Entertainment

John Mayer's song for Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

JOHN Mayer has written a song as a "farewell letter" to Jennifer Aniston.

The musician - whose relationship with the Friends actress ended in 2009 - allegedly wrote his single Shadow Days for the 43-year-old screen star.

>> More entertainment news

Apparently the 34-year-old singer - who has also dated Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Love Hewitt in the past - wrote the song from his album Born and Raised to find closure on his romance with Aniston.

Lyrics in the tune include anecdotes of his time on the road following their high-profile split.

They read: "You find yourself alone ... I found myself in pieces/ On my hotel floor/Hard times help me see/I'm a good man with a good heart/Had a tough time, got a rough start/And I finally learned to let it go."

A source told Us Weekly: "Shadow Days is about Jen. It really took him a long time to get over her. He really loved her a lot."

They added: "He wrote the song as a farewell letter knowing [Aniston] would hear it.

"Ultimately he's done a lot of self-reflection though and it he realises they weren't right for each other."

The on-off duo got together in April 2008 and finally called it quits late in 2009.

Jennifer has been with her actor boyfriend Justin Theroux for over a year now.

The source added: "[John and Jen] weren't right for each other, but he is really a good guy.

"He's looking for a nice, non-famous girl he can relate to ... He loved [Jen and Jessica] both but it really affected him emotionally and it wasn't worth it."

Topics:  jennifer aniston, john mayer, song


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

How to lose 51kg in six months

Paul Nugent of Forest Lake has recently lost more than 51kg.

VIDEO: Father of four shares his amazing weight loss tale

Lawyers want teens out of adult jails

Top lawyer calls for 17 year-olds to be removed from adult jails

Ipswich man guilty of sodomising 15yo girl: Appeal failed

Young Ipswich man fails to appeal sodomy conviction

Latest deals and offers

High Court to hand down Baden-Clay appeal decision

THE High Court will this morning hand down its decision on whether to reinstate Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction.

How to lose 51kg in six months

Paul Nugent of Forest Lake has recently lost more than 51kg.

VIDEO: Father of four shares his amazing weight loss tale

Lawyers want teens out of adult jails

Top lawyer calls for 17 year-olds to be removed from adult jails

Ipswich man guilty of sodomising 15yo girl: Appeal failed

Young Ipswich man fails to appeal sodomy conviction

Greyhound trainer sticks by guilty plea

SENTENCE PENDING: Tom Noble leaves Ipswich District Court.

Tom Noble won't use illegal tapes as live baiting defence

Device a helmet, not a spit mask, says Minister

The 17-year-old surrounded by officers in the Brisbane Correctional Centre in 2013. (Supplied)

Restraint used on 17-year-old inmate at Wacol, near Ipswich

Die-hard fan's 34 magic Gympie Muster years

STICK AROUND FOR A BEER: Mal Williams has been at every Gympie Muster for 34 years.

Mal Williams has only missed one Muster in 35 years - the first one

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.

Australian Survivor's Peter: I'm no quitter

Australian Survivor contestant Peter Fiegehen.

ILLNESS forces castaway's early exit from Samoa.

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd

Warning for unit investors with price plummet prediction

The warning signs are flashing for one real estate sector in 2017 despite others performing the best they have in years and it's not going to be pretty.

One real estate sector looks set for a rocky 2017

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia