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Katy Perry gets candid about love life

Katy Perry has opened up about her high-profile relationships with ex-husband Russell Brand and on/off boyfriend John Mayer in a candid new interview with America's fashion bible Vogue.

The pop star, cover girl for the July (13) edition of Vogue, tells the magazine she hasn't had any contact with the British comedian since he sent her a text message to ask for a divorce.

She says, "He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him (in India in 2010). Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011."

The I Kissed A Girl hitmaker also suggests Brand was uncomfortable with her huge success, adding, "At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they're like, I can't handle the equalness (sic). He didn't like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting."

She also admits to initially blaming herself for the breakdown of their marriage: "I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can't necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: 'This isn't because of me; this is beyond me'. So I have moved on from that."

On the subject of Mayer, the 28 year old insists their romance is "over" but refutes the suggestion she dated him to exact revenge on Brand.

She says, "No, not at all. No, I was madly in love with him. I still am madly in love with him. All I can say about that relationship is that he's got a beautiful mind. Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds."

Vogue's full chat with Perry will hit newsstands on 25 June (13).

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