Lady Gaga & Boyfriend Michael Polansky's Relationship Timeline

Here's what we know about their under-the-radar, three-year relationship.
 Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky are seen in Midtown
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Updated Dec 09, 2023

Join us for a deep dive into the captivating and somewhat mysterious romance of Lady Gaga and boyfriend Michael Polansky. Opposite of the spotlight-loving pop sensation's orbit, Polansky's world revolves around entrepreneurship and business. A Harvard graduate, Polansky works within The Parker Group, backed by Facebook's co-founder, Sean Parker. So how exactly did this unlikely pair find each other?

Their love story may have started at one of Parker's exclusive events. Our relationship timeline unveils their journey, from a sizzling New Year's Eve kiss in 2019 to becoming Instagram official. In the middle of their three-year romance. Here's what we know about Lady Gaga and boyfriend, Michael Polansky.

  • ​​Who is Lady Gaga's boyfriend? Since 2020, she's been dating Michael Polansky, an entrepreneur and Harvard graduate.
  • After rumors that Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky split up, the couple were spotted on several date nights.
  • Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky are private when it comes to their love lives, but you can find some cute pics of the couple on Lady Gaga's Instagram account.
  • Michael Polansky and Lady Gaga bond over their shared focus on charity.

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Who is Lady Gaga's boyfriend, Michael Polansky?

Michael Polansky heads the Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, backed by Facebook co-founder Sean Parker. For the past decade, he's served as CEO of The Parker Group, which encompasses Parker's charities and ventures. Polansky is currently executive director of The Parker Foundation and managing partner at Parker Ventures, according to his Linkedin profile.

How Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky Met

As a relatively private couple, it's hard to say when exactly Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky met. A source previously told Page Six, "Michael is a really smart guy, a very serious guy, who has always been low key. People are saying Gaga would have met him through events Sean Parker has hosted at his house, including the launch and other events for the foundation. Sean also had a party for his birthday in LA in December and both Gaga and Michael were there."

Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky's Relationship Timeline

December 2019: Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky are spotted together

Before becoming public about their relationship, they were filmed sharing a lengthy kiss at a New Year's Eve bash in December of 2019 in Las Vegas. They were also filmed walking out of a hotel together the same evening.

February 2020: Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky are IG official

First Insta post together
Photo: @ladygaga / Instagram

Just two months after being spotted together on NYE, Lady Gaga posted a cute photo of the two of them cuddling up together on a boat. She paired the pic with a caption that says, "We had so much fun in Miami. Love to all my little monsters and fans, you're the best! ❤️."

A week after releasing her single, "Stupid Love," Gaga also shared a selfie with Polansky with a caption that says, "I've got a STUPID love💕," referencing the song's title.

Couple selfie
Photo: @ladygaga / Instagram

May 2020: The couple celebrate the release of 'Chromatica'

Image from instagram dance video
Photo: @ladygaga / Instagram

In May of 2020, Gaga and Polansky celebrated the release of Chromatica, Lady Gaga's sixth studio album. You can see them sharing a socially-distanced dance together, wearing masks.

January 2021: Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky attend President Joe Biden's Inauguration

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Photo: @ladygaga / Instagram

Gaga and Polansky attended President Joe Biden's Inauguration in Washington, D.C. together and shared a kiss after Gaga's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

March 2021: Michael Polansky surprises Lady Gaga with flowers

Lady Gaga hugging huge flower display from her boyfriend
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Shortly after Gaga's dogs were stolen, Polansky sent Gaga a giant bouquet of flowers while she was on set filming The House of Gucci in Rome, Italy. Gaga posted a photo of the grand gesture, along with a caption that says, "When your bf sends you all the flowers in Rome for your birthday. I love you honey 💕 I can't wait to be home with you and our dogs, that's all I need."

March 2022: Michael Polansky accompanies Lady Gaga to the BAFTAs

Polansky joined Gaga at the BAFTAs, where they shared a hilarious moment when host Rebel Wilson gifted Polansky a golden bra for being Gaga's plus one. Wilson dubbed Polansky, "best plus one" and told him it was a "good gig" as Gaga covered her face with her hands, cringing, but laughing.

October 2023: Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky were seen on several dates together

 Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky attend SNL afterparty
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Gaga and Polansky were spotted together in October 2023. The couple was seen arriving at a Saturday Night Live after party holding hands, enjoying a U2 concert and at Katy Perry's residency in Las Vegas, which made it seem like their relationship is doing just fine.

Lady Gaga Wedding Prediction

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While fans may think an engagement is imminent for Lady Gaga and her boyfriend, a source told Entertainment Tonight that the couple isn't ready for marriage just yet. "Friends don't think that will happen any time soon," the insider told ET. "She's very busy with her career and is not thinking about long term plans right now, but she loves having him by her side."

Despite that, they definitely seem to be going strong. Another source told People, "When they are together, it's obvious that Gaga is crazy about him. She always giggles and touches him. They are very affectionate and have the best chemistry."

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