John Mayer Sought 'Tough Love' Relationship Advice from Matchmaker

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It's no secret that John Mayer has had his share of relationship faux pas. Although he's recently kept his private life (and his mouth) quiet, it's difficult to forget how he described Jessica Simpson as a "sexual napalm" or how he dated and dumped a slew of A-list women like Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift.

After making headlines for all his breakups, the "My Stupid Mouth" singer decided to seek out some real relationship advice from VH1's Tough Love host, Steve Ward. Steve tells Celebuzz that he bumped into Mayer at a VH1 Save The Music Foundation event last year and was surprised when the singer pulled him aside to get intimate advice about why his relationships have all fizzled.

"When he had me alone, John asked me what I thought about his love life, so I told him point blank, 'I think you got a chip on your shoulder, man. You're pissed off about your childhood or being bullied, and now you unfortunately take it out on women.'"

John was apparently taken aback, but Steve continued dish the singer some tough love. 

"I told him he had to realize that he had won. He was ten times more successful than the next most successful person to come out of his high school. And odds are, they had to graduate to be that successful. I told him, 'If I were you, I'd pat myself on the back, and let go of it,'" he recalled.

Steve believes there is hope for Mayer, and that he'll eventually find the woman of his dreams -- as long as he follows the Tough Love advice.

So Celebuzz readers, what do you think about Steve's advice? Sound off in the comments section and let us know who you think John Mayer should date next! Plus, watch Steve's exclusive message below and learn how you can win a trip to the Tough Love set!



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  • Savannah

    Tell me this, why does John Mayer have a pink case on his cell phone? A little strange ? LMAO.

  • Uhh

    Bitch in Florida fuck off. You stripping bitch call girl of a waitress ho. John Mayer doesn't want your crazed and obsessed ugly ass.

  • brittain

    can't sing? hum then how did he become a grammy winner? how did he get a record deal? how does he sell music? how does he fill shows? he can write and he can sing. he is a talent even if he could not sing. watch the youtube video of him at mj memorial. he chose not to sing that day and did what he does best. ebony call him an ass say you don't like him but dont lie.

  • brittain

    by pass the bullshit! John is human. He has flaws and does not deny them. He is talented and funny and an ass hole. That is all part of the charm. I have never read anything or heard anything and was taken back thinking it was malicious. I am known for having a stupid mouth and always know its truth I spew not malicious hate. I must say that the man can write sing and make me laugh. He is not the perfect man for me although I dream lol. He has stated before and I agree if he stood on a box on the street and and said come tell me what you think about me no one would come. I believe it. Way easy to type shit talking than say it. Listen to his words. This is a man who cut an award in half and gave the other half to someone he believed was the true winner. How can you fault that? I adore his dark side. Not the new hat or the hair. I just want him to be happy.

  • lani

    John Mayer is an a$$hole and thats why he's single.

  • AdriaMC

    John just hasn't been able to be with a woman he's compatible with yet. I'm not buying the childhood bs. This guy is just in it for the money. If you look at who John has 'dated' since he's been famous, they are all airheads or women with Hollywood type tabloid issues. Come on, Simpson and Aniston... tabloid heaven. Their whole careers are built on it. John hasn't dated one woman into music... just 'the pretenders'. He's a great guy and he'll be just fine.

  • Damon

    As funny as he can be, he does seem to have a bit of a pissed off, "I'll show you", aggressive edge. No one's going to hurt him, again. But taking it out on women? I'm not sure about that. He seems to always be on the run. Affairs of the heart are too messy and vulnerable. Heck, even careers seem more predictable than intimate relationships, at times. But look at Jobs. He didn't get hitched until 36. Mayer has time.

  • iljz1

    He hasn't met the woman of his dreams yet because i'm in Florida!!

  • crisco

    Steve was on point! THAT'S why 'ol Johnny boy was taken aback because he didn't think any one was on to him. I know someone like this and he's spent his whole life with a dark cloud over his head, taking it out on women and not getting the help he so desperately needs. I hope he took Steve's words to heart.

  • guest

    If he was really being honest, he would have just told him he was a douchebag.

  • ebony

    John Mayer is ugly and his ass cant sing. John comment wasstupid and ignorant what a b.

  • anonymous

    Successful; definitely. Bullied and taking it out on women? -__- Cant he simply just not be happy with his relationships? Im sure when normal people break up with their girlfriend childhood trauma isnt the reason given by people. Anywaaaaay, love John Mayer. He deserves a woman who'll love him no matter what. :)

  • Ashket

    I'll marry him..

  • Lisa

    FABULOUS advice Steve! More men need to hear 'Tough Love' truth like that! The way that you break things down into simple, yet powerful truths is a rare talent indeed!