It was just a few weeks ago that Kelly Preston and John Travolta came out and confirmed her pregnancy. Actually, the word “pregnancy” or “pregnant” wasn’t uttered in their statement, only “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.” There was room to think they could be adopting or doing a surrogacy, although most people have been running with the “Kelly is pregnant” story. Anyway, Us Weekly has an interview with Kelly’s mom Linda, and she’s the one to actually talk about Kelly being pregnant. It’s basically a sweet story all about how much John and Kelly have been struggling, and how happy they are now.
Kelly Preston’s mom, Linda Carlson, tells UsMagazine.com she “burst into tears” when she heard her daughter was pregnant with her third child at age 47.
“I cried so hard I couldn’t see straight, just bawled my eyes out,” she said. “Because I’ve been so worried about her! When they’re that unhappy. I could cry right now remembering.”
Preston and her husband John Travolta, 56, lost their son, Jett, after he suffered a seizure in January 2009. (They are also parents to 10-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu.) They were then extorted by the Bahamian paramedics who first responded to the call.
Carlson says the new addition will know all about Jett.
“He’ll see the pictures and he’ll be told stories. He or she, whatever,” said Carlson. “It couldn’t come at a better time. Her aura is so filled with peace. It’s changed their lives.”
Carlson admits her daughter and Travolta have “been through so much. Not only losing Jett but those godawful horrible men trying to extort them! Unbelievable. It was awful on them, they were grieving so badly. They do weather it, but holy cow, such grief. John was devastated, just devastated.”
Continued Carlson, “We are over the moon I’ve been praying that this would happen. Especially since Jett’s death. Anything to get them out of their sorrow. I know Kelly has been longing for another baby. She just loves babies! So do I. I just can’t wait for this child to arrive. It’s taken them out of such deep grief and made them able to focus on new life. It just couldn’t come at a better time.”
She says Preston’s pregnancy was a “surprise” even though they had “been trying.”
Preston announced the news at a family lunch shortly after her brother, Chris, revealed he was engaged.
“She just said ‘I’m pregnant!’ and it just spilled out,” Carlson recalled. “And I burst into tears and I had to go over and just embrace her. I was so thrilled I couldn’t see straight.”
And Preston is shrugging off pregnancy complications due to her age.
“She’s not worried about it at all. She’s not concerned,” Carlson said. “She takes really good care of herself and she’s in good health. She looks so much younger.”
[From Us Weekly]
Wow, it sounds like Kelly totally stole her brother’s thunder, right? I mean, yes, I’m sure she was too excited to keep it quiet, but it’s also kind of funny when her brother is like “I’m engag-” and Kelly’s all “I’M PREGNANT!!!” Kelly is a thunder-stealer. As far as Kelly’s health, well… Xenu provideth, I’m sure. If Katie Holmes can give birth to Tom Cruise’s baby, than John and Kelly should have no problems, I hope.