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Katherine Heigl welcomes baby son: find out his sweet name

Gemma Strong
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Congratulations to Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley, who are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy. The couple welcomed son Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr – who shares the same name as his father - just before Christmas, on 20 December, a rep told People. Baby Joshua joins big sisters Adelaide, four, and eight-year-old Naleigh.

Katherine, 38, announced her pregnancy news in June, confirming that the whole "Kelley clan is thrilled to announce that we are expecting a third addition to our family".

Katherine Heigl welcomes baby boy© Photo: Getty Images

Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley have welcomed their baby boy

The actress said: "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. 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.

Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley welcome baby boy© Photo: Instagram

The star pictured with daughters Adelaide and Naleigh

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."

Shortly after her pregnancy announcement, Katherine wrote on her blog about the experience of becoming a first-time biological mother.

"We were considering adoption again, fostering, or pregnancy if possible," she explained. "Seeing as I have never been pregnant and as my OB/GYN reminded me last year, I'm of advanced maternal age, I wasn't sure pregnancy was even in the cards for us. Turns out it was very much in the cards!"

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