Lady Gaga reportedly broke up with her boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, last week, so it was a bit surprising to find Mother Monster engagement news floating around the interwebs this morning.
While TMZ has since debunked the rumors — no, she’s not going to be a missus anytime soon — there’s actually a logical explanation for the confusion. Famed photographer Terry Richardson (the guy responsible for Kate Upton’s Cat Daddy video) posted a photo of Gaga on his website Sunday, showing her pointing at a giant ring on her left hand. The caption read: “Gaga showing off her new engagement ring!” The logical thing to do was assume the news was true.
Well, that would be logical if it involved pretty much anyone other than Lady Gaga. The eccentric star — and photographer, for that matter — are known for their wacky humor and the ability to get fans all riled up. They’re quite good at it. We’re guessing the engagement caption was a big joke to Richardson, who probably gave low odds to anyone catching on.