Katy Perry On Relationships: Dating Non-Famous Guys, And Love Lessons LearnedBy: Meaghan Ellis - August 6, 2014
Katy Perry has definitely had her fair share of highly publicized relationships.
The Prism singer, who was briefly married to comedian-actor Russell Brand, also dated John Mayer. Several media outlets have also linked the “Roar” singer to Josh Groban and her longtime friend actor Robert Pattinson.
Although most of the her public relationships haven’t been fairy tales, she admits she doesn’t believe non-famous guys are for her either. During an interview with Rolling Stone, the 29-year-old singer shared her perspective of love and relationships.
Perry also explained the benefits of being in a relationship with someone who understands the ins and outs of the entertainment industry as opposed to someone who doesn’t.
“I’ve done that before,” she said. “It’s not that they have to be famous, although there’s a level of understanding when they’re in the same business, you know?”
She went on to share a few examples of the understanding she would probably with a significant other in the entertainment industry.
“They understand what it means when you’re tired from a show or the tour’s exhausting you or if an interview went wrong—they know all the ins and outs, so you can just walk in to the house with a certain face and they understand, you know? Rather than, like, having to explain everything and that takes two, three hours.”
Perry also delved a little deeper into the discussion when she touched on some of the personal lessons she’s learned through marriage and divorce. “Now I know—first and foremost, self-love, and then give love away,” she explained. “Back then it was mostly just me giving love away with no self-love. I went through my ‘return of Saturn,’ is what they call it.”
The Teenage Dream singer even gave her opinion of fame. Surprisingly, she has absolutely no desire for it and actually feels it’s “disgusting.”
“Fame is, I think, disgusting,” she shares. “And it’s really hard to separate your public life from your personal life. I only ever just wanted to make music and be on stage and play, and offer up my perception of how I view the world, through the songs that I write. But then there’s a lot of different things that come with it, and I call them trade-offs.”
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