Why John Mayer No Longer Feels Like a “Recovering Ego Addict”

“I went, ‘All right, dude, you did a couple interviews where you were out of touch and you were being a ham—and you were basically break dancing into a nitroglycerin plant, right?'”

He was referencing a 2010 interview with Playboy in which he publicly described his relationship with Jessica as “sexual napalm.” Ten years later, Jessica spoke about their dynamic in her memoir Open Book: “I constantly worried that I wasn’t smart enough for him,” she admitted. “He was so clever and treated conversation like a friendly competition that he had to win.”

John subsequently appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and said that he “heard about” her book and “heard some bits.”

Jessica told Tamron Hall a year later in March 2021 that she isn’t looking for anything from him now.

“No, I definitely don’t feel that I am owed a public apology,” she said. “I mean, you can’t take it back. And I’m a very forgiving person but I’m also honest. So, in the memoir, if I’m gonna talk about stuff that caused me pain, I’m going to be honest about it. And that was a time in my life that I was very manipulated and also in love, or seemingly.”

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