Taylor Kinney ‘likes’ shady Instagram comment about ex Lady Gaga

As a lieutenant on Chicago Fire, Taylor Kinney often finds himself in the center of extreme blazes. But now, he is feeling the heat for a shady move regarding his ex-fiancée Lady Gaga.

Kinney, 37, shared a photo on Instagram with retired NHL player Bryan Bickell on Sunday, February 24, the same day that Gaga, 32, won her first Oscar for her role in A Star Is Born. In the comments section, several fans begged the actor to get back together with the “Bad Romance” singer in the wake of her recent split from fiancé Christian Carino.

One Instagram user, however, felt that Kinney dodged a bullet when he and Gaga called off their engagement in 2016. “Stoked you got away from Gaga. #Hollyweird,” the troll wrote. Though the Vampire Diaries alum did not type out a response to the comment, some eagle-eyed fans noticed that he “liked” it.

“Man Taylor how are you gonna like this rude s–t? Lost all respect smh,” one follower responded in the comments. Another fan pointed out that Kinney may have “liked by mistake.”

The former couple met in July 2011 on the set of the pop star’s “Yoü and I” music video, in which Kinney played her love interest. They started dating soon after, got engaged on Valentine’s Day 2015 (with a heart-shaped diamond ring!) and ultimately called it quits in July 2016.

“Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates,” Gaga wrote on Instagram at the time. “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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February 28, 2016, Beverly Hills, Ca. --- (L-R) Recording artist Lady Gaga and actor Taylor Kinney arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair post Oscar party in Beverly Hills, Ca. --- Christopher Farina (Photo by Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images)
US singer Lady Gaga and her partner US actor Taylor Kinney pose as they arrive to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California on February 28, 2016. / AFP / ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty 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)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga arrives at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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)
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)
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)
February 28, 2016, Beverly Hills, Ca. --- Recording artist Lady Gaga(R) and actor Taylor Kinney (L) arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair post Oscar party in Beverly Hills, Ca. --- Christopher Farina (Photo by Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images)
Singer Lady Gaga and actor Taylor Kinney arrive at the 88th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Singer/actress Lady Gaga and actor Taylor Kinney attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/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 - DECEMBER 11: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are seen leaving there Mid-Town Manhattan apartment together on December 11, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via 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)
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney attend the 'Rock the Kasbah' New York Premiere at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City. �� LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
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)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 01: Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga participates in the Chicago Polar Plunge 2015 at North Avenue Beach on March 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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)
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Instagram “like” aside, the Zero Dark Thirty star and the Grammy winner have remained amicable since going their separate ways. They have praised each other in multiple interviews and he even attended the Chicago date of her Joanne world tour in August 2017. More recently, Kinney told Us Weekly exclusively that he “couldn’t be more proud” of A Star Is Born’s success.

“Gaga and Taylor Kinney are still very close, but they are only friends,” an insider told Us in 2017. “Gaga and Taylor talk or text every single day and meet up when they’re in the same city, but nothing romantic is happening between them.”

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