Josh Kelley Speaks on Marriage to Katherine Heigl

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Josh Kelley has plenty to sing about these days.

In addition to releasing his new album, Special Company, he's still basking in newly wedded bliss with his wife of one month, Katherine Heigl.

"It just feels unbelievable to be married. I thought that being married wasn't that different from dating, but actually it is so different," the singer/songwriter, 28, told People magazine Thursday in Chicago.

"As a husband, my mentality changed from being a boyish man to a man's man."

In fact, Josh Kelley's courtship with the Grey's Anatomy star, 29, has been what he calls a crash course in emotional maturity.

"When we first met, I could tell that my A.D.D. would definitely frustrate her a little bit," Kelley said. "It's like ... I would be drawing on paper tablecloths when I should have been engaging in conversation. Things like that. No one ever told me that before. Nobody ever cared. But she does. And I like that."

Katie and Josh
Katherine and Josh

The two, who didn't even live together until after the ceremony, have settled easily into a nice domestic routine. Katherine Heigl has had plenty of time to nest, thanks to the writers' strike, so that's been a silver lining at least.

"We cook together," he said. "She is a great cook. I am a good helper chef. I'm good with the grill and good with taking chances with certain spices."

But what about the L.A. club scene? According to the singer, you won't be seeing Josh Kelley and Katherine Heigl at Hyde or Les Deux anytime soon.

"We are not a typical Hollywood couple at all," Kelley explained. "We stay in. We cook, we watch Dexter, and I make music and paint. It's fun."

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There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."