Less than one week after rumors surfaced that singer John Mayer was planning to propose to his on-again, off-again girlfriend Katy Perry, it was reported on Saturday that the “Roar” performer has already turned down the 35-year-old’s request for marriage.
Despite Mayer asking Perry’s notably religious parents for their daughter’s hand in marriage, the brunette rejected the “Your Body Is a Wonderland” singer’s engagement last week, allegedly telling Mayer she “doesn’t feel ready” for a lifetime commitment. “Katy loves John, but doesn’t feel she has had enough healing time since her divorce [from comedian Russell Brand],” a source revealed. “She told him she just needed a bit more time to feel whole in herself again.”
According to the report from Entertainmentwise, the couple of one year has been actively discussing the topic of marriage but talk of an actual proposal spooked Perry. “John’s proposal really unnerved Katy. Even though they have discussed it, she thought it was too soon,” said a source, who claims Mayer reacted negatively to the rejection. “John was gutted,” said an insider.
Life & Style was the first to report last month that the couple was considering marriage, a source revealing to the magazine that Mayer was allegedly planning to propose to Perry by Christmas. According to the report, Mayer was struggling with creating the ideal proposal, even asking the singer’s friends for ring-design suggestions. "He's been asking Katy's friends a ton of questions," said a source. "There are a lot of options on the table. Nothing is ruled out. It could happen on a romantic getaway or during a family dinner."
Perry and Mayer were first linked in August 2012 following Perry’s divorce from Brand earlier that year after two years of marriage.