John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston are welcoming a new addition to their family.
“It’s impossible to keep a secret… especially as wonderful as this,” the family wrote in a statement posted on Tuesday afternoon.
“We want to be the first to share this great news with everyone that we are expecting a new addition to our family,” the post concluded.
The family signed their note, “Love, John, Kelly and Ella.”
There was some confusion about whether or not Kelly was pregnant, or if her family was expanding via surrogacy or adoption, due to the wording of the family’s statement. Earlier in the day, Star magazine was first to report that Kelly is three months pregnant. People magazine later reported the pregnancy on Tuesday afternoon, writing that “the family” confirmed the news.
A rep for the Travoltas directed Access to the family’s statement on John and Kelly’s Web site on Tuesday afternoon. When contacted again by Access to clarify the statement over how the family is expanding, the rep did not immediately respond.
John, 56, and Kelly, 47, lost their first child – their teenage son Jett, who succumbed to a “seizure disorder” while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas over New Year’s 2009.
The family’s happy news comes one day after it was confirmed that that two small dogs, owned by the Travoltas, were killed last week at Bangor International Airport in Maine.
“Two small dogs on leashes were taken for walk by someone who is not a family member. An airport service pickup truck was approaching the airplane to service the aircraft and did not see the dogs. Unfortunately the dogs were struck and killed,” a rep for the airport said in a statement to Access on Tuesday.