Kelly Preston and John Travolta Welcome Son

John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston are proud parents to a brand new baby boy!

Benjamin Travolta was born on Tuesday in Florida, tipping the scales at 8 lbs., 3 oz. according to a statement released to PEOPLE.

In the statement, the family says: “John, Kelly and their daughter Ella Bleu are ecstatic and very happy about the newest member of the family. Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully.”

The birth of Benjamin isn’t just a miracle due to the fact that Preston is 48 years old. It also has massive emotional significance, as the family now has a new son in the family following the tragic death of 16-year-old Jett Travolta in early 2009.

Jett died following a fatal seizure while the family was on vacation in the Bahamas.