John Mayer pines for paps
This article is from 2008.
John Mayer misses the paparazzi attention he got when he was dating Jennifer Aniston.
The US singer is reportedly upset photographers don't want to follow him now he isn't romancing the former 'Friends' actress, and has even allegedly started tipping off photographers himself.
One paparazzo said: "He thinks he's as famous as Jen' now. Last week, he went to a party, tipped off the paps, and even had decoy cars at the ready when he was leaving. Nice, but no one bothered to follow them, which made John think he 'lost' everyone, when really it was because no one bothered to follow him."
Photos of John, 30, are worth far less money now he doesn't have an A-list actress girlfriend on his arm.
Another photographer added: "Pictures of John and Jen' were selling for $20,000 at one point. A picture of him alone gets $200 now. Chasing him from his apartment to a restaurant is hardly worth it."
Meanwhile, sources close to Jennifer claim she has been getting over the pair's split very well.
One friend said: "Jennifer didn't see herself and John having much in common or having a future together. She wasn't fazed by the ending of it. She wasn't hurt at all. She feels fine."
Although she is OK with the separation, another friend claims Jennifer - who dated the handsome musician for around three months - is upset with John for publicly speaking about the couple's break-up.
John has said he ended the relationship because he "didn't want to waste anybody's time if something's not right".
The source said: "The fact John has spoken out about dumping her has really upset her. She thought John was a gentleman, but a real gentleman wouldn't reveal that he left her - he would leave everyone wondering to save her face."