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Katy Perry on her break from John Mayer: It was like a splash of cold water

By Chris Gardner Slide 1 of 7

In March, Katy Perry and John Mayer split after months of dating. The break, which Katy admits she didn't want, served as the wake-up call she needed to get her life, romance and emotions back on track. Pretty revealing insight, eh? Don't thank us, thank Katy who uncovered the aforementioned details in the new Marie Claire. Keep reading to find out what else she says about John, being vulnerable and having kids ...RELATED:Read more about Katy Perry and John Mayer in the new issue of Marie ClaireOn her relationship with her parents:"People don't understand that I have a great relationship with my parents -- like, how that can exist. There isn't any judgment. They don't necessarily agree with everything I do, but I don't necessarily agree with everything they do. They're at peace with -- they pray for me is what they do. They're fascinated with the idea that they created someone who has this much attention on her. My parents are Republicans, and I'm not. They didn't vote for Obama, but when I was asked to sing at the inauguration, they were like, 'We can come.' And I was like, 'No, you can't.' They understood, but I was like, 'How dare you?' in a way."
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