Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney 'taking a break'

Story highlights

  • The singer and the actor got engaged Valentine's Day 2015
  • She has asked fans to "root" for them

(CNN)Amid reports that pop superstar Lady Gaga and her actor fiance Taylor Kinney had split, the singer has decided to clarify.

Gaga posted a photo of the couple walking together on Instagram with a caption that began "Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates."
    "Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break," Gaga wrote. "We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared."
    The pair dated for four years before Kinney proposed on Valentine's Day 2015.
    "He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!" the singer captioned the photo of her heart shaped engagement ring.

    He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!

    A photo posted by Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) on

    Prior to their announcement the couple had been very private about their relationship. On Wednesday, Gaga asked fans to "root" for them.
    "We're just like everybody else and we really love each other," she said.