John Travolta and Kelly Preston open up about new baby Benjamin

Jan. 12, 2011 at 9:16 AM ET

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After the tragedy of losing their son Jett, John Travolta and Kelly Preston are thrilled to be opening up about the newest addition to their family, son Benjamin, who was born Nov. 23.

"Johnny laid Benjamin on my chest for me," Preston told People about the first moments with her son. "Holding him for the first time was magical."

Preston, who opted for a silent birth, the method preferred by the church of Scientology, told People that she had been trying to get pregnant for three years. "Because of our age, we thought maybe it wasn't possible for us," she said. Obviously it was, and Preston had no morning sickness or other complications, and she and Travolta traveled extensively during the pregnancy. Preston, who turned 48 while she was pregnant, had Travolta's help all along the way. "We protected her environment so it was calm and peaceful. I also pampered her during pregnancy, as every woman should be," Travolta said.

Travolta and Preston have a daughter, Ella, and she's taken to her new baby brother. "She can't stop kissing him and frankly can't get over that she's got a new baby brother. She keeps saying, 'Oh, he's so cute," Preston said.

You can read the complete Q & A in People.

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