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John Mayer sings for Ferrari, admits he's a 'Tough Love' fan

March 22, 2010 |  2:23 pm

Mayer ferrari John Mayer news has been scarce since the onset of his self-imposed cleverness hiatus, but the singer surfaced last  Thursday in Los Angeles for a Haiti benefit with luxury automaker Ferrari.

At the $125-million Fleur de Lys mansion in Holmby Hills, Mayer performed an acoustic set including his hit "Your Body Is a Wonderland" for the likes of "The Hurt Locker" star Jeremy Renner, director Michael Bay, Patrick Dempsey, Aaron Eckhart, Joel McHale, Malin Akerman, Molly Sims and "Melrose Place" actress Katie Cassidy.   

Between tunes, Mayer revealed -- perhaps to nobody's surprise -- that he's a fan of "Tough Love," a VH1 reality series devoted to relationship and dating advice.

Let's give Mayer some credit, however. He didn't spill this little nugget as an over-sharing bon mot between weepy love songs -- rather, spotting "Tough Love" host Steve Ward in the audience moved him to comment. 

Ward, a Philadelphia-based matchmaker, tweeted his surprise at the mention. Ward says Mayer recognized him in the crowd and said, "the 'Tough Love guy' is [here]. Best show on television. Hat's off to you."

The evening's auction ...
... which included prizes such as the first Ferrari 458 Italia to hit the United States, fetched more than $601,000 for relief efforts in Haiti. After the big show, DJ Cobra spun tracks for the likes of nerd pinup Olivia Munn and "The Marriage Ref" co-host Maria Menounos.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: John Mayer sings his "Tough"-loving heart out at a Ferrari fundraiser for Haiti. Credit: Lester Cohen / WireImage

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