Hours after a report from TMZ was posted online claiming that Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have ended their relationship after 5 years of being together, Gaga took to Instagram earlier today to finally address the issue.
Posting a black and white photo of herself and her fiancé, Gaga revealed that they have been taking a break just like all couples. She captioned the photo: "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."
Lady Gaga's representative also confirmed to People Magazine that the couple are indeed taking a break. But that doesn't mean that the pair are already done with their relationship. Furthermore, a source tells the magazine that their schedules definitely made things difficult. "She's working on an album, he's working on his show, they aren't in the same state, it was just hard," the insider said. "They both love each other very much and they want it to work. It's just been tough with the long distance."