Why Lady Gaga Is "Terrified of Babies"

Celebrity Moms Jun. 22, 2010 AT 12:17PM
Why Lady Gaga Is "Terrified of Babies" Credit: Terry Richardson

There's one superstar who won't be joining Hollywood's baby boom just yet: Lady Gaga.

"I'm terrified of babies," the singer, 24, says in a new interview with Rolling Stone. "I think, creatively, as a woman, you change once you give birth," she explains. "I'm totally not ready for that."

And the flamboyant star (real name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) isn't spending too much time between the sheets lately, either. "Sex is certainly not, like a priority at the moment," she quips in her cover story.

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But Gaga admits that one particular lover -- a heavy metal drummer whom she dated just before stardom -- had a huge impact.

"I wouldn't have been as successful without him," she admits of their tempestuous, heartbreaking time together. "I've really never loved anyone like I loved him. Or like I love him. That relationship really shaped me...I sort of resolved that if you can't have the guy of your dreams, there are other ways to give love."

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The "Bad Romance" chanteuse also hints at a much deeper trauma in her past, but demurs on specifics. "You have to be careful about how much you reveal to people who l look up to you so much," she says. "I don't want to be a bad example. I'm not a victim."

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Instead, she says vaguely: "There are some things that are so traumatic, I don't even fully remember them. But I will say wholeheartedly that I had the most wonderful mother and father. I was never abused. I didn't have a bad childhood. All of the things I went through were on my own quest for an artistic journey to f--- myself up like [Andy] Warhol and [David] Bowie and Mick [Jagger]."

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But all that squalor and self-destruction is now in the past, she insists. "It petrifies me," she recalls of her hardscrabble days. "When I think about laying in my apartment [in New York] with bug bites from bedbugs and roaches on the floor and no will or interest in doing anything but making music and getting high. So I guess I've come a really long way, and I have my friends to thank for that, and I have God."

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