When “Your Body Is a Wonderland” was launched in 2002, it gained John Mayer a Grammy and made him a bona fide rock star. The track additionally impressed numerous theories over who it was about — which he’s now clarified as soon as and for all.
“That was about my first girlfriend,” Mayer instructed Alex Cooper, a co-host of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast, on an episode Wednesday. “I was 21 when I wrote that song, and I was nostalgic for being 16.”
Cooper mentioned she all the time thought the track, which charted on the Billboard Scorching 100 for 29 weeks and peaked at No. 18, was a couple of particular superstar. Many followers actually assumed the identical, with some wagering that it was about Mayer’s ex-girlfriend Jennifer Love Hewitt.
“No, that’s one of those things where people just sort of formed that idea,” Mayer instructed Cooper concerning the superstar theories. “It gets reinforced over the years. No, no, no — I had never met a celebrity when I wrote that song.”
Up to now, Mayer often graced the tabloids for a love life that at numerous factors included entertainers like Katy Perry, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston.
This week’s interview famous that “womanizer” got here to be a time period utilized to the rock star. “That is what that is,” Mayer instructed Cooper.
In 2010, he instructed Rolling Stone that his preferrred lady needed to have a “beautiful vagina” and instructed Playboy that Simpson was “sexual napalm.”
However in a 2017 article entitled “John Mayer Knows He Messed Up. He Wants Another Chance,” Mayer instructed The New York Occasions that the “double-headed dragon” of these 2010 interviews led him to reevaluate his habits.
“Dating is no longer a codified activity for me,” he mentioned to Cooper this week, suggesting that the change is expounded to his current teetotalism.
At a present in March, Mayer mentioned on stage that he desires individuals to cease telling him to quiet down and begin a household, based on Web page Six. He added that he was “doing fine” on his personal and now sleeps “next to a row of pillows” — which don’t “resent or hate me or bring me down.”
Watch the complete “Call Her Daddy” interview on Spotify.