Entertainment TV John Mayer Shares the Sweet Life Lessons Pal Andy Cohen Has 'Taught' Him in Birthday Tribute "This man has taught me to be more considerate. To check in more," John Mayer said of Andy Cohen By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 3, 2021 07:53 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty John Mayer is letting Andy Cohen know just how much he means to him. In honor of Cohen's 53rd birthday on Wednesday, Mayer posted a heartfelt tribute for his pal on social media, sharing numerous life lessons he's learned from the Watch What Happens Live host. "Even though I made sure to tell @bravoandy what he means to me on the occasion of his birthday yesterday, I didn't get a chance to tell YOU what he means to me," the "New Light" crooner, 43, wrote Thursday on his Instagram Story alongside a photo of the pair from Cohen's 50th birthday party. "This man has taught me to be more considerate. To check in more. To have as much fun asking questions as answering them," he continued. "To be thoughtful and kind and fun and consistent with my love and my friendship." John mayer/ instagram Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen Celebrate Their Birthdays with Joint Bash: 'Gemini Twins' In a second Instagram Story post, Mayer added, "Love you Andy" with a red heart emoji. Cohen later re-shared Mayer's initial post on his own Instagram Story, adding a GIF of himself surrounded by hearts. The Bravo executive producer also celebrated his birthday alongside close friend Anderson Cooper on Wednesday. Sharing a video from the gathering, Cohen and Cooper — who turned 54 on Thursday — blew out the candles on identical birthday cakes, courtesy of pals Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. John mayer/ instagram John mayer/ instagram Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Among the pair's famous friends in attendance at the birthday celebration were Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. "Gemini Twins: ACTIVATE! Happy Birthday to my friend, AC2 partner, and brilliant Daddy," Cohen said of Cooper. "Our lives are all better with you in them, Anderson. (Thanks to the Consuelos' for the cakes; and to SJ, Liza, & Bruce for the surprise party!)." John Mayer Plays Guitar for Andy Cohen's Son Benjamin — and No, It Wasn't a Lullaby Even though Mayer didn't appear to be present for Cohen's special gathering, the pair have developed a strong bond over the years. Their close friendship has even sparked dating rumors, which is something Cohen once said he wasn't too surprised by. "Listen, we have a very sweet friendship, and we are together all the time," Cohen told CNN in 2018. "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."