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Katy Perry is opening up about the aftermath of her divorce from Russell Brand once again in a new interview. In it, she outlined just how “intense” her grieving period was and how it affected her relationship with John Mayer.
Perry and the British actor and comedian were married for just over a year in 2011 and she has since moved on with Mayer.
However, the “Roar” singer, 29, told Marie Claire’s January issue of dealing with the break-up, "There are two ways you can go: You can either nurture yourself or go destructive. I have gone down the destructive path before, and that didn't work for me. You dig deep beyond those scars and find that soft tissue again, and you massage and nurture it and bring it to life, little by little, through serving yourself well. I did it through hikes and vitamins and therapy and prayer and good friends."
She added of moving on with Mayer, who she has been dating for over a year on and off, "He's just a fantastic partner. I've been a fan of his for such a long time. He's got a brilliant, brilliant mind … It's a rad, mature relationship."
She talked about one of their break-ups, hinting her divorce played a factor in it, People reports.
“I took a break from my boyfriend, not one that I wanted. It was like a splash of cold water to search inward on what was going on with me. That is what led me to this new awakening, this realizing, 'If I don't do some self-love, I'm not going to be able to keep the love that I want.' "
"I still needed to deal with all of my ex-husband stuff. I hadn't," she also said. "It's almost like if I kept talking about it, it would seem like I actually cared about it. I don't."
image: Marie Claire