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John Travolta and Kelly Preston welcome baby boy

November 24, 2010 |  8:49 am

John Travolta and Kelly Preston have a baby son It's a boy for John Travolta and Kelly Preston, and the new baby's name is Benjamin.

The couple welcomed their new son Tuesday at a Florida hospital, they said through a publicist. He's 8 pounds, 3 ounces.

"John, Kelly and their daughter Ella Bleu are ecstatic and very happy about the newest member of the family. Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully," the statement said.

Travolta, 56, and Preston, 48, lost their oldest son, Jett, last year. He died of a seizure at age 16 while the family was in the Bahamas on Jan. 2, 2009.


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Reuters contributed to this report.

Photo: Kelly Preston and John Travolta at "The Last Song" premiere in Hollywood on March 25. They announced in May that they were expecting a child. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images