There's a reason why Katy Perry no longer celebrates Valentine's Day.
"This is like National Donut Day to me; it’s like a made-up holiday,” the pop star tells Vogue's Hamish Bowles during their interview conducted on Feb. 14. “I think I broke up with Valentine’s Day in my 20s. It’s just so pressure-filled."
Perry adds, "It’s not easy loving me."
The "Chained to the Rhythm" singer covers the May issue of the high fashion magazine, and is quite candid about her outlook on relationships and her 20s, which included being married to Russell Brand for two years. A few weeks after this interview, it was also revealed that she had broken up with Orlando Bloom.
“It’s a nice place to be,” she says of being 32. “I love it! I wouldn’t give anything to go back to my 20s."
She goes on to confide, "I’ve learned a lot of lessons -- patience, the art of saying no, that everything doesn’t have to end in marriage."
Perry also shares that, at the time of the interview, she had been sober for a month. "I go through little periods when it’s time to cleanse my mind," she explains.
The 13-time GRAMMY nominee further recalls her rocky start in the music business before shooting up to super stardom with the release of her 2010 album, Teenage Dream. "I had so much ambition and determination, and that’s what kept me going," Perry says. "The rocket was riding me for a bit, but now I am riding the rocket.”
"I know that I can bring light and joy and happiness in tiny installments of three minutes and 30 seconds," she continues. "That does something."
Perry, along with Pharrell Williams, have been named co-chairs for this year's Met Gala, that will celebrate designer Rei Kawakubo, who has been helmed "anti-fashion."
"I like more androgynous, architectural lately,” she says of her style. “I am happy to be another interpretation of myself."
Perry recently cut her hair even shorter for an edgy, blonde pixie hairstyle. Check it out: