Lady Gaga may sing about having a “Bad Romance,” but things with Christian Carino couldn’t be any better.
A year after splitting with former fiancé Taylor Kinney, rumors are swirling that the 31-year-old singer has marriage on her mind again. Word has it the Mother Monster is heading to the aisle very soon after her boyfriend recently proposed with a massive engagement ring.
A source tells Radar Online, “Christian popped the question in early September, and even gave her a monster-sized diamond.”
While we have yet to see a ring, the insider claims Gaga has been keeping the engagement a secret because she doesn’t have the heart to tell her ex — who she dated for five years before calling it quits in July 2016 — that their romance is truly over. The informant spills:
“Gaga has been gushing about how much she loves him, but she’s holding off wearing the ring because she isn’t ready to make an announcement.”
As fans know, the Golden Globe winner broke off her engagement with Taylor, 36, last year. While addressing the heartbreaking split, she asked fans to “please root us on” as they figure out how to “work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared.”
“Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her former boyfriend at the time. “We’re just like everybody else and we really love each other.”
Gaga has since moved on with Christian and went public with their budding relationship after the Super Bowl this February. Though she is blissfully in love with her 49-year-old beau, she still cares for her former flame and doesn’t want him to be hurt by her new relationship.
“She didn’t want Taylor to find out about the engagement from anyone but her!” a source tells Radar Online. “They desperately wanted it to work out between them, but Taylor’s just too traditional, and their careers kept them apart too much.”
Though long distance and conflicting schedules kept Gaga and Taylor apart, it isn’t a big issue for Christian. As a talent agent who’s worked with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, and Christina Aguilera, he’s known to be very hands-on and often travels with Gaga for business.
The insider says the Creative Talent Agency exec is “head over heels for Gaga” and, they will be “be married before the New Year.”