Katy Perry Opens Up About Split With Ex-Husband Russell Brand and Romance With John Mayer

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Katy Perry has opened up about ex-husband Russell Brand — well, sort of — and her relationship with John Mayer — well, sort of.

In an interview with Sydney's Daily Telegraph, Katy Perry said that she doesn't allow heartbreak to define her or dictate how she lives her life.

Although she did mention Brand in the interview, Katy Perry said he's not her favorite topic, the two have never spoken since they split and prefers to express her feelings creatively.

"[Ex-husband Russell Brand] hasn't spoken to me since he texted me saying he was filing for divorce. I don't want to talk about him – my songs will say what I need to say," she said.

Katy Perry said that instead of wallowing over the 2012 divorce, she chose to distract herself by indulging what she calls her "little fearless invincibility streak."

"I'm one of those people that likes to be fearless," she told the Daily Telegraph. "I don't like to live in fear because that traps you and your voices. Fear is a control tactic in the world that is negative and depressing and I don't want to be associated with it."

Katy Perry, who recently rekindled with John Mayer, said she has "absolutely not" been turned off of the idea of falling in love again.

"I'm excited by whatever it brings. I'm excited by my own evolution," she says. "I don't want to end up bittersweet."

She has realized, however, that relationships are not easy, particularly in high-profile relationships.

"I always thought you could have a relationship and success. For a modern woman it's important to be supported and that there is equality in every aspect. It's not two halves that make a whole, it's two wholes that make a whole," Katy Perry said.

Although her past relationship with John Mayer was strained because of her busy lifestyle, Katy Perry said getting back together again will not keep her from pursuing her dreams.

"I've always been ambitious since I was 9 years old," said Katy Perry. "That was never going to change. I've always stuck to my guns. If I'm going to continue to be who I was born to be and, if there is no accepting of me, you aren't allowed to be a part of me."

Pam Wright