Pop superstar Lady Gaga, who is up for a Best Actress Oscar this Sunday, has called off her engagement to talent agent Christian Carino. After first sparking dating rumors in 2017, 32-year-old Gaga confirmed she had become engaged to the 50-year-old Creative Arts Agency representative at Elle’s 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration in October 2018 when she thanked her “fiance,” Carino. And since then, the couple has rarely been seen apart.

Making the rounds for her acclaimed performance in the Oscar-nominated film A Star Is Born, Gaga has been seen attending awards ceremonies with Carino while sporting her massive pink flower-shaped engagement ring. But when Gaga walked the red carpet solo and ring-less at the Grammy’s on February 10, speculation that the pair had called it quits started to swirl. She also did not thank Carino in her acceptance speech after winning Best Pop Duo performance for her song “Shallow” from A Star Is Born. A rep for Gaga confirmed the break-up on Tuesday to People. 


While some eager-eyed fans are hoping that the split is the first step toward a real relationship between Gaga and her onscreen love in A Star Is Born Bradley Cooper – who have raved about each other non-stop since the film’s release – a source told People that the split was drama-free. “It just didn’t work out,” the source said. “There’s no long dramatic story.” As for Cooper, he remains in longtime a relationship with supermodel Irina Shayk, with whom he shares a daughter.

Neither Gaga nor Carino have directly addressed the split, although Gaga did choose to focus a Valentine’s Day Twitter message on the success of her film as opposed to her fiance. “Happy Valentine’s Day,” she wrote. “A tattoo toast to “la vie en rose” by the beautiful Winterstone my spinal cord is now a rose.”

Gaga was also previously engaged to actor Taylor Kinney, but the two called off their engagement in 2016.

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