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Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Split

20 Jul 2016

The eccentric singer and her fiance are taking a break

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have ended their engagement after five years together.

The Poker Face singer took to Instagram to address the status of her relationship with the Chicago Fire actor. Accompanying a black and white photo of the couple walking together, she wrote: "Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other."

Taylor proposed to the superstar on Valentine's Day in 2015, and the couple were reportedly planning to tie the knot later this year. However, sources say the stars called time on their relationship earlier this month.  

Gaga is currently enjoying a vacation in Mexico with a group of friends, where Taylor has noticeably been missing from her crew. The actor marked his 35th birthday last week, the same day that Gaga was pulled over by police in Malibu, California because her vehicle didn't have license plates. Pics taken of her on the day show that she wasn’t wearing her engagement ring.

Gaga and Taylor began dating in 2011, after he played her onscreen love interest in her You and I music video. The stars had been keeping their wedding plans under wraps and earlier this year, Taylor said the couple had yet to finalise any plans. Explaining why the pair had not locked down wedding details, he said: "We're both pretty busy. Down the line we'll figure it out. We've talked about New York or Los Angeles, Christmas or summer, but who knows."

We’re really rooting for these two to work it out!