John Travolta, Kelly Preston expecting boy

Washington: Hollywood actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston are expecting a boy.

Preston’s rep has confirmed the news, reports People Magazine.

The couple celebrated the pregnancy news with some 40 close friends at a shower held at their Los Angeles-area home on August 8.

The intimate outdoor gathering, which featured a bird’s nest theme by Lady Liberty Catering & Event Planning and a three-layer cake from baker Dorie Kinney, “was a wonderful day,” said shower co-host Keisha Whitaker.

The joyful occasion marked continued healing for the couple, whose son Jett suffered a fatal seizure at age 16 in January 2009.

“This baby is such a healing baby,” said a family friend.

The junior Travolta will join big sister Ella Bleu, 10.