Lady Gaga and Boyfriend Michael Polansky Hold Hands Ahead of the Inauguration

We got a rare glimpse of PDA from the couple.

Ahead of Lady Gaga’s dramatic performance at the inauguration ceremony, she appeared with boyfriend Michael Polansky (opens in new tab), the 43-year-old Parker Group CEO, for a rehearsal at the Capitol. Wearing a Givenchy custom cape dress, Gaga held hands with Polansky as they made their way through the building. Polansky kept it casual in a baseball cap and Patagonia fleece.

In an Instagram post, Gaga reflected, “I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans. A day for love, not hatred. A day for acceptance not fear. A day for dreaming of our future joy as a country. A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls. Love, from the Capitol.”

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The couple first connected in 2019 at one of Polansky's many parties at his LA mansion. As the CEO of his San Francisco-based tech company and a Harvard applied mathematics and computer science graduate, Polansky's events drew in A-list crowds, with Gaga among them.

According to reports, the couple first connected at Polansky's birthday party in December of that year. Gaga and Polansky were then spotted together at a Vegas New Years Eve event, where they shared a passionate kiss "with a dark-haired, bearded dude named Michael," TMZ (opens in new tab) reported. Images of the couple together ahead of Gaga's pre-Super Bowl show at a Miami mansion fanned the rumors even further.

In response to the chatter, Gaga went Instagram official with their romance:

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Lady Gaga has been keeping her relationship pretty under the radar, so let’s consider ourselves blessed with this new evidence of their PDA.

Zoe Guy is the digital fellow at Marie Claire, where she covers pop culture, hot celebrity gossip, movies and TV. She’s obsessed with Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of The Age of Innocence, anything written by Jesmyn Ward and stan Twitter.