Amy Adams shares daughter Aviana Olea, 10, with husband Darren Le Gallo

By Georgia Slater
May 12, 2021 11:33 AM
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Some compliments are better left unsaid, according to mom Amy Adams.

During Tuesday's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the actress, 46, opened up about her love for dance and why her daughter Aviana, 10, is no longer interested in picking up the same hobby.

The Enchanted actress shared that she started dancing again during quarantine and tried to get her daughter to join as she "loves music and does a lot of lessons."

Adams said Aviana, whom she shares with husband Darren Le Gallo, has "beautiful feet that would've been great for ballet."

The star said she previously enrolled Aviana in ballet classes and told her daughter she could quit when she turned 10 if she didn't like it.

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"It was like 30 seconds after she turned 10, she was like, 'Are we good? Have I done it?' " Adams said with a laugh.

"Nothing would make me want to dance less than if my parents told me I had beautiful feet. I think you might have creeped her right out," host Seth Meyers replied.

"I think I did it wrong," Adams admitted.

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Adams and Le Gallo, who were engaged at the time, welcomed their daughter on May 15, 2010. The couple later wed in a small, intimate ceremony at a friend's house outside of Santa Barbara, California, on May 2, 2015, after nearly 15 years together.

Shortly after giving birth to her baby girl, Adams explained the meaning behind Aviana's name, revealing it was an homage to Adams' birthplace of Aviano, Italy.

"We had picked out a whole bunch of other names as well and we had thrown around Aviana, but I was into more traditional names and thought that we would go that direction," the mom of one shared during a visit to the Rachael Ray Show in 2010. "But, when she was born we just kept calling her, 'Avi, Avi, Avi.'"

In 2018, Adams appeared on the cover of Marie Claire and opened up about parenting her daughter with her husband. "It's sexy to see him raising a girl and teaching her how a man should treat her in a lovely way," she said of Le Gallo at the time.