Hollywood Baby Boom

June 4, 2010

John Travolta’s miracle baby

John Travolta has called his wife’s pregnancy a “miracle”. The ‘Pulp Fiction’ actor and wife Kelly Preston – with who he has 10-year-old daughter Ella – recently revealed they are expecting a new addition to their family, and admit the actress’ pregnancy comes after years of trying to conceive again.

John said: “We tried for several years, and we didn’t think it was going to happen for us. “This is a miracle, and we feel blessed and we are so moved by the generous outpouring of support and goodwill we’ve received from people all over the world.”

John, 56, and Kelly, 47, tragically lost their son 16-year-old Jett in January 2009 when he died after suffering a seizure during a family holiday to the Bahamas. Family friends insist the couple do not view their baby as a “replacement” for Jett, insisting they always planned for another child. A source said: “They can never replace him. They have always wanted to have more kids.”

Initially it was believed that Kelly was carrying twins, but John has since ended this speculation with a statement on his website. He wrote: “Some of the sites are saying that we are having twins. It’s a wonderful idea, but it’s untrue. We are just having one.”

Kevin Costner a dad again

Kevin Costner is celebrating the birth of his seventh child. The ‘Company Men’ actor – who has three children with ex-wife Cinday Silva and a son produced after a brief relationship with heiress Bridget Rooney – and current spouse Christine Baumgartner welcomed daughter Grace Avery into the world yesterday.

The baby – the couple’s third child together. A spokesperson for the 55-year-old actor and his 36-year-old wife said: “Both mother and daughter are doing well.” Grace is the seventh addition to the Costner family, joining brothers Cayden Wyatt, three, and 16-month old Hayes Logan and half-siblings Annie, 25, Lily, 23, Joe, 22 and 13-year-old Liam.

The Oscar-winning actor – who married German model Christine in 2004 after they had dated for four years – first announced he and his wife would be having a baby in March.

He has previously revealed despite having won the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for his 1990 film ‘Dances With Wolves’, fatherhood is his proudest achievement. He said: “Fatherhood is a huge challenge. But it’s the one thing I am really, really proud of.”

Is Mariah Carey pregnant?

The 40-year-old singer is said to be “very excited” about expecting her first baby with husband Nick Cannon – who she married in May 2008 – but is trying to keep the news quiet. A source told RadarOnline.com: “They’re both very excited and very happy. “Mariah and Nick want to keep the pregnancy quiet as long as they can.”

A spokesperson for the star refused to confirm or deny the news. Her representative Cindi Berger said: “I am not at liberty to discuss Mariah’s personal life at this time.” Mariah first hinted she was planning a family in March. Speaking at the Independent Spirit Awards, she said: “Something else very special is on the way.”

The singer recently dropped out of her next movie, ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf’, citing medical reasons, which further fuelled rumours of a pregnancy.

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