Kelly Preston's Mom: Pregnancy Has Changed the Travoltas' Lives

The happy grandmother shares how Preston's pregnancy has brought joy back to their lives

Kelly Preston and John Travolta are eagerly awaiting the birth of their new baby, and Preston's mom, Linda Carlson, says they're simply thrilled about beginning this new chapter in their lives. After losing 16-year-son Jett suddenly in January 2009 and then being victims of an extortion case surrounding their son’s death, Carlson says the baby news has brought overwhelming joy back in the couple's lives.

"They've been through so much," Carlson says. "Not only losing Jett but those god-awful 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."

Now, happiness has finally returned for the family. "We are over the moon," the happy grandma told Us Weekly. "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 her daughter’s pregnancy was a "surprise" even though they'd been trying. "It couldn't come at a better time," she says. "Her aura is so filled with peace. It's changed their lives."

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