The ac­tor and her hus­band Daniel We­ber have just adopted Nisha, end­ing a wait of two years

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It was like, ‘Oh, wow, it’s hap­pen­ing, we ap­plied al­most two years ago and now, it’s here.’ We have been so ready for so long SUNNY LEONE, BOL­LY­WOOD AC­TOR

Meet Nisha Kaur We­ber, the 21-month-old who is light­ing up the life of ac­tor Sunny Leone and her hus­band Daniel We­ber. The baby girl, born in Latur, Ma­ha­rash­tra, has been adopted by Sunny and Daniel, and the ac­tor says that it was love at first sight.

“I think the mo­ment we got the pic­ture [of Nisha], I was so ex­cited, happy and emo­tional,” says Sunny. “We lit­er­ally had just three weeks to fi­nalise everything. Usu­ally, people get like nine months to pre­pare [for par­ent­hood]. For us, it was like, ‘Oh, wow, it’s hap­pen­ing, we ap­plied [for adop­tion] al­most two years ago and now, it’s here.’ We have been so ready for so long.”

The ar­rival of Nisha in their life marked the end of two years of pa­per­work, and Sunny jokes that the cou­ple didn’t de­cide when to have a baby, rather “the In­dian govern­ment and the [adop­tion] agency de­cided when we were ready”. Daniel adds that there’s no spe­cific “right time” for an en­ter­tainer to have a baby, “be­cause you’re al­ways on the road”. As for why they’ve adopted, it’s a “dif­fer­ent rea­son”, but they were ready two years ago.

Sunny says, “I truly be­lieve that Nisha chose us; we didn’t choose Nisha.” The name is the baby’s own. The cou­ple thought of chang­ing it, “but she is who she is. Ev­ery time we called her by other names, it just didn’t fit her,” says the ac­tor, whose Pun­jabi lin­eage is re­flected in ‘Kaur’. She looked up the name of her new daugh­ter, and found that it’s “the name for the Hindu god­dess of the night”.

The ac­tor adds, “I do be­lieve that God brings people to you and does things for you, when you’re ready for it. Maybe, we weren’t ready a year ago. And you know she’s com­ing to us at 21 months, which means she is mo­bile [and] is go­ing to be able to com­mu­ni­cate with us.”

As of now, the baby and the par­ents are get­ting to know each other. “It has just been a few days, so we both are still fig­ur­ing her out, and she is fig­ur­ing us out, too… Things are chang­ing ev­ery hour,” says the new dad.

The new mom is de­lighted with her baby’s smile — like ev­ery new mom ev­ery­where. “She is so cute,” says a dot­ing Sunny. “She looks up at you and smiles, and it just melts your heart. Then, I don’t want to do any­thing else.” A baby is a “huge re­spon­si­bil­ity”, but the cou­ple has been ready for it “phys­i­cally, men­tally, fi­nan­cially and ev­ery way”.

Sunny says, “We were like, ‘We want to start a fam­ily and this is the way that it’s go­ing to start,’ so it’s amaz­ing.”

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