    Hasn’t any heard of the term ghost child? It’s very common to have more kids after losing a child. It’s not “weird” or a “replacement” to do so!

    I think the idea that you shouldn’t go on to have more children after losing one is odd..

  28. Gwen says:

    These two don’t deserve to be parents. They wouldn’t admit their son Jett had autism (Scientology believes autistics to be “degraded beings”) and they subjected the poor kid to all kinds of doofus COS treatments (saunas and detox) instead of getting him real help. His neighbours said Jett was left in front of the TV all day eating junk food. I pity their next child.

  29. labyrinth says:

    doesnt anyone think hmmm scienos are reining in travolta? kelly was a setup wife from the start.. with the death of Jet due to scieno babble, poor john has had a crisis of faith and what better way to keep him in than to promise a new child on the way?…. or am i just a cynical ho? is it still considered so bad to be gay in america that one must endure all amounts of grief to suppress the truth? my heart goes out to john xxx

  30. Naye in VA says:

    My mother got pregnant at 45 in 1995 with the baby who came and stole my childhood lol. it was natural and there were some concers about him having some developmental issues, and save some early speech problems he was pefectly fine and at 15 is driving me crazy!

  31. Tia C says:

    @ RobN: LOL, I’m with ya!

    They are odd folks, and this choice goes right along with that. That’s all I got.

  32. Bobby the K says:

    Born into scientology? what chance does the kid have?

  33. sdcs says:

    what is all this talk about down’s syndrome and 45 being old to have a kid?
    These days? It’s not. really.
    And life expectancy is expected to reach 100 in the western world in the next 20 years. People don’t retire at 55 or even 65 anymore. Our ideas need to catch up with reality.

    Yea, I know, statistics *never* lie. Riiiiiiiiiight.

  34. filthycute says:

    Gwen is ABSOLUTELY correct.

  35. Lee says:

    @20 Fluffy Kitten Tail – re. age 48 and a naturally occurring pregnancy – great news for her – however, it scares the shit out of me! My little one-day-pill-habit is officially continuing for a while yet, lol!!! I was almost 40 when my daughter was born 7 years ago, and though she is a gift, I can’t even comprehend a new baby and sleepless nights in years to come.

  36. keirelle says:

    Why is it that just because some women are older when they get pregnant it is just assumed they had fertility treatment?? It’s not like women didn’t get pregnant at that age before fertility drugs– they certainly did!

  37. Hautie says:

    I am more than positive that they openly talked about how they were trying for another baby before Jett died.

    But I would not be surprised if she ended up with a surrogate. Pregnancy is brutal on a 45+ females body. You don’t snap back like you are 25.

  38. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    @Lee- Children scare the bejesus out of me period! I cannot fathom children at my age .LOL!

  39. Camille says:

    Personally I couldn’t imagine having a baby at 47, raising my eyebrows too… but different strokes for different folks and all that, so all the best to them.

  40. Cindy Kennedy says:

    Those of you who say she is “too old” to have a baby, are just a bunch of old farts yourselves. You probably look terrible for your age and feel it, too.

    Kelly Preston looks 15 years younger than she is, is probably in great health and will live a long life.

  41. Jaxx says:

    No child can be replaced and I’m sure they are well aware of that fact. Sounds to me like they just want some joy in their lives and a new baby is just the ticket. I wouldn’t have a baby when that old but I won’t be the one raising it. Not my business. I wish them the very best.

  42. Aussie Mama says:

    IVF, cos there’s no way they have sex. Johns gay and she is in a relationship with another scientologist.

  43. Jennifer says:

    The only issue that I can see here is that, at her age, the chance of birth defects is much, much higher.

    They will be in my thoughts that nothing happens and that she has a perfectly healthy pregnancy and baby.

    I am quite excited for the couple, I think that this is exactly what they need. :)

  44. onyx says:

    something smells fishy here.

  45. Ana says:

    The blindgossip item that was solved to be this said something about science being her friend at this point. i think she did have treatments.

  46. DDD Cups of Justice says:

    I am pretty sure she went through fertility treatments.

    Not because of her age, but rather because John Travolta would never have sex with a woman. Well…unless it was Tommy Boy in a wig bringing his world-class tuck game.

  47. Cindy Kennedy says:

    I don’t think anyone really knows what kind of parents they are. We don’t know them. We don’t know how they raised their children. We don’t know what caused their son’s death. Nobody knows.

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