John Mayer may have a reputation as a playboy after sexy songs like “Your Body as a Wonderland” and describing ex Jessica Simpson as "sexual napalm," but following his recent split with Katy Perry, the rocker is remaining uncharacteristically mum.

During his appearance on Ellen, which airs today, John tells the host of his relationship with the pop star, "It was a private relationship during, and it's a private relationship still."

Since John’s open-book attitude has earned him some critics, he’s being wiser about what he reveals these days. "I can understand asking the question based on some previous answers I have given, but I have finally learned how to put the wall between one thing and the other," he explains. "I've been much happier since then."

All in all, after many public splits, one thing is clear to the star: “Coupling is a tricky thing."

Source: Us Weekly