Jennifer Aniston will probably always be haunted by her very public, very acrimonious split with Brad Pitt. But she’s not the only one to be plagued by one of her breakups.
Her recent beau, John Mayer, says he’s still working through his post-Jen feelings.
In the cover story of this week’s Rolling Stone, which hits news stands Wednesday, serial dater, Twitter oversharer, and, oh yeah, musician John Mayer reveals he’s still sad that he couldn’t make things work out with his most famous ex-girlfriend. “I’ve never really gotten over it. It was one of the worst times of my life,” Mayer, who is 32, says of his breakup with 40-year-old Aniston.
Mayer reveals to Rolling Stone that his charmed life (which includes a 10-year record deal, a vintage watch collection worth $20 million, not to mention more female attention than the average guy can dream of) doesn’t satisfy him. He’s still searching for The One: “I’ll be happy when I close out this life-partner thing.”
Mayer might finally be getting in touch with his self-aware side – and he might even have misgivings about sharing so much of himself in such a public forum. Last night, John tweeted: “Just read my Rolling Stone cover article. I’m still not sure if I would want to hang out with me.”
It’s not the first time he went public with his feelings about the end of his relationship with Jennifer. In addition to his tweets about their breakup, last January he went so far as to discuss it with paparazzi gathered outside his New York City gym. In February, he joined Jen on the Oscars red carpet, where he told the press: “It’s my first Oscars. And it’s my first being an Oscar boyfriend.”
They broke up – for the second time – one month later. Their first go-round as a couple ended in August of 2008, but they resumed their relationship in the fall of that year.
For her part, Mayer’s ex doesn’t seem to be having trouble moving on. Most recently, Aniston, whose every romantic move is scrutinized by the tabloids, was seen getting cuddly with Gerard Butler at the Golden Globes.
“They were attached at the hip all night,” a backstage source told Page Six of ”The Bounty Hunter” costars.
If Mayer’s whining to Rolling Stone was meant to be a signal to Jen that he’s looking for a reconciliation, he might have better luck reconciling with another one of his famous exes. Word has it Jessica Simpson is still on the market after her breakup with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.