After months of speculation, John Mayer is speaking out about his rumored romance with Katy Perry.
The 35-year-old crooner and 28-year-old pop songstress, who have been spotted together since August 2012, have previously remained mum regarding rumors of romance. Now, Mayer is opening up to Rolling Stone magazine about his throat ailments, his privacy - and his relationship with Perry.
"It's been ... I mean, I'm quite happy," Mayer told the magazine in January. "I'm happy in all aspects of my life. I'm very happy in all aspects of my life."
While the pair haven't previously commented on their relationship, on December 25, Perry took to her Twitter account to post a photo of Mayer decked out in Santa garb for her 30 million followers, captioning the picture, "Santa Baby" (See photo here).
In early August 2012, the pair were first photographed together leaving a dinner date at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles in a photo carried by People magazine.
More recently, the Grammy award-winning crooner performed live for the first time in two years following a throat ailment that forced him to cancel his "Born and Raised" tour in March 2012.
Mayer talked to the magazine about his return to music, and how his condition has changed everything about his voice.
"I don't have the projection," Mayer explained to the magazine. "My laugh changed. The way I used to laugh is kind of like that 'I'm embarrassed,' high-pitched laugh. I don't really laugh that way anymore. I've found new ways around everything - new ways to talk, new ways to laugh. Now I wonder if I can go right back to the shape of my voice that I had when I was singing once I can do what I want to do with it."
"They said cancer would have been easier to get rid of," Mayer told the magazine about his throat granuloma, which he described in 2012 as something that "forms and continues to snowball because it's in a spot where the vocal cords hit together, and there's no way to really give it a chance to heal without a good stretch of time and some pretty intensive treatment."
In 2010, Mayer was forced to cancel part of the European leg of his "Battle Studies World Tour" due to an undisclosed ailment. He recovered and performed in the United States later that year.
The singer is set to tour all summer 2013, performing at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Fest.