Katherine Heigl has some very exciting news to share. The actress and her husband Josh Kelley have confirmed to People that they are expecting their third child together, a baby boy due in January. The new arrival will join big sisters Naleigh, seven, and four-year-old Adelaide.
"The Kelley clan is thrilled to announce that we are expecting a third addition to our family," the couple said in a statement. "Naleigh and Adelaide could not be more excited to welcome their new sibling into the fold and Josh and I are overflowing with joy and gratitude."
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley are expecting a baby boy together
Katherine, 37, added: "This is an incredibly exciting time for us filled with hope, anticipation, and hormones. Well, only I'm filled with hormones, but everyone in the family gets to enjoy them.
"We couldn't be more excited to be able to finally share this news with our fans and are looking forward to continuing to share the journey with you all. xoxo, Katie and Josh."
Katherine and musician Josh, 36, adopted Naleigh Moon from South Korea in September 2009 when she was nine months old. The Grey's Anatomy star, whose sister Margaret was also adopted from Korea, came up with the name Naleigh as a combination of her mother Nancy’s name, and Leigh, Margaret's middle name.
The couple are already proud parents to Naleigh, seven, and Adelaide, four
Adelaide Marie Hope was adopted domestically, and joined the family in 2012. Of her name, Katherine later explained: "Adelaide because of my great-grandmother, Marie after my middle name, and Hope because that is what the process became."
Adoption was always on the cards for Katherine. "Josh and I started talking about it before we were even engaged," the actress told Parent & Child in 2012.
The two little girls are excited to meet their baby brother
"My sister Meg is Korean, and my parents adopted her three years before I was born. I wanted my own family to resemble the one I came from, so I always knew I wanted to adopt from Korea. We have talked about having biological children as well, but we decided to adopt first. I just wanted to be a mom. So however we do that, it's fine with me."
Congratulations to Katherine and Josh!