Lady Gaga’s breakup with fiance Taylor Kinney might not be a done deal.
On Tuesday, news broke that the couple of five years had split for unknown reasons, Gaga seen on multiple occasions without the engagement ring she’d worn since Kinney’s proposal on Valentine’s Day 2015.
It would now seem the world counted its meat dresses before they were worn, because the couple is only “taking a break.” Gaga addressed the rumors via Instagram on Tuesday night with a heartfelt, genuine message on the status of her relationship:
“Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates,” she wrote. “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.”
Kinney, 35, proposed to Gaga with a beautiful heart-shaped engagement ring last year. The couple was relatively tight-lipped about their wedding plans, but when it came to one another, they couldn’t gush enough. During the 2016 Academy Awards, Gaga performed a touching rendition of “‘Till It Happens To You,” later posting a message to Instagram in Kinney’s name:
“I never thought anyone would ever love me because I felt like my body was ruined by my abuser,” she wrote. “But he loves the survivor in me. He’s stood by me all night proudly and unashamedly. THAT’S a real man.”
Life is tough, and busy schedules are a sure-fire way to create distance between people. Here’s hoping the two figure it out.