Lady Gaga Opens Up About Weight Gain: "My Boyfriend Taylor Kinney Prefers Me Curvier"

25 September 2012, 12:36 | Updated: 25 September 2012, 14:53

The 'Bad Romance' singer admits she has been "tormented" from an early age about her size.

Lady Gaga has once again hit out at media reports who have slammed her recent weight-gain.

The 'Marry The Night' star took to her Littlemonsters website to write a message to her fans thanking them for their recent show of support and said her boyfriend Taylor Kinney actually prefers her "curvier".

"I have been startled and overwhelmed with pride and emotion the past few days. Gratitude mostly, she said. "Seeing you post photos of things on your bodies and in your minds that you feel society tells you should be ashamed of.

"You are showing them you have no shame. You are brave, strong, and accepting not only of yourself, but of others through your experiences."

The US star admitted to gaining 21 pounds during the duration of her 'Born This Way Ball' tour and said she had no bad feelings about the weight gain.

Below you can view a picture of Lady Gaga in Germany yesterday (24th September) as she continues her 'Born This Way Ball' tour:

"My weight/loss/gain since i was child has tormented me," she confessed. "No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But YOU have. My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when I eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy."

She continued: "Happier then I've ever been. I am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size."

This week, the 'You & I' singer was spotted leaving her hotel wearing a finger puppet style costume, which featured a larger framed silhouette.

Meanwhile, Gaga has also been in Europe promoting her Fame perfume which has sold six million bottles in the first week since it went on sale.