Lady Gaga fans are completely off the deep end after Sunday night’s Grammys. Not because she was serving old Gaga realness during her performance of Shallow or because of her stunning metallic dress, but because of what she wasn’t wearing—her engagement ring!
Not only did the “A Star Is Born” actress not wear her massive pink engagement ring, but she also attended the event sans fiancé, Christian Carino. He was not by her side for the major night, during which she won three awards.
Carino’s absence was a little jarring to fans since he has been on the award show circuit with Gaga all season. They attend both the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes together last month, and Gaga rocked her ring—and some pretty wedding worthy looks—to the events.
And as recently as the Golden Globes, Gaga spoke about how great Carino is. "He's here, and he's wonderful," she told Entertainment Tonight. "He was so supportive through the entire filming process, and you know, I love him, very much."
Yahoo! also notes that Gaga does not follow Carino on Instagram (it's not clear if she never did or recently unfollowed him) further fueling the rumors that the couple has called it quits.
“I’m way too concerned about Lady Gaga not wearing her engagement ring tonight,” one tweet read. “I just want her to be happy.”
Another read, “Can Christian Carino post an Instagram or something omfg i'm gonna have a breakdown if Gaga broke off another engagement, she deserves a man who will stick by her for decade after decade.” (Gaga was previously engaged to actor Taylor Kinney.)
Others just hope this means that Gaga and her costar Bradley Cooper’s speculated romantic relationship is actually real.
“First thing I noticed was Lady Gaga was not wearing her engagement ring... Then I realized her dude wasn't with her,” another tweet read, insinuating that she may now be with A Star Is Born costar Bradley Cooper. “Am I going to get my Gaga/Bradley after all? Yes, I'm invested in this.“ (Cooper is dating Irina Shayk, and the two share a daughter, so a relationship with him and Gaga is unlikely.)
While these fan theories don’t look good, Gaga’s engagement ring simply might not have gone with her stunning Grammys look. Hopefully some concrete evidence will surface soon.