NEW YORK: Lady Gaga confirmed on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) she was “taking a break” from her relationship with actor Taylor Kinney but still hoped to reconcile with her “soulmate.”
The pop diva commented after celebrity gossip sites said she and Kinney had broken off their engagement and pointed out she was no longer wearing her ring.
“Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break,” she wrote to her nearly 18 million followers on Instagram.
Gaga, who also shared the message with her more than 61 million Twitter followers, did not address marriage plans but indicated that the relationship was not completely over.
“We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared,” she wrote.
“Please root us on. We’re just like everybody else and we really love each other,” the Grammy Award-winner added.
Gaga had long spoken of her difficulties in keeping partners due to her professional success and brazen sexuality.
But the 30-year-old has said that she found the right match in Kinney, 35, who has starred in television series Chicago Fire and The Vampire Diaries as well as the thriller Zero Dark Thirty about the killing of September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.
Gaga met Kinney in 2011 when they filmed the video for You & I—which features scenes of her being tortured—in the open fields of Nebraska.
Kinney, an Italian American whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, proposed to Gaga over a Valentine’s Day dinner last year at a New York restaurant owned by her family.
Gaga, known for her flamboyant outfits, quickly made the engagement public by showing off a simple, heart-shaped ring from Kinney.
One of the most successful singers to emerge in the 21st century, Gaga plans an active 2016 after a comparatively quiet spell and has hinted that a new album will come this year.