7 People Lady Gaga Has Dated Over the Years
Lady Gaga isn't afraid to pour her heart into her music, but when it comes to her love life, she's been fairly private. Over the years, the singer has dated producers, musicians, and actors. She's had a few long-term relationships over the years, including one with actor Taylor Kinney, whom she dated for five years and was engaged to before their breakup. She was also engaged to Hollywood talent agent Christian Carino, though they broke up in 2019. (Contrary to some rumors fueled by an intense Oscars performance, she's never had a romantic relationship with her "A Star Is Born" costar Bradley Cooper, though the pair do share an adorable friendship.)
Since 2020, she has been linked to businessman Michael Polansky, and the pair have attended a number of events together. "Lady Gaga and Michael are still together and enjoying their relationship," a source told Entertainment Tonight in January 2022. "Gaga and Michael are serious and are very much in love."
Romance hasn't always been smooth sailing for Gaga, though. In a 2010 interview with Cosmopolitan, Gaga opened up about her views on love, saying she's always put her career first. "Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams," she told the outlet. "If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore." In the same interview, she also noted that some of her failed relationships — one in particular — provided key motivation for her at the start of her career. "I had a boyfriend who told me I'd never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I'd fail," she told the outlet. "I said to him, 'Someday, when we're not together, you won't be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.'"
Read on to learn more about the men of Gaga's past and present.
After meeting on the set of her music video for "Love Game," Gaga and the model/entrepreneur started dating in 2009, per Rolling Stone. They split later that summer.
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Gaga started dating the designer in 2009 after meeting at a restaurant the year before. In the book "Lady Gaga: Looking For Fame: The Life of the Pop Princess," the singer said they were "crazy lovers" before they realized what a strong creative connection they had. Per Rolling Stone, he went on to become her creative director for Haus of Gaga.
The Grammy-winning record producer dated the singer when she was still going as Stefani Germanotta. Even though he is widely credited with kick-starting her career, the two had a rocky relationship after their breakup. In 2010, he sued for $30 million, but the case was dropped.
The two first got together in 2011 and became engaged on Valentine's Day in 2015. Though they eventually called it quits in 2016, they continue to be good friends.
Gaga was first photographed with Polansky, a tech investor who is the executive director of the philanthropic company Parker Foundation, on New Year's Eve in January 2020, per Harper's Bazaar. The pair went Instagram official in February 2020, and most recently, the pair was spotted together in New York City on Oct. 22.
In a 2020 interview with People, Gaga revealed that he was even helping her work on an app for her foundation. "With Born This Way Foundation, my mother, Cynthia Germanotta, and our co-founder Maya [Enista Smith], who I love so very much — they are working with my, the love of my life on something for mental health," she said. Polansky has also appeared by her side at many awards shows, including the 2022 Grammys.