Stefani Germanotta, professionally known as Lady Gaga, began dating Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney in July 2011. The sensational pop singer and actor were one of the most unexpected couples to hit the red carpet together in 2011, but fans quickly learned they were the perfect match. Never shy from showing a little PDA, Gaga and Kinney dated for five years, and were even planning on exchanging vows after getting engaged in 2015! These two were totally adorable together and could never stop gushing about one another in interviews or on social media — they were picture perfect, literally! Sadly, things came full circle for them when in July 2016, Gaga announced they were splitting due to conflicting work schedules. Not surprisingly, Gaga and Kinney were very private about their relationship while it lasted, especially in the beginning. We hope these two reconcile soon, but in the mean time, here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney’s relationship:
10. When They First Met
Taylor Kinney has said that Lady Gaga was not exactly smitten with him when they first met — in fact, she slapped him! The Chicago P.D. star met the singer one the set of her music video “You an I” in 2011. During an interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Kinney gave details about the first time he met his future fiancee. “I show up and they’re like, ‘Oh this is the idea. This is the idea.’ and I go, ‘OK, just let me do my thing.’ And I remember I went up, and we’re rolling, and I kissed her and she didn’t expect it. They cut, and she slapped me.” Not exactly love at first sight! Despite their first meeting being a tad awkward, they definitely had chemistry and kept in touch after the video was done. “The next take, I just did it again and then she didn’t slap me. She didn’t slap me then. We had a good time. I think there was chemistry. It was a late shoot. We were shooting until four or five in the morning. We exchanged information. A few weeks went by and we kept in touch and then that’s that,” he said.