Hmmmmmmn. Even though Lady Gaga went public in 2014 with her story of being raped and has never been more rawly honest about her sad experience at age 19, some members of her family like her grandmother and aunt didn’t know she was a survivor until during her show-stopping performance of “Til it Happens to You” at the Oscars last Sunday.
The very public, emotional moment was also the first time many people in the American Horror Story actress’s family and the world in general, learned about her sexual assault.
My grandmother (in the middle) and my Aunt Sheri (on the right) both called me the day after the Oscars because I never told them I was a survivor. I was too ashamed. Too afraid. And it took me a long time to even admit it to myself because I'm Catholic and I knew it was evil but I thought it was my fault. I thought it was my fault for ten years. The morning after the Oscars when I talked to my grandmother Ronnie, with tears in her eyes I could hear them welling through the phone she said to me "My darling granddaughter, I've never been more proud of you than I am today." Something I have kept a secret for so long that I was more ashamed of than anything– became the thing the women in my life were the most proud of. And not just any women, the ones I look up to the most. #BeBrave #speakup #tilithappenstoyou
Born Stefani Germanotta, the 29-year-old Lady Gaga’s grandma Ronnie (middle) and her aunty Sheri (right) both called her the day after her headline-making act, according to Lady Gaga’s recent Instagram upload.
Ronnie and Sheri aren’t the only people proud of the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) hopeful. Kesha, Jaime King, and Jade Roper all applauded the pop star for her track from The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses. And Gaga’s fiance Taylor Kinney is clearly head-over-heels too! Guess that major come back Lady gaga has been seeking has finally come to her on a platter.