SINGER-SONGWRITER-PLAYBOY John Mayer has given a bizarre interview to Rolling Stone magazine, talking far too much about his sex life and revealing that breaking up with Jennifer Aniston has left him "too freaked out" to find his true love.
Mayer, 32, says Aniston, 40, is "f***ing fantastic" and calls himself an "asshole" for splitting up with her.
He told the magazine: "I've never really gotten over it. It was one of the worst times of my life."
The couple first hooked up in February 2008 and were sickeningly cuddly.For a while it seemed that Aniston, dubbed "the lonely girl" for her bad luck in love, had finally found her man. But a brief split in August that year was followed by a proper break-up in March 2009.
Mayer tried to explain himself to the magazine, saying he wanted Jen to know: "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."
Aniston was said to be devastated, but has since been linked to ex-husband Brad Pitt and, more recently, sexy co-star Gerard Butler.
Meanwhile Mayer says he's struggling to replace his A-list ex. He says he only wants to sleep with girls he's already dated, because he can't be bothered convincing star-struck girls that he is actually keen on them. "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!
"I'm going backwards to move forward. I'm too freaked out to meet anybody else.
"I'll be happy when I close out this life-partner thing. Think of how much mental capacity I'm using to meet the right person so I can stop giving a f*** about it."
During his rant, Mayer did manage one startling moment of insight, asking the interviewer: "Do you think it's going to take meeting someone who I admire more than I admire myself?"
But then he lapsed straight back into the bizarre, saying that although his life partner had to be his intellectual match, they would also need "a beautiful vagina".
Mayer went on to complain that he's even struggling to find love in his dreams, because the paparazzi who hound him have started to turn up in his subconscious too. Are we meant to feel sorry for him?
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