John Travolta Speaks Out for First Time Since Son's Death

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Actor John Travolta arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Bolt" held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 17, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John Travolta *** Local Caption *** John Travolta (Getty Images)more pics »John Travolta recently gave an interview to USA Today, the first since his 16-year-old son Jett died in January, and he emphasized how much Scientology has helped his family cope with the tragedy. "We've been working very hard every day as a family to heal," he said. "We have our own way of doing it, and it has been helping."

Travolta's wife Kelly Preston added, "We partake in spiritual counseling pretty much daily."

John Travolta with his son Jett (Getty)
The actor has received tons of support from his pals in Hollywood, who've all been quick to offer their condolences. "You need your friends a lot in times like that," he said. Preston added that the "outpouring of love from, really, worldwide has been extraordinary. It's been our friends, our family, our church."

If mourning Jett wasn't hard enough, the Travoltas have been embroiled in an extortion scandal for months after a senator and a paramedic in the Bahamas tried to extort them for $25 million with information about their son's death. Last month a judge declared a mistrial, and a retrial has already been ordered.

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