John Travolta Says Son Ben Has Helped Family 'Rebond' After Death of Son Jett

The actor and Kelly Preston's 16-year-old son died in 2009.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston's son, Ben, has been quite the blessing to his parents and 16-year-old sister, Ella.

In 2009, the couple's 16-year-old son, Jett, died unexpectedly after he hit his head in a bathtub during a seizure while the family was on vacation in the Bahamas. Five years later, Preston gave birth to Ben.

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During an interview with Good Morning America on Monday, Travolta shared that his youngest child has helped the family heal following Jett's death.
“We certainly have bonded together,” the 62-year-old Gotti actor said. “And certainly, having little Ben has been a beautiful kind of glue for us to rebond after tremendous loss.”

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After winning an Emmy for producing The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story earlier this month, Travolta thanked Jett when he spoke to ET. "The biggest thanks has to go to [show creator] Ryan Murphy, because he made this all possible," Travolta said. "And my family: Kelly, Ella, Ben and then my little Jetty, I love you all so much."

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