Katy Perry and John Mayer 'split for fourth time'

Katy Perry has reportedly split from her on-off boyfriend John Mayer. The pop singer and 37-year-old John called time on their relationship three weeks ago after spending the Fourth of July holiday together, according to E! News.

A friend close to the couple confirmed that they had split, but noted that "they're known to make up time and time again, so it's very possible these two will reunite in the near future".


Katy Perry and John Mayer have reportedly split for the fourth time

The news comes not long after Katy and John were seen looking very cosy together at a series of Grateful Dead farewell concerts in Chicago over 4 July weekend. "They were backstage being super sweet together – but not standing too close – in a big group of friends," an onlooker told People.

The couple first started dating in 2012 and endured a series of breakups before calling time on their in February 2014. Since then, they have continued to fuel relationship rumours with numerous outings together.

John has dated a number of famous women in the past, including Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson and Taylor Swift. There's no love lost between Katy and Taylor; this week 30-year-old Katy waded into a Twitter debate between Taylor and Nicki Minaj, appearing to call Taylor out for capitalising on "the take down of a woman" with her single Bad Blood.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift pictured together in January 2010

It has long been rumoured that the hit song was written about 25-year-old Taylor's feud with Katy, and taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Katy told her 72.9 million followers: "Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalises on the take down of a woman…"

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