Grey's Anatomy Star Katherine Heigl to Adopt

Celebrity Moms Sep. 9, 2009 AT 9:11PM
Grey's Anatomy Star Katherine Heigl to Adopt Credit: Alexandra Wyman/WireImage.com

Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley are adopting a baby, her rep confirms to Usmagazine.com.

The Grey's Anatomy star, 30 — who wed her musician husband, 29, in December 2007 — announced the news on Friday's Ellen DeGeneres Show.

"It is a little girl and she'll be 10 months at the end this month," she said. "She was actually born the day before me in November, which I thought was really serendipitous and just kind of like a sign. I realized just recently that I basically forfeited my birthday for the rest of my life." 

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RadarOnline.com, which first reported the news, says the 10-month-old is named Nayleigh.  

On Ellen, Heigl explained the name.

"I am naming her after my mother and sister Nancy, Leigh," she said. "So we call her Naleigh."

Heigl, whose sister Meg was adopted from Korea, has said she "always planned" to adopt.

"I'm done with the whole idea of having my own children," Heigl has told USA Today. "[It] doesn't seem like any fun. I don't think it's necessary to go through all of that."

ABC announced on Sept. 2 that Heigl is taking a five-episode break from Grey's Anatomy, but has already taped six episodes that will air through November. 

She begins filming romantic comedy Life As We Know It costarring Josh Duhamel next week.

 

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