Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga attend Billboard Women In Music 2015. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Lifetime

There will be no monster-in-law in this case! Taylor Kinney brought his mom, Pamela Heisler, as his date to the 2016 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, January 6, and the proud parent gushed about her future daughter-in-law, Lady Gaga.

Kinney's mom was asked about her very first meeting with the pop superstar, and it turns out that it wasn't exactly a joyous family occasion. "It was actually a sort of somber one," Heisler told Entertainment Tonight backstage. "My mother had passed away and [Gaga] came."

At the time, Heisler thought the timing was off given the circumstances, but Gaga still met the fam. "She was the sweetest thing that ever was," the mom shared. "She was a sweetheart. I loved her from the moment I met her."


The singer and the Chicago Fire hunk got engaged on Valentine's Day 2015 (Kinney, 34, proposed to his girlfriend of four years, 29, with a huge heart-shaped rock!), and both families are now fully integrated. The lovebirds, however, have yet to confirm wedding details.

"We don't have an exact date yet," Kinney shared last October, adding that they were still deliberating over whether their nuptials should be a destination occasion or based in NYC or L.A.

However, Kinney's mom gave away one detail on Wednesday about her own dress for the wedding. "[It will be more] subdued," she shared.

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