Kelly Preston‘s mom, Linda Carlson, tells Us that she “burst into tears” when she heard her daughter is pregnant with her third child. “I cried so hard I couldn’t see straight, just bawled my eyes out,” says the proud grandmother. “Because I’ve been so worried about her! When they’re that unhappy. I could cry right now remembering.”
Kelly, 47, and her husband John Travolta, 56, lost their son, Jett, after he suffered a seizure in January 2009. Following his death, Kelly and John were extorted by the Bahamian paramedics who first responded to the call.
Carlson says that the baby has brought a new sense of hope and joy to the family.
We are over the moon I’ve been praying that this would happen. Especially since Jett’s death. Anything to get them out of their sorrow. I know Kelly has been longing for another baby. She just loves babies! So do I. I just can’t wait for this child to arrive. It’s taken them out of such deep grief and made them able to focus on new life. It just couldn’t come at a better time.”
Carlson says the new addition will know all about Jett. “He’ll see the pictures and he’ll be told stories. He or she, whatever,” Carlson says. “It couldn’t come at a better time. Her aura is so filled with peace. It’s changed their lives.”
Carlson admits her daughter and Travolta have “been through so much. Not only losing Jett but those godawful horrible men trying to extort them! Unbelievable. It was awful on them, they were grieving so badly. They do weather it, but holy cow, such grief. John was devastated, just devastated.”
Preston announced the happy news at a family lunch shortly after her brother, Chris, revealed he was engaged. Carlson says that Kelly’s pregnancy was a “surprise” even though they had “been trying.”
“She just said ‘I’m pregnant!’ and it just spilled out,” Carlson says, and adds, “And I burst into tears and I had to go over and just embrace her. I was so thrilled I couldn’t see straight.”
Carlson says that her daughter is shrugging off pregnancy complications due to her age. “She’s not worried about it at all. She’s not concerned,” Carlson says. “She takes really good care of herself and she’s in good health. She looks so much younger.”