In a new report, Star claims that Katy Perry kicked the "Who You Love" crooner to the curb -- possibly because she learned about Lauren McHale, a 24-year-old SoulCycle instructor who had become involved with Mayer.
A source told the magazine that Mayer and McHale met at a bar in L.A. in mid-May and quickly hit it off.
After chatting over drinks, they went back to McHale’s house for a party with a few of her friends.
“They kissed,” divulged a source. “It was very innocent. They didn’t sleep together.”
“They texted for a few weeks before it fizzled out,” the insider added. “They haven’t seen each other since."
According to a close pal, 36-year-old Mayer had reportedly grown distant in recent weeks because he felt pressure to get engaged to Perry – and got fed up with her constantly sporting diamond rings on that finger to create buzz about their relationship status.
“That drove him away,” explained the source. “He wasn’t ready.”
For more on John Mayer and Katy Perry’s split, pick up the latest issue of Star Magazine, on newsstands now.