Lady Gaga talks to InStyle about mental health and looking forward to being 'a mom'

Marissa DeSantis
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The April 10 release date for Lady Gaga’s sixth studio album, Chromatica, may have been put on pause amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the popstar still has some surprises for her fans.

Orchestrating a televised benefit concert that has already raised $35 million for the World Health Organization, Gaga’s ‘One World: Together at Home’ event on April 18 will host performances from Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Billie Eilish and Gaga herself (among others).

But the ‘Stupid Love’ singer has also spoken with InStyle as the magazine’s May cover star, where she shared details about her personal life - from her ongoing battle with mental health and chronic pain to her future dreams of marriage and children.

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“I feel very grateful for what I've been a part of and what I've been invited to be a part of," said Gaga, who was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

“All these artistic experiences made me who I am today. It's like when people get married and say, ‘Through thick and thin.’ That's how I feel about myself,” continued the 34-year-old, who previously revealed she suffered “a psychotic breakdown” following the unresolved trauma she experienced from having been raped at 19.

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“I feel like, ‘You know what, Gaga? You know what, Stefani? In sickness and in health, I'm with you, and I'm going to hold your hand whatever the outcome,’” she said.

“I think it took me some time to grieve about the things that have happened to me, and I couldn't be angry with myself for how long it took,” she told InStyle. “I've been depressed and been at the grocery store and seen photos of myself and gone, ‘Well, I look like everything is good.’ But I was secretly freaking out, and the world had no idea.”

Eventually diagnosed with the chronic pain condition known as fibromyalgia, Gaga’s tailored treatment plan that includes medication and therapy has helped her put the focus on her future.

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According to Gaga, those plans include “Marriage, more music, more movies, more charity with the Born This Way Foundation,” she shared, having founded her own nonprofit in 2011. “I want to do way more philanthropy. I want to help fund more research about fibromyalgia and neuropathic and chronic pain by putting a team of doctors together,” she explained.

“I will say I am very excited to have kids,” she later revealed. “I look forward to being a mom. Isn't it incredible what we can do? We can hold a human inside and grow it. Then it comes out, and it's our job to keep it alive,” said Gaga, who is currently dating entrepreneur Michael Polansky.

“I have a lot of dreams and hopes,” she said. “What I will actually accomplish, I have no idea, but I know that I'll be doing it with the people I love."