Lady Gaga isn’t caught up in a bad romance, ra-ra-ah-ah-ah. The 12-time Grammy winner has been dating Michael Polansky since late 2019, and the pair are still going strong more than two years later. Now fans are wondering if she’ll bring it as her date at the 2022 Grammys, where she’s nominated alongside duet partner Tony Bennett for six awards, including album of the year.
It’s not publicly known where and how Gaga met the Harvard graduate, but they were first seen in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2020. According to her LinkedIn page, Polansky, a Harvard graduate, works working closely with Facebook co-founder Sean Parker. , currently CEO of the Parker Group as well as co-founder and executive director of the Parker Foundation and the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.
The duo keep their relationship low-key, having never walked a red carpet together and Polansky only accompanying Gaga to public events on special occasions. However, Gaga doesn’t completely hide their romance, posting sporadic snapshots or selfies on Instagram.
December 2019: Dating rumors emerge
Gaga was first linked to Polansky in December 2019, when she was spotted kissing a then-“mystery man” on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas.
February 2020: Gaga goes official on Instagram
Just days after being seen locking lips in Miami, Gaga went Instagram official with Polansky, posting a photo of him kissing the singer on his lap. “We had so much fun in Miami,” she wrote. “Love to all my little monsters and fans, you are the best!”
A few weeks later, Gaga and Polansky celebrated their first Valentine’s Day together, with Gaga sharing a candid selfie on Instagram. “Happy Valentine’s Day!! ‘Baby do I have lipstick all over me’,” she wrote, along with a series of kissing emojis. all my monsters!!! I love you!!!”
March 2020: Gaga and Michael in quarantine
Days after coronavirus quarantine measures were enforced worldwide, Gaga posted an update on herself and Polansky for her Instagram followers. “Day 6 of self-quarantine! Go strong, play video games and cards, and take care of ourselves,” she wrote. “Important reminder: keep your mind as stress free as possible and your body moving. Try not to pass it in case you have it, it’s ok and so wonderful to stay home if you can! What a kind act for the world.
April 2020: Gaga and Michael raise funds together
In April, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gaga partnered with Global Citizen to host the One World: Together at Home special, which featured an array of top artists, including Gaga, with the aim of raising funds and awareness for patients and frontline workers around the world. Gaga worked alongside her boyfriend on the project and posted a portrait with another fundraiser.
January 2021: Michael holds Gaga’s hand at Biden’s inauguration
On Jan. 20, Polansky was alongside Gaga at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, where she sang a memorable rendition of the national anthem and was greeted by fellow performer Jennifer Lopez. Shortly after the event, Gaga posted a snapshot of herself giving Polansky a masked kiss.
March 2021: Michael supports Gaga from afar
Polansky couldn’t join Gaga while filming her Oscar-nominated film Gucci House in Italy, but he supported her from afar, especially after her dog walker was shot dead and two of her dogs were kidnapped on February 24, then returned a few days later. On March 28, Gaga posted a photo of herself hugging a huge gift from her man. “When your boyfriend sends you all the flowers in Rome for your birthday,” she wrote. “I love you honey. I can’t wait to be home with you and our dogs, that’s all I need.
November 2021: Gaga calls Michael “the love of my life”
While promoting Gucci House, Gaga reiterated that her dogs and her man are all she needs to live. “My dogs and the man I love are my whole life,” she said The Hollywood Reporterreferring to Polansky and his three French bulldogs, Asia, Koji and Gustav.
March 2022: Michael supports Gaga at the BAFTAs
Polansky accompanied Gaga to the 2022 BAFTAs, where she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Gucci House. Although he didn’t walk the red carpet with the star, he did end up becoming a punchline for one of host Rebel Wilson’s jokes, after she gave him a ‘Golden Bra’ for having won the “Best Plus-One” award. “Are you the most one of Lady Gaga?” she asked Polansky in the audience, as Gaga began to burst out laughing. “It’s a good concert!”