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    Lady Gaga Was Extremely Close To Mike Pence During The Inauguration, And The Photos Are Wild

    It's a good thing Pence finally figured out how to put on a face mask.

    Yesterday, America watched as Lady Gaga sang a powerful rendition of the national anthem at President Biden's inauguration.

    Here's Lady Gaga's stunning National Anthem in full. #InaugurationDay

    But here's one thing the television cameras didn't capture: Lady Gaga was comically close to Mike Pence while she was singing.

    Lady Gaga belts out the National Anthem in a voluminous skirt and coat top featuring a dove carrying an olive branch
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    Photos released from the inauguration stage show just how close the two actually were, and it is wild.

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    Lady Gaga, for her part, seemed to be savoring every second of it.

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    Despite their proximity, Gaga did not acknowledge the former VP's presence at all — even when she had to reach past him to get her mic.

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    Let's just say it's a good thing Pence finally learned how to put on a face mask, because they were very, very close!

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    The woman whose fans call "Mother Monster"....

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    ...next to the man who famously calls his wife "Mother."

    Former Vice President Mike Pence holding hands with former Second Lady Karen Pence at the inauguration
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    The woman who stood on a dump truck four years ago...

    Lady Gaga standing on a dump truck and holding a sign that says "Love trumps hate"
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    ...next to the man who worked alongside a dump truck for four years.

    Mike Pence looking on as former President Trump speaks in the White House Press Briefing room
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    An LGBTQ+ icon ushering in a new era for America, while one of our nation's most anti-gay politicians is forced to watch. I have to laugh.

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    Naturally, people on Twitter have plenty of jokes about their proximity on stage:

    Lady Gaga looking at Mike Pence before singing the national anthem:

    Twitter: @tanjirhoe

    Lady Gaga avoiding eye contact with Mike Pence LMAOO

    Twitter: @WildinMonsters

    me, patiently waiting for JLo and Lady Gaga to kiss right in front of Mike Pence

    Twitter: @jamiewithorne

    mike pence being forced to watch Lady Gaga sing with his hand over his heart lol

    Twitter: @harambevan
    Twitter: @keithlnagy

    Mike Pence standing next to Lady Gaga as she is singing the national anthem is one of the most amazing moments in American history. 🤣

    Twitter: @JordanStrack

    I truly cannot think of a more perfect way to say goodbye to the Trump era. Thank you, Lady Gaga.

    Lady Gaga walking offstage after her performance as Mike Pence looks on
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    You can find more coverage of President Biden's inauguration here.

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