Taylor Kinney Gushes Over Girlfriend Lady Gaga: "We’re Kindred Spirits"

Posted Friday May 9, 2014 11:53 AM GMT

After starring on "The Vampire Diaries" as Mason Lockwood, Taylor Kinney's shot into high speed and now he's opening up about his success in the June 2014 issue of Glamour magazine.

In addition to chatting about his career, the "Chicago Fire" hottie opened up about his girlfriend Lady Gaga and their darling love affair.

Check out highlights from Kinney's interview below!

On playing a firefighter in Chicago Fire:
“I’ve always looked up to them, and that grew even more after 9/11. But going on ride-alongs with real Chicago firefighters and wearing the heavy suits they wear [to prep for the role] raises your appreciation. It’s a selfless job.”

On still being recognized for his role on the hit show Vampire Diaries:
“People still fan out on [my character] Mason Lockwood. That show did a lot for me.”

On working with the cast of The Other Woman:
“It was so much fun. And working with Leslie Mann was like a master class in comedy. It’s so hard to keep it together around her.”

On spending time with Lady Gaga in his hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania:
“We’ll hike together. I’m always giving her flak, like, ‘Babe, you can’t wear your heels when we’re hiking.’ We’ve been painting a bunch lately too.”

On his relationship with Lady Gaga:
“I have no desire to talk about rumors. But I think we just complement each other. I’m proud of her, and I’d like to believe she’s proud of me. We’re kindred spirits.”

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