Lady Gaga has been dating Vampire Diaries actor Taylor Kinney since July, and the two have recently begun appearing together more often. They were spotted leaving a New York dance studio together just yesterday, and Gaga claims to be “very happy” with the relationship. Neat! Here are five things to know about Taylor:
1. Taylor is 30 years old. He was born in Pennsylvania, where he was raised along with his three brothers by a single mother. He went to business school before deciding to focus on acting.
2. Before landing his Vampire Diaries role, Taylor appeared in MyNetwork’s Fashion House and NBC’s Trauma, where he played an EMT.
3. Taylor and Gaga met when he starred in her video for the song “You Am I.” Taylor had a girlfriend at the time, but that clearly didn’t last.
4. He’s reportedly a bit of a heavy drinker. Taylor was arrested in 2002 on alcohol-related charges. The plus side? His mug shot is adorable.
5. Taylor does some modeling in addition to the acting (sounds hard!). Here’s some shirtless proof:
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