The New York Times editor reveals what it was like to hear that her ex boyfriend is Lady Gaga’s new beau
A journalist from the New York Times has told what it’s like to hear that your ex is going out with a hugely famous celebrity – in this case Lady Gaga.
Lindsay Crouse, 35, a Senior Staff Editor at the Times, unveiled today in an opinion piece that discovered the day after the Super Bowl that her ex Michael Polansky – with whom she had been together for seven years – was the 33-year-old Gaga’s new “mystery man.”
Crouse described what it was like to suddenly see photos of them in gossip magazines, on news websites and on Lady Gaga’s own Instagram page – and how it wasn’t actually as traumatic as you’d expect.
New flame: a journalist from the New York Times has begun about what it’s like to hear that your ex is dating Lady Gaga
Previous loves: Lindsay Crouse (left) said she went out with colleague Harvard alum Michael Polansky (right) for seven years
The New York Post reports that Gaga and Polansky, a Harvard graduate who runs the Institute for Immunotherapy for Cancer, probably knew each other for some time before they met.
They were first spotted together in Vegas during New Year’s Day, and then, prior to her pre-Super Bowl 2020 concert, they were pictured kissing in Miami.
Those photos caught the attention of Crouse’s friends, who flooded her with text messages the next day.
“I was sitting at my desk on a recent Monday morning, ready to quarrel my inbox when my phone started buzzing,” she recalled the moment when she was warned of her ex-boyfriend’s new romance.
“While I watched the Super Bowl on television in New York, they settled in her private box at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens,” Crouse continued.
“There were the paparazzi when he led her away, her pink hair flowing smoothly and sequins glued to her eyes.”
Crouse then explained how things changed from one day to the next.
Surprise! Crouse said she didn’t follow her ex on social media, but saw this photo of him with Gaga on Gaga’s own page
‘Ideally, the life of the ex would not have improved much without you? In this case, however, that is all insulted. How do you compare yourself to Lady Gaga? “she wrote
It is not surprising that Gaga’s new relationship was the source of a steady stream of headlines in almost every major media outlet, and Crouse shared that even her mother read about the couple “after watching the People magazine at their local library “.
Crouse is not friends with Polansky on Facebook; he blocked her after they broke up. So she barely watched him and was not used to his presence in her life.
But although she didn’t follow her ex on social media, she followed Lady Gaga – and it wasn’t long before Polansky, whom she described as “normal,” appeared in her Instagram feed.
“I don’t follow my ex on social media,” she said. “Then I scrolled through Instagram and saw a message from Lady Gaga: she was sitting on her new boyfriend’s lap.”
Crouse noted that she is hardly the only person who finds out that her ex is with someone who knows and feels the urge to compare – but in her case, she is up against a superstar.
‘Ideally, the life of the ex would not have improved much without you? In this case, however, that is all insulted. How do you compare yourself to Lady Gaga? “she wrote.
Although this may have put many people in a spiral of self-doubt and uncertainty, Crouse embraced it as an inspiration to be her best self.
Optimist: But Crouse took it well and sees it as a motivation to lead her best life
“Lady Gaga is amazing. Comparing yourself with her is incredibly motivating and I recommend you try it no matter how you relate to who goes out with her. “
She said that shortly after learning the famous new flame from her ex, she was on her way to a party and planned to wear a dress she had put on dozens of times before.
But when she realized that Gaga “would never do such a thing,” she went shopping and treated herself to an expensive dress.
She also got her make-up done, upgraded to a big coffee just because she wanted it, and praised her getting her boss to work.
Crouse said it is ‘so easy’ to become complacent in life, but Lady Gaga’s ambition is worth embracing.
“If Lady Gaga can do what she wants, and even expand what she wants, why don’t I?” she asked.