A representative for the couple – who announced they were expecting a third child in May – has confirmed they will look forward to welcoming a son into the world later this year, almost two years after their 16-year-old child Jett died after suffering a seizure during a family holiday to the Bahamas.
Friends of the couple – who also have 10-year-old daughter Ella Bleu – are confident the new addition to the family can go someway towards easing their pain over the loss of their son.
A family friend said: “This baby is such a healing baby.”
Kelly, 47, and 56-year-old John gathered with their loved ones for a special baby shower at the Beverly Hills Peninsula hotel in Los Angeles last Friday.
"Saturday Night Fever" star John recently revealed his wife’s pregnancy came after years of trying to conceive again, describing the moment they found out she was expecting a baby as “a miracle”.
He explained: “We tried for several years, and we didn’t think it was going to happen for us.
“This is a miracle, and we feel blessed and we are so moved by the generous outpouring of support and goodwill we’ve received from people all over the world.”