Anonymous publicist: John Mayer is manipulative, kisses and tells

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I don’t hold much of an opinion of John Mayer. I find him gifted musically but I don’t like his songs. I appreciate his charity work and contributions, but I detest how he conducts his personal life. I don’t care if he’s a Casanova but I find the way he trashes his exes and then plays the victim truly distasteful. If a friend of mine said they were considering dating Mayer, I’d tell them to run and not look back. Apparently, I’m not alone. An anonymous publicist said that any celebrity thinking about dating Mayer should be prepared for him to kiss and tell because that’s just how he operates.

John Mayer’s current single “New Light” might be a hit — reaching No. 7 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart — but according to insiders, he’s still a big miss among single A-listers.

“I would tell women in Hollywood to steer clear of him,” said one celebrity publicist. “He’s manipulative. He has a reputation . . . and it’s better to exercise caution dealing with anybody who kisses and tells.”

No doubt Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston would agree. Both women dated the crooner, now 40, only to be publicly burned when he then told the media about their relationships.

“I don’t think that’s a very honorable thing to do and I think that it’s hurtful,” said the publicist. “I’m sure women are very cautious after seeing what he’s done.”

[From Page Six]

How low do you have to be to have a Hollywood publicist call you dishonorable? Think about the crap they cover up on a regular basis. This one is like, “I can’t with Mayer.” As for who the anonymous source is, it could be anyone. I’ll count out Rob Shuter because he had no problem going on the record about Mayer. One guess is it’s Jennifer Lawrence’s publicist because Mayer thought he’d make headlines by calling her out during his Watch What Happens Live After Show with Andy Cohen.

The “Your Body Is a Wonderland” singer, 40, told Andy Cohen that the “Red Sparrow” actress, 27, avoids him at all costs: “You have a lot of friends who, without you, would want nothing to do with me — and I find that exciting! You know what I mean? You’re friends with Jennifer Lawrence, who just doesn’t want anything to do with me. Look, I don’t have the world’s greatest track record when it comes to celebrity relationships, so it’s amazing to watch your friends humor me on a friend level, but also keep a fair distance from me.”

[From Page Six]

I’ve posted the video below. There is no context for him to mention Jennifer specifically so I’m hoping it was inspired by an epic dismissal by Jennifer at a social function. Following his ‘J-Law hates me’ comments, Mayer went on and on about how he is persona non-grata on the celebrity scene. I think he was trying to come off as self-deprecating but instead plowed headlong into poor-little-me territory with comments like, “dating John Mayer at this point is conceptually just sort of a no-no,” and “Slowly but surely I’m setting myself up for another disastrous celebrity relationship so that I can wake up a month later and be back 10 years in time.” Is it really that much of a mystery why no one wants to date him? Maybe if he tried accepting responsibility for being a jerk and apologized, people wouldn’t scatter when he entered a room. As the mystery publicist said, Mayer is manipulative. I just hope no one is buying his BS.

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  1. Elena says:

    News at 11

  2. lucy2 says:

    We needed an “anonymous publicist” to tell us what we already knew?

    • mia girl says:

      In other breaking news, an anonymous scientist tells us that water is wet.

    • Louise177 says:

      Baffled why this is news considering John does interviews about his relationships instead of sending anonymous quotes to tabloids.

  3. T.Fanty says:

    What an astounding sense of entitlement that he has, assuming that he gets a shot with J.Law or her peers. We talk a lot about white male privilege, but the fact that this mediocre fool still assumes that he is worthy of the attention that he gets shows it in action.

    • Elena says:

      Entitlement but also just being a cad. I remember his “press conference” to the paps when he and JA broke up and all he had to do was be gracious and say “She’s a great person, no comment” instead he goes into all the gory details. Not a gentleman at all

      • Cleo2 says:


        That’s where Mayer went wrong, he dated Jennifer Aniston. I’m sure he’d tell the public that to their face if he didn’t think he’d be burned at the stake by her supporters. He even said if once, that breaking up with her was like “burning the American flag.”

        Sure, people knew he was a jerk pre Aniston, but he was seen as talented, young sexy jerk. Her fans were over the moon that she was dating him, they were ‘Brad who-ing?’ all over the place. They loved that she got back with Mayer again for a few days just to drag him to the Oscar ceremony where both Brad and Angelina had been nominated for Best Actor/Best Actress. No one was treating him as persona non Grata back then because he split with Jessica Simpson and kiss and told, in fact I’m sure a lot of women cheered when they broke up. I just recall the Aniston people being ecstatic. Lolol

        But here’s the thing that most guys who have briefly become Aniston’s white knight savior from singledom have realized, the minute you leave her, all that press and slobbering googly eyed good will goes with her. Ask Vince whatshisname. Ask Theroux, who remarkably enough seems to have avoided the pitfalls, and while yes he is being ridiculed and demeaned by her supporters whereas before he was the hottest bestest ‘Brad who’er?’ever- he does seem to have kept his accrued fame which may be due to his own significant base of Hollywood friends (Kimmel, stern and the krajowski-blunts, came by way of Theroux not Aniston) plus the fact he’s rumored to be dating movie star Emma Stone. That’s how you blast through the Huvane Aniston desire to bury all exes.

        The fact that Mayer got her fans hopes up, then dashed them, then got them up again, then dashed them again – then committed the ultimate sin in telling the whole world he was essentially bored, that she was stuck in the 90s and worst of all, he bragged about how hot ANOTHER WOMAN that he dated was (‘Jessica being sexual napalm’ lmao) – that right there was the end of him.

        Which let’s me know the mystery publicist is actually Aniston’s – Stephen Huvane most likely.

      • Anon33 says:

        @cleo2: can we really not with this blaming the woman BS?
        Mayer fell from grace because of his gross and inappropriate public comments, as most people have commented. How the hell you were able to work that topic into multiple paragraphs slamming Jennifer Aniston and her fans because she dated the man-what? Ten years ago?-is frankly kind of alarming.

        You realize it’s been nearly fifteen years since she and Brad broke up, right? Maybe you can let go of this “horrible jen” narrative now? Wow.

      • Cleo2 says:

        Dear Stephen or @anon33,

        Oh BS. The guy’s a musician. Most are jerks. That’s no news bulletin.

        Everyone knows this was different because Mayer had stupidly started dating the woman the whole world wanted to see one up her super duper worldwide famous breathlessly watched ex, by being happy with another famous handsome guy. Someone just forgot to tell him…. can never ever leave. Lol

        Publicists love to think that we all have the memories and attention spans of fruit flies.

        I know you hate to hear it, but the bulk of his backlash was due to him dumping and then denigrating the ‘all American TV girl next door,’ the poster child for women scorned. Her fans desperately needed her to have her happy ever after, and one-up you know who- and they were tremendously on his side until he left her. He was mud at that point, but then became triple mud when he went into why they didn’t work.

        Be real, no one cared about Jessica Simpson being slammed and ridiculed and you know it. It was like what people say about assorted Kardashians today. In fact, women were the first to slam her back then – so spare me your pretend feminism. In fact, JS got triple dissed by Aniston fans simply for being Mayer’s ex. Lol

        All the power of CAA, and Aniston’s power publicist laid into Mayer. He said it was like. ‘Burning the American flag,’ (they made sure of it) and he’s never recovered.

      • WingKingdom says:

        Let us all remember another reason to hate John Mayer:

        “Someone asked me the other day, ‘What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?” Mayer continued. “And by the way, it’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n—-r pass. Why are you pulling a punch and calling it a hood pass if you really have a hood pass?”

        Not just a misogynist, but also a racist. Canceled in 2010.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        LOL, some are REALLY dedicated to their fan fiction!

        Mayer’s most offensive move was saying he had a “david duke d*ck” meaning that he didn’t get excited by women of color. It was a racist comment, it normalized the KKK, and he’s a complete fool for failing to see the beauty of diverse women.

      • elle says:

        @Wing & Tiffany — thanks for bringing the goods. I barely remember him dating JenA and certainly didn’t care. THIS is why he’s a giant bag of dicks.

      • kosmos says:

        I’ve always thought he was missing a brain chip or two because his behavior is strange and inappropriate much of the time. He’s just OFF for some reason and fails to see why he is inappropriate. He’s red flag material no doubt about that. Yes, women should definitely steer clear, but there will always be someone new that will go for him. Not even sure why Katy Perry took the plunge. John’s musical talent is excellent, a far car from who he is personally, I suppose. Perhaps he can be a good friend, but never a boyfriend.

    • Miss M says:

      An entitled @s$!

  4. Nicole says:

    In addition, Ted Casablanca from the EOnline used to run blind items that was majorly into scat play. Yuck. I mean whatever floats your boat but ew.

  5. broodytrudy says:

    And water is wet.

  6. shirurusu says:

    He can really play guitar but he has such a creepy douche-face I really can’t fathom how he got anyone to date him at all! He literally puts me off food with his face

  7. Betty Whoo says:

    Dont like the music also. Never have

  8. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    He’s always struck me as a major douchecanoe.

    We were at a concert years ago (2008 or 2010, maybe?) and got accosted by a vendor in the venue. She yelled at me “Saying no to a pretzel is saying no to John Mayer!” I shot back “We’re only here for Ben Folds so you can tell John we really don’t care.” Ben was awesome and we left as soon as his set was over. Every restaurant near the venue was empty so we had a late dinner in peace and then got ice cream.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Lol! That’s great! Ben Folds is AWESOME live. I saw him open for Tori Amos years ago and it was a great show! Piano heaven!

  9. Nikki says:

    You know what’s unfortunate? I actually love his music (for years!) and he’s such a great guitar player. Maybe if I just pretend I don’t know much about him as a person…

    • girl_ninja says:

      I really did enjoy his music and thought he was so clever after watching his Any Given Thursday concert. But NOPE. He and his David Duke dick is nasty, nasty, nasty.

    • girl_ninja says:

      I really did enjoy his music and thought he was so clever after watching his Any Given Thursday concert. But NOPE. He and his David Duke dick are nasty, nasty, nasty.

    • brooksie says:

      Same! I follow him on Instagram and his stories are actually pretty entertaining and clever.

  10. KBeth says:

    He is gross.

  11. Tara Beth says:

    This gossiper meant Taylor Swift when they said John Mayer, right?

  12. B says:

    Those beady eyes…

  13. Bridget says:

    This is so hilariously random. He hasn’t been a thing in years, how was this one of the first things that came to the publicist’s mind?

  14. Mia4s says:

    Considering some of JLaw’s HIGHLY questionable dating choices I’m honestly relieved to hear she shut him down.

    You reap what you sow John.

  15. tracking says:

    He is the ultimate self-absorbed man-child. Though it always freaks me out how much he looks like a model in a Caravaggio painting.

  16. Melania says:

    I would have loved to see JLawput this douche in his place

  17. holly hobby says:

    He always came across as a band nerd who wants to be in with the cool kids so he acts like a jerk. I’m not doubting his talent after all I think he came from the Berklee School of Music. However, please if you act like a gentleman, woman would not run away!

  18. Claudia says:

    Guess Taylor didn’t lie:
    “When I lived in your chess game
    But you changed the rules every day
    Wondering which version of you I might get on the phone

    “Or maybe its you and your sick need
    To give love then take it away
    And you’ll add my name to your long
    List of traitors who don’t understand
    And I’ll look back and regret,
    I ignored when they said run as fast as you can”

    “You are an expert at sorry
    And keeping lines blurry
    Never impressed by me acing your tests
    All the girls that you run dry
    Have dried lifeless eyes
    ‘Cause you burned them out”

    • Eleonor says:

      I love that sue has beaten him at his own game.

    • Cleo2 says:

      Damn Taylor.

      She even folded in one of his song lyrics.

      Her music sounds so banal an awful to my ears but it really masks a great poet.

      She should write lyrics for other people’s music, and then have other people sing them.

      • Claudia says:

        She really is a great writer.

        i’m not familiar with his lyrics, which lyrics of his did she fold in?

    • kosmos says:

      I’m so not a Taylor Swift fan, but she’s right, John is probably an expert at keeping lines blurry…..that way he has no need ever to really commit to someone…which, come to think of it, he never has done.

  19. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Smarmy gross.

  20. sara6 says:

    I watched his appearance on WWHL with Andy Cohen and it was clear to me that he knows what a mess he’s made for himself in terms of dating anyone in the public eye. I don’t understand how anyone could think he made a play for Jennifer Lawrence or that he insulted her by pointing what a jerk he’s been. He talked about a real fear her has: self sabotage. Many people have it too. It seems odd to see so many people put words into his mouth. And JLaw can take care of herself. Her name being mentioned can’t possibly hurt her.

    • Cleo2 says:

      Here’s another story no one seems to want to entertain about Mayer, but it has come up again since he’s now so tight with Andy Cohen….

      That Mayer is gay or bisexual.

      Not out and proud gay, but extremely and deeply closeted and not comfortable with it, so he presents as this cutesy comedic pan hyper-sexual who loves to shock. Aka still gay or bisexual.

      For those of us who have memories and use them: John Mayer was embroiled in a mini-
      scandal with Perez Hilton right before the publicists set up Mayer and Aniston. Perez Hilton was claiming he and John Mayer had tongued themselves silly at a club. 😨 The public was all, ‘Yea right dude, suuure.’

      No one really believed Perez. But he continued to tell all. He even took a legit lie detector AND PASSED, and then people started to believe and gossip about it! There was also vid proof they were at the same place/club together. It became a REAL thing.

      A couple weeks later he’s seen with Aniston at a public hotel pool, and they are the talk of the town. Mayerston (along with their 3 sets of tabloid twins) is born. They are in the tabloids as much as Brangelina, are all over the infotainment shows and do a couple of Oprah shows.

      The Perez Hilton/John Mayer love match is effectively squashed. Nice work CAA

      What’s funny is, after he split with Aniston he gets asked by some interviewer about the Perez thing (Perez has never stopped telling his story) and Mayer finally cops to it all! Claiming he did it to shock Perez or some such bs.

      I ask any one of you on planet earth, of whatever gender, sex or creed – would you tongue Perez Hilton to shock him?

      • Mo' Comments Mo' Problems says:

        This makes him seem like such an opportunist on the come up!

      • Grant says:

        I’m loath to jump onto this idea that because a self-professed straight man and gay man are friends, that’s evidence that the former might not be straight after all. I am gay and some of my dearest friendships are with straight men… And those men are completely straight. Gay men and straight men actually have a lot in common, and they make great wing-men for the other.

  21. Mo' Comments Mo' Problems says:

    We been knew about nasty John Mayo. He still is cancelledt! His ego is the size of Mount Rushmore and he is getting overhyped by the month.

  22. CharlieBouquet says:

    He is a complete dick curd.

  23. CityGirl says:

    He put out a blues album as part of a trio several years ago that was Awesome!
    That’s all I can contribute

  24. Lisa says:

    He is so ugly. It’s his personality.

  25. Jaded says:

    He’s an insufferable twat.

  26. Cleo2 says:

    In that Andy Cohen clip he actually seems sweet, considerate and a good friend. It’s clear he and Andy really are close friends.

    It’s also clear he’s a misogynist and doesn’t treat women nearly as well as the men in his life.


    • Grant says:

      I know. Shocking, because I find both of them to be pretty insufferable independent of one another.

  27. Anna says:

    We have known this since like 2006, a publicist needs to say this in 2018??

  28. Adrien says:

    The only thing I do not believe in the article is that he is only 40 years old. Maybe that’s a 5 year old article.

  29. Littlefishmom says:

    Neeeeeever got the hype over this guy. He repulses me.

  30. Shannon says:

    OMG the mental gymnastics to put this on Jennifer Aniston’s shoulders and the shoulders of her fans were impressive. I seriously forgot she’d even dated him – she probably has too LOL. He’s a douche, we’ve known he’s a douche for quite a while now. David Duke d*ck? Wtf is that sh!t? He’s 100 percent responsible for his own situation.

  31. DD says:

    I was never a big fan of John Mayer’s music until recently. Once he became part of Dead & Company, I discovered a lot more about his music. As a long time Grateful Dead fan, I am thankful that John has joined in with the remaining members so the music can continue to be enjoyed through live performances that are in the same vein as the Grateful Dead.

    I don’t get the continued animus towards him. He blabbed about Aniston and Simpson 8 years ago now in the Playboy interview. He did say stupid and racist things. He’s apologized publicly.

    I have now seen him 3 times with Dead & Company, and he is a phenomenal guitarist. I know he is a hit with the majority of Deadheads who are pleased that the scene can continue. He has been on 5 tours with Dead & Company since 2015. I would say most love him. I love listening to the recordings of the shows which are publicly available on the Internet Archive at :

    People can grow. I think he has. I don’t understand why this is a thing right now. So Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t want to have anything to do with him? So what? That’s a reason to rehash a stupid interview that he admitted was a huge mistake from 2010? He’s great friends with Dave Chappelle, who I love. They have worked together many times since Chappelle’s show.

    If he is that much of a racist pr*ck, I doubt anyone would want to have anything to do with him.