Taylor Kinney, one of the handsome stars of NBC’s hit show Chicago Fire, proposed to longtime girlfriend Lady Gaga on Valentine’s Day. She said yes to his proposal. He presented his betrothed with a gorgeous, heart shaped diamond ring.
The newly engaged couple was spotted inside her family’s restaurant–Joanne’s Trattoria on the Upper East Side–shortly after becoming engaged.
Barry Lewis is the executive editor for the Times Herald-Record. He and his wife just happened to be dining at Joanne’s when Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney came into the restaurant, where she flashed her engagement ring around.
“I heard the singer say ‘It was time’ as she flashed the ring around,” he said.
He added that Lady Gaga’s father then opened champagne in honor of the celebration.
Lady Gaga shared a photo of the engagement ring on Instagram on Monday.
Stefani Germanotta–Lady Gaga’s real name–captioned the photo, “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!”
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney–who are 28 and 33, respectively–have been dating for about four years. Back in October, she reportedly told a U.K. publication that the Chicago Fire hunk is a ‘softie.’
“He’s the first man that I have dated that, when I sing onstage, he cries,” she said. “That means more to me than anything.”
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Some may wonder why the rather straight-laced actor would take up with someone as admittedly strange as Lady Gaga. She told Ellen DeGeneres the following about Taylor Kinney during an appearance on her show a little more than a year ago.
“He is extremely strange, actually,” she told Ellen. “We complement each other’s weirdness. That’s actually one of the first things he ever said to me. It’s a Dr. Seuss quote. You find in someone else a compatible weirdness.”
You can check out Taylor Kinney on Chicago Fire on Tuesday nights at 10:00 PM on NBC. And sorry, ladies. As handsome as he is in his role as Kelly Severide, it’s important to understand he is now officially off the market.