The Grey’s Anatomy star and her husband, musician John Kelley, are adopting a baby girl from Korea. Heigl made the announcement on an episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show, which is scheduled to air this Friday.
Heigl’s soon-to-be daughter is from Korea, and the couple plans to name her Naleigh, in honor of Heigl’s mother and sister (Naleigh is a combination of the two names Nancy and Leigh). Naleigh, who will be a year old on Nov. 23, is a special-needs baby; according to Heigl, that’s why the adoption process is moving quickly.
“They wanted to get her to us as quickly as possible,” Heigl is quoted as saying in a TV GUIDE article.