“Around the same time I met Josh, I also met John Mayer,” said Heigl. “John Mayer and I are from neighboring towns and knew some of the same people. My Josh had gone off on tour and was playing hard to get. So I didn’t know — are we a thing? Are we a couple?”
The 35-year-old actress said that she was also spending time with Mayer. Heigl said the relationship with Mayer was completely platonic, but that didn’t keep the sneaky girl from letting Kelley think there might be more to it in order to get his attention.
— Katherine Heigl (@KatieHeigl) November 24, 2014
“So, we were just hanging out a little bit but I completely used John to get Josh to commit,” Heigl admitted.
“These musicians, they are competitive and jealous of each other,” Heigl said. “[So] over the phone, because he was on tour, I was like, ‘Josh, I’ve got to be honest. I just want to know where we stand because if not, I might try to pursue something with John.'”
She told Vieira that she finally confessed her ruse to Kelley a few years later.
“[I confessed] probably a year into our marriage. I was like, ‘You got played!'” she said.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 17, 2014
All’s well that ends well, however. Heigl and Kelley did marry in December 2009, four years after meeting in 2005 when she played his love interest in his Only You music video. They are the parents of daughters Naleigh, five, and Adalaide, two.
— NBC (@nbc) November 18, 2014