Actress Katherine Heigl and her husband of eight years Josh Kelley have confirmed they are expecting their third child. The baby boy due in January will join older sisters Adelaide, 4 and Naleigh, 7 who are said to be “excited” to welcome their new sibling.

Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl is expecting her third child.

In a statement to People the couple said: “The Kelley clan is thrilled to announce that we are expecting a third addition to our family. Naleigh and Adelaide could not be more excited to welcome their new sibling into the fold and Josh and I are overflowing with joy and gratitude.”

Heigl added: “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."

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"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.”

In 2009 Heigl and Kelley adopted Naleigh from South Korea when she was 9 months old. Her unique name is a mix of Nancy, Heigl’s mother’s name and Leigh, the name of her sister who was also adopted from Korea.

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In 2012 the couple adopted Adelaide Marie Hope domestically and named her after Heigl’s great-grandmother. Her middle name Marie is the same as Heigl’s and she was given Hope, because according to the actress “that is what the process became.”

Speaking about her decision to adopt to Parent and Child magazine in 2012, Heigl said: “Josh and I started talking about it before we were even engaged, We have talked about having biological children as well, but we decided to adopt first. I’d like to adopt again.”