Why Lady Gaga kept engagement news private

Lady Gaga confirmed her engagement to Christian Carino, but she's still focused on keeping her relationship private.

A source tells ET that Gaga, 32, has a "low-key" relationship with her 49-year-old talent manager fiance, something that was lacking in her previous engagement to Taylor Kinney, which ended in 2016.

"Gaga seems very happy to be in a more low-key relationship than with Taylor," the source says. "She’s on top of the world and Christian is part of that. They kept the engagement private so it wasn’t the media storm it was with Taylor."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Christian Carino and Lady Gaga attend the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. 480568 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Turner)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Christian Carino (L) and Lady Gaga attend the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. 480720 (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Christian Carino and Lady Gaga attend the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. 480568 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Turner)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 13: Lady Gaga (L) and Christian Carino attend the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for FIJI Water)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Christian Carino and Lady Gaga (R) attends the 2019 InStyle and Warner Bros. 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for InStyle)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: (L) Christian Carino and Lady Gaga attend Moet & Chandon at The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Christian Carino and Lady Gaga (R) attends the 2019 InStyle and Warner Bros. 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for InStyle)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: 76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Lady Gaga and Christian Carino arrive to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019. -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Christian Carino and Lady Gaga are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Christian Carino and Lady Gaga are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Christian Carino (L) and Lady Gaga attend ELLE's 25th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration presented by L'Oreal Paris, Hearts On Fire and CALVIN KLEIN at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE Magazine)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Christian Carino (L) and Lady Gaga attend ELLE's 25th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration presented by L'Oreal Paris, Hearts On Fire and CALVIN KLEIN at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for ELLE Magazine)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Lady Gaga and agent Christian Carino embrace backstage at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Lady Gaga and agent Christian Carino embrace backstage at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Lady Gaga and Christian Carino are seen on May 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 30: Lady Gaga and Christian Carino are seen in Manhattan on May 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 28: Singer Lady Gaga and Christian Carino are seen leaving their hotel on August 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Lady Gaga and Christian Carino are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Lady Gaga and Christian Carino seen leaving a pub in central Lonson on September 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Lady Gaga and Christian Carino are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Lady Gaga and Christian Carino are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Lady Gaga and Christian Carino walk to her studio on June 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Lady Gaga and Christian Carino are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Recording artist Lady Gaga and Christian Carino (R) attend Interscope's Grammy After Party (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Interscope)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Lady Gaga and Christian Carino seen leaving a pub in central Lonson on September 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
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The source also notes that Gaga and Carino have been engaged since late last year. Monday was the first time Gaga acknowledged the engagement, though, referring to Carino as "my fiance" during a speech at an event in Beverly Hills, California.

ET confirmed Gaga's relationship with Carino in February 2017 after the pair had some adorable PDA moments ahead of the pop star's Super Bowl halftime show performance.

Since their relationship became public, the duo have become fixtures on Carino's Instagram page, where he often shares snaps of them together.

Last September, Gaga spoke to ET about getting Carino's input with regard to her career. 

"It's not just about it being my boyfriend," she said of a moment in her documentary, Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two, when she runs off stage to ask Carino how she did during a performance. "I ask that of many people in my life, and my family, all the time."

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