Lady Gaga's relationship with Michael Polansky literally took us all by surprise - and her, apparently - with sources saying the singer "wasn’t expecting to get so involved so quickly after her last relationship".
But we all know love works in mysterious ways and just fours months after they were first linked, Gaga called Michael the "love of my life". Here's everything we know about their relationship history, starting with the most recent update:
March 28, 2020: Happy birthday Lady Gaga! Michael sent Gaga the biggest bunch of flowers to the singer to mark her 35th birthday. Gaga, who is currently filming House of Gucci in Italy with Adam Driver, shared a picture of herself attempting to wrap her arms around the huge wicker basket.
"When your bf sends you all the flowers in Rome for your birthday," she wrote alongside the pic. "I love you honey. I can't wait to be home with you and our dogs, that's all I need."
Gaga and Driver have been filming House of Gucci, which tells the story of how Patrizia Reggiani was convicted for organising the assassination of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci, since February and the movie is due for release in cinemas on 24th November 2021. We can't wait!
And here's the rest of Lady Gaga and Michael's relationship timeline:
December 2019: According to reports, Gaga and Michael meet at Facebook co-founder Sean Parker's birthday party at his home in Los Angeles. "People are saying Gaga would have met him through events Sean Parker has hosted at his house, including the launch and other events for the foundation," an insider told Page Six. "Sean also had a party for his birthday in LA in December and both Gaga and Michael were there."
Meanwhile, a separate source told E! News they'd been "seeing other since before the holidays and she's crazy about him".
December 31, 2019: The pair are spotted kissing after she performed a special concert performance at the Park Theatre inside the Park MGM hotel in Las Vegas.
February 1, 2020: The singer is pictured arm-in-arm with Michael at the pre-Super Bowl party where Gaga had earlier performed while he looked on.
February 3, 2020: Gaga and Michael make their Instagram debut. "We had so much fun in Miami. Love to all my little monsters and fans, you’re the best! ❤️," she captioned a snap of them cuddling up on a boat.
February 3, 2020: Two days and some deep diving later, Page Six reveals the identity of Gaga's mystery man. ICYMI, Michael is a Harvard grad who works as an Executive Director of the Parker Foundation, which is a research institute to develop new immune therapies to fight cancer. A source told the publication: "Michael is a really smart guy, a very serious guy, who has always been low key."
February 14, 2020: The singer shares a sweet Valentine's Day emoji-filled tribute, writing: "Happy Valentine’s Day!! 'Babe, do I have lipstick all-over me?' 😂#valentines ❤️💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💕🧚♀️happy v-day to all my monsters!!! I love you!!! ❤️😘."
February 18, 2020: Gaga posts a cute sunset selfie.
March 6, 2020: The Shallow singer shares a picture of them together on a plane and writes: "I’ve got a STUPID love💕," in reference to her single.
March 18, 2020: A source tells Entertainment Tonight that's she "completely in love".
“She wasn’t expecting to get so involved so quickly after her last relationship, but she started telling her friends she was completely in love with him. Anyone that has spent any time with them can see the connection. They are completely smitten. Her friends haven’t seen her this happy in years. It didn’t take long for her friends to adore him too.”
April 18, 2020: Gaga calls Michael "the love of my life" during an interview on Morning Joe to promote her One World: Together at Home concert. "With Born This Way Foundation, my mother, Cynthia Germanotta, and our co-founder Maya, who I love so very much - they are working with my, the love of my life on something for mental health," she said.
January 26, 2021: Gaga shared a picture of her and Michael kissing (through their masks) taken at Joe Biden's inauguration. Earlier in the week, the singer dazzled audiences and people at home as she belted out the national anthem.
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