Katherine Heigl posts photos of her daughters Naleigh & Adalaide: adorable?

I didn’t realize that Katherine Heigl was on Instagram, but she is. And she posts lots of photos of her daughters too. Katherine and her family were at their home in Utah (they live in Utah part-time, apparently) a week ago and Katherine posted this photos from the trip home.

We haven’t really seen much of their youngest daughter, Adalaide. Katherine and Josh Kelley adopted Adalaide from New Orleans last year, and the little girl is about 14 months old. Their daughter Naleigh is 4 years old right now (she turns 5 later this year I think). Naleigh is such a pretty little thing, isn’t she? Adalaide is cute too, and she seems to have a wise, inquisitive face.

Us Weekly quotes Katherine as saying last year that she wants to add more kids to her family: “I definitely want more kids! I think we decided on three, but I’m pushing for four!” I bet she does adopt again. She has an adopted sister who she adores, and I just think Katherine is a big supporter of adoption in general.

I should also note that Katherine is still getting work, although her career has taken a hit in the past few years. She could have been the next Julia Roberts. But now she’s the next Jessica Alba.

Photos courtesy of Heigl’s Instagram.

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  1. La Zingaro says:

    Um, yes. They are adorable!

  2. RocketMerry says:

    Adorable! So cute.
    Sigh. I must be on of the few people left who actually still really like Katherine; I think she’s essentially a good gal. I don’t get why she isn’t more popular.

    • Spooks says:

      And she’s not Jessica Alba. She can act.

    • Mark says:

      Katherine is awesome love her to bits – but I think the article is very unfair. She took like a year off work when she adopted Adalaide to spend time with her. She has plenty of projects coming up looking at IMBD and looks like she is trying to break her rom-com stereotype a bit. Talented actress so I hope she can.

    • booger says:

      I don’t care if it was “ungrateful” and “unprofessional” of her to call out Judd Apatow and Knocked Up for being sexist. No matter what stories I hear about her being a diva and such, I admire her for standing up to him and having the guts to tell it like it is.

      Apatow is the very worst kind of sexist pig- the kind who’s convinced that he isn’t, and that his “enlightened” perspective towards gender gives him carte blanche to write only unlikeable, one dimensional female characters.

      • Lyssa says:

        What I didn’t like is the fact that she thought it was sexist in the first place and still did it. She spouts off like she’s so principled, but her actions suggest otherwise. She’s a hypocrite.

      • Bubbles says:

        I didn’t hear what happened. Why was she called ungrateful?

      • Emily says:

        @Lyssa but someone being a hyporcite is hardly a reason for all the hate she got… no one on earth isn’t a hypocrite about at least one thing..
        She’s a good actor – maybe a transition into more drama roles would see her more success

      • L says:

        Around the same time she was bashing the writers at Greys, her coworkers at Greys, writers at other projects she worked on, actors on other sets.

        If she had only talked about Knocked Up-I don’t think it would have been as big of a deal. It’s a sexist movie I agree. Sure she was a hypocrite for still making the movie and cashing the check but whatever. But she spent a year talking trash about all of her current and previous coworkers. That’s not cool and clearly a small amount of fame went to her head. Totally unprofessional and tacky.

      • KayMary says:

        Apatows films are indeed borderline sexist, in that he cant seem to write convincing female characters and ends up in trope territory where boys just wanna be boys and girls just wanna spoil all the fun. HOWEVER, Apatow also has a very collaborative process with his performers. They are not only encouraged to improv but also to pitch over the plot. “Encouraged” may not even be the right word. “Required” to contribute is probably closer. I mean this guy shoots on average double the film that other directors shoot, just to capture all the extra ideas that the cast is bringing.

        And therein lies Katherines hypocrisy. And infact thats what Apatow and Rogen called her out on. She could have laid her issues out before she was cast, during filming or during editing. She could have played the character as less shrewish. She could have requested rewrites if she couldnt improv her way out of the mess. Instead she said nada and chose to drop bombs in an interview.

        She pulled that same crap on Shonda Rimes, claiming on Letterman of all places, that she had an overworked filming schedule. But omitting that she requested time off to go do a movie and the schedule was put together to accomodate her.

        Also what was this great feminist of the ages doing in that ridiculous romcom with Gerard Butler? That film was all manner of misogynistic. Even for the genre (romcoms are usually sexist tripe) it was pretty shocking.

      • booger says:

        Nobody knows what went on during the filming process. Maybe Heigl’s character wasn’t so one note in the script but she was directed to be annoying. Or maybe Heigl insisted on playing her that way. I wouldn’t care if Apatow gave her a billion dollars and proclaimed her queen of the world. It was about time somebody called him out and took his God complex down a peg.

        Mike H. White has also criticized Apatow for being sexist and nobody has gotten on his case for being “unprofessional”, “hypocritical”, and “ungrateful”.

      • Lillith says:

        I doubt Judd Apatow directed her to play it that way. He is accused of being an indecisive director precisely because he lets his actors go with their instinct. It seems clear that she read some reviews and decided to place herself above criticism by agreeing. Those who are noting that her subsequent films were much more backward are right.

        I think she made the mistake of believing out the gate that she was Julia Roberts successor. But Julia waited afew years before she started with the diva nonsense. Even then, I dont believe I have ever heard her trash her projects like this bitch did with Greys Anatomy and Knocked Up.

      • megshere says:

        Dude, I think you’re really missing the point of what everyone is saying. She didn’t JUST trash talk Judd Apatow. She has talked badly about her co workers on the show that brought her fame, Grey’s Anatomy. She complained on TV about how overworked she was when it turned out she requested that schedule to work around her movie schedule. She trashed the writers badly, also.
        I’m sure if she had JUST said something about Knocked Up, she wouldn’t have this much hate, buts he has trashed a lot more than just him. She repeatedly bites the hand that feeds. There is a way to stick up for what you believe besides doing the work and then complaining about it. how about not do it in the first place? But, no she takes the check and then talks badly about it.

      • Lillith says:

        Megshere: You are right, the accumulated trash talking was ridic. But theres something to be said about hypocrisy too. How does the same woman calling knocked up sexist then sign up for Ugly Truth? How can she even sleep at night? Oh yeah, comfortably on a pile of Hypocrite Cash. Shes been trying to soften her image for two years now, her Instagram is just part of that game.

    • Vee says:

      I like her, enjoyed her in Roswell. But, she’s got foot in mouth probs. She also threw shade at Grey’s Anatomy, her own show at the time. She needs to zip it.

    • Bijlee says:

      I like her too and feel the vitriol she receives is far too much for the crimes she committed. I enjoy her films. She’s not the greatest actress but she’s fun to watch. And sooo pretty. She’s a sweet gal. People need to lay off. Apatow IS a douche.

  3. gogoGorilla says:

    They are so cute!

    And she is a good actress. It’s her own fault no one wants to work with her. Didn’t she do a big thing about how sucky her rom-coms were and how she should have won a GG for her TV role? It’s too bad, because I liked her in a few movies. She was really good in Knocked Up.

  4. mkyarwood says:

    Sweet girls, but where are their heels and crowns? Doesn’t their mom want the best for them??

  5. Mireille says:

    Awwwww!!! Soo cute! She has such beautiful daughters.

  6. Jenn says:

    whenever I think of Katherine Heigl, I always think of the saying “never believe your own hype.”

    BTW – her daughters are adorable.

  7. Shelley says:

    i have always loved Heigl. She made the transition from child star really well. It is really sad for her to have fallen off the bandwagon now. LMAO at the “she could have been the next Julia Roberts. But now she’s the next Jessica Alba” *dead*

  8. Regina George says:

    She Is a very bland actress very milqetoast

  9. Jayna says:

    I love Katherine. And she’s far more than Alba. She brings something to a movie than someone like a one-note actress, Alba, does.

    Those photos are adorable and so casual, like real family photos, not all posey.

    I can’t wait to see her in another movie or TV series.

  10. skipper says:

    Oh my goodness! They are so adorable and they look so happy. Good for them.

    • Sabrine says:

      The comparison to Alba is unfair and unjustified. When Katherine is in a movie you know it. She doesn’t just blend in and yes, she can act. Also, she helps the animals in a sincere and dedicated way. For that alone, I like her and am a fan.

  11. Tessa says:

    So cute! I miss Katherine Heigl on television. She’s very very good at what she does. She can act her butt off. I hope she finds another tv show. I think tv is where she belongs.

  12. Mia 4S says:

    Ah yes modern celebrity. The children are beautiful…. now try making a decent movie again.

  13. Tiffany :) says:

    I don’t know if anyone could be the next Julia Roberts because women don’t flock to rom-coms anymore.

  14. Janet says:

    The kids are precious. What ethnic background is the younger one? Just curious. (I’m guessing black/white.)

  15. Sel says:

    I really like Katherine Heigl too. I loved her as Izzy on Grey’s Anatomy.

    The children are adorable and I also like how they spend some time in Utah to try and keep things normal for the kids.

    I think Katherine made some missteps and she’s paying for them to a degree. Her first mistake was when she took herself out of contention for either the GG or Emmy because she didn’t feel the writers were giving her material worthy of the nomination. On one hand, she was saying why take the place of someone who maybe also deserved to be nominated. On the other, she was burning her writing team (although maybe she just didn’t think about it in that way, who knows). Then she burned Apatow. Even if you agree with her, it still looks like two instances where she bit the hand that fed her (Shonda Rimes and Apatow). Then she left Grey’s to focus on movies, but she fell into the rom com trap. She’s a great actress and a beautiful woman. I think she can do drama and comedy equally well.

    I hope she does do more in the coming years (I haven’t looked at IMDB). And I hope she makes a comeback because I really do like her.

  16. mrspatrickbateman says:

    Why is Heigl in a bikini but Adelaide is in leggings, a shirt and a cardigan? I’m all for safety from the sun but that’s a bit much.

  17. Apsutter says:

    Remember how you guys commented that if a woman said ANYTHING like Jonah Hill said they’d be shit upon. Well, here is that woman. Anyways, I love these photos and her daughters are adorable. I think her daughters have made her a happier person.

  18. Mrs. Darcy says:

    While I agree she burned some bridges which may have harmed her career a bit, comparing her future to Alba’s is a bit harsh. Heigl is likeable and good in comedies/rom-coms, whereas Alba has proven she should stick to being a wannabe GOOP when given similiar roles.

    She’s not my favourite actress in the world or anything, but I wouldn’t rule her out, all she needs is a break/smart pick to get her back on track – Meg Ryan did her best/most successful work in her 30′s, there is always a market for rom coms and very few actresses to fill the gap. The ones who might be good at it are too busy doing “serious” Oscar type roles, the ones who are left just aren’t very likeable.

    Her children are adorable, I also like her because she rescues and supports pitbulls.

    • Ag says:

      I am no fan of Alba’s films, by no means, but I think her “other” work is WAY more productive and beneficial to society than Goop’s will ever be. She’s an environmental and children’s advocate, which is way more than Goop will ever be. Goop is too busy self-grooming and self-engrandising to do anything actually productive.

  19. lucy2 says:

    I think she’s made some professional missteps and didn’t always handle herself well in that regard.
    However, she seems to be a really great mom, an advocate for adoption, and she’s done a lot of good work for animal rescue as well.

  20. TG says:

    I stopped liking Katherine when she attacked Isaiah Washington over the gay slur of her bff. I think her bff (can’t remember his name) should have fought his own battles rather than hide behind a female and have her do it. That’s why I don’t like her. However, her daughters are cute and it has been years and I would see a movie she is in if the movie was interesting. She isn’t on my ban list. The only 2 people on that list are Tom Cruise and Halle Berry.

    • bluhare says:

      You’ve never stepped in to support/defend a friend? I give her kudos for that one.

    • Lillith says:

      I had forgotten about the Isaiah Washington, TR Knight incident. But yes she piggy backed that drama for her own ends.

      While TR Knight had every right to be mad, the fact is that he tried to leverage the incident for a bigger story line, which he got for awhile. But it also caused beefs on set. The tensions would have dissipated if only these 2 hadnt created a 2 man clique and insisted on doing their scenes on the same day just so that they wouldnt have to hang with the others. They antagonised everyone because they thought the world was theres. Now look at them both. Haahaa.

  21. Bird says:

    I actually love her movies- if she’s it in, I will watch it.

  22. d says:

    I like her and the photos are lovely. I hope her career goes the way she wants it; i think she was right to get out of LA and get some good quality time with her kids. They grow so fast. I think she’s talented enough to keep working and I hope she does. I like her in her movies, she’s definitely definitely better than Alba. I don’t know where that came from. I actually think Heigl is in a niche of her own and she just needs to find the right people. And MAYBE just watch her mouth a little bit…

  23. Ag says:

    Adorable kids!

    And, ehm, yeah, I sort of like Heigl. Not her movies, but her off-screen persona. Minus the mother. Call it a guilty pleasure. :)

  24. CeltLady says:

    Cute, normal kids.
    How refreshing.
    Makes me like KH more.

  25. mimi says:

    I like her. I’d rather actors be honest and critical, and have an independent view rather than to say only words that their PR told them to say.

    She is an actress and needed the work, and it’s not her vision that was portrayed, so she can criticize and say the director/ writer created a sexist firm, and she can say writers did not give her enough to work with.

    Love her for both.
    I think she is surrounded by an industry filled with sycophants and kiss-a** sort of “people” who could never say anything.

    I hope she does really well.

  26. Bridget says:

    If it was just the Apatow thing I dont think it would have been a HUGE deal (especially when you read the full quote) but what apparently offended him the most was that she never even called to apologize. Whatever the intent, it ended up coming off as her badmouthing the movie that put her on the map, and that’s not a good thing. But beyond that, she’s made such atrocious movies that in hindsight it made her criticism look worse when it comes from the girl qho had the vibrating panties on in the movie with Gerard Butler, and in almost every movie she’s made since then has just played a different variation on a shrill, shrewish woman. According to Vulture’s Star Market of her, word is that she’s so unpleasant that no actor will play lead across her twice, which also explains why for a star of her stature (at least at the time) she couldnt get a quality leading man for her movies. The woman has a reputation of being extremely unpleasant. And as much as she said she was leVing Grey’s to take time off for family, she continued to make movies (which is a friendlier schedule for a family) but they were so heinous no one saw them (Stephanie Plum, anyone?). So good riddance.

  27. Ellie says:

    Looool, lots of her publicists on this thread! Where were you guys when all her movies were tanking? You did go to see all her movies, right? Because she is so “outspoken” and sticks it to the patriarchy?


  28. chalkdustgirl says:

    I am so hoping that’s not a cigarette in her hand (first pic)