John Travolta and Kelly Preston Welcome Son in 'Silent Birth'


John Travolta, 56, and wife Kelly Preston, 48, welcomed a baby boy Tuesday.  Benjamin Travolta was born in a Florida hospital and weighed in at 8 lbs., 3oz.

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

The Scientologist couple planned a 'silent birth': no music, talking or screaming from pain is allowed during the delivery.  Benjamin may not be poked or prodded for any medical testing and NO ONE is allowed to speak to the little guy for the first seven days of his life.

A peaceful birth is undertaken to help their son avoid things that will haunt him as a grown up.

The Travolta's lost their 16-year-old son Jett Travolta in January 2009, after he suffered a fatal seizure at their vacation home in The Bahamas.

Kelly's last public appearance was at the end of September, when she appeared at the premiere of Casino Jack - baby bump photos.

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