April 2nd, 2013
04:00 PM ET
The host of "Ellen" gingerly raised the topic with 35-year-old Mayer, pointing out that it wasn't that long ago that she saw him hanging with Perry at the Grammy Awards.
"It was a very private relationship going in, it was a private relationship during, and it's a private relationship still," Mayer said. "I can understand asking the question based on some previous answers I've given, but I finally learned how to put the wall between one thing and the other, and I've been much happier since then."
Other than that whole fame thing, Mayer said, he's really "on the same journey as everybody else," the singer said. "Coupling is a tricky thing."
Chances are Mayer might stay away from coupling for a while, as the singer, who battled throat problems in recent years, just announced that he's embarking on a tour this summer.
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