John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston welcomed their new son Benjamin Tuesday. The baby was born in a Florida hospital and weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., according to the Associated Press. 

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

It's happy news indeed for the Travoltas, after son Jett died of a seizure in January 2006 at only 16 years old.
Travolta and Preston married in 1991. John, doing publicity in Australia two weeks ago, told the press he was excited to meet his new son and that he would fly back to America in an instant if Kelly went into labor. "I'm ready to go at any minute," he said. "If she started having labor now we would just leave and take 22 hours to get home, but I'd get there."

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