Lady Gaga Gets Serious With Obama, Has Fun With Taylor Kinney

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Lady Gaga is a busy, busy lady, so you have to forgive us for combining two such different items into one post. Otherwise, there would be days when we’d just have to call ourselves TheGAGAlife. Anyway, serious story first: Mother Monster followed through on the pledge she made to meet with the Obama administration following the tragic death of gay bullying victim Jamey Rodemeyer in September. She didn’t get to talk to the prez himself, but yesterday she met with White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, who wrote about the meeting on the White House blog.

“Today, I had the opportunity to welcome her to the White House, where we discussed ways we could work together to make sure that no child comes under attack, regardless of his or her race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor,” Jarrett wrote. She said she was moved by Gaga’s efforts to end bullying with the Born This Way Foundation, and went on to outline how Obama is also addressing the issue. The administration released a report yesterday analyzing current anti-bullying laws and policies with an eye toward what else can be done. Jarrett concluded her post pledging to work with the Born This Way Foundation and “every American who is willing to help make our society more kind, inclusive, and equal.”

Of course, any 25-year-old has to balance a heavy endeavor like that with some good old-fashioned fun. And despite Gaga’s complaints that her love life sucks, she was reportedly having a whole lot of fun with “You and I” video co-star Taylor Kinney backstage at the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball concert in L.A. on Saturday. Onlookers told People that Gaga and the Vampire Diaries werewolf (R.I.P., Mason Lockwood) embraced in the hallway. Later in the evening, they were spotted holding hands. Whether they’re a real item or not, we hope Gaga’s enjoying herself while working so hard!

[Photos: The CW, Getty Images]