Say what you will about John Mayer, but you've got to hand it to him: the guy has a way with the ladies.
The smooth crooner may have a history of over-sharing (who could forget him telling Playboy that Jessica Simpson was like "sexual napalm" in the sack?), but he's still managed to date an impressive lineup of Hollywood's loveliest ladies, including the recently divorced Katy Perry.
In fact, we couldn't help but notice that a surprising number of Mayer's lady loves are newly single, as if the singer-songwriter were lurking around the corner, waiting to strum "Your Body is a Wonderland" at the ready to cure them of their breakup blues.
We might be on to something. In November 2010, a friend of Mayer's told The Huffington Post's Rob Shuter that "there is something about newly-divorced ladies that drives him nuts."
Click through the slides below to see five relationships that earned John Mayer the unofficial title as Hollywood's Rebound King, then tell us: what is it about this guy that ladies love so much?
Katy Perry and Russell Brand <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2011/12/30/katy-perry-divorce-russell-brand/">split in December 2011</a> after just <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20436591,00.html">14 months of marriage</a>. Their <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/08/russell-brand-katy-perry-divorce-money/">seemingly amicable divorce</a> was <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/katy-perry-russell-brands-divorce-finalized-2012167">finalized in July 2012</a>. In June, the pop star was <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/katy-perry-john-mayer-hooking-up-2012277">seen "canoodling" with John Mayer</a> at Soho House in West Hollywood. By August, rumor had it that their <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20623987,00.html">summer fling had come to an end</a>, but the couple was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/04/katy-perry-john-mayer-dating-holding-hands-music-festival_n_1855072.html">spotted kissing and holding hands</a> at the FYF music festival in Los Angeles over Labor Day Weekend <a href="http://instagram.com/p/PEFDS9viwt/">(see a fan photo here)</a>.
Jessica Simpson <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1209770,00.html">finalized her divorce </a>from Nick Lachey in June 2006. Later that summer, <em>People</em> magazine confirmed that she was <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1449267,00.html">dating John Mayer</a>. After nine months of on-again-off-again dating, the pair <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20039447,00.html">split in May 2007</a>. In 2010, Mayer famously gave a very honest account of Simpson's bedroom skills in an <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/10/john-mayer-jessica-simpso_n_456566.html">interview with <em>Playboy</em> magazine</a>. "Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me... Sexually it was crazy," he said. "That's all I'll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm."
Cameron Diaz split with Justin Timberlake -- <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1142562,00.html">her boyfriend of almost four years</a> -- in January 2007. That summer, Diaz was spotted getting <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20052557,00.html"> close to John Mayer </a>in New York City while <a href="http://www.justjared.com/2007/08/15/cameron-diaz-john-mayer/">filming the movie, "What Happens in Vegas."</a>
Jennifer Aniston <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1112350,00.html">finalized her divorce</a> from Brad Pitt in October 2005 amid reports <a href="http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1066184,00.html">that he had cheated on her</a> with his "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-star -- <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/13/showbiz/pitt-jolie-engaged/index.html" target="_hplink">and current fiancee</a> -- Angelina Jolie. In April 2008, <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20195689,00.html">reports emerged</a> that Aniston was dating John Mayer after they were spotted dining together and holding hands in Miami. The pair dated <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20218834,00.html">on-and-off</a> for a year before <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20265151,00.html">calling it quits</a> in March 2009. In 2010, Mayer <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-dirty-mind-and-lonely-heart-of-john-mayer-20120606?page=4">spoke to <em>Rolling Stone</em> about the break up</a>. "I've never really gotten over it," he said in the interview. "It was one of the worst times of my life."
Taylor Swift <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/taylor-swift-taylor-lautner-split-20092912">broke up with Taylor Lautner</a> -- her "Valentine's Day" co-star and boyfriend of three months -- in December 2009. Early in 2010, rumors surfaced that she was <a href="http://hollywoodlife.com/2010/01/27/taylor-swift-john-mayer-dating/">dating John Mayer</a>, but their <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/173671/so-are-taylor-swift-and-john-mayer-dating-or-not">relationship was never confirmed</a>. Swift later released <a href="http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/56326/Taylor-Swift-Song-Aimed-At-John-Mayer">the song "Dear John"</a> that was allegedly written about her short-lived romance with Mayer. In June 2012, Mayer responded to the song in an <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/john-mayer-taylor-swifts-dear-john-song-humiliated-me-20120606">interview with <em>Rolling Stone</em></a>: "It made me feel terrible. Because I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."
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