John Mayer Confirms Katy Perry Split

John Mayer has confirmed that him and Katy Perry are officially broken up.

"It was a very private relationship going in, it was a very private relationship during, and it's a private relationship still," said Mayer after confirming it was over with the "Firework." "I'm on the same journey as everyone else. Coupling is a tricky thing."

The couple began dating this past summer then split for a brief period before reconciling in the fall. Things seemed to be getting serious when Mayer gave Perry a ruby ring in February, but the spark that was once there for the pair seemed to die out.

Since having surgery on his vocal chords Mayer has cut down on his drinking and it has given him more time to focus on his music.

"I really loved, loved, loved scotch . . . [but] it's just like applying a shellac of poison. It's just a delicious, wonderful poison," he explained. "I had to really dial it down. And I'm a little more boring now."

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