“We are completely overjoyed about the birth of Benjamin,” says producer Keisha Whitaker, who is married to actor Forest Whitaker. “We love them so much. This feels like full circle.”
Producer Donald Zuckerman, who has worked with Kelly – who he calls “a magnificent person” – on a couple of films, is also thrilled for the family.
“It’s absolutely wonderful that Kelly gave birth to such a big strapping boy,” he says. “His birthday will be [around] Thanksgiving Day, which is wonderful and very fitting after the ordeal that they went through.”
John and Kelly are also parents to 10-year-old daughter Ella Bleu and son Jett, who was just 16 years old when he passed away in 2009.