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Katherine Heigl: 'Her Rejection Almost Broke My Heart'

Katherine Heigl: 'Her Rejection Almost Broke My Heart'

Katherine Heigl and her hubby Josh Kelley head through LAX Airport to catch a flight out of town on Monday (April 9) in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old actress recently told the German weekly newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, that she expected the mother-daughter bond between her and 10-month-old adopted daughter Naleigh to be immediate.

“People are always talking about the strong bond between mother and daughter, this magical connection – but we didn’t have that,” Katherine said. “The hardest time in my life. … I fought incredibly hard for my daughter to accept me as mother. Her rejection almost broke my heart.”

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  • Dieter

    She should have returned that spoiled brat immediately and I would still advise her to do so.

  • summer

    @Dieter: you’re an idiot

  • Brittany

    @Dieter: what the hell is wrong with you, she was a baby you sicko.

  • James

    She left GA with the excuses that she wanted to be a mom and GA wasn’t giving her the possibility to do so, when in fact she filmed 2 movies and tv film. Of course, Naleigh was rejecting her, she was never around while Josh was the one raising her.
    GA’s actresses all have babies/kids and we always see them, they’re even on the set. Jessica Capshaw, Ellen Pompeo, Chyler Leigh all have time to be mom and GA give them enough time for that.
    She could have asked as Ellen Pompeo did to have a light schedule.
    But no, dear Katherine wanted to be the Queen of Hollywood but now that she failed, that GA’s crew doesn’t want her, that Hollywood producers are avoiding her, she’s using her daughter to improve her image.
    Naighley is a really cute baby girl, she’s lucky to have a dad as Josh, he seems really serious in his daddy job. But sorry Katherine whatever comes out of your mouth is BS for me. You should be ashamed to use your relationship with your daughter to manipulate people opinion.

  • xyz

    the saddest thing is that A LOT of adopted babies are (sorry for the phrase) sent back.. And if they adopted a toddler they’re sent to homes but the ‘adopted’ parents have to pay for their room/board/food etc.

  • Audra

    Ok as a big fan of Katherine’s untrue posts like James really irk me. Not only are you completely wrong James it is sad to see so much hate for someone you dont even know. After leaving Grey’s she did not film ANYTHING. She took over 6 months off completely before shooting One For The Money in the summer. “2 movies and a TV film” – is just completely untrue.

    The movies that came out she had shot before she left Grey’s – Killers and Life As We Know It.

    She also moved with her family to Utah so her daughter could have a more normal upbringing and when she is not working spends months at a time out there. Naleigh is always with Katherine when she shoots a movie and is away from a long period of time.

    Also she didnt want a light schedule – she wanted to be able to take months off to spend time with her daughter. Something she can do between films but not shooting a TV series. Hollywood producers are not avoiding her either – have you seen the list of upcoming projects she is attached to? There are lots – everything from a TV series for the CW she is producing to stuff for HBO, at least 4 big screen movies and she has The Wedding with De Niro, Sarandon, Keaton and Williams out in the Fall.

  • justmeek

    Sometimes I just feel she should think before she speaks or gives interviews.Although it may be true that she felt “rejected”by her daughter she should be wise enough to know & understand that not only was her baby in a completely new environment but also a new culture & language.She is also using the Grey’s Anatomy schedule as an excuse because She had time to promote movies & other Projects while she was claiming she needed time with ger child.And if you Read the whole interview she even admits she started working more to cope with the “rejection” she felt.Most Moms Biologilocal or Adoptive would have taken even more time to bond with their Child.Katherine has a History of bad mouthing the movies & shows that made her famous,she did the something with Knocked Up.

  • Helen

    She is honest at least not saying it’s hard for her to leave the house ,when she is out all the time .she worked more because her daughter rejecuted her but she went back to bond with her ..good for her she seems nice person

  • Cynthia

    ..People are way over thinking what she said.I understand what she meant. Every working mom has felt this way at one time or another .It would be reasonable to think there is a period of adjustment for adoptive parents.

  • http://comcast Marj

    Katherine cannot act and her husband is trying to make it in country since he can’t make it any place else now. Katherine will not move to Nashville though.

  • tsquared


    Maybe you should check your facts. She is not yet attached to a bunch of big movies. She has two coming out in the fall (which she filmed after adopting the child). Everything she is doing right now is on spec or is put out there by her publicist. She is not well liked in Hollywood because she is a major diva.

  • anna

    Realmente quiero que Kathe vuelva a Anatomía de Grey. no es lo mismo sin Izzie.

  • brenda

    Great couple, great parents. Love them, but why is he wearing her t-shirt.