Katherine Heigl took a break from the Hollywood spotlight and spend time with daughters, Naleigh, 5, and Adalaide, 2, and husband Josh Kelley. She opened up about her choice in September's Good Housekeeping issue.
"I would come home angry and frustrated that I'd missed everything with my kid that day. I didn't get to wake her up from her nap or do bath time or bedtime. I'd have to sneak into her room and kiss her when she was sleeping, hoping not to wake her up," the "27 Dresses" actress told the publication.
"I felt like my priorities were messed up. I was putting so much time and energy into just my work, but I was raised [to believe] that family comes first."
Heigl moved her family to Utah from California after she left "Grey's Anatomy" in 2010.
"We had big dreams of expanding our family, moving to the mountains and having a quieter life. Utah is spectacularly beautiful, the people are wonderful and kind, it's an easy commute from L.A. - and there's no traffic!"
Heigl also explained how her sister, who was adopted from South Korea, was the inspiration behind her starting her own family.
"My family had its own unique look," the blonde beauty explained. "And I wanted the one I began with my husband to have the same look, in a way."
The "State of Affairs" star and Kelley also adopted their first daughter from South Korea, and their second from Louisiana.
She recently addressed claims she and her mother are difficult to work with.
"I certainly don't see myself as being difficult. I would never intend to be difficult," Heigl explained. "I don't think my mother sees herself as being difficult. I think it's important to everybody to conduct themselves professionally and respectfully and kindly. If I've ever disappointed somebody, it was never intentional."
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