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The singer got candid about her career, life and personal traumas while speaking onstage with the TV mogul at the first event for her WW 2020 Vision Tour in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. A day later, Oprah posted on her Instagram a video of her getting tearful as she spoke with Gaga backstage after their appearance.
“Where is she? Where is Gaga?” Oprah said, before locating the singer and hugging her. “Can I tell you you were so amazing. You were so good! You were so vulnerable, you were so truthful, you were so real. I couldn’t even believe you were doing that! Oh my god you were so real, so good, so strong, so you! It was so good. Thank you for doing that for me.”
“Of course I would. That’s what happens when you’re in the presences of an angel,” replied Gaga, who got emotional herself.
“I was like, I couldn’t believe you were saying these things. And you were so vulnerable,” Oprah said, giving the singer another hug.
“You both let us in, though,” commented Oprah’s BFF and TV personality Gayle King.
During their onstage chat, Gaga briefly talked about her upcoming new music and also discussed her upcoming new past romance rumors involving her and her A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper—which she again denied, mental health, living with fibromyalgia, and being a victim of sexual assault—which she has talked about before.
“I was raped repeatedly when I was 19 years old, and I also developed PTSD as a result of being raped and also not processing that trauma,” she told Oprah.
The TV mogul told the singer backstage that she was moved by her presence and the way she held herself and spoke to the audience.
“And thank you so much for being a part of healing me and my life,” Gaga said.
“Let’s end the shame, honey,” Oprah replied. “That was just so good. That was powerful.”
“We took a big bite of bravery together,” Gaga said.
“Hey, we took a big bite of braver!” Oprah said, as the two hugged again. “We didn’t even take a little bite.”
“No, that was the whole meal,” Gaga said, before telling Oprah she loves her.
Oprah wrote on her Instagram, “#Oprahs2020VisionTour Fort Lauderdale, thank you for your warmth and fantastic generosity. And @ladygaga: Your willingness to ‘go there’ with your vulnerability opened all our hearts today. Watch our full interview this Wednesday 1/8 on @ww.now’s IGTV. #BigBiteOfBravery.”
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