Katherine Heigl says she used the threat of hooking up with John Mayer to get her now-husband, During an appearance on “The Meredith Vieira Show,” “State of Affairs” actress Katherine Heigl admitted that before she married her husband, singer/songwriter Josh Kelley, she used her friendship with another famous musician, John Mayer, to get Josh to commit.
She explains, “At the same time that I met Josh, I also met John Mayer. And John Mayer and I are from neighboring towns and knew some of the same people. My Josh had gone off on tour and was kind of playing hard to get. So I didn’t know — are we a thing? Are we a couple? Is he out on the road dating other girls? What about these groupies?”
In her state of confusion, Heigl spent time with Mayer. “John and I would hang out on occasion. Nothing inappropriate, [like] we’d go and have dinner,” she tells Vieira. “We were just hanging out a little bit. But I completely used John to get Josh to commit. Because these musicians, they’re competitive and jealous of each other.”
During a phone call with Kelley, Heigl told him, “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.” At which point, Kelley committed.