04/02/2013 12:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

John Mayer On 'Ellen': Singer Talks Katy Perry Breakup (VIDEO)

He's gabbed about his girls in the past, but known ladies' man John Mayer clammed up when asked about his rumored breakup with Katy Perry on "The Ellen Degeneres Show." In a preview clip of the episode, which airs Tuesday, the 35-year-old singer-songwriter keeps tight-lipped about his year-long romance with the pop star.

"It was a very private relationship going in. It was a private relationship during and it's a private relationship still," Mayer told DeGeneres.

"I can understand asking the question based on previous answers I have given, but I have finally learned to put the wall between one thing and the other. I've been much happier since then."

What "previous answers" does Mayer speak of, you ask? A short recap: Referring to Jessica Simpson as his "sexual napalm" and suggesting that his relationship with Jennifer Aniston met an early demise because "she's still hoping it goes back to 1998," both lifted from a now-infamous 2010 interview with Playboy magazine.

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