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Kelly Preston Discusses Son's Death on Lifetime Show

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kelly Preston says she felt like she was "drowning" when she lost her 16-year-old son, Jett, in 2009, to a seizure.

Preston reflects on how she handled her son's death in an episode of the Lifetime series The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet set to air Thursday night.

According to Us Weekly, the actress says, "I felt at times like I was drowning.  It felt like a sea of wet blankets.  And then I just peeled them off, layer by layer, so that I can now say, 'I want to live.  I love life.  My life is beautiful and amazing.'"

Preston also credits her Scientology beliefs for helping her deal with her loss.

The 49-year-old also discusses the birth of her third child with husband John Travolta, a son named Benjamin, in 2010.

She says, "Having another child after this experience -- we had to think about it, especially this late in life."

She says that she's interested in having another child, but, she adds, "it might be pushing it."

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Kelly Preston: Scientology Center Helped Her Cope with Son's Death

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kelly Preston relied on her faith to help her cope with the death of 16-year-old son Jett from a seizure in 2009.

Preston said in the September issue of Health magazine, "To be honest, it was the Scientology Center.  I don't know if I would have made it through without it.  We've been able to navigate through it and to come to a place that is a lot better."

The 48-year-old actress added, "Don't sweat the small things.  Love your kids like it could be the last moment."

Her children with John Travolta include daughter Ella Bleu, who is now 11, and son Benjamin, who was born in November.

Preston told Health, "I've always wanted to be a mother, ever since I was 11."

She noted that even early on in her career she was appearing in television commercials for thousands of dollars, but said she would still "babysit for $3 an hour" because she loved doing it.

Preston has 40 movies to her credit including the upcoming film about the Mafia-linked Gotti family, in which she'll play Victoria Gotti opposite her husband, John Travolta, and daughter, Ella.

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John Travolta's Wife and Daughter to Join Him in New Gotti Film

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- John Travolta's new project is turning into a real family affair.  The actor's wife, Kelly Preston, will co-star with her hubby in the upcoming film about mobster John Gotti, reports  The film's executive producer, Marc Fiore, says Preston will portray Victoria Gotti, the wife of John Gotti, played by Travolta.  In addition, the couple's real-life 11-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu, will reportedly appear as the couple's daughter.  Lindsay Lohan, initially said to have been cast as Gotti's daughter, Victoria, will instead play his daughter-in-law.

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Is Kelly Preston Planning to Join 'Dancing with the Stars'?

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Kelly Preston has been cheering on pal Kirstie Alley on this season’s edition of Dancing with the Stars, but the new mom is reportedly interested in becoming part of the hit reality series herself.  In Touch Weekly reports Preston, who celebrated the birth of a boy with husband John Travolta in November, is anxious to hit the TV dance floor. 

An insider tells the magazine Kelly has seen what Dancing with the Stars has done for Kirstie’s body and popularity, and was more than open to a try-out when producers approached her about joining the cast next season. 

The insider says, “Kelly has auditioned and she is a shoo-in,  If she wants on the show, there’s a good chance it could happen.”

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Travolta Family Calls Baby Benjamin Their 'New Beginning'

Photo Courtesy - GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- John Travolta and Kelly Preston say that the birth of their new baby son Benjamin is "nothing less than a miracle" and "a new beginning" for the family, following the loss of their son Jett two years ago.

 "For us it's been uplifting," Travolta told People magazine. "He's given the house a renewed spirit and purpose. He's brought us a new beginning, and his presence has brought joy to all the people who have wanted the best for us."

Benjamin Travolta was born on Nov. 23, 2010, in Florida. His parents report he is healthy and doing beautifully since birth.

The first photos of Benjamin, as seen in the magazine, show the family dressed in all white and the parents holding their newborn and smiling from ear to ear.

"They went through such a public tragedy losing Jett at age 16 and then later came the news of Kelly's pregnancy, and it just did so much to buoy their spirits of course they tell people that Jett is always with them and will never leave them," said People editor Suzanne Zuckerman.

The couple had been trying to have another baby for years, even before 16-year-old Jett died from a seizure-related injury in 2009, while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas.

"I don't think there is any time that we don't think about him," Travolta told People. "All our memories are connected to Jett over the last 18 years -- our photos, our homes, our travel. It's not something that will ever leave us."

Family is everything to this couple; Travolta said he even changes diapers and sings to baby Benjamin who sleeps next to his mother for easy access to breast feeding. In 2005, they talked about the importance of children in an interview with ABC News.

"I think if you give your kids as much love, you know, you can never spoil them with too much love," Preston said.

"I think I knew what love was before, but I think I didn't have a clue until I had children with Kelly," Travolta said. 

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John Travolta, Kelly Preston Welcome New Baby Boy

(LOS ANGELES) -- John Travolta and Kelly Preston are the proud parents of a newborn baby boy.  The couple issued a statement saying the baby weighed eight pounds, three ounces, and was born Tuesday in a Florida hospital.

The statement said, "John, Kelly and their daughter Ella Bleu are ecstatic and very happy about the newest member of their family.  Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully."

The couple revealed this past summer they were having a boy, and announced earlier this month that he would be named Benjamin.

Travolta and Preston's son Jett died from a seizure at age 16 while vacationing with the family in the Bahamas in January of 2009.

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John Travolta, Wife Kelly Preston Reveal Baby Name

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- John Travolta and pregnant wife Kelly Preston have revealed their baby's name: Benjamin.

"It's impossible to keep a secret...especially one as wonderful as this," they said in a statement. "We want to be the first to share this great news with everyone that we are expecting a new addition to our family." The baby is due later this month.

The couple also has a daughter, Ella Bleu, 10. Their son, Jett, died last year due to complications from a seizure.

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