Lady Gaga has opened up about her relationship with fiancé Taylor Kinney in an emotional Instagram post after reports emerged the pair had split.
The 30-year-old singer shared an image of the two walking arm-in-arm, with a caption that explained she and Kinney “really love each other” but “have been taking a break”.
“Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break,” she wrote.
“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.”
Comments have since been pouring in from heartbroken fans pledging their support.
“My heart breaks to hear this. You both look so happy and so in love. But all humans have their ups/downs. Life and love is a roller coaster. I hope you both make it thru this stronger than ever,” one fan wrote.
“Wishing you good vibes Gaga, love will prevail,” another said.
The pair have been together for five years.
I never thought anyone would ever love me because I felt like my body was ruined by my abuser. But he loves the survivor in me. He’s stood by me all night proud and unashamedly. THATS a real man. ❤️ A photo posted by Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) on Feb 28, 2016 at 7:24pm PST