Inside Taylor Kinney’s Life as Lady Gaga’s Ex and The Real Reason For Their Break Up

Taylor Kinney is an American actor and model best known for his role as Mason Lockwood in The Vampire Diaries and Lieutenant Kelly Severide in Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med. Taylor and Lady Gaga dated for five years, from 2011 to 2016. They announced their engagement on Valentine’s Day 2015 but later called it off in July 2016. Lady Gaga disclosed they broke up largely due to her work schedule.

Lady Gaga is constantly in the headline on account of her romantic relationships, which have been tabloid fodder from the time she ventured into the entertainment industry. Considering how perfect the two looked together, their split came as a shock to many of their fans who were eagerly waiting to see them tie the knot. But while some fans have not gotten over Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney’s breakup, the couple has long moved past it.

Taylor Kinney’s Life as Lady Gaga’s Ex: How it All Started and Ended

The romance between Taylor Kinney and the Mother Monster started in 2011 after they met and were introduced on the set of the singer’s music video for “Yoü and I,” where Taylor starred as her love interest.

Speaking of their first meeting years after and what it was like filming Gaga’s music video with her, the actor told Andy Cohen in 2015 that they had a good time. He also recalled that there were shooting until around 4/5 a.m. and along the line, he exchanged information with Gaga. They got in touch a few weeks later and their love story began.

Some months later, they made their relationship public, posting a lot of steamy photos on social media. In 2013, Lady Gaga spoke about finding love with the Chicago Fire star, disclosing that she was happy to find a man who not only supported her but also understood the entertainment industry.

After being together for almost four years, Taylor Kinney proposed to Lady Gaga with a heart-shaped diamond ring on February 14, 2015. At the time they got engaged, a lot of people saw it coming because the couple was so much in love with one another. Gaga had told Howard Stern just before then that she couldn’t imagine being with anyone other than Taylor because he was the right guy.

She also told Ellen DeGeneres (as reported by E! News) that she and Taylor complements each other’s weirdness and went on in an Instagram post in February 2016 to gush about how he was a real man because he loved her for who she was. Unfortunately, things went south between the pair just a few months later with Gaga announcing their split on Instagram in July 2016.

What Exactly Is The Reason For Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga’s Split?

In 2013, the “Stupid Love” singer told Fashion magazine that when you meet someone who does not feel intimidated by either the people around you or the love that you receive, “that’s love.” She went on to say that men were not always happy for her, adding that it was quite a challenge watching a woman be so successful.

But it was different with Kinney as he was okay with her success, or so she thought. Although neither Taylor nor Gaga has revealed the reason for their breakup in plain words, some comments by the latter pointed to the fact that at a point in their relationship, Taylor, just like the men before him, found it difficult to handle her success.

In her documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, released in 2017, Gaga allowed fans a peep into her relationship with Taylor Kinney and at one point she revealed that all was not well between her and Taylor, saying “Me and Taylor are fighting, so that sucks. My threshold for bull**** with men is just — I don’t have one anymore. In relationships, you have to move together.”

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Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga

In another video behind-the-scenes from the documentary, the singer insinuated what actually led to their relationship falling apart. According to her, “my love life has just imploded. I sold 10 million [records] and lost Matt. I sold 30 million and lost Luke. I did a movie and lose Taylor. It’s like a turnover.

This is the third time I’ve had my heart broken like this.”  From her statement, we can easily deduce a number of things, including the fact that her previous boyfriends could not stomach her overwhelming success in the music industry while Taylor could not deal with her success in the acting business.

Since he parted ways with the star singer, Taylor Kinney has continued with his life but not with Gaga completely out of the picture. Because their split was amicable, the former love birds are still friends. Following their breakup, sources who spoke to Us Weekly in August 2017 revealed that Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney still communicate every single day, either through text messages or phone calls, and meet up whenever they happen to be in the same city.

Is Taylor Dating Anyone Now?

Although Taylor and Gaga, apparently, still have a soft spot for each other, they have both moved on romantically with Gaga dating Christian Carino, Dan Horton, and Michael Polansky, a graduate of Harvard who runs the Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy owned by Facebook co-founder Sean Parker. But while Lady Gaga’s affairs after Taylor is still open to the public, the actor has kept that part of his personal life under the radar, however, he has been linked to other women.

A few months after he broke up with Lady Gaga, Taylor was rumored to be involved with a South Philadelphia woman named Alanna DiGiovanni. According to an October 2016 report by Page Six, the actor and the lady, who works at the radiology unit of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, were dating quietly. The report also claimed that the duo even traveled together to Austin, Texas, to be at the Formula One race and a Taylor Swift concert.

DiGiovanni also reportedly paid Taylor a visit in Chicago where he films Chicago Fire. Later on, in September 2019, Taylor Kinney was photographed as he locked lips with an unknown woman during an outing at the Columbia Kettle Works taproom in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Speaking of the picture, which was published in the Daily Mail, the source who had no idea who the woman was, said that Taylor just started making out with her, and she looked like she was enjoying it. The source also revealed that that was not the first time Kinney was seen with dates as he usually brought beautiful girls into town. However, he met this particular mystery woman at the said bar that night.

In March 2020, rumors of Taylor Kinney dating again began making the rounds after he uploaded a video on Instagram of him dancing to Jon Pardi’s “Heartbreak Medication” with a woman whose identity is unknown. Even though it’s hard making out who the woman is, both of them appeared to have a close connection, which led fans to write comments assuming he had moved on from his former fiancée, Lady Gaga.

Judging by the lyrics of the particular verse of the song they were dancing to (“And here I go again, I’m drinkin’ one, I’m drinkin’ two / I got my heartache medication, a strong dedication / to gettin’ over you, turnin’ me loose.”), it’s strongly believed that the pair are more than friends.

Meanwhile, all through the year 2020, the actor posted other pictures that featured the same woman, which makes it safe to assume she is his new girlfriend. However, having become super-private with his love life since Gaga, we don’t expect him to share more than he has already.




Chidimma Eze
Chidimma Eze
Chidimma is a Mass Communications graduate with about 4 years experience. She has a flair for all things entertainment and when she's not writing, you would most likely find her either spending time with her family, binge-watching whatever television series that holds her interest at the time or silently editing other people’s grammar.


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