Five-time Grammy-winner Stefani Germanotta is reportedly mulling a space wedding with her partner, actor and model Taylor Kinney.
The 28-year-old performer, better known as Lady Gaga, has developed her persona around provocative outfits and headline-stealing antics, but the potential outer space nuptials would be a true world first – despite not being classed as an official wedding.
Singer/singwriter Gaga has been with Kinney since 2011 (Picture via Instagram)
The maiden voyage of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space tourism program takes place next year, and Gaga was asked to perform aboard the shuttle.
A source told UK’s Daily Star: “Gaga and Taylor want to make a pledge for life, and think the space flight is too big an opportunity to pass up. It would be typical of her to have the least conventional wedding ever."
Like any other space tourist, Gaga will have to prepare her body for up to a month before the flight, in order to ensure she can physically adapt to the changes in atmospheric pressure.
The singer recently publicly expressed her thoughts on the opportunity to sing in space: “Performing in space is such an honour. I want to challenge myself to come up with something that will not only bring everyone together but will also have a message of love that blasts into the beyond.”
The concert will be aired at the Zero G Colony festival in New Mexico, but it is not clear whether any potential wedding ceremony would also be broadcast.
The trip will contain a host of other A-list passengers, including Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher and Katy Perry. Sir Branson also plans to be aboard. Hollywood legend Leonardo DiCaprio is also planning to fly on an upcoming voyage, and a starstruck fan bid $1,000,000 to join him on the journey.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo
Standard ticket prices were raised from US $200,000 to $250,000 last year but, given the hype surrounding the first flight, passengers may also have to spend on a gift for the happy couple.
The Virgin Galactic project began in 2004 and 10 years later the third supersonic test flight took place this January from Mojave Air and Space Port. The space tourism firm has also recently teamed up with Land Rover and partnered with a luxury hotel near its New Mexico base.