Travolta: Religion Helps Us Cope

John, Kelly speak publicly for first time since Jett's tragic death
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2009 10:50 AM CST
In this image released by Rogers & Cowan public relations, actor John Travolta, second left, poses with his daughter Ella Bleu, left, wife Kelly Preston, right, and son Jett in an undated family photo.   (AP Photo/Rogers & Cowan)
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(Newser) – Near-daily religious counseling has helped the family cope with the loss of Jett, say John Travolta and Kelly Preston, who spoke out for the first time since his January death. “We've been working very hard every day as a family to heal,” Travolta says, "We have our own way of doing it, and it has been helping." The family was taking part in a roundtable interview for Old Dogs, which stars 9-year-old daughter Ella Bleu, USA Today reports.

“We decided it was OK to come out and promote, to introduce her to the world and to give her a beautiful future in film,” says Travolta, who also stars in the movie along with his wife. Preston says the “outpouring of love from, really, worldwide has been extraordinary. It's been our friends, our family, our church. We partake in spiritual counseling pretty much daily.”