'I wasn't going to go toe to toe with her, because that's like fighting Jesus. She's the most powerful woman in the world, and there's no winning.' - Alex Stebbins on Lady Gaga, who she says stole boyfriend Luc Carl from her.
Alex Stebbins knew she didn't stand a chance.
Her boyfriend, Luc Carl, had dated her for a year before he dumped her to go back to his former love, who happens to be an iconic pop star.
'She can literally have anything she wants, and I had the one thing she couldn't have, and that made her want it more,' Alex said of the boyfriend stealer.
Alex Stebbins, 21, met Luc Carl, a 29-year-old bartender and drummer in August 2009. 'The first thing he told me was that he had a very famous ex-girlfriend. I didn't care,' she said, and the two began dating shortly thereafter.
But trouble started once Lady Gaga heard about it.About three months into their relationship, Stebbins said, the 24-year-old pop superstar started calling and texting Carl relentlessly. At first, 'Luc ignored her. He said he was done with her. All they did was fight,' Stebbins said.
'She'd pick at him for anything, and he couldn't take it. She was a very jealous person.' Alex said Gaga was the only issue in an otherwise 'perfect relationship.'
'It was really hard to be with someone who has a really famous ex-girlfriend who would stop at nothing to get him back,' Alex griped, but alas, it happened.
Last June, Carl took Stebbins to Vegas for her birthday. When they returned, she found she had run out of Luc. Gaga showed up and begged for him back.
Later, when Gaga made a spectacle of herself at Citi Field - stripping to her underwear and flipping the bird during a Met game - Luc Carl was with her.
'It was so in my face,' she said. 'It felt like I got punched in the gut.'