Jessica Simpson Says She Doesn’t Expect An Apology From Ex John Mayer For Sexual Remarks

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Jessica Simpson and John Mayer were one of the music industry’s favourite it couples in the 2000s. For all the publicity their relationship received in 2006, the duo’s breakup was under far higher media glare when it happened in 2007. The attention peaked when, in the aftermath of their separation, Mayer gave explosive interviews making “sexually” charged statements about Simpson, for which he was severely criticised.

Fast forward eleven years, Simpson has said she doesn’t expect an apology from Mayer. In a preview for her upcoming appearance on The Tamron Hall Show, where she opens up about moments described in her 2020 memoir Open Book, Simpson recalled his “disrespectful” comments but said that the guilt (if any) was his to carry.

“I mean he might not be sorry and that’s okay. We were kind of on, off, on, off at that time so, but, to talk about anybody sexually kind of is disrespectful. But, I mean that’s on him,” she says.

“I definitely don’t feel that I am owed a public apology,” she adds. “I mean, you can’t take it back.”

Jessica Simpson And John Mayer: A Look At Their Relationship

Simpson and Mayer’s relationship for the duration of that one year was public, fiery and aspirational for fans who followed their romance closely. But the story was apparently far different behind the scenes. The curtains were pulled back in a major way when Mayer gave that infamous interview to Playboy in 2010.

“The girl is like crack cocaine to me. Sexually, it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm,” Mayer had said when asked about his relationship with Simpson after their breakup. The ‘resident bad boy’ of the music industry, his remarks about Simpson, and the string of other A-list women he had dated, had earned wide criticism.

Simpson, in her memoir reveals, “Again and again, he told me he was obsessed with me, sexually and emotionally.”