Lady Gaga opens up about split from Taylor Kinney: ‘Women love very hard’

2016 American Music Awards

Lady Gaga was the subject of an interview on the CBS news magazine Sunday Morning (otherwise known as “the show only your parents watch,” or, if you’re younger than I am, “the show only your grandparents watch”). The segment opened with the 30-year-old singer paying a visit to the the John Lennon memorial in Central Park. The interview took place at Joanne, the restaurant owned by Gaga’s dad. CBS reporter Lee Cowan started off the interview by telling Gaga that, in her demure hat and pink dress, she was “looking more Lady than Gaga” she jokingly added, “today.”

During the interview, Gaga alluded to her recent breakup with her boyfriend of fiver years, actor Taylor Kinney. Although she did not mention Taylor by name, you could pretty much figure out who she meant. The singer also opened up about living life in the limelight and the close bond she has with her family. Of course, she was also there to promote her latest album, Joanne. She explained her decision to introduce her new material in dive bars. Here are some highlights from the interview:

On relationships: “I think women love very hard. We love men. We just love with everything we have. And sometimes I don’t know that that love is met with, um, the type of dignity that we wish it would be met with. You know, we’re not trying to make you less of a man. We just want you to love us as deeply and as wholesomely and as fully as we love you.”

On the downside of fame: “I miss people. I miss, you know, going anywhere and meeting a random person and saying, ‘Hi,’ and having a conversation about life. I love people.”

On her dive bar tour for Joanne and her upcoming Super Bowl performance: “I always say, you gotta play a dive bar like you play an arena, and you play an arena like you play a dive bar.”

On how much her family means to her: “Making your dad happy is…especially for an Italian Catholic girl…it feels really good. And I feel that today. All the awards in the world, you can get into all of the nightclubs, they send you the nicest clothes…[there's] nothing better then walking into your Dad’s restaurant and seeing the smile on his face and knowing that your Mom and your Dad and your sister are real proud of you and that you haven’t lost touch of who you are…that, for me, is real success.”

[From CBS Sunday Morning/Daily Mail]

You can watch the interview in its entirety below. I have always liked her music, which is a good thing, as they play it in every damn exercise class at my gym. I think she comes off very down to earth in this interview, and it made me like her even more. I was kind of surprised to learn over the Thanksgiving holiday that my folks also love Gaga (and yes, they do watch Sunday Morning quite religiously). If you knew my folks (actual recent exchange from same conversation: Dad: “Madonna is kind of fading away.” Mom: “Not soon enough.”) you’d know that was quite the ringing endorsement.

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Lady Gaga attends a photocall for her album 'Joanne'

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  1. Pinar Okur says:

    Her breasts doesnt look saggy anymore??

    • Livethelifeaquatic says:

      And mine wouldn’t either if I had the extra cash to get a lift.

    • paolanqar says:

      Finally! Those boobs were depressingly saggy.

      • Lex says:

        They appear in all shapes and sizes. They weren’t really sagging (she is under 30, no?) but that was just her natural hang.

    • Ames says:

      Her boobs are the first thing I’ve been noticing now that she’s back in the “spotlight” and I wanted to come here and see if anyone else thought the same thing. Validation! LOL I’ve always wondered why she never got them done. And honestly, I’m on the fence whether it’s a good tape job or an actual boob job. But either way, it’s such an improvement.

  2. QueenB says:

    i dont love men. this whole “women do/feel X” must die.

    • Josefina says:

      Statements like that have always driven me crazy. As a citizen of the human world who interacts with men and women everyday, I see some personality traits that are more recurrent on one gender than the other. But there’s not a single thing I’d say is universal for one gender or the other. Not even something a considerable majority of them possess.

  3. Esmom says:

    I’ve never been a fan of hers but this excerpt was tolerable to me. Her comments about love sounded like some serious shade thrown at Kinney, imo.

    • Jayna says:

      He films a good portion of the year in Chicago. She toured. She came off, had hip surgery, started writing a new album. Another world tour, making music videos, making an album with Tony Bennet, beginning a tour with Tony right after she gets off the ArtRave world tour. Then starts acting on AHS. Has other projects and in studio writing next album, acting next season of AHS, now promoting new album and preparing for Super Bowl, then preparing for world tour, and then another Tony Bennet album and also starring in the Bodyguard coming up.

      Taylor was supportive all these years, but is back in Chicago most of the time. Where did he fit in? It sounds like he realized she was never going to slow down and it would be a long distance relationship for more years to come and moved on. So much time apart takes it toll after five years when her plate is fuller than ever.

      • QueenB says:

        i also feel like its more of her playing the victim and trying to make it sound like she just loves too strongly and he is to blame. there was also a lainey blind about her cheating on him.

      • Shell says:

        Excuse Lady Gaga for having a successful career. Was she supposed to dim her light to be more supportive of her fiance’s acting job to save their relationship?

    • Kitten says:

      I didn’t hate this interview either and I can’t stand her.

      I feel mean saying this but as someone who’s had a crush on TK forever, I’m not sad that these two are over.

  4. MissMerry says:

    i love her, but her FACE?!

    it looks painful for her to move it too much or something.

    • Jayna says:

      Her face barely moved in the interview.

    • Kitten says:

      Once again, I realized that I have NO idea what this woman looks like. So much surgery…and so unnecessary.

    • Shambles says:

      The Victoria’s secret Instagram posted a picture of her, Gigi, and Bella, and it is ridiculous how frozen her face looked. Even Bella, with her absolutely awful nose job, looked more natural than Gaga.

  5. AppleShmapple says:

    Isn’t she bisexual? Maybe she would be happier with a woman?

  6. Victoria1 says:

    I love Sunday Morning on CBS and miss the guy with the bow ties and I’m 34.

  7. Bxhal says:

    I broke up with someone recently and what she expressed is the exact frustration i felt as i ended the rship. That feeling that your love isnt being reciprocated in the same wavelength that youre giving it. It tore me apart. Last text i sent said – I dont know how to love half-heartedly, i’m sorry. – It’s true too. As a woman, i love with all my heart and you go in with this expectation that he will grow to love, respect and cherish you as much as you do him but i dont know, i guess love isnt men’s forté? The whole thing has not left me bitter, just sad because you cant erase the attachment you had to a person in an instance. Giving time a chance to help you move on is a daily challenge. Saddest of all is i’m just not interested in any other guy around me right now, not because i’m bitter but because i keep wondering why all they say to me could not be coming from the lips of the guy i want but can never fully have. Sorry for the sob story, i just cant believe i resonated with a Gaga story considering i only three of her songs: born this way, poker face, edge of glory, telephone with Bey and Applause…ok so maybe ive been a closeted Gaga fan without my own knowledge.

    • Kitten says:

      Ok but how can you come to the conclusion that “love isn’t men’s forte” if there are other men telling you the things that your lover could not?

      I think women tend to get invested really quickly to the point where we are blind to the signs and signals that the man we’re falling for just isn’t as invested. At the risk of saying something hurtful, I think when the relationship is right, it’s not a struggle and the guy will match your love equally.

      Something that I hope makes you feel a bit better: My ex and I broke up four months ago after two years and it was devastating because I truly thought he was The One.
      After a couple months of being without him, the perspective and distance allowed me to see how toxic the relationship was. I realized that he contributed the bare minimum to the relationship while I gave everything I had. He had emotional intimacy problems (perhaps your guy does too?) and even though he loved me, he couldn’t give me all that I need.

      Since then I’ve met a great guy. My new relationship is totally open, smooth, organic, no game-playing, no fighting. tons of love and affection–basically everything I didn’t get with my ex. The only analogy I can come up with is that I felt like I was dying in a desert for two years and along comes this guy with a giant lake. You better believe I’m jumping in, even if I drown.

      So all of this is just to say that maybe your next relationship will be everything this last one wasn’t. At the risk of sounding trite, try to keep your head up and believe that something better is out there for you. Because as painful as this experience is, your break-up could actually be a blessing in disguise.

      Damn…getting mad personal on C/B ;)

      • Shambles says:

        Ily Kit. I feel this so hard. Thank you for sharing.

      • Bxhal says:

        Thanks for the advice and the perspective you’ve given me, Kitten. I concur that often I tend to paint men I date in rosy shades which then blinds me all through the rship. Thank you for your story, which has given me renewed hope in love. I absolutely love that desert/lake analogy! I hope that time does reveal its lessons and truths to me as it has to you. Thanks again.

      • susiecue says:

        I’m so happy for you Kitten!

    • WTW says:

      I’ve heard that you should find a man who loves you more than you love him, and I think this is a true. Find a man who cherishes you a bit more than you do him, and your relationships is likely to succeed. I don’t think it ever works when the woman is more into the guy than he’s into her, unless the woman is okay with feeling miserable a lot of the time, and the man is selfish and likes a relationship that revolves around his needs. This expression doesn’t mean you should date a guy you don’t really like. It means that in the relationship you center yourself first to a degree and aren’t afraid to walk away from the man, and he knows it and is scared by it a bit. Don’t know if that quite makes sense, but from personal experience, I think this is so true.

  8. LaraK says:

    I could be wrong, but it sounds to me like he just got sick of her emotional acrobatics.
    Reminds me of that horrid photo of their nude “painting” and her obnoxious tirade about how they made love in violence or some pretentious crap. She seems like the kind of person to need that kind of partner, who will expound on his boundless love and Taylor seems more down to earth.
    For the record, I find her absolutely exhausting and have no idea how he put up with her for so many years. He must have needed a beer and football game tickets something fierce.

  9. SusanneToo says:

    CBS Sunday Morning is one of the best shows on the air, IMO. I hope it’s around forever.

  10. Libra girl says:

    She’s a beautiful soul. Very real. Always loved her.

  11. Ramona Q. says:

    Joanne is a great album. Love her.