Andy Cohen confirms he is not dating 'sweet friend' John Mayer despite persistent rumors

Andy Cohen and John Mayer are NOT an item.

The Watch What Happened Live host confirmed their relationship status to CNN on Tuesday.  

'Listen, we have a very sweet friendship, and we are together all the time,' he said, adding the rumors the two were an item did not catch him off guard. 

Just friends: Andy Cohen has confirmed he is not dating 'sweet friend' John Mayer despite persistent rumors

Just friends: Andy Cohen has confirmed he is not dating 'sweet friend' John Mayer despite persistent rumors

'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.'

When asked what he was looking for in a partner, he joked:  'Someone who is like John Mayer. 

'Just kidding. What am I looking for? I'm looking for someone strong, independent, smart, who has their own thing going on.'

The pair are clearly close pals; for his recent 50th birthday celebration episode of WWHL, Andy sat mesmerized as Mayer sang one of his favorite songs — Diana Ross’s It’s My House — for him, which he had learned especially for the occasion.

Birthday serenade: For his recent 50th birthday celebration episode of WWHL, Andy sat mesmerized as Mayer sang one of his favorite songs — Diana Ross’s It’s My House — for him, which he had learned especially for the occasion

Birthday serenade: For his recent 50th birthday celebration episode of WWHL, Andy sat mesmerized as Mayer sang one of his favorite songs — Diana Ross’s It’s My House — for him, which he had learned especially for the occasion

Opposite sides; While Andy is openly gay, John appears to prefer dating women — especially famous ones —with the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jessica Simpson and Minka Kelly on his list of exes

Opposite sides; While Andy is openly gay, John appears to prefer dating women — especially famous ones —with the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jessica Simpson and Minka Kelly on his list of exes

While Andy is openly gay, John appears to prefer dating women — especially famous ones —with the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jessica Simpson and Minka Kelly on his list of exes.

Cohen also told CNN he doesn't necessarily need to date a famous face. 

'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.'

The Bravo staple was most recently romantically linked to Clifton Dassuncao, a 30-year-old Harvard PhD student.

The relationship, which lasted at least two years, was kept low profile with very few pictures of them together emerging; they split in March of this year. 

Last love: The Bravo staple was most recently romantically linked to Clifton Dassuncao, a 30-year-old Harvard PhD student (pictured 2016) 

Last love: The Bravo staple was most recently romantically linked to Clifton Dassuncao, a 30-year-old Harvard PhD student (pictured 2016) 

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Andy Cohen confirms he is not dating 'sweet friend' John Mayer despite persistent rumors

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