Lady Gaga Says Taylor Kinney Is "In Charge," But She's Not the Only Submissive Female Celebrity

Who knew? Lady Gaga may want to be in charge on stage, but when it comes to her romantic life, she just likes to drop the reins. In a strange, almost oddly forward statement, Lady Gaga has said she's submissive with her boyfriend, Taylor Kinney. No, not in the sexual way (do what you please, folks), but as in "he's totally in charge." Uh, how about an equal relationship?

Nope! Gaga told Sirius XM's Morning Mash-Up that:

He's totally in charge. I mean, when I am home, I am like, shoes are off, I'm making him dinner. He has a job, too, and he is really busy!

Uh, okay. It's easy to get behind wanting to cook your guy dinner — hey, we all have domestic streaks that rear their aproned heads every now and then, especially when they lead to a delicious meal — but the blissful acquiescence seems a bit... odd. Don't you have a job too, Gaga? As like, one of the biggest pop stars in the world? People vomit on you and others pay to watch!

Added Gaga:

I'm in charge all day long, the last thing I want to do is tell him what to do... It's not good for relationships to tell men what to do.

Hold up. It's not good for relationships to tell men what to do? So like, if he leaves the seat up, does Gaga dutifully put it down every time?

There's apparently a disconcerting trend of famous ladies who seem powerful and confident on stage who prefer to have their men control them. Read who they are below, and cue head-scratching.


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Remember when Shakira said that her boyfriend, Gerard Pique, doesn't let her make music videos with men? She called it "territorial;" we're tempted to call it "controlling."

Candace Cameron-Bure

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The artist formerly known as D.J. Tanner says she makes her marriage work by letting her husband be the man; she's said she's submissive to him (again, in the "yes, honey, as you please," way. Do you think this woman would be all publicly Fifty Shades of Grey?). She also wrote a book entitled Balancing It All: My Story Of Juggling Priorities and Purpose , which promotes being a good Christian wife for the sake of your husband (guess those are her priorities and purpose). D.J. would have never let Steve control her.

Miranda Kerr

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Like Gaga, Kerr has said she's dominant in her career, so she prefers to takes the backseat at home. Apparently the secret to her former marriage with Orlando Bloom is that she's submissive. That didn't quite work out for the couple, though, it seems.

Gabrielle Reece

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The volleyball player said to The Today Show that she, too, is submissive to her husband, Laird Hamilton. She also said that acting submissive is a"sign of strength." Fortunately, she widened the definition, by adding that, “I think because women have the ability to set the tone, that the ultimate strength and showing real power, I believe, is creating that environment."

Bottom Line

With all of these super-strong women saying that they let their men be in control... is our definition of "submissive" too narrow? After all, in a relationship, it's not all about being headstrong and only having it your waybut still, equilibrium is important. Having only one person in the relationship call the shots is in no way healthy.

Obviously, there's no way to get an inside look at these folks' relationships (and that's totally okay! HOORAY FOR PRIVACY!). But the choice of words "I'm submissive" does bring forth the inclination to raise an eyebrow (or two, if you're not good at raising just one eyebrow).