Andy Cohen dismisses rumors about dating John Mayer, says they just happen to share "a very sweet friendship"

If you ask Andy what he is looking for in a date, his answer is 'someone like John'. But then he also clarifies he's not looking for someone in entertainment or Hollywood.


                            Andy Cohen dismisses rumors about dating John Mayer, says they just happen to share "a very sweet friendship"

It’s not unusual for fans to start shipping two close friends in the music industry, especially when the two friends are as tight as John Mayer and Andy Cohen. Cohen turned 50 on June 2 and as a special birthday tribute Mayer showed up on one of his episodes of ‘Watch What Happens Live’ and surprised him with a birthday serenade. Cohen slipped down into his chair and snapped along as Mayer strummed his guitar while singing ‘It’s My House’ by Diana Ross—who happens to be one of Cohen’s favorite artists. The performance ended with a cute peck on the lips and a passionate hug. This adorable gesture stirred a lot of talk about whether the two were in fact in a relationship.

And as the day progressed, Cohen also got a surprise call from music legend Dolly Parton, who jokingly agreed with the late-night host that her 1977 song, “Me and Little Andy,” was actually written about him.

In an interview with CNN on June 19, Cohen revealed details about his current relationship status and addressed rumors about his relationship with his close friend Mayer. He even acknowledged the fact that he understands why people would assume they were dating, for they really are very close.

He said: “Listen, we have a very sweet friendship, and we are together all the time. I think that I was not surprised because we also have a great love for each other. So, it just seems like the obvious assumption.” Despite this, Cohen put the rumors to rest by stating that he is not actually dating Mayer. But when asked what he looked for in a partner, Cohen joked, “Someone who is like John Mayer.”

He went on to say: “Just kidding. What am I looking for? I’m looking for someone strong, independent, smart, who has their own thing going on.” He also revealed that he would prefer someone who is not a part of the Hollywood industry. “I would like someone to have their own thing going on,” he said. “I don’t care, I’m not looking for someone who is in entertainment.”

Cohen also discussed his professional life in the interview. His words conveyed that he is in fact extremely content with where he is in life at the moment, but of course, he wants to do more. “I’m pretty good, everything is going pretty good right now,” he said. “Looking to expand my book imprint but otherwise, I’m just kind of building on everything I have going on,” he added.

Andy Cohen on an episode of Fox's 'Love Connection' (Twitter)
Andy Cohen on an episode of Fox's 'Love Connection' (Twitter)

Cohen is an Emmy award-winning host, author and producer. He is most commonly known for his hosting skills on Bravo’s late-night talk show ‘Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.’ He hosts and produces the talk show that features celebrities in the news and from the cable’s popular television series. It also has musical performances—a staple of almost every late-night talk show.

He is also the executive producer of the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise. He went on to reveal a little about the next season of the 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' in the interview.  When asked about his opinion on Teresa Giudice’s decision to pursue her bodybuilding dreams, he said: “I think it's great. It's going to be on the next season of the show. She was really serious about her body last season, so it seemed actually, weirdly the logical next step.” 

Needless to say, Cohen is an extremely busy man. When asked what he does to destress the end of the day, he said, “Honestly, I do not turn on the TV when I come home to unwind. I hang out with my dog, and I walk my dog, and I snuggle with my dog, and I put on music and that's what I do. I just kind of hang out with music and my dog, Wacha.”

Cohen's love for dogs was pretty evident on the interview. He even went on to say a few words to encourage people to adopt rescue dogs from animal shelters. He said: "There are so many amazing dogs that need homes. I think rescue dogs -- there's the old adage, they're rescuing you and you're rescuing them -- but I think they know they're being rescued. My dog knows 100 percent. He's just a grateful dog, and I had never had a dog. The first day I got him, we got back to my apartment and we were hanging out and he went and got his leash and picked it up to show me that he had to go to the bathroom. He was already crate-trained, which was pretty amazing. I was like, 'Oh my God, this dog wants to make this work, he's trying hard.' It was amazing."

Andy Cohen with his dog Wacha (Instagram)
Andy Cohen with his dog Wacha (Instagram)

Quite late into the conversation, Cohen did admit his last phone call was, in fact, a FaceTime conversation with Mayer at 2 a.m the night before. Friendship goals, right here.