Josh Kelley Can't Wait to Marry Katherine Heigl

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Fifteen months into his engagement to Emmy winner and Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl, singer-songwriter Josh Kelley says he's ready to start a family.

"I always thought I'd be scared, but I'm ready," Kelley said. "I'm 27, and I feel I've done more than most people will do in a lifetime. I'm ready to settle down, start a family and build my Kelley empire."

The couple, who met when Heigl appeared in a music video for Kelley's song "Only You," got engaged in June 2006. Kelley is sure the 28-year-old Grey's Anatomy star, who he will wed in December, is the one.

"She's so great," he says. "We're both kind of carbon copies of each other in some ways, and we also have our differences, which makes things fun and exciting."

Josh Kelley and Katherine Heigl

The prospect of marriage even inspired Josh Kelley's latest material.

"I just finished a new album called Special Company, which sort of takes us through the emotional roller coaster of getting married," he says.

Are kids on the horizon for the cute couple? "We haven't talked about it," Kelley says. "We throw around names, but it's just for fun."

Kelley was performing in Las Vegas Sunday night and couldn't be in L.A. to see Katherine Heigl snag the Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series. But he got the news immediately, with a little help from his friends.

"My manager put her phone up to her TV so I could hear Katherine's speech," he said. "It's beautiful. She works so hard, and she's so deserving of it."

The couple soon spoke by phone. "I couldn't even understand what she was saying because she was so excited," Kelley says. "It was awesome."

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

[narrating] "At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."

MEREDITH

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)