Have YOU ever had an ex tell you that you’d fail?
The next time someone tells you they don’t believe in you, do what Lady Gaga did — prove them wrong! Gaga tells the March 2010 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine that one of her ex-boyfriends told her she’d never be famous or successful. “I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song and that he hoped I’d fail,” she says. “I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the f***ing deli without hearing or seeing me.’” Those words became a reality and after six Grammy nominations, two wins and countless hit songs, this guy is definitely eating his words.
“I ate sh** for so long, being told I didn’t fit the mold and that I was ‘too pop’ or ‘too theater,” she said. “I’ve always been delusionally ambitious to the point where people don’t understand me.”
And Gaga’s not the first big star to have a negative ex in her life. Mad Men‘s January Jones shared a similar story in the Nov. 2009 issue of GQ magazine. “The guy I was dating when I first got to L.A. was not supportive of my acting,” she said. “He was like, ‘I don’t think you’re going to be good at this. So f**k you! He only has nice things to say now. If anything, I should thank him. Because the minute you tell me I can’t do something, that’s when I’m most motivated.”
Have you ever had an ex do this to you? We want to know!