In the photo, Gaga and Kinney, of "Vampire Diaries" fame, are seen completely nude in a pool, with Kinney holding the "Marry the Night" singer in his arms as they kiss. But thanks to how their bodies are positioned, there is no indecent exposure found in the risque picture.
This isn't be the first time Gaga has been provocative with her attire or lack thereof. But it does show a change of pace for the independent singer's love life.
The bare-skinned couple met while filming the music video for the song "You and I" more than a year ago, reports the New York Daily News. Earlier this year it was reported that the couple had split up. Us Weekly reported on the breakup in May, citing an unnamed source that said, "She will be touring nonstop until next year and has found she can't have relationship at the same time."
"Taylor was all about himself, a typical actor, and didn't completely get Gaga," the source told Us. "She loved that she got this guy who everyone thought was hot! But it was never going to last."
The couple appears to have patched things up over the past few months. One reporter at Crushable doesn't buy into the alleged relationship, and thinks that this is just a means for Gaga to brand herself.
"By presenting herself as a human woman with something so quotidian as a boyfriend, she's trying to make herself more relatable," writes Crushable reporter Jamie Peck. "If she really wants to convince us she is dating this guy, she should release some photos of them doing normal stuff together."