06/04/2014 05:34 pm ET Updated Aug 12, 2014

Katy Perry Opens Up About John Mayer Breakup And 'Living In The Now'

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After ending her notoriously rocky relationship with singer-songwriter John Mayer, Katy Perry is living in the moment. In an interview with Chelsea Handler for the July issue of Cosmopolitan, the 29-year old pop sensation said she can’t get too “torn up about the past,” E! reports.

“I know it sounds really hippie-shit, but I’m living in the now and not fantasizing about the future,” the “Dark Horse” singer continued. “I’m super Eckhart Tolle.”

While the singer’s breakup with Mayer may be her most recent, it's not the first one she’s experienced in the public eye, and not the first she views as an opportunity for growth. In reference to her highly publicized split with Russell Brand back in 2012, Perry told Handler that the experience helped her define “the next boundaries in [her] love life.”

“You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place,” Perry said. “In the long run, it was necessary for me to have more of a teammate.”

Mayer may not have ended up filling that role, but Perry isn’t worried about finding a future life partner. When asked how long she’s ever gone without sex, the Grammy-nominated singer replied, “Maybe six months or a year. I don’t stay single for long.”

But without any plans for the future, how does the in-the-moment pop star hope to find her next beau?

“I carry a lot of rose quartz,” she told Handler, “which attracts the male.”



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