An important bit of clarification on the bit of celebrity news that totally ruined your Tuesday yesterday. 

Lady Gaga and her fiance, Taylor Kinney, aren’t technically broken up – more like ‘taking a break’. 

In an Instagram post Wednesday, Gaga sought to calm / elicit a little understanding from her Monsters, writing:

“Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We’re just like everybody else and we really love each other.”

So basically – it’s not over over, but it isn’t exactly on either. We’ll leave you now to parse the precise subtleties of being broken up vs on a break.