John Mayer is taking the high road concerning his recent breakup with Jennifer Aniston, spilling his heart and thoughts out to a random group of photographers in NYC this weekend.
"If you guys are going to run stuff and run every lie under the sun, have somebody stand up for somebody," John said. "Have me as a man who ended a relationship stand here and write some truth. Have me stand up for somebody and write that Jennifer Aniston is the smartest, most sophisticated person I think I've ever met.
"She's one of the most lovely people I've ever met in my life and I'm going through something that's a very personal thing and you have to give that up," he said. "You have to give everything up because you can't have it all and it sucks."
Was he drunk? I mean, I totally respect that he's saying nice things about Jen and what-not, but why would he say this to the paparazzi? Shouldn't he be writing this on his blog?
Anyway, John continued to purge, saying that he and Jen broke up simply because it wasn't right.
"I'm sorry that the story's not interesting," the crooner added. "But it's about time that somebody stands up for that girl and I think she's great."
JM called the split "the most normal thing in the world --There's no lying, there's no cheating. There's no nothing.
"People are different, they have different chemistry, they have different lives," he said. "It's not about years, it's about going out with somebody, being truthful on the way in, being truthful in the middle and being truthful on the way out."
John insists that there was nobody else in the picture, which I happen to believe, it was just that he realized that he and Jen weren't meant to live happily ever after and he didn't want to "waste people's time."
"I don't do 'the taper,'" he continued. "I guarantee you [that] 20 percent of the people on this street right now who are in a relationship wish they could get out but they don't know how. And I'm going to be honest on the way in to my relationships and I'm going to be honest on the way out of my relationships."
Wow -- John reminds me of a lady I used to work with who, if you simply said, "Hey, how are you," it got you stuck for a good hour, hearing about everything from what she watched on TV the night before, to what she brought for lunch that day. I think John might need a friend -- maybe he can call her.