Lady Gaga: I Respond to Stress Like a “Pregnant Woman”

 Tom Munro

She doesn't have a bun in the oven yet, but Lady Gaga says that when it's time for her to become a mom, she'll know what it feels to be pregnant.

"I get all the symptoms of a pregnant woman [when stressed]," Gaga, 23, tells the January issue of Elle magazine. "I get headaches, I get tired, I get blurred vision sometimes during a really intense session with [my creative team] the Haus."

As for her often hypersexed and eccentric performances and getups? They're all part of the Gaga master plan.

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"I feel that if I can show my demise artistically to the public, I can somehow cure my own legend," Gaga tells the magazine. "I can show you so you're not looking for it. I'm dying for you on domestic television — here's what it looks like, so no one has to wonder."

The star has had practice showing her assets. The former waitress says she "always got big tips" because she impressed her patrons. "I always wore heels to work! I told everybody stories, and for customers on dates, I kept it romantic," she says. "It's kind of like performing."

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Gaga — who now helms a clothing line, The Haus of Gaga, in addition to touring to promote her The Fame Monster album — says she'll settle down eventually.

What would motivate the bisexual Gaga to become a mother? Her own family.

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"In eight to 10 years, I want to have babies for my Dad to hold, grandkids," she says of her father, for whom she wrote the tune "Speechless" and who is recovering from open-heart surgery. "I want to have a husband who loves and supports me, just the way anyone else does. I would never leave my career for a man right now, and I would never follow a man around."

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