All About Her 3 Children – Hollywood Life

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Katherine Heigl is a beloved actress, who has starred in tons of hit TV reveals, plus beloved romcoms and different movies. While she’s obtained a lot vital approval for hit TV reveals like Firefly Lane and Suits, in addition to films like 27 Dresses and Knocked Up, Katherine’s breakout position was as Izzie Stevens on the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy between 2005 and 2010. The solid of Grey’s Anatomy is reuniting for the seventy fifth Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, January 15, 2024, and Katherine will be part of her former solid mates.

Off-screen, Katherine is a loving spouse and mom. She’s been married to singer-songwriter Josh Kelley since 2007, and the pair have three stunning youngsters. She’s proven that she clearly adores her youngsters. “My youngsters will not be simply the sunshine of my life, they’re kind of the sunshine in my life. They’ve targeted me. They’ve grounded me and given me goal,” she mentioned in a 2018 interview on Today

Before Katherine takes the stage on the Emmys, get to know extra about her three children right here!


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Naleigh joins her mother on a crimson carpet in 2014. (Broadimage/Shutterstock)

Josh and Katherine acquired married in 2007, and two years later, they adopted their first daughter Nancy Leigh, 15, whom they nicknamed “Naleigh,” from South Korea. Katherine revealed that having had an adopted sister herself, she wished to have the same household of her personal. ” I wished my family to resemble the one I got here from, so I at all times knew I wished to undertake from Korea. We have talked about having organic youngsters as nicely, however we determined to undertake first. I simply wished to be a mother. So nonetheless we try this, it’s wonderful with me,” she advised Scholastic Parent & Child, through People

Naleigh was born with a congenital coronary heart downside and needed to endure surgical procedure earlier than leaving Korea, the Suits actress revealed in a 2010 interview with Harper’s Bazaar“Her coronary heart is one hundred pc wonderful now. She has a scar, so she gained’t be carrying bikinis, which is ok by us,” she joked on the time.

In that very same interview, she spoke concerning the values she wished to instill in her daughter. “I need her privilege to afford her to hunt many alternative issues which may fulfill her. I don’t need her to have a Beemer on her sixteenth birthday or spend the summer time at a seaside home with pals. Nope. You desire a seaside home, you pay for it,” she mentioned.

Katherine often shares tributes to her daughter on her birthday. In 2021, she posted a throwback of the photos she first obtained when she adopted Naleigh. She wrote a good looking post for her daughter when she was turning 15 in November 2023. ” It’s onerous for me to seek out the phrases to correctly specific the depths of my love for this stunning, tender-hearted, considerate child of mine. No phrases really feel profound sufficient to do that love justice. I’ll attempt. Nothing prepares you for changing into a mom,” she wrote partly. “I’ve by some means miraculously ended up with a daughter whose mild spirit, sense of duty and goodness, magnificence and persistence astounds me. I want I may take credit score for it however the magical younger girl Naleigh has grow to be has extra to do along with her stunning spirit than it has to do with me.”

While Naleigh was nonetheless a tween, the 27 Dresses star additionally admitted that she didn’t let her daughter have social media in a Parents Magazine interview in 2021. “She’s solely one in all two children in her grade who doesn’t have their very own telephone. So she’s been sneaking my iPad and creating TikTok movies with out my permission. I do know she thinks I’m being a tyrant, however I fear concerning the impact of social media on children her age,” she mentioned.



About three years after adopting Naleigh, Katherine and Josh adopted their second daughter Adalaide, 11, from the United States. She had revealed within the time between adopting Naleigh and Adalaide, it had grow to be tougher to undertake a toddler internationally, however she acquired the chance to undertake Adalaide from an American mom.

As the ladies have gotten older, Katherine has defined that she’s very open with them about what they learn about their organic mother and father. “They do have extra questions as they become older. We have mentioned to them, that is your story. We don’t have any details about your organic fathers, however we do have a bit about your organic moms. If you guys need to discuss extra about them, you may have as a lot or as little info as you need. Tell us what you’re snug with understanding,” she advised Parents.

Katherine has additionally shared that her center little one may be very fascinated about horse-riding. “Thank God someone on this entire horse ranch does. She’s my pistol,” she quipped. “She truly needs to start out barrel racing [a rodeo event where horseback riders compete to weave through barrels at top speed]. And she likes to make Naleigh snicker.”

She’s additionally posted birthday tributes to her youthful daughter. “My stunning, fiery, witty lady turns 10 at the moment,” she wrote in April 2022. “She made you’re employed to make her snicker…nonetheless does. She has probably the most stunning soulful eyes and when she trains them on you simply know she’s taking it ALL in and sure…she’s judging you.”


Katherine gave beginning to her and Josh’s first and solely organic little one Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr., 7, in December 2016. She admitted that she wasn’t certain that she’d ever get pregnant in a 2017 interview with People“It was a shock! I knew I wished to broaden our household, I knew I wished to have extra youngsters,” she mentioned. “Only after I was about 35 did I begin going, ‘Well, ought to we think about getting pregnant?’ You don’t need the selection to be taken away from you.”

When Joshua was 5, Katherine revealed that he was ” obsessive about Spider-Man and the Hulk” to Parents. She additionally admitted that she was pleased to have a boy after two ladies. ” I used to be so relieved. It was truly a giant motive why I used to be vacillating between making an attempt to get pregnant or adopting once more, since with adoption you may specify the intercourse. I simply thought, one other lady may imply lifelong remedy for all of us,” she quipped.

Like her daughters, Joshua often makes appearances on her mother’s social media, whether or not it’s a publish about his first day of college or a comical video of household second.

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