The card-carrying “California Gurl,” 28, has landed her very first Vogue cover, shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Wearing a floral off-the-shoulder dress and rocking bright red lips, Katy covers the July issue of the Fashion Bible.
The real juice comes between the covers.
Katy makes some startling relationship confessions about her high-profile romances with comedian Russell Brand and flippant folk rock crooner John Mayer.
“He’s a very smart man, a magical man and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.”
The pair were married for 14 months before Russell pulled the plug just after the holidays. In the beginning, Katy says, it was difficult not to blame herself for the split:
“I have to claim my own responsibility in things. I do admit that I was on the road a lot. Although I invited him time and time again and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could. At first when I met him he wanted an equal and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, ‘I can’t handle it.’ He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting.”
The pop star also reveals that she still has a flame burning for on-again/off-again boyfriend John Mayer:
“It’s over…I was madly in love with him. I still am madly in love with him. All I can say about that relationship is that he’s got a beautiful mind. Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds.”
Despite a rumored reconciliation with Mayer, Katy says she’s just basking in the joy of being a single girl once again:
“I’m not in a relationship, I’m just on my own — I am myself in my own bed. I have to be happy being alone, and I am happy.”