Here is a really cute Video of Katherine on The Rachael Ray Show, which aired on February 15th:
and here is the interview:
I also added 3 Pictures:
After meeting her mother for lunch, Katherine made her way to Figaro Cafe, where she sat down with Patrick Wilson and a friend:
When Katherine Heigl announced her family had welcomed a second daughter into their home, fans were shocked — and, apparently, so was husband Josh Kelley.
Interested in giving daughter Naleigh, 4, a sibling, the actress and the singer began the adoption process with their sights set on Korea, only to eventually learn international adoptions were becoming increasingly difficult.
“Korea had gotten very hard to adopt from and China had a very long waiting list. I was kind of, ‘Tick, tick, tick. Any day now!’” Heigl, 34, told Jay Leno Thursday.
That’s when the couple began researching the idea of a domestic adoption and received quite the surprise much sooner than expected. “My lawyer called and said, ‘There’s a birth mother and she’s due in four weeks. She’s all yours if you want her!’” she recalls.
“So I had to talk Josh into that one. He thought it was going to be a few years and that we were going to end up with more a 9 or 10-month-old. He looked at me and said, ‘You’re telling me in a month we’re going to have a newborn?’”
Reassuring Kelley that it would all work out, the mom-of-two admits the arrival of Adalaide Marie Hope, now 7 months, couldn’t have come at a better point in their lives.
“I said, ‘Yeah, it’s perfect timing … we’re both here, we’re not working, this is great [because] we can spend time with her,’” she explains. “And it actually has been beautifully serendipitous and graceful because we’ve gotten to spend all this wonderful time with her.”
Recently, the family of four — who reside full-time in Utah — continued Heigl’s childhood holiday traditions of hitting the snowy slopes with their skis. But when Kelley had the task of taking Naleigh to her first class, it didn’t take long for her parents to realize some traditions just don’t die.
“All my siblings would go off and ski and [my parents] sent me to ski school, but every day I would come home with a note pinned to my jacket that just said, ‘Katie did not enjoy her day at ski school,’” Heigl shares, adding she would “cry and cry” during the ski session.
“Josh took Naleigh … and I was pretty sure I was going to get a very similar note — I did. She was not into it at all, hysterical in fact.”
As for the doting dad? He was equally beside himself. “Josh is driving home on the phone with me, ‘I’m just so disappointed she won’t even try,’” the actress shares. “And I said, ‘Josh, she’s four … she’ll get it! She’ll get the hang of it.’”
Unfortunately for Kelley, along with the arrival of winter weather comes a few sneezes, sniffles and colds as well.
“Adalaide had a little head cold for about a week and then Josh started thinking he was getting sick. He makes this noise when he thinks he is getting a stuffy nose,” Heigl shares, before imitating the sound.
“I’m dead asleep in the middle of the night, that’s what I hear and I wake up to it. I said to him the next day, ‘What’s the problem Josh?’”
When her husband of almost five years — they celebrate their anniversary Sunday — admitted he couldn’t breathe, she encouraged him to look to the couple’s baby girl for a bit of inspiration.
“I said, ‘Everybody in this world gets head colds. Your baby is handling it better than you are! I think you’re going to survive this,’” she says with a laugh. “But, all in all, 90 percent of him is amazing.”
An ardent animal lover and advocate, Katherine Heigl has happily opened up her home and heart to seven canine companions – but she’s the first to admit it’s not always easy.
“Yeah, I wouldn’t recommend that,” the actress jokes to PEOPLE. “I really love these dogs, but it’s a lot with two little kids.”
After purchasing her first three dogs – schnauzers Romeo, Stella and Wheezer – Heigl became aware of Los Angeles’s growing overpopulation problem, and began rescuing pooches as a result.
“The first dog I rescued was my dog Piper, who is pretty much the most amazing dog on the planet,” she says. “It was a chance thing. I was walking down the street in my neighborhood and there was a woman with these two beautiful puppies that had been rescued from somebody’s backyard … I just thought, ‘This dog is beautiful, and I can take another dog,’ and so I did, and then the train started rolling.”
The overpopulation revelation is also what led Heigl, who alongside her mother Nancy runs the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, to her latest animal welfare venture, Just One pet products. A portion of the proceeds from the line’s collars will go towards helping spay and neuter animals to prevent unnecessary euthanizing of shelter pets.
“[My mother and I] just felt that we had gotten so much from our pets over the years, how much loyalty and love,” she says. “They’re kind of like my best friends, and I just thought we need to do something to help all of their kind. That was the impetus for Just One.”
Having grown up alongside a menagerie of animals, Heigl, 34, hopes to impart a similar upbringing on her daughters, 4-year-old Naleigh and newborn Adalaide, whom she adopted in April.
“Naleigh, from the moment she came to us, was surrounded by dogs,” the actress says. “Especially when she was really little, 1-1½, they were her best friends. She would hang out with the dogs and dress them up in her little party clothes and put necklaces on them and play tea party with them. I love it so much that she will always have this source of comfort in her life if she’s an animal person.”
And while Adalaide’s time with her furry family – which also includes hound Oscar and shepherd mixes Tamber and Flora – is monitored, she’s equally become a hit with the brood.
“[Oscar] is kind of obsessed with the baby,” Heigl says. “She’ll sit in her bouncy seat and he’ll kind of come over, tail-wagging, and just lick her entire face. It’s one of those things where you’re like okay that’s fine once, but now you need to move away from the baby.”
With the holidays fast approaching, the actress is looking forward to spending quality time with all nine of her little ones, daughters and furbabies alike.
“[The dogs] get maybe a few treats, but they don’t get like gifts or anything,” she says with a laugh. “Naleigh’s at this fantastic age where Christmas is something she looks forward to and totally gets now … It’s pretty much my favorite time of year so I’m really just reveling in it and enjoying it.”
Someone’s going to have a happy holiday!
Katherine Heigl was out and about picking up holiday supplies, including wrapping paper and toys, from Party City in Beverly Hills on Black Friday.
The actress, who turns 34 on Saturday, was shopping with husband Josh Kelley.
It will be a special holiday for the couple, who will celebrate for the first time with daughter Adalaide Marie Hope, who arrived in April. They also have a daughter Naleigh, who turned 4 on Thanksgiving Day.
“Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!” Heigl Tweeted. “I’m so thankful for my friends, my girls, and my fantastic family, and all of you of course!”
Happy Birthday, Katie! Hope you have a wonderful day! <3
She may not have been a first-time mom, but for Katherine Heigl, adopting her second daughter opened her eyes to an entirely new chapter in parenthood: life with a newborn!
The actress and her husband Josh Kelley welcomed their first daughter Naleigh, 3½, from South Korea when she was 9 months old, and recently adopted Adalaide Marie Hope shortly after her birth.
“I had never had a newborn before. I didn’t really have that experience. So it’s all been new,” the actress, 33, told PEOPLE at the 40th AFI Life Achievement Awards in Culver City, Calif. on Thursday.
“I was prepared for the nights and having to get up and all of that. But the beauty of it is it’s really only a few months of your life that you’re walking around like a zombie because you haven’t slept.”
Fortunately for the new family of four, things are continually getting “easier and easier” — due, in part, to one very proud big sister.
“Naleigh was super excited about having a new baby sister — until she arrived. Then she was a little hesitant about whether or not she wanted her to stay,” Heigl shares. “And then she became her little protector and is taking on the role of big sister very seriously.”
Still, admits the new mom-of-two, juggling her growing brood isn’t always smooth sailing.
“I think it’s far more chaotic than I anticipated,” she says. “And I think every parent probably says that and every parent tries to warn new parents about it. And we all go, ‘Pish posh, it’s going to be fine. What’s one more?’”
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley recently added a second daughter to their family — and now they’ve revealed her name.
The couple’s latest addition — a newborn girl adopted domestically — is named Adalaide Marie Hope, the actress’s rep tells PEOPLE.
She joins big sister Naleigh, 3½, whom Heigl, 33, and Kelley adopted from South Korea in 2009.
The newfound family of four shared a quiet Mother’s Day at home, with singer-songwriter Kelley, 32, preparing a sweet spread for his wife.
“HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!! Hope you dudes out there take care of your ladies. No skimping…,” he Tweeted, before sharing a photo of “the breakfast I made the mother of my children this morning.”