Katherine Heigl Welcomes Baby #3!

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Katherine Heigl may have a reputation as someone who is difficult to work with on set.

But she's also gaining a reputation as one of Hollywood's most prolific mothers.

According to People Magazine, the former Grey's Anatomy star and husband Josh Kelley welcomed a little boy into the world back on Tuesday, December 20.

His name is Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr.

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley Pic

Heigl and Kelley were already parents to girl Adalaide, 4, and Naleigh, 8, when they were blessed in life for the third time.

The actress broke her pregnancy news to People in June of last year.

“The Kelley clan is thrilled to announce that we are expecting a third addition to our family,” the star told the publication at that time, adding:

 “Naleigh and Adalaide could not be more excited to welcome their new sibling into the fold, and Josh and I are overflowing with joy and gratitude.”

Heigl is 38 and Kelley is 36 and the couple resides in Utah.

After leaving Grey's Anatomy amidst some controversy (most notably slamming the show's writers one year for not giving her Emmy-worth material), Heigl starred in a number of pretty successful films.

There was Knocked Up and 27 Dresses, for example.

She then tried a return to television last year via the NBC drama State of Affairs, but it only lasted one season.

She will next be seen in early 2017, giving the TV thing another try with CBS' legal program Doubt.

Katherine Heigl in White

“This is an incredibly exciting time for us filled with hope, anticipation and hormones. Well, only I’m filled with hormones, but everyone in the family gets to enjoy them,” Heigl joked to People last summer.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be able to finally share this news with our fans, and are looking forward to continuing to share the journey with you all.”

Heigl made a point over the past few months to keep fans apprised as to the state of her pregnancy, both via her Instagram account and personal home and lifestyle blog, Heavenly Days.

Here is one photo of the actress in her third trimester:

Katherine Heigl Pregnant Pic

“It’s hard enough for me to get motivated to work out when I’m not pregnant but now that I am it’s 10 times harder," she blogged in September, explaining further:

"I’m not up for weight training, lengthy cardio workouts or any of those new and fashionable exercise classes. What I am up for is yoga!

Good thing plenty of those classes exist.

While Heigl is now a three-time mother, this actually marked her first birth.

She had adopted her two daughters.

“We were considering adoption again, fostering, or pregnancy if possible,” she said in June, adding:

“Seeing as I have never been pregnant and as my OB/GYN reminded me last year, I’m of advanced maternal age, I wasn’t sure pregnancy was even in the cards for us. Turns out it was very much in the cards!"


We send our best wishes to Heigl and to all the other stars (above) expecting babies in 2017.

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