John Mayer: Coupling is a tricky thing
April 2nd, 2013
04:00 PM ET

John Mayer: Coupling is a tricky thing

Instead of writing a break-up song, as some tend to do, John Mayer opened up on his recent split with Katy Perry on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show.

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.

Filed under: Celebrities • John Mayer • Katy Perry • Music

soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. Using moi for the answers....yea right...


    May 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. No interest whatsoever in this man.....pure entertainment..

    May 5, 2013 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Katy Perry doesn't even know how many there are at this point

    Glad she said goodbye too Mayer...Privacy HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    May 4, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |


    May 4, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. How is it private if she broadcasts it everywhere and he's know too cheat.


    May 4, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. He cheated on katy perry right?

    thats what i heard.

    May 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mayer Cheats

    gotta watch him

    May 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. said: let coward keep talking

    mayer is great

    May 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Linda Erby

    DeGeneres started performing stand-up comedy at small clubs and coffee houses. By 1981 she was the emcee at Clyde's Comedy Club in New Orleans. DeGeneres cites Woody Allen and Steve Martin as her main influences at this time.';

    Best wishes

    May 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sean Connery

    I just my pubes shaved...what a revelation. I wish Ursula had done that for me.

    April 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hurry

    April 6, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. i'm heated for mayer....i can help u musterbait.

    April 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mayer has too go back to basics...

    continue his tour life...but needs back too basics.....goats are nice.

    April 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Clete

    He says coupling is difficult, maybe he needs to start with something easier than a woman....maybe a goat.

    April 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MO

    Mayer needs a brighter happy outlet at times–

    April 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  16. JGN

    And what are you doing to stand out in this world today? Oh, these posts you are making? No sorry.
    We are all voices in the wilderness but I can promise you the kind and understanding voices will carry on longer than the abusive judgmental ones, however loud they are coming out of the gate. The people you are commenting about are famous, in the public eye constantly, their every move weighed by us ants. We can't bite him by pettiness so you may as well stop trying.

    April 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Cesar Romero

    Hey! That's my suit!

    April 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Rebbeca

    This guy is just so creepy i don't even know why these women even dated him? So gross!!!!

    April 4, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  19. Go north young man...

    analyze the photo above...the sign points to the north and even says north... the light is green saying we should go north...everyone in the photo is looking to the north except for Mayer, who for some reason is facing east. like a muslim at prayer time. he's probably a terrorist too.

    April 4, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  20. saw the time frame...

    she was busy covering up cruelty comment towards bon jovi...ok...sounds logical

    April 4, 2013 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  21. Batman

    You can dispense with the makeup, Joker, date pretty celebrities and try to pass yourself off as a singer-songwriter, but you will never be able to hide from me. Your time of reckoning has come.

    April 4, 2013 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  22. Mayer and Katy will be friends she has nothing too hide from him


    April 4, 2013 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  23. You overheard all conversation pertaining too basement

    your heard the conversations-mafalda

    father peter is picking up the old stuff...the news stuff is on back order and we have new construction workers
    who came too look at the attic...

    you were there – you may have missed the construction workers which means our plan is working...

    April 4, 2013 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  24. herb

    April 4, 2013 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  25. Your Mayer -- He doesn't need to be ordered around

    April 4, 2013 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  26. Mayer and Katy are going too be friends...

    Mayer can watch me all day long but we will have too move forward and communicate now....if that is what you want.

    April 4, 2013 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  27. i love reading about these women

    i love it all the time...sheesh...get bored after 6 months...cuz....are we missing something...lolololol

    April 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mayer's hot

    women want it...

    April 3, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jeff

    1st off, what does he do?
    2nd, why does he bed hope?
    3rd, why do women date him? Horrible track record it seems.
    Lastly, why did I click on this story again????

    April 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Has Been Slob---Gaga

    Mayer is NOT suited for that woman ever...

    April 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  31. taylor and katy are both suited for Mayer

    Mayer needs too get rid of the bimbos who talk about his personal life on the blogs...way too personal

    April 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |

    why does she trash mayer all the time...

    April 3, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |


    April 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Sam

    I think Mayer made his peace with those who were offended by his remarks to the press and I think he learned his lesson but that's not going to stop the majority of small-minded ignoramuses who post hateful comments about him on this forum. I'll grant that he showed a lack of class regarding his breakups with Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Anniston but he from where I sit he didn't deserve the treatment he got from Taylor Swift and he showed a lot more class about that whole episode than she did. I might also add that Mayer has shown a lot more thoughtfulness in not commenting about his breakup with Katy Perry despite whatever motive the tabloids have attributed to the breakup. He's an incredibly talented musician who has suffered from some self-inflicted wounds but at the end of the day he's still got fewer character flaws and more intelligence than 99% of the people who post hateful commentary about him on this message board.

    April 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sorry do not agree

      these comments seem like people who are in a confessional booth...

      April 3, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Taylor treatS him ike sh-t too...

      katy perry loves him and from what I understand they are getting back together....

      April 3, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • John and Taylor, Katy, Nikki, Madonna

      are going too be friends with John Mayer.....and why because John deserves good friends

      April 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  35. i so agree with you...

    he needs to upgrade too women who do not hack

    April 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  36. marin

    I still don't believe he is a womanizer – I don't think he can hang on to a woman so he has to go find someone else... I mean, just look at him. Gag.

    April 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Why don't you reciprocate and post a picture of yourself so we can see what you look like, or is it lining the bottom of a birdcage somewhere?

      April 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Dēfaecātus

    It has been said, most eloquently indeed, that “a fart is the cry of an imprisoned turd.” I beseech you, my friends – hear their cries! Set my people free!

    April 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Shikabane Hime

    Especially when you are a self-centered d-bag.

    April 3, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Mayer can come hide with me anytime

    oh yea

    April 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  40. I really liked him in The Dark Knight.

    He stole the show, actually. Too bad he died afterward, but that posthumous Oscar was much deserved.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Mayer can come see me anytime he wants....

    he's hot and she has some time now

    April 3, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  42. I heard John Mayer

    has sand in his cootch. That's why he's such an AYE hole.

    April 3, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  43. SHelly

    He is trying to look like Dr. Who – he is definately Gay just come out John!!

    April 3, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |


    April 3, 2013 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  45. M.A.P.

    The defininition of poo is that photo above. Smug bast@rd.

    April 3, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  46. Mayer needs to rethink the katy situation

    and not get the press involved....I will definitely see john may any chance I can this summer

    April 3, 2013 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  47. Mayer and Katy could be on again....(pic above)

    I hear katy and John could get hot and heavy again...I hope so...she's a hot woman

    April 3, 2013 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  48. Alvarez

    He used ass gravy for hair gel. He can complete the look by stuffing a few trouser twinkies up his nose.

    April 2, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Sadie

    Put a big, red nose on the guy, and he would look like a clown. What's up with that hair?

    April 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • V¡xen're on a roll tonight. I was wondering the same thing about his hair. Something about him that I don't like. Don't know what it is.

      April 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      Hey BV! I hear ya on that one. I just find him very unappealing. He says some really strange things, too. He is one strange package.

      April 2, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  50. sandi2

    He and Katy are likely just fine; he just needs the pseudo-drama to sell concert tickets.

    April 2, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Just Saying

    I think John has issues in that he is a serial dater, thus, I think he is in the closet and just needs to come on out. . . .

    April 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Ted

    He looks gay.

    April 2, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  53. hold on...wait a minute --

    Why is John Mayer dressed like the Joker?

    April 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |

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