Andy Cohen addresses John Mayer dating rumors: ‘We have a very sweet friendship’

Andy Cohen is adamant that he and his close pal, John Mayer, are not dating.

In a new interview with CNN, the Bravo host addressed the relationship rumors head-on after the topic came up during his 50th birthday episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, which Mayer hosted.

“Right [we aren’t dating],” he said, adding, “Listen, we have a very sweet friendship, and we are together all the time. 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.”

While he squashed the dating rumors, the TV personality did admit when asked to list the last five people he called that he FaceTimed with Mayer at two in the morning.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Andy Cohen, TV personality Bevy Smith and musician John Mayer attend Andy Cohen & SiriusXM celebrate the launch of Cohen's New, Exclusive SiriusXM Channel, Radio Andy, at PHD Rooftop Lounge at The Dream Downtown in New York City on October 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 4: Guest Host John Mayer on THE LATE LATE SHOW with guest Andy Cohen on Feb. 4, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
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As for the type of man he's interested in, Cohen quipped, “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.”

Cohen further noted that he’s not necessarily looking to date anyone in the entertainment industry. 

Earlier this month, Mayer brought up the dating rumors during Cohen’s birthday episode of Watch What Happens Live.

“Do you think people wonder if we’re in a secret relationship? We get a lot of nods from behind the bar,” the 40-year-old singer-songwriter quipped after Cohen declared, “I feel like I know your body too.”

Cohen laughed as his pals behind the bar nodded and tried to give Mayer a high-five. “See, I tried to give you a straight high-five and you gave me a gay [handshake],” Cohen laughed.

“My nails are still wet!” Mayer joked.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Andy Cohen and Patricia Clarkson visit SiriusXM Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 5: Andy Cohen attends the Todd Snyder February 2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week: Mens' at Pier 59 Studios on February 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Andy Cohen attends the 92nd Street Y Presents Dan Rather Discussing His New Book 'What Unites Us' at 92nd Street Y on January 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: TV host Andy Cohen attends the screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Call Me By Your Name' hosted by Calvin Klein and The Cinema Society at Museum of Modern Art on November 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: SiriusXM's Town Hall with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell hosted by Andy Cohen (C) at SiriusXM Studios on November 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Andy Cohen attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: SiriusXM host Andy Cohen and actress Diane Lane pose for photos during a taping of 'Andy Cohen Live' on SiriusXM's Radio Andy at the SiriusXM Studios on May 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Andy Cohen and Naomi Campbell attend Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: TV personality Andy Cohen attends The Sean Penn & Friends Haiti Takes Root Benefit Dinner & Auction Supporting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: (L-R) Andy Cohen, David Diehl, and Christy Turlington speak onstage during MTV's 2017 College Signing Day With Michelle Obama at The Public Theater on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Goldie Hawn, Andy Cohen and Amy Schumer during the SiriusXM Town Hall with Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer on Andy Cohen� Exclusive SiriusXM channel Radio Andy at SiriusXM Studio on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Television personality Caitlyn Jenner (L) and host Andy Cohen speak during the SiriusXM 'Town Hall' with Caitlyn Jenner; 'Town Hall' to air on Andy Cohen's exclusive SiriusXM Channel Radio Andy at SiriusXM Studios on April 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) SiriusXM host Andy Cohen poses with actor Samuel L. Jackson during a taping of SiriusXM's Radio Andy at the SiriusXM Studios on March 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 04: Bravo Media's Andy Cohen hosts The 8th Annual Lenny Zakim Fund Casino Night In Boston at Four Seasons Hotel on March 4, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for The Lenny Zakim Fund )
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27: Lisa Kudrow (R) and Andy Cohen pose together at SiriusXM Studios on February 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Andy Cohen and Ricky Martin attend SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' With Ricky Martin (L); 'Town Hall' To Air On Andy Cohen's (R) Exclusive SiriusXM Channel Radio Andy on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Tim Olyphant and Drew Barrymore interviewed for SiriusXM's Town Hall to air on Andy Cohen's Exclusive SiriusXM Channel Radio Andy on January 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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