John Travolta & Kelly Preston’s friends congratulate them on “giving birth”


As CB reported last Wednesday, Kelly Preston and John Travolta welcomed their newborn son Benjamin last Tuesday. This is according to the statement Travolta’s people released afterwards – other than a brief mention in People’s article, there’s no real proof that Kelly Preston ever checked into a hospital or “gave birth” to anything other than a pillow. But sure, I’ll go along with this, just because why not? Kelly gave birth. Travolta is heterosexual. All is well with the world. This is the PR campaign unfolding – take People Magazine’s report:

While no one is happier about the arrival of Benjamin Travolta, born Nov. 23, than parents Kelly Preston and John Travolta (with the possible exception of “ecstatic” big sister Ella Bleu), friends of the famous family are also reveling in the news.

“We are completely overjoyed about the birth of Benjamin,” says producer pal Keisha Whitaker, who along with her husband, actor Forest Whitaker, has been close with Preston and Travolta for years. “We love them so much. This feels like full circle.”

Benjamin certainly inherited a great sense of timing from his movie star parents. “It’s absolutely wonderful that Kelly gave birth to such a big strapping boy,” said producer Donald Zuckerman, who worked with Preston on both the upcoming movie Casino Jack, and 2006’s Broken Bridges. “His birthday will be [around] Thanksgiving Day, which is wonderful and very fitting after the ordeal that they went through,” he added, referring to the loss of the couple’s son Jett in 2009.

And how does Preston feel about being a new mom again at 48? “She was very much looking forward to having the baby. She hadn’t experienced any sickness,” Zuckerman said. “She is a magnificent person – fun, nice, upbeat. She deserves the very best in life.”

[From People]

Who talks like this? “It’s absolutely wonderful that Kelly gave birth to such a big strapping boy.” It’s like issuing a statement saying “She GAVE BIRTH. Okay? The baby came out of her lady bits. I know it, for sure. And he’s HUGE.”

Anyway, John and Kelly both updated their websites with a “heartfelt thank-you” to their fans:

Baby Benjamin is “healthy and doing beautifully” according to new parents John Travolta and Kelly Preston who have posted a heartfelt thank-you note to the official websites.

Kelly, 48, gave birth to the baby boy in an undisclosed Florida hospital on Tuesday and he is said to have weighed in at just over 8 pound, as reported.

“We are overjoyed to announce the arrival of our son, Ella’s baby brother, Benjamin Travolta,” they wrote on their individual websites in a message on Friday. “Born November 23, 2010 in Florida, Benjamin is healthy and doing beautifully.”

“Thank you for the wonderful congratulations messages and wishes – we are beyond ecstatic and happy about the newest addition to our family. Love, John, Kelly and Ella.”

The couple’s eldest child, son Jett, died last year at age 16, when he suffered a seizure while holidaying with the family in the Bahamas.

[From Radar]

Yeah, we’ll see. Maybe Kelly will “pull a Kidman” and wear white jeans on her “newly slim” post-partum body a few weeks after “giving birth.” Otherwise… yeah… congratulations to the happy family. Good luck, Ben.

BRISBANE, QSL - NOVEMBER 15:  Actor John Travolta and wife actress Kelly Preston sit in the cockpit of an Airbus A380 at Brisbane International Airport on November 15, 2005 in Brisbane, Australia. The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial airliner, is currently on a tour of Australia, and is expected to enter commercial service in 2006. (Photo by Jonathan Wood/Getty Images)

Actor Kelly Preston arrives for the world premiere of 'Casino Jack' at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 16, 2010. UPI/Christine Chew Photo via Newscom

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09:  Actors John Travolta (R), wife Kelly Preston (L) and their daughter Ella Bleu Travolta arrive at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'Old Dogs' at the El Capitan Theater on November 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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  1. Jules says:

    I wish the baby well. For his sake I hope he’s healthy. Maybe if Travolta had gotten some proper treatement for his other son, he would still be alive today. Scientology is pure garbage.

  2. bellaluna says:

    Yeah, not one of my friends congratulated me for giving birth to my “big, strapping boy” and he weighed in at 8 lbs 9 oz. Guess that’s because I had a baby, not a pillow. And it was very obvious I was truly pregnant.

    Whatever, congrats to them. How much longer will they be not talking to baby Benjamin? ‘Cause that’s just mean.

  3. photo jojo says:

    I agree with Jules. I can’t feel anything but anger at these people, treating their son like a second class citizen because he had a condition their crap ‘religion’ said was his fault. Makes me want to spit nails.

  4. Bill Hick is God says:

    Yes, let’s remember there is a child involved in all this.

    My heart goes out to any child brought into these celebrity three-ring circus families. It doesn’t matter whether this is their biological child achieved through natural conception or otherwise.

    I think the “big strapping boy” part is intended to tacitly address the gay rumours.

  5. girl says:

    I hope baby is happy and healthy. How can a new parent look at their baby and not say SOMETHING? Even in a gentle whisper. Are all the rest of us somehow damaged because we, presumably, heard human voices in the first week of our lives? Do any of them question any scientific proof that this notion is anything other than ridiculous?

    Babies hear plenty while still in the womb. I do not understand the logic behind the “silent week” at all.

  6. Heather says:

    The Travoltas have long ago descended the rabbit hole. I want to believe that no one, even in the entertainment biz, is crazy enough to fake a pregnancy, but I’m not believin’ it.

    I’m the very last person to believe in conspiracist claptrap, but I really doubt that Kelly gave birth. On the slim chance that she did, I don’t think it would have happened with her 48 year-old eggs. If she was pregnant, it was almost certainly with donor eggs – the quality of eggs in an older woman become highly suspect at her age.

    Also suspicious is the mystery/unnamed Florida hospital. I wonder how long before someone in hospital admin is able to confidently leak a story that she never checked in anywhere?

    The Travolta children very clearly resemble John, so it will be interesting to see who little Benjamin resembles.

  7. Hmmm says:

    I hate to think what this does to a young mind like Ella’s when her mom gives birth to a pillow.

  8. Anti-icon says:

    Gave birth at “an undisclosed Florida hospital.”

    That is so weird. Isn’t Scientology headquarters in Clear Water Florida? Oh, also, the Travolta have their own compound, complete with airstrip, in Florida.

    Welcome Strapping Baby Benjamin. It is a very mysterious showbiz family you have just been welcomed into.

  9. Awkward Turtle says:

    I wonder why they gave their child a Biblical name when they’re Scientologists? Seems a bit like me naming a baby Abdul.

  10. Dany says:

    In pic 3 she is just looking grotesque. Her boobs are almost bigger than her belly.

    But anyways – I hope everyone is really fine and I wish that little baby boy only the best. Hopefully somebody’s talking to him now. Must be traumatic to hear your Mom’s voice while your in the parking position and then be cut off all those sounds that make you feel safe.

  11. mimi says:

    Thank god someone else said it, I never believed she was truly pregnant either! Not to mention all of the blind items about an actress faking pregnant with a body suit.

    This all felt like a heterosexual smokescreen for all his gay spa rumors

  12. hellen says:

    “She hadn’t experienced any sickness,” Zuckerman said.”

    No sh*t. Hah.

    “She is a magnificent person”

    Uh-oh, somebody’s been hanging around with Katie Holmes.

  13. sickofit says:

    pleaze let this theatre show come to an end. I mean both stats do say (between the lines IMO), that the baby was delievered to them. So weird…

  14. girl says:

    I think Scientology triest to ingratiate itself to other religions. I remember Tom Cruise being quoted as saying something along the lines of Scientology being like 90-something percent in line with Catholicism. Total bullshit. I’m guessing since he comes from a Catholic background, he was told that so it doesn’t feel like so much of a leap. And as a Catholic, I can say that many of us are very poorly catechized so it seems plausible.

  15. di butler says:

    Aaaand another attempt to “wash away the gay” has failed. Poor new baby, He will now have 18 yrs to get ready for therapy.

  16. someone says:

    Im not a hugh fan of either one of them, and Kelly is a little on the “old” side to be having a baby…but its not impossible..the Tabs also tried to insinuate that Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman didn’t really give birth..I call BS..

  17. DrM says:

    Kaiser have you truly lost ALL of your marbles??? Look…the idea that her pregnancy was faked is right up there with “I gave birth to an alien baby” bullsh**. Girl you write well and most of your commentary is the best on this site…but this is just ridiculous. I realise its celeb gossip but when did it tip over into delusion? Is JT straight? Who knows…the gossip has been around for a very long while and where there is smoke there is usually fire…Did Kelly have help conceiving? Again who knows? Most likely at her age…but faking an entire pregnancy? I don’t think so…

  18. launicaangelina says:

    poor baby. i hope these kids raised in this cult grow up realizing what a disturbing mess it is and write tell-alls!

  19. Jennifer says:

    Look at those hands in her belly pic. Not one ounce of swollen water weight. Not one tiny bit of swell. It just doesn’t make sense that her boobies would get that big without a little more gain, even just a little more, in the arms and face.

  20. PunkinElf says:

    If he makes it to 18, Butler.

  21. Kat says:

    Ella is so obviously theirs, so are you thinking surrogate??

    Also, since when did Nicole Kidman not give birth? I know Tom was a big gay so they adopted, but I was pretty sure she and Keith did have a baby.

  22. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I wish them well however the baby got here.

  23. mojoman says:

    If the Travoltas go through all this kabuki song and dance to cover up JT being gay, I say that’s just a waste of time.. let’s say in next 5 years JT comes out of the closet, will there be any element of surprise anymore? the only reaction he will get is a “DUH!” from us.

  24. Hollowdoll says:

    I’m glad they have a healthy baby. However, those two are just odd. I wouldn’t be surprised if she did fake the pregnancy. All I’m saying is don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.

  25. Rebecca says:

    John Travolta is gay and just because he is married doesn’t mean a thing. His wife is his “beard”. I also read that his wife wasn’t really pregnant at all! They used a surrogate and his wife just wore a “pregnancy suit”. John is gay gay gay!!!

  26. Jeanette says:

    I just dont understand how smart logical people can believe that a science fiction author is basically god of god, king of kings and that the rules he created will result in their version of salvation and what he pulls out of his head is how you are supposed to live your life-why hubbard why not the president or something..its like build a bear workshop for religious nuts

  27. Bill Hicks is God says:

    @ Rebecca: what happened to fairness, right? Your comment was short-sighted and hostile.

  28. KateNonymous says:

    If they did, in fact, fake a pregnancy, then I think that’s sad. I’m not sure why I should get upset about it, though.

  29. Ruffian9 says:

    Well, at least she can ditch the pillow now.

  30. Linda Guest says:

    Yes, she was pregnant and really did give birth. Why is that so hard to believe?

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