We’ve got some really good news for Lady Gaga—her boyfriend Taylor Kinney believes in marriage and monogamy.
“I think so,” the Chicago Fire actor says when I asked if he feels you can get hitched and spend the rest of your life with just one person. “My grandparents have been together for 50 some odd years. I know a lot of happy marriages.”
Why was I questioning Kinney about fidelty and commitment? When I caught up him the other day at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, he was promoting The Other Woman, director Nick Cassevetes’ new romantic comedy about a Connecticut housewife (the hilarious Leslie Mann) who teams up with two of her husband Mark’s mistresses (including a hotshot lawyer played by Cameron Diaz) to seek revenge on her cheating hubby (Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).
“If you’re in a committed relationship, it’s a choice what you do,” Kinney said. “Hopefully you don’t take the route of Mark and just run amok…I think the idea of taking vows lightly or just marriage in general is a new thing. It’s in the statistics; just look at divorce rates. People used to stay unhappy until death do you part, I guess. ”
In the film, Kinney plays Mann’s brother, who appears to have the hots for Diaz’s character.
He admits he was nervous about meeting Diaz for the first time. “I was like, I hope she’s cool,” Kinney said. “I just wanted to put in some work and have a good outcome. I remember meeting her and she was just so down to earth and receptive. She really is. She came in and it was like playing. I was like a kid in the sandbox. It was loose and it was fun. We just played.”
NBC has reportedly renewed Grimm, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD for next season.
Grimm will return for its fourth season. On the show, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) fights to keep humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. Others in the cast include Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee. Airing on Friday nights, it’s currently averging a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.5 million total viewers.
As you might imagine, Chicago Fire follows the personal and professional lives of those working for the Chicago Fire Department. The cast includes Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Charlie Barnett, Monica Raymund, Lauren German, Eamonn Walker, and David Eigenberg. This drama struggled last season but has grown its audience this year. It will return for a third season and currently averages a 2.1 demo with 7.61 million.
Spin-off Chicago PD debuted in January and follows the men and women who work at the Chicago Police Department’s District 21. The cast includes Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Jesse Lee Soffer, Sophia Bush, Patrick Flueger, LaRoyce Hawkins, Elias Koteas, Marina Squerciati, and Archie Kao. Airing on Wednesdays, it currently averages a 1.7 in the demo with 6.64 million.
He’s been dating Lady Gaga since 2011 – and it wasn’t hard to see what the outlandish star likes about him during a shirtless display in Chicago on Sunday.
Indeed, Taylor Kinney was taking part in the 14th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge at the city’s North Avenue Beach as he endeavoured to raise money for Special Children’s Charities in support of Special Olympics Chicago programs.
The 32-year-old actor, best known for his role as Mason Lockwood in The Vampire Diaries, was required to ‘take the plunge’ in freezing cold water, a feat that required him to peel off his shirt.
Strolling around shortly afterwards, Taylor revealed a nicely sculpted chest beneath the white towel draped across his shoulders.
Given the cause he was in understandably high spirits, although his eyes remained hidden behind a pair of sunglasses as he mingled with fellow participants – amongst them Jesse Spencer.
The Australian actor and musician previously joined in the fun by appearing to slap shirtless Taylor’s backside while he was ferried around the area by a male pal.
Jesse and Taylor were joining 2,000 other people at the event, which sees participants dive into icy waters for a good cause.
Those involved on the day were given a free T-shirt and a warm towel after taking a charitable dip.
Jimmy Fallon also took part on the day, wading into the freezing waters of Lake Michigan in his trademark two-piece suit.
Following the event Taylor took to Twitter, where he referenced Fallon’s participation with a tweet to the TV host.
‘#PolarPlunge @jimmyfallon #DoubleDipJimmy we hope to see you nice and wet brother J! Ill even bring you some floaties! @SpecialOCHI,’ he wrote.
Taylor started dating singer Lady Gaga in 2011 after they met while filming the promotional video for her single You And I.