John Travolta & Kelly Preston show off baby Ben on the cover of People


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.

[From People]

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.”


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  1. Sarah says:

    I like the cover shot of People. It’s sweet. That baby is adorable. 🙂

  2. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Ben looks just like his dad. I know people are gonna say mean things about John and his fam but I have never known him to be anything but super nice and he is a good actor. He and his fam went through a terrible time, I hope they are able to have better times.

  3. Marjalane says:

    This. This kind of publicity bullshit is why no one cares if they out John Travolta. “Look at us, a deliriously happy, HETEROSEXUAL couple”. I’m surprised they didn’t reveal how awesome the sex was that produced this baby.

  4. mimi says:

    I cant believe Kelly is 48..she looks great, but that baby doesnt look like either one of them.

  5. happygirl says:

    What an ADORABLE little pillow! Such a cutie! Congrats to parents…wherever they are. J/K. I’m sure John and Kelly are thrilled.

  6. Bubbling says:

    Congrats! I’m happy for them, that’s always a good news…Anyway, back to bitchin- how come no one puts him on a blast for a wig situation like they do it to that poor bastard Nicolas Cage? Ah, the double standards….

  7. neelyo says:

    Travolta is aging like Burt Reynolds. The ridiculous wigs, the make-up…

    And I’ll go spa dong (ha!) one further: he probably wishes a daddy was changing his diaper!

  8. mln76 says:

    I actually think the kid looks like Jon I will keep my mouth zipped of any conspiracy theories etc etc long enough to say congrats and I hope that baby is healthy and happy. Praise Xenu!

  9. lucy2 says:

    Oh I’ve seen plenty of Travolta wig blasting! That one is pretty bad.
    Cute baby (agree he doesn’t look like either of them) and I’m glad everyone’s healthy.
    I’m guess Scientology got a big fat donation from the proceeds of these “world exclusives”. I’m not surprised they did magazine covers.

  10. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I was thinking the same thing, that kid looks nothing like them.

    Maybe she used a donor egg..

    I still dont believe she had a pillow pregnancy tho.

  11. Rita says:

    Is John related to Eddie Munster (Hello, Hello pic)? The people cover looks like his head was cut and paste into the pic.

    Anyway, this is the typical “Baby Presentation” layout these days and its nice in a really staged sort of way. I do wish them well and hope they have an honest home life that brings them happiness. God bless Ben.

  12. Becky R says:

    They look happy. We should be happy FOR them.

  13. Kasey says:

    I’ve read about and wondered if there was anything to these pillow baby rumors. Unfortunately, I wasn’t paying attention during the pregnancy to comment on that stage but looking at Kelly’s fuller face (from when I remember her thinner and non-pregnant) I have no problem believing she carried and birthed this baby. I wish the family well and if those other rumors are true then I wish John would either be at peace with his preferences or find the strength to overcome his addiction.

  14. Brittney says:

    Is Kelly wearing the same exact white night-gown that Angie wore on her People cover with the twins?

  15. Westcoaster says:

    Cute baby, but it does seem like Scientology has already moved in to protect Suri Cruise’s future husband.
    Having Kirstie Alley waiting outside the delivery room with the Travolta’s daughter. It is like they want to keep a iron grip on their church members from the moment they are born.
    As for the “pillow theory” it will come out (pardon the pun) in time. If it is true someone at that hospital will talk to the tabloids.

  16. Isabel says:

    I don’t think the baby looks like either of them. And he is a creepity creep creeper creeparoo. And yeah, that wig is ATTROCIOUS!!!!!

    How dreadful!

  17. guesty says:

    she looks more post preggers than she did preggers!

    her nightie…the unstyled do…a little face bloat. that’s the way to get into character kelly.

    ugh. whatever on their crazy game of charades.

  18. Twez says:

    The Flying Nun’s wimple looked more natural than that wig.

  19. Arianna says:

    so this child is supposed to replace the one they lost?
    that seems like a twisted mentality i hope they learn to appreciate him by his own standards….

  20. LeeLee says:

    I’m so happy that they are happy and feel they deserve it after what they went through. That being said, in light of all the rumors going around about John did anyone else LOL when they read about him singing show tunes to the baby?
    And he’d look so much better if he just shaved his head. I think bald on some men is SO sexy. Anyway, it would beat what he has going on now.

  21. Roma says:

    @LeeLee: You beat me to it!

    He’s signing Guys & Dolls. Like, come on. It’s almost like he wanted to sneak a little gayness into the article.

  22. Marie says:

    I think baby Ben is adorable, but is he biracial? I am not hating, but looks quite different than his parents.

  23. samihami says:

    He’s a little cutie pie. I can see a lot of Kelly in him. After the pain they have suffered, I am so happy for them to have something to be joyful about. No doubt whatsoever that she gave birth to this little guy, despite the ugly, hateful comments to the contrary.

  24. Courtney says:

    Ben is an adorable little guy. one child never preplaces another would you say the same thing to somebody that’s had a miscarriage or miscarriages and is expecting again yeah you probably would.

  25. Lesley says:

    Awww, I need to get the same of their surrogate.

  26. MSat says:

    It’s kind of sad that the “Profiles of Courage” from the Arizona shootings took a back seat to this charade.

  27. Green Is Good says:

    Twez: “The Flying Nun’s wimple looked more natural than that wig.”


    Ha ha ha ha!

    Seriously, Johnny-Girl needs to give up the wigs. He’s not fooling anybody, and they look awful. Embrace the bald!

  28. gg says:

    I wonder if they will call it “Duvet”.

  29. Anti-icon says:

    Did Xenu send the People photog back in time to 1992 or something…..’cause Kelly can pull it off, but John, not so much.

    In any event, Baby Ben is quite adorable.

  30. Jacq says:

    “New beginning?” the idea of replacing one child with another is sickening. But, I know they’re searching for something like that. As a mother I could never estimate that loss.

  31. Lynda says:

    A baby is a baby, so let’s wish him well. As to the parents…another couple that shouls stay home and spend their money on QVC.

  32. Terri says:

    Actually – the fact that she looks more pregnant in these photos than she did the whole pregnancy makes me think she really was pregnant.

    They hook you up with an IV and fluids when you have the baby, and I never retained any water and gained hardly any weight, but I looked very pregnant in all the photos taken for the next week or so, after the kid was born.

  33. TeeTee says:

    uh, not buying it and NOT buying that John was close to any kind of vag to make this one happen.

    this kid, looks like no one I know..

    no wonder John is a harassing queen at the spas, he never gets anything his way. noww, he’s forced to play along for another 18 yrs..Kelly is brutal.

  34. anti says:

    they picked a cutie!

  35. Stronzilla says:

    Meh, the kid looks totally over it, probably doesn’t know what all the fuss is about. Methinks the phrase ‘blown away’ would be avoided in the Travolta household. And for what it probably cost them, I wouldn’t call him a gift!

  36. Lila says:

    I’m not feeling the all white theme. Gives it a cult feel (which may be accurate, but probably isn’t what they are going for).

  37. original kate says:

    i don’t know – they seem like nice enough people and they have had alot of heartache, so i hope they are happy. as for john being gay it is really no one’s business but his and his wife’s. obviously they have found a way to work it out.

    and yeah, the all white cover IS cult-y.

  38. filthycute says:

    I cannot stand these two fakes.

    They’re trying to erase the reality of what they did to poor Jett — denying him the dignity of acknowledging his autism and not allowing him to receive proper treatment.

    OH and SWEET rug, John!

  39. Lisa Turtle says:

    I don’t believe for a second that Kelly Preston was pregnant or gave birth to that baby. She did not look pregnant while she was supposedly pregnant, she does not look like she just gave birth, she doesn’t even look 48. John is so clearly gay, and the toupee, everything is off with these cult members. There is some f*cked up Scientology schemeing going on here. Something is not right.

  40. anon says:

    @TeeTee: “uh, not buying it and NOT buying that John was close to any kind of vag to make this one happen.
    this kid, looks like no one I know..”

    🙂 lol

  41. sickofit says:

    the baby does not look happy at all and i do find the angle weird at how both are holding “their” baby…

  42. Mary says:

    Agreed the baby does not look like the parents. Nose, eyes… perhaps a sperm donor was hired.

  43. Liz says:

    This baby is not a replacement. Were John and Elizabeth’s Edwards’kids a replacements for their dead son. JT and Kelly have been talking about having another kids for years.

  44. bubbles says:

    they truly disgust me. let’s show off our new purchase to back up our lie and hopefully everybody will forget what we did to our first son.

  45. Camille says:

    Where are all the people shouting from the rooftops that they are ‘whoring out their baby!!!’? (Like apparently certain other celeb couples do)
    Double standards for certain couples once again. 🙄

  46. jayem says:

    I wish I could see clearer pictures because both of their other kids have/had blue eyes and I’m wondering if this one’s eye color is gonna further the debate on either side.

    Whomever’s baby he is, he is really cute.

  47. Rosanna says:

    Ben is adorable but he doesn’t look like his parents…

  48. LeeLee says:

    Maybe I’m just naive (that’s what I’m told anyway) but if this baby was adopted or carried by a surrogate, wouldn’t that news come out (unlike John, haha)? Unfortunately, NOTHING is private and kept secret anymore. Everyone seems to have a price and I’m thinking this info would have been sold to the highest bidder already, no?

  49. tripmom says:

    LOVE that John’s singing the kid show tunes! Way to kill those gay rumors!

    Btw – that kid looks NOTHING like either of them.

  50. JenJen says:

    Perhaps the Middle East? I wish them luck and happiness.

  51. Jag says:

    Wow John isn’t smiling with his eyes at all, is he? She isn’t much, either.

    The body language in the photos speaks volumes, imo, because the baby is being held at length in both pictures. At least he is in a rich family that hopefully will love him.

  52. Redheadwriter says:

    Google pictures of Jett’s birth. The babies look very similar. If this isn’t Kelly and John’s bio child, they used the same donors.

    Not sure if this link will work, but it’s almost eerie how similar they are.

  53. aenflex says:

    OK, looking at this it literally extremely difficult for me…
    Like, literally hard and I had to look away and shit.
    Poor all of them.

  54. benny says:

    I’m not an expert, but is that baby old enough to hold its head up by itself?

  55. Anti-icon says:

    #49 LeeLee: If this were just your “regular” A-list celeb, like SPJ and surrogate, yes, you would be right, it would get leaked. But do not underestimate the VERY POWERFUL contracts of confidentiality that the religion of Scientology has mastered.

  56. Maritza says:

    The baby doesn’t look like either of them. Kelly is very beautiful, she doesn’t look 48.

  57. CeeCee says:

    these ‘miracles’ so often occur to celebrities far too old to conceive naturally, but not your average family very often somehow. I don’t see the problem in admitting you had IVF because you wanted another child. People will say it is to replace Jet but eff them! Babies do bring joy, happiness and a new beginning into peoples lives
    I think its hard to say if he looks like either of them at this stage, time will tell. Jet was Johns for sure.

  58. Phoenix says:

    Whenever I see these pictures I can only imagine John Tarvolta having just had sex with a man. However, the family have been through a rough time and this is obviously good news so I guess congrats?

  59. CB Rawks says:

    Who knew you could buy eyebrow toupes?

  60. eternalcanadian says:

    Gotta admit that’s a cutie patootie, and I don’t mean John or Kelly. 😛

  61. Abby says:

    I read in a tabloid (Enquirer?) that they probably used donor eggs, and speculated if Kate Holmes or Jenna Elfman or another scio woman donated. I think it would be hilarious if in a few years, Ben is the male twin of Suri!!!

  62. Abby says:

    @Marjalane (#3) That is Will and Jada’s role/job!!