Katherine Heigl and her husband of eighteen months, Josh Kelley, are adopting a baby girl from Korea, the actress announced Thursday. In a segment filmed for Ellen Degeneres's show, set to air Friday, Katherine said, "I wanted to tell everybody so you don't think I stole a Korean baby."
The ten-month-old girl will be named Naleigh, a combination of Katherine's mother's and sister's names. "She was actually born the day before me in November, which I thought was really serendipitous and just kind of like a sign," Katherine told Ellen. "I realized just recently that I basically forfeited my birthday for the rest of my life."
Rumors have flown lately that Katie might be up the stick, but to no avail. She does have babies on the brain, though; Katherine hosted a baby shower for her costar Ellen Pompeo last month, with fellow colleagues Sandra Oh, Kate Walsh, and naked-threesome-video star Rebecca Gayheart in attendance.
This is awesome news for everyone involved, and we always give the thumbs-up to celebs walking around with adorable babies, but is it too soon for Katherine and Josh to become parents? The two wed in December 2007 after a year-long engagement, but rushing into parenthood can cause major rifts in a relationship, and with Katherine talking recently about how she's so terrible at being a wife, is this the right time for her to become a mother? What's The Best Age To Become A Mom?
I'm sure we all remember that Billy Bob Thornton ran for the hills as soon as Angelina went to Cambodia and brought home that cutie Maddox, and having a baby in the house can stress even the most solid couples. But Katherine and Josh have an advantage: Their daughter is almost ten months old, so they might actually get some sleep during her first few weeks at home. We hope Naleigh's arrival does nothing but good things for Katherine and Josh's relationship.
Via People. Photo via Bauer-Griffin.