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Lady Gaga's boyfriend is a tech CEO who went to Harvard with Mark Zuckerberg

Lady Gaga's boyfriend is a tech CEO who went to Harvard with Mark Zuckerberg
  • Lady Gaga's boyfriend, Michael Polansky, is a tech CEO who works for Napster cofounder and former Facebook president Sean Parker.

  • Polansky attended Harvard at the same time as Mark Zuckerberg, and worked for early Facebook investor Peter Thiel.

  • Polansky and Gaga reportedly met through Parker and have been together since at least 2020.

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce were undoubtedly the it couple at this year's Super Bowl, but plenty of other celebrity couples were also spotted at the game on Sunday.

One such couple was Lady Gaga and her boyfriend, Michael Polansky, who hails from the tech world. The two have been linked for at least four years. Polansky is a tech CEO who works for Napster cofounder and former Facebook president Sean Parker.

Gaga and Polansky have reportedly been dating since at least 2020. Here's what we know about Polansky:

Michael Polansky attended Harvard at the same time as Mark Zuckerberg.

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Michael Polansky speaks during Variety's Venture Capital & New Media Summit in June 2012.Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage

According to his LinkedIn, he studied applied math and computer science and went on to work at hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, as well as Founders Fund, the venture capital firm founded by Peter Thiel, the first outside investor in Facebook.

Source: LinkedIn

Polansky later served as COO for Airtime.

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Sean Parker, left, and Shawn Fanning.Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Airtime

Airtime is the video-chat platform founded in 2011 by Napster founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning. But Airtime failed to take off and in 2016, it was relaunched as a free app for iOS and Android.

Source: Forbes, Crunchbase

Polansky appears to have been involved in several of Parker's other ventures since 2010.

Sean Parker
Sean Parker.Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen

According to his LinkedIn page, he's the executive director of the Parkers' charity, the Parker Foundation; he's a board member at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy; he's managing partner at Parker Ventures; and he's CEO of the Parker Group, which serves as the umbrella organization for all of Parker's other endeavors.

According to Pitchbook, Polansky is also co-founder of VC firm Hawktail; executive advisor at private equity firm Cove Hill Partners; senior advisor at boutique VC growth investor 7 Global Capital; and partner at investment firm Unless Management.

Polansky and Lady Gaga likely met through events and parties that Parker has hosted and were first spotted together on New Year's Eve in 2020 in Las Vegas.

Lady Gaga Michael Polansky
Marco Bello/Reuters

The couple went Instagram official that February after attending the Super Bowl together. Gaga posted a picture of them at the time with the caption, "We had so much fun in Miami. Love to all my little monsters and fans, you're the best!"

Source: Page Six, Instagram

Polansky may have inspired some of Gaga's music.

Gaga with a short blonde haircut in a white suit sitting and playing at a white piano.
Lady Gaga performing on piano during a hurricane relief concert in Texas on October 21, 2017.Jim Chapin/Getty Images

After releasing a song called "Stupid Love" in 2020, Gaga posted a photo of the couple on Instagram with the caption, "I've got a STUPID love."

Source: Instagram

The couple has made several high-profile appearances since going public.

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Lady Gaga and Michael Polansky at the inauguration.BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Images

Polansky joined Gaga for President Joe Biden's 2021 inauguration, where she performed the national anthem.

Most recently, they went to the 2024 Super Bowl, where they were spotted holding hands and rooting for the 49ers.

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Lady Gaga looks on in the third quarter during Super Bowl.Rob Carr/Getty Images

They were seated near California Governor Gavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Google Search interest in "Michael Polansky" and "Lady Gaga boyfriend" were both up considerably during the Super Bowl.

Read the original article on Business Insider