Nia Vardalos had a Big Fat Greek Wedding, then she and hubby Ian Gomez adopted a baby — much to pal Lainie Kazan’s surprise! “I was shocked!” the actress, who played Nia’s mother in the 2002 hit romantic comedy, told In Touch at the National Meningitis Association’s Give Kids a Shot! Gala in New York on May 12. Nia, who announced last November that she had adopted a
little girl, broke the news to her friend casually over lunch. “She had the little girl sitting at the table. And I said, ‘Who is this?’ And she said, ‘It’s my daughter!’ Lainie recalled. She may have been surprised, but Lainie was impressed with Nia’s motherly instinct. “She was fabulous with her. She loves children! This was a gift."