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Lady Gaga Was ‘Devastated at First’ Following Split From Ex-Fiance Christian Carino (Exclusive)

A bad romance? Lady Gaga’s decision to end her engagement to ex Christian Carino didn’t come without a flood of emotions.

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“She was devastated at first,” an insider exclusively tells Us Weekly of the 33-year-old A Star Is Born actress, noting that Carino’s personality “infringed on her creative process” leading up to their split. “[She] couldn’t risk jeopardizing her career in that way, over a man, and that’s not something she would stand for.”

Us Weekly confirmed in February that the former couple called it quits after two years together. The twosome first sparked split speculation earlier that month when Gaga attended the 2019 Grammy Awards solo and sans her pink diamond engagement ring.

Lady Gaga Devastated Split Christian Carino
Christian Carino and Lady Gaga attend The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon

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“Chris didn’t treat Gaga very well toward the end of their relationship,” a source previously told Us, with a second insider adding that it was the “Million Reasons” songstress “who broke things off” with the 50-year-old talent agent.

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“He was jealous,” the insider explained. “He was trying to find her all the time and texted her a lot. Her friends didn’t like him either.”

The Oscar winner had a jam-packed awards season schedule during her breakup, leading her to not fully process things at the time. “Gaga has been in such a focus on her career right now and has not even had time to address what has been happening between her and Christian, emotionally,” a source told Us days after news of their split. “She has been telling those around her, ‘Let’s stay focused.’”

Lady Gaga Devastated Split Christian Carino
Christian Carino and Lady Gaga during the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner

Prior to her relationship with Carino, Gaga was engaged to Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney. The couple called it quits July 2016 after nearly five years together. Carino, for his part, was married to newscaster Brooke Baldwin from 1997 to 2015. The pair share teenage daughter Bella.

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