John Travolta and Kelly Preston: Living without Jett

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

They’ve been rightfully keeping to themselves since the tragic death of their son, Jett. And now, three months later, it looks like John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston are slowly letting the world back in.

People magazine recently reported that John and Kelly had a birthday party for their daughter Ella Bleu, who turned 9 on April 3.

"Just as they would any other year," says a close friend of the family of the celebratory festivities.

Another friend tells People that the couple is leaning on their strong Scientology beliefs and their close bonds to cope with losing Jett, who would have turned 17 on April 13.