Wednesday, May 19, 2010
NEW YORK (CBS) News that John Travolta and Kelly Preston are expecting a baby in November shouldn't have come as a surprise to anyone.
The two middle-aged actors have been talking about expanding their family for years, even before their oldest child, son Jett, died last year. Preston is 47.
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"[The pregnancy] is not a shock to anyone in their camp," Gossip reporter Paula Froelich told CBS' The Early Show this morning. The two have made a "concerted effort" to have another child together, she said.
But Travolta, 56, was talking about a third child as far back as March 2007 when he told People magazine he and Preston "were trying for a third but that depends on Kelly's schedule. I leave it up to her."
At the time, he said, "I really like having kids. I enjoy their energy and it keeps everything wonderful and hopeful. I grew up with six kids in my family. I thought I would have five or six."
Jett Travolta, who suffered from autism , was just 16 when he died in January 2009 after suffering a seizure at the family's vacation home in the Bahamas. The couple also has a daughter , Ella Bleu, who is 10.
The Travoltas made news earlier this week when it was learned that two of the family's dogs were killed in a freak accident last week at an airport in Bangor, Maine , where the couple has a home.
HOW EXCITING IS THIS???????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean they loose Jett to a terrible accident in the Bahamas a year ago and now they are expecting. If you have seen any of the movies where John plays a dad you know he is a great one, plus he has said many times that in his filming contract he has to be home for dinner with the family no matter where he is. This is so incredibly awesome! Here's to another beautiful Travolta baby and a healthy pregnancy for Kelly!
Posted by Andie at 12:07 PM