Katy Perry discusses Brand and Mayer with 'Vogue'

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John Mayer and Katy Perry arrive at the ceremonial swearing-in for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Katy Perry does not hold back from sharing her heart with America's top fashion publication.

The cover girl of Vogue's July issue discusses two very high-profile relationships, one with ex-husband Russell Brand, the other with singer John Mayer.

Perry says of Brand - who also made headlines Monday after ruffling feathers on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" during an appearance - that he was “a magical man” when she met him four years ago. “He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him,” she adds.

When Vicki Woods, who interviewed Perry for the piece, notes that British folks tend to forgive Brand as a result of his "hysterically funny" humor, the singer retorts, “Hysterical in some ways. Until he started making jokes about me and he didn’t know I was in the audience, because I had come to surprise him at one of his shows."

Perry largely owns up to her share of mistakes in the relationship, even saying that she blamed herself for their divorce - until she "found out the real truth," which the singer "can't necessarily disclose."

“Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011," she adds.

As for her on-and-off again relationship with John Mayer, Perry says it's "over."

"I still am madly in love with him," says the pop star, who adds that Mayer has a "beautiful mind, tortured soul." For her own sanity, however, Perry says she needs to "figure out" why she attracts "these broken birds."

This is Perry's first Vogue cover. The issue hits stands on June 25.