Two high-profile relationships later, it seems Katy Perry still hasn’t quite figured out the Hollywood dating scene. The singer divorced Russell Brand in December 2011 after just 14 months of marriage, then dated John Mayer on-and-off for a year and a half before ending things last February — and she opened up about both her exes in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan!
“It feels like a hundred lifetimes ago, so it’s like digging up an old grave,” she says of her marriage. “Sometimes you have to go through all this s— to get your grip on life and figure out what the next boundaries in your love life are going to be. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place. In the long run, it was necessary for me to have more of a teammate.”
Things have been clearly over between the “Birthday” singer and Get Him to the Greek actor since their split…but will Katy ever get back with her “Who You Love” duet partner? “I know it sounds really hippie s—, but I’m living in the now and not fantasizing about the future,” she explains, adding, “I have a lot of respect for [John] still, and I know it goes both ways. There’s no bad blood, but I’m sure there will be inspired songs.”
Okay, Taylor Swift!