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She’s off the deep end, watch as we dive in. Over the weekend, Lady Gaga was spotted cozying up to investor Michael Polansky ahead of her pre-Super Bowl performance. Page Six ran photos of the pair kissing on a balcony in Miami. Polansky was also on hand during Gaga’s Saturday night show and by her side during Super Bowl LIV, per Entertainment Tonight. Now, they’re IG official. Below, everything we know about the musician’s new man.
Polansky is a Harvard grad & works with Facebook co-founder Sean Parker.
Polansky, a Harvard graduate, runs Facebook co-founder Sean Parker’s Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. According to his LinkedIn, Polansky has served as CEO for The Parker Group, which houses the mogul’s various charities and businesses, for the last decade.
He’s clearly steeped in Parker’s dealings, as his LinkedIn also shows he’s the co-founder/executive director of The Parker Foundation and a managing partner in Parker Ventures. According to the Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy website, Polansky also serves on the six-person board tasked with breaking down barriers against cancer research.
Earlier in his career, Polansky worked at Founders Fund alongside Parker and Peter Thiel (both characters in the 2010 Oscar-nominated movie The Social Network). In 2013, he co-founded the bipartisan policy organization Economic Innovation Group (EIG), which also involves Parker. Interestingly enough, Justin Timberlake played Parker in 2010’s The Social Network, and Gaga was the musical guest on Timberlake’s May 2011 SNL episode.
He and Gaga have been spotted together before.
Before spending Super Bowl weekend together, Gaga was seen kissing Polansky in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. Clearly, things are getting serious as he was spotted spending time with Gaga’s family over Super Bowl weekend. Polansky reportedly spoke with Gaga’s mother Cynthia Germanotta during her daughter’s performance and danced alongside Gaga and her sister Natali during Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s halftime show.
News of their relationship comes about a year after Gaga ended her engagement to talent agent Christian Carino last February. (Coincidentally Bradley Cooper, who Gaga was previously rumored to be involved with, had a friendly reunion with his ex Irina Shayk on Sunday.)
Sources say Parker may have introduced the couple.
Per Page Six sources, Gaga and Polansky have “likely known each other for a while through events Parker has hosted at his LA mansion.” The insider claims the couple connected at Parker’s December 2019 birthday party.
In fact, Cooper says he met Gaga in April 2016 when she performed at the opening of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Parker’s home. While there, she sang Édith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose,” which inspired Cooper to cast Gaga in her Oscar-nominated role from A Star Is Born.
“I was at a cancer benefit with my mother. I really did not know Lady Gaga’s music,” Cooper told W magazine. “They had a surprise musical guest, and Stefani came out with her hair slicked back.”
They’re Instagram official.
“Michael is a really smart guy, a very serious guy, who has always been low key,” a source told Page Six about the CEO and investor. But on Monday, February 3, Gaga took their romance public, posting their first IG as a couple. “We had so much fun in Miami. Love to all my little monsters and fans, you’re the best! ❤️” she captioned a photo of the two cuddling up on a boat.
Gaga is “crazy” about Polansky.
E! spoke to a source during Super Bowl weekend about how Gaga is feeling during the first months of the two’s romance. The source said Gaga “has been dating the same guy for over a month. They’ve been seeing other since before the holidays, and she’s crazy about him.” Clearly, they’re smitten enough to make it Instagram official just days after their big Super Bowl date.