The singers, who were out with a group of pals, according to a friend of Mayer’s, held court for about 40 minutes in a sofa nook across the room from Christina Aguilera’s entourage, which included her husband Jordan Bratman. Simpson and Mayer later left together and hit Stereo nightclub for some more celebrating.
“It was a happy and fun New Year’s,” Mayer’s pal tells. The two made it a weekend of hanging out together. They were spotted having dinner at the Mercer Kitchen on Friday, walking around Barneys New York on Saturday and then eating at the Mexican restaurant Dos Caminos in SoHo, where “they were very flirty, obviously so engaged with each other,” an eyewitness tells.
Later Saturday night, Simpson and Mayer dropped by the nearby Comedy Cellar, where earlier in the week Mayer had performed a stand-up routine. “They were friendly,” the Comedy Cellar’s manager, Estee Adorim, tells “They were talking to everybody.”