Lady Gaga has had her fair share of heartbreak, and frankly, she’s over it. The 13-time Grammy winner, who was previously engaged to actor Taylor Kinney and Christian Carino, but these days, Lady Gaga is happy to be single. In fact, she now says she’s looking forward to living a “life of solitude.”
In an interview with Wallpaper magazine, Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, admitted that she loves having “time to be alone” and that she’s thriving in her own company.
“I’m actually really interested in living more of a life of solitude. It’s really nice to just have time to be alone, and be expansive, and know that you’re enough. I wish I could tell my younger self that,” she explained. “When I was younger, I spent a lot of time alone writing music,” she continued, adding, “But the more successful I became, the more I felt like I needed other people to tell me I was great.”
Lady Gaga went on to say that while there’s not a single day she’s not grateful for her success, fame was never what interested her most. She often thinks about reading Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet” when she was 14, a quote from which she has tattooed on her arm.
“I got it in Osaka, when I was 23. ‘In the deepest hour of the night, ask yourself if you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. Look deep into your heart where the answer spreads its roots and ask yourself, Muss ich schreiben? [Must I write?]'” she shared.
“If I wasn’t successful in the way that I am today — I’m very grateful for my success — I’d still be doing it, I’d be on the Lower East Side. I would do it no matter what. Absolutely, 100%.”
Lady Gaga added that being a queen of the social scene just isn’t for her these days and that being single and solo is what makes her happiest.
“I know that because I actually don’t spend a lot of time in Hollywood. I might look like I do because sometimes award season happens and you see me on red carpets. But I’m very much at home working. That’s the thing that really makes me happy,” she added.