Lady Gaga opens up on her 'break' with Taylor Kinney

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Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Have Broken off Their Engagement

After a day of reports that Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have broken up, the singer took to Instagram late Tuesday night to explain that the pair have been "taking a break."

"Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates," she began on her Instagram account.

"Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other."

Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney Split After 5 Years Together: Report

The couple, who became engaged last year, reportedly separated after five years together.

According to TMZ, who was first to report the news, they parted ways quietly earlier this month, but Gaga has been spotted sans engagement ring for a while now.

See photos of the couple together:

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CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 06: Actor Taylor Kinney and musician Lady Gaga enjoy watching the NHL game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on March 6, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - MARCH 12: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney pose at Tupelo on March 12, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for Operation Smile)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actor Taylor Kinney and recording artist Lady Gaga arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artist Lady Gaga, left, and Taylor Kinney arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 06: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney take part in the 16th Annual Polar Plunge at North Avenue Beach on March 6, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 06: Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga take part in the 16th Annual Polar Plunge at North Avenue Beach on March 6, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artist Lady Gaga, left, and Taylor Kinney arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are seen in SoHo on December 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Taylor Kinney (L) and Lady Gaga attend Billboard Women In Music 2015 on Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on December 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Lifetime)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Singer Lady Gaga and actor Taylor Kinney attend the 'Rock The Kasbah' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on October 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 03: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney arrives at the Premiere Screening Of FX's 'American Horror Story: Hotel' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on October 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - MARCH 14: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney attend Operation Smile's 4th Annual Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge VIP Dinner on March 14, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Kristin Murphy/Getty Images for Operation Smile)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga arrive at the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney attend Harper's Bazaar ICONS Celebration at The Plaza Hotel on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are seen on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney attend Samsung GALAXY At Harper's BAZAAR Celebrates Icons By Carine Roitfeld at The Plaza Hotel on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Samsung)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Taylor Kinney and singer Lady Gaga attend Universal, NBC, Focus Features, E! Sponsored by Chrysler Viewing and After Party with Gold Meets Golden held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK NY - MAY 13: Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga sighting on May 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are seen heading out of Gaga's apartment building on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Taylor Kinney and singer Lady Gaga attend Universal, NBC, Focus Features, E! Sponsored by Chrysler Viewing and After Party with Gold Meets Golden held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
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While the couple was no Kimye when it came to flaunting their relationship, they weren't necessarily shy about sharing their romance, either. In January of this year, the couple posed nude together for one of 16 covers that Gaga guest-edited for V magazine.

The news of Gaga's and Kinney's breakup comes just one day after the heartbreaking split of fellow Hollywood power couple Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson. Here's hoping the theory that Hollywood breakups happen in threes isn't true.

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Gaga wrote, "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. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other."

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