John Mayer On Breaking Up With Jennifer Aniston: ‘It Was One Of The Worst Times Of My Life’

By Cara Alwill

John Mayer’s music doesn’t necessarily match his persona — and in the newest issue of Rolling Stone, he definitely proves that to be true. With so many romantic ballads and heart-tugging lyrics that would make the toughest of cookies shed a tear, John is a bit,well, deeper than the teddy bear one would think he is. He admits he has “some presence of psychological damage,” and is still pretty shaken up from his split from Jennifer Aniston. This is one head that we never wanted to dig into ourselves, so thankfully Rolling Stone did the dirty work for us!

John has always been fairly public about his feelings, and Twitter has seemingly become his best friend. He’s used the social networking platform to clear up rumors and fire back at the gossip magazines that have taken stabs at him during his lowest points. One of the hardest times he’s ever been through has been his break-up with Jen.

He tells Rolling Stone, “I’ve never really gotten over it. It was one of the worst times of my life … I have this weird feeling, a pride thing, for the people I’ve had relationships with. What would I be saying to Jen, who I think is f—ing fantastic, if I said to her, ‘I don’t dislike you. In fact, I like you extremely well. But I have to back out of this because it doesn’t arc over the horizon. This is not where I see myself for the rest of my life, this is not my ideal destiny.”

Although the split did a number on him, the singer still wants to find the perfect lady — eventually. “I’ll be happy when I close out this life-partner thing,” he says. “Think of how much mental capacity I’m using to meet the right person so I can stop giving a f-ck about it.” John admits that it’s too exhausting to meet someone new, however, and that the perfect lady for him may very well be right under his nose. “I can’t fathom explaining myself to somebody who can’t believe I’d be interested in them, and they’re going, ’But you’re John Mayer!’ So I’m going backwards to move forward. I’m too freaked out to meet anybody else.”

After reading the interview, John took to his infamous Twitter account and shared his thoughts: “Just read my Rolling Stone cover article. I’m still not sure if I would want to hang out with me.” They say relationships shouldn’t take work, but we’re starting to think anyone getting involved with John Mayer might have to put in a bit more effort than most. Good luck ladies!

What do you think of John’s Rolling Stone cover and feature?