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Katy Perry sent John Mayer love letters

Katy Perry and John Mayer exchanged love letters before they started dating and their courtship inspired one of her new songs.
Katy Perry and John Mayer exchanged love letters before they started dating and their courtship inspired one of her new songs. Bang ShowBiz

KATY Perry and John Mayer exchanged love letters before they started dating.

The 'Roar' hitmaker has revealed she and the singer-songwriter, 36, "had a long courtship" before they first went public with their on/off relationship in June 2012, and it inspired her new track 'Legendary Lovers.'

The 29-year-old star told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "I actually wrote it in an email one time, and after I wrote it I looked -- we had a long courtship before anything was [public], just writing letters to each other -- and seeing 'legendary lovers,' it sounded so nice. Some things float into my mind, and I process them, and [then] I make songs about them."

The song, which features on her new album 'Prism,' includes the lyrics: "I never knew I could see something so clearly looking through my third eye. Never knew karma could be so rewarding and bring me to your life/ Maybe this is the beginning of something so magical tonight."

Katy, who was married to Russell Brand for 14-months until December 2011, previously revealed that she had a huge crush on John before they got together.

She recently said: "I actually am dating my crush. I had a crush on him for a long time, and it just so happens we fit together great."
 

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