Katy Perry Covers Harper’s Bazaar, Talks about Past Relationships, Dating, Growing Older and More

September 11, 2014

Katy Perry graces the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine and opens up on a range of personal topics including what she has learned from being in therapy and how it has helped her learn from her marriage, divorce and past relathionships breakups as well as her thoughts about growing older.

The pop music superstar has become a popular cover girl in recent years, and this time around, it was Harper’s Bazaar and, as always, she has much to say and delivers many quotable quotes.

As for the subject of relationships, she has often been candid, having revealed both in interviews and in song lyrics what it was like going through a divorce with former husband Russell Brand, and more recently, her breakup with John Mayer.

As for her status now, and whether and how she’s looking for a relationship, she said, “Well, I’m not really on the street. It’s usually just through friends of friends. We have a lot of dinner parties. I’m definitely not on Tinder, even though I joke about it. Sometimes I feel like a sense of humor does not translate into print.”

She went on to say, “What I’ve learned is that if you don’t have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away. I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others.”

Continuing, she said, “I want to mommy everyone. I want to take care of them. I want to save them, and I forget myself in the meantime. I learned that through therapy.”

Katy Perry also reflected about turning 30, as that milestone birthday approaches later this year and said, “As I’m heading into my 30s I have less time for bullsh*t. I look for the same characteristics: a sense of humor — someone who makes me laugh off the charts — someone who is sensitive, someone who loves and understands music, and who is really smart.”

She added, “A lot of times I’ve ended up with people who have been intimidated by me, unfortunately. They say they’re not, but it comes out in the long run. They’re threatened, or there’s resentment because they don’t know how to handle it.”

She went on to say, “I hear that the 30s are a better version of your 20s, because you know what you want for yourself.”

She also spoke out about social media, and said, “I can go a week without tweeting and be fine. Like I don’t have to say, ‘Goodnight,’ to my followers.”

That said, she is known for her provocative Tweets and she’s not been one to not entertain her 50+ million followers and the world at large.

As characteristic of Katy Perry recently fueled the speculation that she is the subject of Taylor Swift’s new song ‘Bad Blood’ whom Swift spoke of at length in a recent Rolling Stone interview, clearly outlining a falling out. Perry then Tweeted a cryptic Tweet with a ‘Mean Girls’ reference: “Watch out for Regina George in sheep’s clothing.”

In her Harper’s Bazaar interview, Katy Perry also spoke about how she feels about how her interviews have been received, and the reactions she has provoked and said, “When I do these interviews, a lot of these clips people pull out are like, ‘Katy Perry doesn’t want a man to have babies. I’m like, ‘I didn’t say that. I just said, I’m good.’ Why am I a baby machine? Why can’t I be a mogul?”

A point well taken, as the double standard is, unfortunately, still all too common. She continued her feminist stance saying, “I want to have a baby, sure, but I want to have a career. I want to have a record label. I want to have an incredible tour. So I’m going to have all of those things. Let’s talk about that. It’s like, get out of my ovaries, okay? I’ll do it in time.”

See the Katy Perry’s Harper’s Bazaar cover and more interview excerpts here.

Pictures: PR Photos

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