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Kelly Preston: Another Baby at 49?

Kelly Preston loves midlife motherhood.

Kelly Preston is a true example of courage and renewal in the face of almost unbearable tragedy. Three years ago, her 16-year-old son, Jett, died suddenly while the family – including dad John Travolta – was on vacation. Some women might never have been able to start the healing process, but Preston found the strength.

“Nobody should have to lose a child. It’s unfathomable,” the star of The Experts told People. “But I’m here to say that you can get through it. You can live again. You can want to live again.”

The love of family and friends was Preston’s solace in her time of mourning, as was (yes) the Scientology counseling process she went through. Then, in a miraculous turn of events, she and Travolta welcomed a new son, Benjamin, two years ago. (Their daughter, Ella Bleu, just turned 12.)

But it seems the couple may not be finished adding to their family yet – even though Preston is 49!

She says of having Benjamin, “Having another child after this experience – we had to think about it, especially this late in life. I always wanted to have more kids. I feel like I would even have another child, but that might be pushing it.”

Sounds a little out-there, but she wouldn’t be the first. Plenty of celeb moms have had children well after 40, whether naturally, through IVF, donated eggs or a surrogate: Geena Davis, Holly Hunter, J.K. Rowling and Marcia Cross among them. Cheryl Tiegs had twins at 52.

But does that mean Preston should take the chance again? What do you think?

[Photo: via PacificCoastNews.com]

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