Lady Gaga sacrificed her first love for her career

Lady GaGa shows off her moves and eclectic costumes as she performs in Boston, MA on July 2, 2010. Fame Pictures, IncLady Gaga really is willing to suffer for her art – even if that means missing out on love.

Gaga revealed that her job means she can’t have a relationship – but at least music can’t stop loving her.

“My greatest sacrifice is love,” she says. “I’ve only ever been in love once, and I had to walk away because I had to put my career first. He wanted me to stay at home and be with him; I wanted to be out there trying to make it on stage. It was a huge lesson for me, but it’s also a source of sadness.”

“God gave me a gift with music, but if you have gifts you also have weaknesses. My weakness is not being able to make relationships work. I’ve dated artists, drummers, guitarists, architects, but there’s something in me that stops me ever putting a relationship before my work.”

“I guess I always think my music is never going to roll over in bed one morning and tell me that it doesn’t love me any more. I have to believe the music is worth the sacrifice.”