Katherine Heigl admits her daughter, Nancy Leigh Mi-Eun, bonded with daddy, Josh Kelley first.
The married couple adopted their daughter last year.
“The first thing she said was, ‘Dada,’ and then she’d call everybody else she loved ‘Dada,’” Heigl says in the October issue of InStyle magazine.
“She actually attached to Josh much faster.
“I had a lot of complicated emotions about it because I chose to go back to work.
“I love what I do and — this isn’t just making excuses — if I weren’t fulfilling this thing in me to perform, to live out my passion, I don’t know that I would be the mom I need to be.
“Naleigh learned with me that the word ‘Mama’ was synonymous with kisses.
“So when she first started saying, ‘Mama,’ she would also make a little kiss sound … She started saying it maybe a month or two ago. I would come into the room and she’d go, ‘Mama!’ And it was like, Thank God.”
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