John Mayer may have only split from Katy Perry last month but sources say he is already looking for a new love interest, with claims that he has been bombarding Katy's best friend Rihanna with “flirty” text messages.
Katy and John are said to have split just a few weeks ago after seven months of dating with friends of the couple claiming it was his “wandering eye” that finally prompted the 'Teenage Dream' singer to call time on their relationship. If John was ever hoping to get back into Katy's good books, he may have well and truly scuppered his chances with sources accusing him of trying to coax her BFF Rihanna on a date.
A close friend of Rihanna's told the Daily Star that the singer was stunned by John's advances considering her close friendship with Katy.
Rihanna was reportedly surprised by John's naughty text messages (Dominic Chan/WENN.com)
“She was really shocked when she heard from John. Even though he’s been chasing for years, she thought it was far too soon after his split with Katy,” the insider revealed to the newspaper. “Rihanna said his texts were very sexy and flirty, with him suggesting they’d have hours of fun together. He was very complimentary about her Twitter photos.”
This isn't the first time John has been linked to Rihanna – back in 2009, rumours claimed John had tried to woo her after her controversial split with Chris Brown, whom she has now reconciled with.
Shedding more light on his split from Katy, a friend of John's recently told E! News: “John still very much loves her and has feelings for her. It was just going to be too much with what was on his plate.”
John and Katy in happier times (AKM-GSI/Splash News)