Lady Gaga says she turned to her grandmother after she was raped

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  • Lady Gaga revealed in January that she was raped several times when she was 19 years old.
  • The singer said she developed PTSD and didn't process the hurt and pain for many years.
  • Now, in a new interview, she reveals it was actually her grandmother who helped her during that time, and pushed her to become a performer.


Lady Gaga is opening up about her special bond with her grandmother, revealing she's also the first person who learned she was raped.

In a tell-all interview with Oprah back in January, the singer revealed the sexual assault. "I was raped repeatedly when I was 19 years old," she said, "and I also developed PTSD as a result of being raped and also not processing that trauma."

Now, in an interview with Oprah Magazine conducted by her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga is revealing how her grandmother was the one person she felt she could open up to.

"Who's the one person who changed your life?" the Rain On Me singer was asked.

"My grandmother," she said. "After I was raped, I cried on her couch for days.

"Eventually she turned on MTV and told me to look up. A female artist was performing. My grandmother said, 'I'll let you cry the rest of the day, but then tomorrow you're going to go back out and make a real change in this world. No more tears tomorrow.'" 

The singer went on to become one of the highest paid performers in the world, with several Emmy nominations, winning many more Grammy's as well as an Oscar for Best Original Song for the movie A Star Is Born.

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