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Lady Gaga confirms her and fiance Taylor Kinney are 'taking a break'

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Lady Gaga took to Instagram on Tuesday night to break her silence about her split from fiance Taylor Kinney.

"Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates," the 30-year-old singer wrote. "Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break."

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A source confirmed to ET on Tuesday that Gaga and Kinney, who stars on NBC's "Chicago Fire," had split, but said that the couple "love each other deeply and still talk every day."

"We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared," Gaga continued. "Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other."

The two made their last public appearance together in March when they showed up to Operation Smile's 5th Annual Park City Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge in Park City, Utah. A week prior, Gaga and Kinney also participated in the 16th Annual Polar Plunge in Chicago, Illinois.

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Kinney, 35, started dating the singer five years ago after they met on the set of her music video, "You and I." They got engaged on Valentine's Day last year.

"It was so special," Gaga told ET a few weeks after the proposal. "It was actually funny, he first gave me a Ring Pop, a candy Ring Pop and I was crying so hard, and I said yes right away, and then he pulled out the heart-shaped diamond and I said, 'Oh, God!'"

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