John Tavolta and Kelly Preston are showing off their baby
Pillow Ben on the cover of this week’s People Magazine. There are so many hilarious things on this cover, it feels a little bit mean to point them out. Okay, first: Travolta’s wig. I mean…he’s wearing his special “subtle red highlights = new baby” toupee. And Kelly Preston is all “of course I gave birth WHY WOULD YOU SAY I DIDN’T?” And the all-white is nice too – it gives a visual representation to the whitewash of this whole thing. Baby Ben is a cutie, though. At least they’re all happy and healthy. All in all, though, I kind of think John would rather be getting some spa dong.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston had tried for another child for three years, so the surprise news last year that Preston was pregnant left them “completely blown away!” the actress tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.
Now, less than two months after Preston, 48, delivered Benjamin on Nov. 23, the proud parents are showing off their little “miracle.”
“He’s given the house a renewed spirit and purpose,” says Travolta, 56, who held Preston’s hand during labor as their 10-year-old daughter Ella Bleu waited excitedly outside the room with actress Kirstie Alley, a close family pal.
These days, the Travolta home in Ocala, Fla., is filled with joy, lullabies from Dad (“A Bushel and a Peck,” from the musical Guys and Dolls, is a favorite), readings of Good Night, Gorilla and hugs from big sister Ella. Best moment for both parents so far? Benjamin’s first smile.
Eh. Congratulations and all of that. Best wishes to Ben. Oh, and Travolta and the baby take the cover of this week’s Hello Magazine (UK) too (it’s a better shot!). Additional quotes… John says, “For us it’s been uplifting. Especially when he smiles at me and seems contented in my arms.”
Covers courtesy of Hello and People Magazine.