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Lady Gaga Kisses Fiance Taylor Kinney at Oscars, Calls Him a “Real Man”

Lady Gaga and fiance Taylor Kinney at Oscars 2016Taylor Kinney shared a kiss with fiancee Lady Gaga on the red carpet of the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood. Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Supportive fiancé! Lady Gaga thanked her husband-to-be, Taylor Kinney, for his love and support while attending the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28.

The 29-year-old singer took the stage during the show to perform her Oscar-nominated song, “Til It Happens To You,” from the documentary The Hunting Ground. The film, directed by Kirby Dick, tells the stories of survivors of alleged incidents of sexual assault on college campuses.

“I never thought anyone would ever love me because I felt like my body was ruined by my abuser,” Gaga captioned a photo of herself giving Kinney a huge kiss on the lips at the Oscars. “But he loves the survivor in me. He’s stood by me all night proud and unashamedly. THATS a real man.”

Gaga and Kinney started dating in July 2011. They became engaged in February 2015 after Kinney proposed with a stunning heart-shaped diamond ring. On the red carpet of the 2016 Oscars, the couple looked like a bride and groom with Gaga wearing a strapless white jumpsuit and Kinney wearing a black tuxedo. Gaga’s custom look, which featured a long train, was designed by her friend, Brandon Maxwell.

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney on Oscars red carpet

Looking very bridal, Lady Gaga walked the Oscars red carpet in a strapless white jumpsuit. Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Gaga’s performance of “Til It Happens To You,” was one of the most emotional moments of the night and brought the audience to tears. Towards the end of her song, dozens of young women and men who are survivors of sexual assault stepped on stage. On their forums, they had phrases written in black ink including “Not Your Fault,” “Unbreakable,” “Not Alone,” and “Survivor.”

“Thank you for standing next to me on stage,” Gaga wrote on Instagram with a photo of her and the fellow survivors. “Thank you for all the things you said, for listening to my story and sharing yours. I will never forget it. 50 survivors, so brave, relentless determination.”

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