Gorgeous pair! Katherine Heigl channels old Hollywood glamor alongside her adorable daughter Naleigh, 23 months, who made her modeling debut on the December cover of W magazine’s family issue. The 31-year-old Grey’s Anatomy alum opens up about welcoming her sweet girl “three of four days” before starting work on Life as We Know It, her reasons for choosing adoption, and her adjustment to motherhood.
On adjusting to motherhood: “You have this empathy suddenly – this compassion for a mother going through anything complicated or difficult with a child. It’s something that I understand now – that unbelievable drive and instinct to protect.”
On her sister being adoption from Korea: “My sister is Korean. I hope one day she and Naleigh will be able to talk about what it’s like to be adopted.”
On beginning Life as We Know It at the same time of the adoption: “I was about to play a woman who inherits a baby, and I was experiencing the exact same thing.”