Not everything is as it seems.
But that isn't entirely the way things went down between the singers.
While E! News can confirm that Mayer spent some time with a mystery woman in Los Angeles last May, Mayer and Perry were actually on a break during that period.
In fact, the former couple was split up from March through May of last year.
And while Mayer's "wandering eye" did undoubtedly add some drama to their famously off-and-on relationship, it wasn't what lead these two to go their separate ways.
Around the time of the split, a source told E! News that Perry's upcoming Prismatic World Tour was one of the reasons why their relationship came to an end.
An insider told us that Perry was focusing all of her energy on her career and that her personal life was having to take a backseat.
Perry is booked solid from May until November after recently adding another leg of her tour. She announced on Twitter last week that she will be spending November in Australia and New Zealand.
And she's not the only one with a jam-packed calendar. Mayer is also scheduled for a worldwide tour from April to June.
Just one day after news of the split broke, Mayer was snapped stepping out solo in New York City after an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Meanwhile, Perry is currently on a promotional press tour in Australia.