Lady Gaga has been on a brief break from her “Born This Way Ball,” having concluded the Australian leg of the tour on July 8 in Perth before storming Europe beginning August 14 in Sofia, Bulgaria. So what’s she been up to? Well, we know she filmed a small part in director Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills,” but lately it seems she’s been busying herself the way many of us have – by watching the Olympics.
Yesterday, she revealed on Twitter that the Games are making her emotional, saying, “The Olympics is the best ever. But I went through a whole pack of tissues last night. Watching hard working athletes achieve their dreams.”
She seems to have a particular affinity for women’s gymnastics, cheering on Team USA with some encouraging words: “Those girls are tearing the floor up for the USA! #Olympics.” She continued, “Woohoo! Gold for the ladies! Just want to squeeze them! So much talent and beauty. Did u seem all holding hands? There’s no ’I’ in team.”
One of the members of the home team, 16-year-old McKayla Maroney, caught wind of Gaga’s support and fangirl-ed out a little bit, responding to Mother Monster, “Thanks for watching @ladygaga!! <3 This team loves you & your music!! I also heard you were a gymnast??”
The pop diva seemed as excited by the back-and-forth as the teenage athlete.
“@mckaylamaroney tweeted at me! Why didn’t anybody tell me!!! DEAD. You were brilliant give all the girls a kiss for me,” Gaga tweeted this morning (August 1), continuing, “And no I did gymnastics for like a weeks and then dropped out for ballet!”
For her part, the talented Maroney thinks Gaga still has a shot. “Aww I will<3 Oh very cool!! Your so amazing I bet you still have a shot at gymnastics! 2016 maybe,” she responded.
And so our two favorite national pastimes – celebrities and sports – collided spectacularly, and in the spirit of the Olympic games it was nothing but love!
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