Photo Credit: Courtesy Lady Gaga/LittleMonsters.com
Taylor Kinney may look tough, but he gets adorably bashful when the subject of Lady Gaga comes up.
During a Wednesday appearance on Today, the Chicago Fire actor fielded questions from Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford about his superstar girlfriend.
Kinney, who has been in a relationship with Gaga for about a year, says that dating a pop icon doesn't feel strange to him. "I don't have that outside view," he told Kathie Lee. "I guess it's normal, if you will. For whatever reason, it works. I'm a lucky guy."
As for getting together with Gaga on tour, Kinney joked that it's not an issue. "She hasn't said anything, but she has a spaceship and she can get from A to B pretty quickly," he quipped.
The singer (who posted this photo of her beau in July) has been gushing about her boyfriend on Twitter lately, encouraging all of her "Little Monsters" to watch Chicago Fire and posting pictures from the premiere party. When one Twitter follower remarked "It's so cute how@ladygaga is totally fangurling over Taylor on this show," Gaga replied, "hahaha who me? I know :)" For his part, Kinney was flattered by Gaga's very public show of support.
"I was surprised. I think it's great," he told the Today hosts. "It's, you know, a girlfriend being proud of her boyfriend, and excited. She's been to the set a couple times."
When pressed for more personal details, however -- like the story of meeting Gaga on the "You and I" video shoot -- Kinney got shy. "You'll have to ask her for the whole story story," the actor demurred. "She's better with this stuff."
Maybe next time he's interviewed, Gaga can fly in on her spaceship to field the tough questions!