Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have ended their engagement after five years together. Sources close to the couple say distance was definitely a contributing factor to the split. With so much time spent working apart the two just drifted away from each other.
“It’s really sad and Gaga’s really torn up. They thought they’d be together forever. Distance was a big part of it,” the source has said. “They weren’t together a lot.”
Gaga, 30, lives in Malibu, California while Kinney, 35, is based in Chicago where he films his NBC series Chicago Fire.
“They had a good life and a lot in common, but were ultimately too different. I know he was always in Chicago and she went there all the time, but really had to be in L.A. or on tour and it was hard for them to make their schedules work,” the source adds. “Distance was definitely a big, big issue.”
The couple first met on the set of Gaga’s music video for “You and I” in 2011 where he played her love interest. They started dating several moths later and except for a small break in between have been together ever since.
In February 2015, Gaga shared a photo of the ring Kinney gave her and said they had plans to get married: “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!” she wrote alongside a photo of her stunning heart-shaped diamond sparkler.
“It was so special,” Gaga said about the proposal. “It was actually funny, he first gave me a Ring Pop – a candy Ring Pop – and I was crying so hard, and I said yes right away, and then he pulled out the heart-shaped diamond and I said, ‘Oh, God!'” The $500,000 ring had the inscription – “T heart S.”
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