When OK! caught up with John Mayer in NYC on Saturday, not only did the singer admit that he and Jennifer Aniston are no longer together — the normally obtuse star actually spoke openly about the split.

"It’s the most normal thing in the world," John says. "There’s no lying there’s no cheating. There’s no nothing."

John also had nothing but the kindest words for his ex. "Jennifer Aniston is the smartest, most sophisticated person I think I’ve ever met," he explained. "She’s one of the most lovely people I’ve ever met in my life."

So what went wrong? "People have different chemistry, they have different lives," says John. "It’s not about years, it’s about going out with somebody, being truthful on the way in, being truthful in the middle and being truthful on the way out. You’re either a cheater or you break up and I’m not the first, I’m the second. And that’s it. There’s no lying, there’s no bullsh**."

And according to John, it was him that called a halt to their romance. "I ended a relationship because there was no lying," he explained to OK!. "I ended a relationship to be alone because I don’t want to waste somebody’s time if something’s not right. I don’t waste people’s time. I don’t do the taper. I guarantee you there’s 20 percent of the people on the street right now who are in a relationship they wish they could get out of but they don’t know how. And I’m going to be honest on the way in to my relationships and I’m going to be honest on the way out of my relationships."

"I’m sorry that the story’s not interesting," John tells OK!. "But it’s about time that somebody stands up for that girl and I think she’s great."

As for the news that Jen has already moved on and begun seeing another man, John shrugged, "I don’t care."

By Laura Lane & Oliver Coleman

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