John Travolta: Being A Dad Is 'Pure Joy'

Actor John Travolta admits that his daughter Ella Bleu, 11, and new baby boy Benjamin, 5 months, have him wrapped around their little fingers – and he wouldn’t have it any other way!
“I’m a bit of a pushover,” the Get Shorty star admits toOK!”I love being a dad. There’s no downside to it. Everything about having a baby is wonderful – holding him, singing to him, being with him and his sister. Just quiet family time. It’s the best – it’s pure joy.”

Looking back on his own happy childhood, John, who is married to actress Kelly Preston, says he hopes to provide the same kinds of memories for his kids: “My parents were so supportive of my sister, brothers and I, and I loved them for it. Now it’s my turn. I’ve learned a great deal from being a dad and hanging out as a family.”

The actor also touches on the tragic death of his 16-year-old son Jett in 2009, saying, “It has been rough but you work hard at healing.”

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