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Katherine Heigl talks family

Katherine Heigl, Josh Kelley and their daughter Naleigh,

Katherine Heigl, Josh Kelley and their daughter Naleigh, in November 2010. Credit: James White/Redbook

In the November issue of Redbook, "LIfe as We Know It" star Katherine Heigl talks about adopting her daughter, Naleigh, her husband, singer Josh Kelley, and being a new mom. Here are some of the highlights:

On adoption: “When she was finally in my arms, I was so relieved ... now I got to hold her and smell her and know her.” “We still talk about having biological children as well — I’m not ruling anything out ... Adoption has been a part of my life and a part of my family, so it was how I wanted to start. It felt natural and right to me.”

On her husband, Josh Kelley: “He’s a great dad. I didn’t expect it: He’s such a guy ... I adore him, I can’t imagine being with another man, but he can be very self-absorbed. Not in an egomaniacal way, just kind of in his own head and unfocused on anything other than his own stuff. So I was really surprised by how on top of it and how connected he is."

On balancing career and motherhood: “Most of 'Life As We Know It' is a complete blur. I had just become a mom. I still don’t necessarily always know what I am doing, and I certainly didn’t then ... I was all over the place. I was really trying too hard. I was completely bonkers.”

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