An insider told Us Weekly that Lady Gaga’s former fiancé, Christian Carino, “infringed on her creative process” before the singer’s decision to end the relationship earlier this year.
Although Gaga was reportedly “devastated” at first, the source said that the A Star Is Born actress didn’t want to risk her career over a man — with the singer allegedly saying that it’s “not something she would stand for.”
The source claims that Carino was “jealous,” and “was trying to find her all the time and texted her a lot.” He reportedly “didn’t treat Gaga very well toward the end of their [two-year] relationship.”
Harper’s Bazaar reports that the couple began dating in early 2017 — and by October of 2018, Gaga publicly confirmed the pair’s engagement when she referred to him as her fiancé during a speech. Afterward, Carino accompanied Gaga to press appearances, film festivals, and award ceremonies for A Star Is Born.
Following the breakup, Gaga has been busy. With awards season being in full swing, the Us Weekly source claims that this hectic schedule made it difficult for the star to process things.
“Gaga has been in such a focus on her career right now and has not even had time to address what has been happening between her and Christian, emotionally… She has been telling those around her, ‘Let’s stay focused.'”
Gaga was previously engaged to Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney, and the two were together for almost five years. They called it quits in July of 2016. Carino was previously married to newscaster Brooke Baldwin from 1997 to 2015, with whom he shares a daughter, Bella.
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Recently, Gaga made the TIME 100 list, as The Inquisitr reported. The list includes the most culturally significant and influential figures of 2019, and Gaga’s section was penned by Grammy-winning singer Celine Dion, who called her “one of the most inventive artists we’ve ever seen.” Dion added that Gaga’s “artistic expression has no rules, no boundaries.”
The Inquisitr also reported that April of 2019 marks 10 years since Gaga’s bisexual anthem, “Poker Face,” topped the charts. The song was released on her debut album, The Fame, and the singer revealed on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross that it was inspired by the times she fantasized that her boyfriend was female while having sex with him.
The Fame sold over 9.5 million copies in 2019, and has sold over 14 million copies to date. It was nominated for Record of the Year — with “Poker Face” being nominated for Song of the Year — at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. The song would take home the award for Best Dance Recording, and the album would win the Best Electronic/Dance Anthem category at the same show.