Kelly Preston and John Travolta have added reason to be particularly thankful this Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, Preston gave birth to a bouncing baby boy named Benjamin in a Florida hospital. This is the third child for Preston and her husband, John Travolta.
RadarOnline confirmed the baby weighed in at a hefty 8 pounds, 3 ounces and the couple, as well as their daughter, Ella Bleu are "estatic and very happy about the newest member of their family. Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully."
Preston delivered Benjamin in a "silent birth" based upon guidelines established by the Church of Scientology, as she and her husband are devout followers. The "silent birth" disallows music and screaming as well as requiring the baby not be subjected to medical tests or spoken to for the first seven days of his life.
Benjamin's birth comes in the shadow of a huge loss for Preston, her husband, and her family. In 2009, Preston and Travolta lost their sixteen year old son, Jett, who passed away while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas. Jett's death was a result of complications following a seizure.