Remember when Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga were an item?!?! Such a dream team. Such an “IT” couple. I gotta admit, I was jealous because he is a stone cold fox and the main reason I drool over Chicago Fire but since she’s just so damn…cool…I accepted their coupleness. Just such a beautiful pair! **sigh**
They seemed like a perfect couple!
Gaga even did an interview with Howard Stern where she proceeded to gush about her man and sing his praises, “I hate to sound like a hippie, but I kind of am one and so is he. We love each other, that’s it.”
She even gushed to People Magazine at the Golden Globes this year saying, “Do you want to know something wonderful? They asked him to present tonight, but he said no because he just wanted it to be my night and he wanted to support me. Isn’t that special? I just found that out. I love him so much.” <3 <3 <3
Relationship goals, amirite?
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Backstory: The pair started dating shortly after he starred in her music video for “You And I” in 2011. Had a brief break up in May 2012 but that didn’t last long. Kinney proposed to Gaga in 2015 with a massive 8 karat heart shaped rock. They have been spotted blissfully cuddling on multiple red carpets together. Arm in arm at award shows and major events, seemingly inseparable and indestructible. They did a very risque nude photo shoot for the cover of V magazine in the spring of 2016. Then, this past summer the pair broke up, called off their engagement and all our hearts broke for them.
Gaga announced the break up on July 19th on Instagram:
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The vague fondness of this post led us all to believe that the two “soul mates” would eventually reconcile. Juggling a serious relationship and the excruciatingly busy schedule that comes along with being famous has got to be tough. Just seemed like they needed time to figure it out and they’d get back together.
Lady Gaga also opened up t0 CBS Sunday Morning about the split, saying “I think women love very hard. We love men. We just love with everything we have. And sometimes I don’t know that that love is met with the type of dignity that we wish it would be met with. You know, we’re not trying to make you less of a man. We just want you to love us as deeply and as wholesomely and as fully as we love you.”
Gaga also opened up about how relationships are more difficult when famous especially having to deal with a lack of privacy. During the interview she welled up with tears and explained, “I miss people. I’m sorry. I miss people. Yeah, I miss people. I miss going anywhere and meeting a random person and saying hi and having a conversation about life. I love people.”
I guess love isn’t enough though, and this beautiful pair has called it quits for good. Approximately 7 months after parting ways, Lady Gaga has reportedly returned her huge engagement ring to Kinney. According to a source, she had been holding on to the ring this long hoping for a reconciliation. She had a touch time giving it back but this was apparently the closure she needed.
Word on the street is that Gaga has moved on and has a new man, which may have influenced this decision. Who? 48 year old talent agent Christian Carino, pictured below, at a Grammy after party with Gaga on his arm.
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