Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are just ‘taking a break’


Lady Gaga has addressed reports that she split from actor Taylor Kinney after photos surfaced of the “Born This Way” singer stepping out sans her engagement ring.

Sources close to the pair told TMZ that Gaga and Kinney, who’ve been an item for 5 years and got engaged on Valentine’s Day 2015, parted ways earlier this month.

Gaga took the rumors head on in a thoughtful post via Instagram:

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. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We’re just like everybody else and we really love each other.

She included a great photo of the two arm in arm walking away together: