John Travolta and Kelly Preston are expecting a baby

On August 8, the couple celebrated with some 40 close friends at a shower held at their Los Angeles-area home.

Keisha Whitaker, shower co-host, said that 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”.

A family friend said: “This baby is such a healing baby.” He will join big sister Ella Bleu, 10.

The joyful occasion marked continued healing for Kelly Preston, 47, and John Travolta, 56, whose son Jett suffered a fatal seizure at age 16, in January 2009.