John Mayer is still a bit of a pain for Katy Perry, as american idol fans found out on Monday, April 25. She and her fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan engaged in a friendly competition to see how many contestants would choose to perform their suggested songs. However, things got a little awkward when Noah Thompson thought that Perry sent one of Mayer’s songs, presumably unaware that Mayer and Perry ever dated. The moment caused Perry to dive under the judge’s table and ask for “additional therapy” this week.
When did Katy Perry and John Mayer date?
Perry and Mayer’s on-and-off relationship began in 2012, shortly after she divorced actor Russel Brand. The two were frequently seen together over the course of the next year and a half. Perry and Mayer broke up a few times, often citing busy schedules as the reason, but found their way back to each other. Then, in 2014, the couple broke up again.
Even after their breakup, Perry couldn’t help but warm up to Mayer. Speaking to Vogue in 2013, during one of the couple’s breaks, the “California Gurls” singer said she was still “madly in love” with Mayer.
“All I can say about that relationship is that he has a wonderful mind,” she explained. “Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I have to find out why I am attracted to these broken birds.”
Of course, the two musicians have also written songs about each other. As Glamor points out, Perry has admitted in the past to writing “Unconditionally” and “Roar” about Mayer. Meanwhile, Mayer said that Perry inspired him to create “Still Feel Like Your Man.” Mayer and Perry even collaborated on a track together, “Who You Love,” for Mayer’s album. paradise valley in 2013.
Katy Perry Hilariously Responded To An ‘American Idol’ Contestant Thinking She Had Picked A John Mayer Song For Him
Perry is now happily married to Orlando Bloom and the two share a daughter. However, she still felt awkward when Mayer came up in the conversation during american idol Monday. The judges had been playing Judge’s Song Contest, where each judge anonymously submitted songs for the Top 11 Idol contestants to choose from. Then, whoever submitted the song that a contestant sang on stage won a point.
The judges offered Noah Thompson two John Mayer songs, “Heartbreak Warfare” and “Bigger Than My Body,” as well as John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Noah opted to perform “Heartbreak Warfare”. When it came time to guess which judge suggested the tune, Thompson innocently thought it was Perry. His reaction was priceless.
“Noah, I feel like maybe you should look me up on Wikipedia,” Perry said, revealing that he chose the John Denver song. “I can not talk any more!”
Perry then threw herself under the judge’s table for a few moments before joking that Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan sabotaged her. When the singer came out of hiding from her, she said that she needed an “extra hour of therapy”. However, she complimented Thompson on her performance and she quickly recovered from the awkward moment.
Mayer recalled her collaboration with Perry earlier this year.
Thankfully, there doesn’t seem to be any animosity between Perry and Mayer, at least on Mayer’s side of things. In early 2022, she reflected on “Who You Love” and praised Perry’s vocals on the song.
“I think it ages pretty well. I think it’s a very sweet song, ”she said in Backstage with Andy Cohen, according to my! News. “I think that song is great, and I think Katy sounds great on it.”
Mayer also said that she would like to work with an ex again on another issue, although she did not specifically mention Perry.
“What could be more fertile ground for a song or energy between two singers?” she asked.
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