Who is Taylor Kinney dating? 'Chicago Fire' star may be courting mystery woman after breaking up with Lady Gaga

Kinney's dating life has been the subject of tabloid speculation for a long time, even before he starred on 'Chicago Fire', when he was dating Lady Gaga from 2011 to 2016


                            Who is Taylor Kinney dating? 'Chicago Fire' star may be courting mystery woman after breaking up with Lady Gaga
Taylor Kinney (Getty Images)

On 'Chicago Fire', Taylor Kinney plays Lieutenant Kelly Severide, a firefighter who is dedicated to his family at Firehouse 51. Severide has been a part of the NBC drama from Dick Wolf — the first of the 'Chicago' franchise — since it premiered in 2012 and is one of the fan-favorite characters on the show.

Severide is especially known for his ability to investigate and solve arson cases, doing a brief stint with the Fire Investigation department in the show's eighth season before coming back to Firehouse 51. On 'Chicago Fire', Severide is going strong with his girlfriend, Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo), also a firefighter, and we suspect that they may take the next step this season.

But who is Taylor Kinney dating in real life? Kinney's dating life has been the subject of tabloid speculation for a long time, even before he started working on 'Chicago Fire', when he started dating pop artiste Lady Gaga in July 2011. They met in Nebraska while shooting for the music video for her song, 'You and I', and started dating soon afterward. While they got engaged in February 2015, the couple called off the engagement in July 2016 due to their hectic schedules and distance.

It does seem like that relationship had quite a big impact on Lady Gaga, who referred to Kinney while performing at Joe Biden's final drive-in campaign rally on November 2, 2020, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Listen, anybody here from Lancaster?" Gaga asked the crowd. "Well, I was engaged to a man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I loved him so much. It just did not work out. But I still love my Pennsylvania guy. I love Joe! So Joe's my new Pennsylvania guy."

Kinney was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, so it is quite certain that Lady Gaga was referring to him. After their split, Lady Gaga went on to date her agent, Christian Carino. While it is public knowledge that she is currently dating tech CEO, Michael Polansky, Kinney's current relationship status remains under the wraps — as it has been since his split from Lady Gaga.

However, in March 2020, Kinney sparked dating rumors when he posted a video on Instagram of him dancing with a mystery woman to a country song by Jon Pardi. Kinney has gone on to post several photos featuring the mystery woman on his Instagram profile, the most recent being from September 2020, with a photo of the mystery woman out in nature, with Kinney presumably taking the photo. 

While Kinney's real-life dating story is shrouded in mystery, we are certain that as Kelly Severide, his dating future is quite certain. While Severide and Kidd have had their bumps on the road over the past few seasons, the couple is now the strongest one on the show — and perhaps even the franchise — and with Kidd's potential promotion to Lieutenant on the way, we have a proper firefighting power couple on the horizons.

Kidd could face some challenges as she gets ready to take the Lieutenant exam, but we are certain that Severide will be there to support her all the way. 'Chicago Fire' returns to NBC with new episodes on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 9/8c.

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