Katherine Heigl's Marriage Has Lasted Almost as Long as 'Grey's Anatomy'

The 'Firefly Lane' actress and her musician beau have been together for longer than you realize.

Katherine Heigl became a household name for her performance as Dr. Izzie Stevens, MD, in Grey's Anatomy. Dr. Stevens went through it all—a marriage to Alex, Stage IV melanoma and a divorce.

Beyond Seattle Grace Hospital/Seattle Grace Mercy West/Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, Heigl has produced a movie career heavy in the rom-com genre. Think Knocked Up (2007), 27 Dresses (2007) and The Big Wedding (2013). But has Heigl had a big wedding of her own? Here's what to know about the Firefly Lane star's marriage and family.

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Who is Katherine Heigl's Husband Josh Kelley?

Josh Kelley is an American singer-songwriter and the husband of actress Katherine Heigl. His pop-rock songs "Amazing" and "Only You" appeared in the top 10 of Billboard's Adult Top 40. He pivoted to country music when he signed with MCA Nashville in 2010 and released "Georgia Clay," which landed in the top 20 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

How did Katherine Heigl and her husband meet?

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley met on the set of Kelley's music video "Only You" in 2005. Heigl, then a star on Grey's Anatomy, appeared in the video.

“I remember the day we met: May 24, 2005,” Kelley told Billboard. “I had just bought a house here in Nashville. The day after I signed the papers, I had to fly back to L.A. to do this music video. I remember telling [brother and Lady Antebellum singer] Charles, ‘Dude, I’ll be right back after we get this video done.’ I showed up that day, we started doing our scenes together, and we just hit it off. We’ve been together ever since that day."

In 2016, Heigl made another appearance in one of Kelley's music videos, this time for his song "It's Your Move."

"It’s very full-circle to have met on a video and to have this video coming out on a song that was about a fight," Kelley said of the collaboration. "It was so emotional, but life is crazy like that. It’s pretty cool.”

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When did Katherine Heigl get married?

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley said "I do" on Dec. 23, 2007, in Park City, Utah, with Heigl's Grey’s Anatomy co-stars T.R. Knight and Sandra Oh in attendance.

"We’re madly in love and she makes me excited to become married and to have a family and spend my life with someone," Kelley told People ahead of the wedding. "We’re fairly opposite but we also share a lot of the same values.”

About 18 months after the big day, Heigl shared her own sweet sentiments with People, saying, "I was fed up with trying to be somebody else, and got really lucky and met a great guy who loved me for me."

How long have Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley been together?

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Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley have been together for 18 years. They met in 2005 on the set of Kelley's music video for "Only You," which featured Heigl, got engaged the following year and married in 2007. Heigl has been in many rom-coms but says real romance is way different.

"It doesn't have to be so Snow White and Prince Charming," the actress told People. "That's my problem with a lot of romantic comedies...You're probably going to drop the F-bomb once in a while. You're probably going to say some things that are kind of harsh. And you're definitely going to talk about sex."

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Where do Josh Kelley and Katherine Heigl live?

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Josh Kelley and Katherine Heigl reside in Utah with their three children and six rescue dogs. Last year, the New Year's Eve actress told Parade why she moved her family from Los Angeles to Utah.

"I love living in Utah," Heigl said. "L.A. was never a place I felt was home. Everything about me being there was about getting work, keeping work, hustling and shaking hands. You feel like, 'I could lose it at any second. I have to keep this ball rolling.'"

The constant flashbulbs didn't help, either.

"On top of that is the attention of the press, the public, the paparazzi," she said. "Having the freedom to be ourselves as fully as we can be without the extra scrutiny is really what made Utah sacred to us. Plus, the people here have been incredibly welcoming and kind and supportive. It’s a real community."

Turns out, Heigl feels more at home in the mountains.

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Do Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley have kids?

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Yes, Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley have three children. In 2009, the couple adopted a daughter, Naleigh, from South Korea, where Heigl's sister was born.

"Josh and I started talking about [adoption] before we were even engaged," Heigl told Scholastic Parent & Child in 2014. "My sister Meg is Korean, and my parents adopted her three years before I was born. I wanted my own family to resemble the one I came from, so I always knew I wanted to adopt from Korea. We have talked about having biological children as well, but we decided to adopt first. I just wanted to be a mom. So however we do that, it's fine with me."

The couple welcomed another daughter, Adelaide, via a U.S.-based adoption in April 2012. Heigl gave birth to the couple's third child, a boy named Joshua, on Dec. 20, 2016, three days before their wedding anniversary.