Lady Gaga confirms split from Taylor Kinney: 'We have always believed we're soulmates'

Published Wednesday, Jul 20 2016, 10:50 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have ended their five-year romance.

After rumours surfaced this week that the relationship was over, Lady Gaga - real name Stefani Germanotta - released a statement to Instagram confirming the separation but suggesting there could still be a future for them.

Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts - Arrivals
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney


At the Vanity Fair Oscars party in February 2016.

Alongside a photo of the couple with their arms around each other, Gaga wrote: "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."

Popstar Lady Gaga and actor Taylor, who appears in Chicago Fire, became engaged in February last year.

They announced the news on Valentine's Day, alongside a photo of Gaga's gorgeous ring. At the time, Gaga said: "He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day and I said YES!"

Gaga and Taylor met when he starred in her music video for 'You and I' in 2011.