Like mother like daughter: Naleigh looks gorgeous as she poses with her mom, Katherine Heigl, on the cover of W magazine!
Aww! What a beautiful mommy-daughter pair! Katherine Heigl‘s 23-month-old adopted daughter, Naleigh, showed that she’s a natural in front of the camera as she posed for W magazine‘s December 2010 issue. She couldn’t have been cuter as her 31-year-old mommy cuddled with her for the camera.
Katherine says motherhood has changed the way she looks at life. “You have this empathy suddenly — this compassion for a mother going through anything complicated or difficult with a child,” the former Grey’s Anatomy star says. “It’s something that I understand now — that unbelievable drive and instinct to protect.”
Just days before starting to film her romantic comedy Life as We Know It, Katherine became a mother for the first time as she welcomed Naleigh into her arms. “I was about to play a woman who inherits a baby, and I was experiencing the exact same thing,” says Katherine.
Adopting a baby from Korea was a moving experience for Katherine as she has an adopted Korean sibling. “My sister is Korean,” shares Katherine. “I hope one day she and Naleigh will be able to talk about what it’s like to be adopted.”