Katherine Heigl Threatened to Date John Mayer If Husband Josh Kelley Didn’t Commit

Josh Kelley and Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl once threatened to date John Mayer to get her now husband Josh Kelley to commit -- watch her brutally honest confession! Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Barry King/FilmMagic (inside)

Josh vs. John! Katherine Heigl is beautiful and successful, but surprisingly, it took some convincing to get husband Josh Kelley to commit. The State of Affairs actress revealed to the entire world (she's still blushing!) that she once threatened to date John Mayer in order to snag her longtime beau during The Meredith Vieira Show.

"Around the same time I met Josh, I also met John Mayer," the actress, 35, said during her upcoming episode. "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?"

As Heigl pondered the question, she also found herself spending more time with Mayer, who's previously dated Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry. Though the relationship was completely platonic (she swears!), the new friendship gave her the idea to shake Kelley up a bit.

"These musicians, they are competitive and jealous of each other," Heigl teased. "[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 quipped: "[I confessed] probably a year into our marriage. I was like, 'You got played!'"

The Grey's Anatomy alum and Kelley, 34, first met when Heigl played his love interest in his "Only You" music video in 2005. They tied the knot in December 2009 and share daughters Naleigh, 5, and Adalaide, 2.

Heigl's episode airs on Monday, Nov. 24. Watch more about her Mayer friendship and her discuss rumors that she's "rude" in the videos above now!

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