Lady Gaga may be busy posing nude and releasing new music, but she spends her off time with actor boyfriend Taylor Kinney. Kinney currently stars on NBC’s Chcago Fire and is known for his successful guest-stint on season 2 of The Vampire Diaries.

The actor met the pop star in 2011 on the set of her music video for her hit single “You and I.” (Warning: NSFW)


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The surprisingly low-key couple lasted ten months before calling off their relationship in May 2012 when Lady Gaga was traveling across the world for her Born This Way Ball tour.

“She will be touring nonstop until next year and has found she can’t have [a] relationship at the same time,” a source close to Gaga told Us Weekly at the time.

One month later, however, the couple was back on. Kinney was spotted accompanying Gaga on her tour in Thailand and Singapore, and it was reported that Gaga wanted to try to make their long distance relationship work.

“They are going to try to make it work even with her crazy schedule. Gaga realized she missed him,” a source revealed to Us Weekly.

The source also hinted that Gaga appreciated Kinney because he helped keep her grounded.

When promoting Chicago Fire in October of 2012, Kinney revealed that his relationship with the pop icon was “normal.”

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When hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb brought up a tweet Gaga had written to promote her boyfriend’s show, Kinney blushed, saying, “I was surprised. I think she’s proud of, you know, a girlfriend being proud of her boyfriend. She’s been to the set a couple of times.”

Around the same time, Gaga tweeted a photo of herself with Kinney and his Chicago Fire co-star Jesse Spencer.

Earlier this year, reports circulated that Kinney and Gaga were getting ready to walk down the aisle this summer when DJ Lady Starlight, a close friend of Lady Gaga’s, told The Sun that she sees the two getting married by the end of this year. The reports were quickly denied.

The couple keeps a relatively low profile, and were most recently photographed together having a date night in Hollywood. Kinney, dressed in jeans and a hoodie, let Gaga take the spotlight in her sheer, bedazzled bodysuit and sky-high heels.

Lady Gaga is set to release her new album, ARTPOP on November 11 and is scheduled to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, August 25.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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