LATEST: John Mayer and Jessica Simpson sparked a media frenzy when they were seen together at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday (22NOV06). Internet reports claimed Mayer was flying home with the sexy star to meet her family and spend Thanksgiving (23NOV06) with the Simpson clan. But Mayer's representative tells Us Weekly, "A press release was issued several weeks ago stating that after his appearance on the American Music Awards on Tuesday, November 21, John would be flying to New York for his third consecutive Thanksgiving performance on The Late Show With David Letterman. "This has become one of Mayer's favourite new holiday traditions. "He has been on the phone with (the show's musical director) PAUL (SHAFFER) collaborating on the arrangement since he was in Japan several weeks ago on tour and will be performing a song from his platinum-selling album CONTINUUM that he has not performed on any other TV appearance to date. "Mayer will then spend Thanksgiving with his family in Connecticut following the appearance." Simpson, 26, and Mayer, 29, have downplayed their relationship since being linked several months ago, but grabbed the spotlight again after they being spotted in Los Angeles several times over the last week.