Katy Perry And John Mayer Break Up: Here's What We've Learned From His Past Splits

20 March 2013 by

John Mayer and Katy Perry

Sob. We had high hopes that Katy Perry would be the woman to tame John Mayer for good, high hopes that have now been dashed. According to reports coming from the US this morning Katy and John have split for the second time ending their eight month relationship.

Despite John’s player reputation the split has come as a bit of a surprise given that just a few weeks ago things seemed to be going really well between the pair. They were spotted out on a hike recently with Girls star Allison Williams and her boyfriend Ricky Van Veen looking the picture of happiness and over the last few months they have been seen at many a red carpet event looking loved up.

John even admitted that he thought Katy was different saying in a recent interview, ‘For the first time in my life I don't feel like I'm in a celebrity relationship,’ he also said that he might like to MARRY her. We know!  So what went wrong? Well according to USmagazine, it’s that age old celebrity thing of conflicting schedules. Katy is currently working on her new album whilst John is about to go on tour.

Apparently though, there may still be hope for the musical twosome- sources told the US publication that they have only split ‘for now’, and may get back together in the future when they’ve both got finished all of their work.

Katy and John first started dating in the summer of last year shortly after her divorce from Russell Brand was finalised. Mr.Brand possibly added salt to Katy’s wounds yesterday when he decided to joke about their short-lived union live on air with Noel Gallagher. Russell said, ‘'Let me tell you a thing about marriage. Marriage is a bond that can last up to 14 months… This is a sacred 14-month arrangement. Begins on an elephant. Ends in a newspaper'

It really does seem like Katy knows how to pick them! John too has had his fair share of relationships that have gone array. Let’s take a look back at his chequered history…

John Mayer and Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

John and Taylor dating between 2009-2010 but their split was far from amicable. Taylor wrote the song Dear John as an open letter to her ex lambasting him for taking advantage of her at a young age. Maybe Katy might write one now too?!

Jennifer Aniston

Ah, the one that got away! John and Jen dated on and off in 2008 and 2009 and in June last year he admitted, ‘I’ve never really gotten over it.’ When the pair broke up one time John called a press conference to announce it, outside a gym… Not one of his finest moments.

John Mayer Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

John and Jess dated in 2006 and had a bit of a tumultuous relationship. When they broke up he described her as being like sexual napalm – ever the gentleman there John!

Jennifer Love Hewitt

The fact that we’d almost forgotten she existed aside, John and Jennifer dated in 2002. John was actually pretty nice about Jennifer even writing a song about her called ‘Your body is a wonderland.’ Ok, it’s a bit cheesy but in comparison to his later behaviour this is moderately sweet.


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