Exciting times are ahead for Abbi Jacobson and Jodi Balfour, who just got engaged! Jacobson, who is the star and co-creator of Amazon Prime’s A League of Their Own series, recently shared the happy news with the world and celebrated the occasion with her co-stars.
An Engagement and a Red Carpet Premiere for Abbi Jacobson
Although Jacobson and Balfour began dating in 2020, the couple made their red carpet debut at the Los Angeles premiere of A League of Their Own earlier this summer. The Broad City alum and the charming South African actress celebrated one year together last October, and it seems like everyone is excited about their engagement. Jacobson’s co-stars, Chanté Adams and D’Arcy Carden, were among the first to express their happiness for the couple on their social media accounts. Jacobson even responded to Adams’ post by saying that the engagement “was not a secret” and hiding it “was not a thing.”
While Abbi Jacobson is an established name in Hollywood, fans probably recognize Balfour from her appearances on Apple TV+’s For All Mankind, as well as The Crown, Supernatural, and Ted Lasso.
Creating A League of Their Own Was Really Important to Jacobson
Amazon Prime’s A League of Their Own is an adaptation of the famous 1992 film of the same name focusing on the WWII era of women’s professional baseball team. The project was especially dear to Jacobson’s heart as it honors the stories of LGBTQ+ women in the 1940s. Viewers can expect a deeper look into what it was like to play baseball at the time and be a queer woman in the league.
What made things extra special for Abbi Jacobson and the entire series was that the crew had none other than All-American Girls Professional Baseball League alum Maybelle Blair serve as a consultant on the show. Blair, aged 95, even came out publicly as a result of Jacobson creating the show.
You can now stream A League of Their Own on Amazon Prime Video.
Some celebrities love to include their fans when celebrating a loved one. That’s what actress Katherine Heigl did on her daughter, Adalaide’s, tenth birthday. The Life As We Know It star shared a heartfelt montage on her Instagram profile, showing never-before-seen photos and videos of her little angel.
A Heartfelt Birthday Wish From Katherine Heigl
Heigl shared the sweet minute-long montage on her Instagram, and fans couldn’t contain their aw’s and heart-eyed emojis. The author of the montage is actually Katherine’s husband, singer Josh Kelley. The video shows their daughter, Adalaide, in sweet moments from her first days all the way to her having fun in the present day.
Heigl and Kelley adopted Adalaide back in 2012 from Louisiana. The Firefly Lane actress captioned the birthday video with a sweet message to her daughter. She said that Adelaide was the smallest baby she had ever seen and was even able to fit in the palm of her hand. She was so small that Heigl started calling her peanut. Her “beautiful, delicious, observant peanut.”
“My beautiful, fiery, witty girl”
Katherine Heigl continued the caption by sharing her boundless love for her daughter and how much she appreciates her fiery attitude and “beautiful soulful eyes.” Kelley was just as emotional as his wife in wishing their daughter a happy tenth birthday. The singer didn’t miss the chance to also compliment his wife for being a “truth-teller” and a really good poet for her ability to dress their emotions into words.
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley are happy parents to two more kids — 13-year-old Naleigh Mi-Eun, whom the couple adopted from South Korea in 2009, and 5-year-old Joshua Bishop. Despite being a hectic family of five, both Heigl and Kelley are focused on raising their children despite their successful careers. Heigl has been outspoken about her struggles to be a good mom while also advancing in her acting career. Still, motherhood comes first to her.