"It's not that she's just pretty, she's my buddy," he says of Kenzie Dalton

By Jed Dreben
Updated August 07, 2008 03:30 PM
Credit: Jill Johnson/JPI

Chad Michael Murray has learned that happiness is someone who makes you laugh – and he wants to pass his message on to all the single women out there.

“To all the girls out there who think being funny is not sexy, you are wrong!” the actor said at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards in L.A.

In fact, the One Tree Hill heartthrob says his current relationship is so successful simply because “she makes me laugh, and we never get bored.”

Murray, 26, has been engaged to former One Tree Hill walk-on Kenzie Dalton for a little more than two years. He describes his fiancée as his “best friend [who] supports me and makes me laugh.”

“It’s not that she’s just pretty, she’s my buddy,” he adds. “I never have actually had a girl who’s made me laugh before.”

Asked if he and his bride-to-be have set a date for their nuptials, the actor, who was briefly married to his One Tree Hill costar Sophia Bush in 2005, was coy. “I would like to be married someday,” he teased. “No, I’m really looking forward to it. I have a really, really great girl in my life right now.”

He also keeps a little something with him at all times to remind him of that special woman. “I have a necklace around my neck that my lady gave me,” said Murray, “so I try never to leave home without that.”