Longtime lovers Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have sadly called it quits after dating for five years. The couple got engaged on Valentine’s Day last year, and were last photographed together in April.
“Their work kept them apart a lot,” an industry source tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Chicago Fire keeps him in Chicago and her work is almost always elsewhere.”
Sources say they parted ways earlier this month, with no word on who pulled the plug.
They had been noticeably absent from each other’s lives lately … at events and on social media. Gaga was seen without her engagement ring last week in Malibu — the same day Taylor celebrated his 35th birthday.
Gaga, 30, opened up to Howard Stern on his radio show in 2013 about how she and Kinney, 35, made their long-distance relationship work.
“We don’t have any rules about calling each other at certain times … We’ll go days at a time without talking and then we’ll talk every day,” she said. “He’s on his journey and I’m on mine and we’re gypsies. And then when we’re together, we’re really in love and that’s it.”
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