Kelly Preston, 48, and her husband, John Travolta, welcomed son Benjamin Hunter Kaleo more than two years after the tragic death of their 16-year-old son Jett from a seizure. They also have a daughter, 10-year-old Ella Bleu.
After trying to conceive for “quite a few years,” Preston calls him her “miracle baby.”
“I just think any time you get pregnant at this age, it is a miracle,” the Jerry Maguire star said during an interview with the Today show. “It’s so wonderful to bring another child into the world and to look at things through his eyes. He’s so innocent and just so sweet.”
She said she tried not to focus on the risks of pregnancy at age 48. “I didn’t [consider risks]. I just considered that it was difficult. So, I think we’re just really happy that we’re so fortunate.”
“Silent birth is basically just no words as much as possible,” she said. “If you need to moan, if you need to cry out…of course that’s normal. But, it’s just bringing them in, in as peaceful and gentle a way as possible.”
“L. Ron Hubbard [founder of Scientology] found that the single source of psychosomatic illness (stress, fear, worry) has to do with the reactive mind. And in that part of the mind is different words and commands that can come back to affect you later in life. My kids have all been peaceful and happy and I think it is very much because of that.”
As far as the name of her son, she said John Travolta picked out Benjamin. “It’s really a great boy’s name and a man’s name. It’s also a gentle name, and he is — he’s just peaceful and gentle.”