Katherine Heigl is speaking publicly for the first time about her choice to bring up her family in Utah.

In an interview with E! News, the Firefly Lane actor, who is 44 years old, stated that she and her husband, Josh Kelley, decided that Utah would be a better alternative than Hollywood for raising their three children, namely their daughters Naleigh, 14, and Adalaide, 10, as well as their son Joshua, 6.

“I didn’t know how to raise children in Los Angeles, so I felt like I could do it here,” she acknowledged. “I felt like I could do it here.” “I could be more on top of things that frighten me, and I could be more on top of the sorts of friends they have and places they’re going, the kinds of activities they’re participating in — and whatever the heck they’re doing on their phones!”

Heigl said that moving to Utah would provide her with the opportunity to “decompress” and take a break from the hectic lifestyle of Hollywood, in addition to being helpful to the couple’s children.

She said that she was able to “sort of unwind” and “let that hustling side of me go” although in a limited capacity. “I don’t know that in any job you can ever entirely stop hustling, but being able to separate it a little bit and select those periods of hustle rather than just being in it continuously was very essential to me,” he said. “I don’t know that in any business you can ever completely stop hustling.”

A month ago, Heigl told the tale of how she and her husband Kelley first broached the subject of becoming parents.

Heigl remembered telling Kelley early on in their relationship that her wish to build a family through adopting a child was a non-negotiable requirement during an interview that was conducted for the issue of Red magazine which was published in February 2023.

“I’d best get a few things clear now: marriage and having a family are both incredibly important to me; establishing a family via adoption is also really important to me,” I told my now-husband around six months after we had first met.

The former cast member of Grey’s Anatomy recalled saying to Kelley at one point, “If those things don’t speak to you, we should part ways.” “To our good fortune, he was like ‘I’m down with that!’ ”

According to Heigl, “adoption has always been a part of my existence,” as she expressed to the British source.

Heigl, whose elder sister Meg was adopted from South Korea before Heigl was born, adds, “I was born into it.” Meg was Heigl’s older sister. “I wanted my family to be similar to the one I grew up in,” she said.

By Anna

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