and John Mayer
are a couple happily dating
– and for now, nothing more.
Perhaps because her marriage to Russell Brand ended so disastrously
, the pop star is completely fine with not having a timetable for taking her current relationship to the next level.
"I'm just having a wonderful experience with a wonderful guy. There's no rush," the pop star, 29, tells GQ
's February issue.
Asked how she and Mayer got back together after their brief split,
Perry replies: "I think that I needed to grow up."
She did plenty of that after Brand texted her
that he wanted a divorce while she was on a global tour – during which he never caught a single show or even visited her, she reveals now. But that's all in the past, and in the new interview, Perry displays a renewed faith in just about everything, from President Obama to aliens.
"I see everything through a spiritual lens," she says. "I believe in a lot of astrology. I believe in aliens. I look up into the stars and I imagine: How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form? I mean, if my relationship with Obama gets any better, I'm going to ask him that question. It just hasn't been appropriate yet."
On the topic of the president, she adds: "I might have won Wisconsin for him. Actually, I didn't do too much, but he called on me a couple of times. Which was very nice."
She also, of course, has faith in God, and reveals that he answered a very special prayer of hers when she was a girl.
"I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God," she says. "I said, 'God, will you please let me have boobs so big that I can't see my feet when I'm lying down?' God answered my prayers. I had no clue they would fall into my armpits eventually."
But on that score, she is proud. "I've never had any plastic surgery," she says. "Not a nose, not a chin, not a cheek, not a t–. So my messages of self-empowerment are truly coming from an au naturel product."