Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley are settling into life as parents. The couple has officially completed their adoption of a baby girl from Korea and have named their 10-month-old daughter Nancy Leigh, after the actress’s mother Nancy and her sister Margaret Leigh. The girl will go by the nickname Naleigh.
Heigl’s spokeswoman Melissa Kates says the couple are doing well. Naleigh is a special-needs child, and a source tells Us magazine that Heigl and Kelly are “thrilled to have a child in their lives, no matter what the challenges.”
The actress’ older sister Meg is adopted and Heigl has said that she always felt inspired to adopt herself. “My sister is Korean and my parents adopted her back in the ’70s and so I just always knew that this is something I wanted to do.”
I wish the new parents all the best. For some reason this has made me forget all the negative stories I’ve heard about Katherine in the press.