The eldest daughter of Katherine Heigl, Nancy Leigh Kelley is a 14 year old American celebrity child. She was adopted by Katherine and Josh Kelley in 2009 after being born in South Korea. Since then, she has lived in the United States with her newfound family. Because of their great careers in entertainment, her parents are constantly the center of media attention.
Interesting facts about Nancy Leigh Kelley
1. She was born with a congenital heart defect
Nancy was born in Seoul, South Korea, on November 23, 2008. Upon delivery, it was discovered that she had a congenital heart defect. This was later repaired with open heart surgery before she left South Korea. Her condition meant she often needed to be closely looked after. Interestingly, her medical issues did not deter Katherine and Josh from adopting her.
2. Her name was Inspired by Heigl’s Korean adopted sister
As was previously established, Katherine and Josh adopted Nancy from South Korea in 2009 and she nationalized as an American as a result. Additionally, Heigl also has a sister who was also adopted from Korea. According to Katherine, her sister, and mother inspired the naming of Nancy.
3. Nancy Leigh Kelley Has 2 Siblings
In April 2012, Nancy’s parents adopted a second child from Louisana named Adalaide. Heigl recalled that Adalaide was almost small enough to fit in the palm of her hand and weighed only 4 pounds, 11 ounces at the time she was first held by her. After that, she gave her the name Peanut.
In addition to Adalaide, Nancy has a brother named Joshua Bishop Kelly Jr.. Joshua was born on December 20, 2016, and he is the only biological child of Josh Kelley and Katherine Heigl.
Meanwhile, Nancy Leigh and her siblings appear to have forged strong relationships with their parents, who make an effort to spend as much time as possible with their three children, as well as one another.
4. Nancy made Her first screen appearance at 3
Nancy Leigh was first seen on the screens at the age of three during an unscheduled appearance on “The View.” She was sitting in the audience while her mother was being interviewed on the talk show when she locked eyes with her mother and abruptly ran to hug her.
When she made her second appearance on “The View,” she had reached adulthood. She was once more in the audience and had gone with her mother. The program chose to include a throwback scene from their initial appearance in that episode. Heigl, who was moved to tears, said that it was a special occasion for her.
5. Both Her parents are famous entertainers
The parents of Nancy Leigh are well-known figures in Hollywood and the music business. The popular American actress and former model Katherine Marie Heigl was born in the United States on November 24, 1978. Between 2005 and 2010, she portrayed Dr. Izzie Stevens on the ABC television medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. For her character, she received attention and awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007. She has also played the lead in romantic comedies that have been financially successful like Knocked Up (2007), 27 Dresses (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), Killers (2010), Life As We Know It (2010), and New Year’s Eve (2011).
Similarly, Nancy’s father Josh Kelley is an American singer and songwriter who has recorded for Hollywood Records, Threshold Records, and DNK Records as a pop artist. His studio albums include For the Ride Home (2003), Almost Honest (2005), and Georgia Clay (2011). He has also released several singles, extended plays, and music videos.
6. Her parents met on the set
Kelley met actress Katherine Heigl in the spring of 2005 when she appeared in his music video “Only You”. They immediately connected and 1 year later, in June 2006, they became engaged. Kelley wrote the song “Hey Katie” for Heigl. Their wedding took place on December 23, 2007, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah.
7. What is Nancy Leigh Kelley up to?
Nancy has not made a firm decision regarding her future career. However, many people are speculating that she might go into show business just like many other celebrity kids do.