We know it can’t be easy to be an ex-boyfriend of Taylor Swift, or an ex-girlfriend of John Mayer — you know you’re in danger of being skewered in a hit song or winding up with a rather unique nickname in the press. Still, it’s been two years since the two of them dated each other, so we were thought they’d have other exes to tear down. Not so much. We just learned how “humiliated” Mayer felt after hearing Swift’s “Dear John” song, and now according to the New York Post, it sounds like she doesn’t even want to be near him. She was about to be seated at West Hollywood hot spot Tower Bar, a source told Page Six, when she spotted Mayer sitting nearby. Swift promptly asked to be seated elsewhere (and the source said this was “drama central” but that sounds a little much).
We’re not sure if this was because of a general distaste for seeing Mayer, or if it was because she heard about his interview in Rolling Stone, in which he called the tune “cheap songwriting.” The interview was posted at 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning, but his words easily could have made their way to her.
“I didn’t deserve it. I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that,” Mayer told the magazine of the song, off Swift’s 2010 album Speak Now. “It was a really lousy thing for her to do.”
Yeah, we can see how that wouldn’t lead to friendly bar chitchat.
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