Lady Gaga is reported to be a free agent as she has split with her manager Troy Carter due to the classic “creative differences”.

According to Us Weekly the 27-year-old singer a source confirmed to the tabloid that the pair severed their professional relationship. "It's sad but also liberating at the same time," said the source."One door closes and another opens."

Carter was instrumental in Lady Gaga’s rise to superstardom after he signed a contract with her in 2007. He also received an Emmy nod for his work on her HBO Monster Ball Tour special.

This reported split comes on the back of tabloid claims that Gaga’s relationship with boyfriend Taylor Kinney, who stars in Chcago Fire on Sky Living, is also over.

But sources close to the couple claim that the separation story is “not true”.

The pair were filmed kissing during Sunday’s YouTube Music Awards in an Instagram video taken by former American Idol contestant Alex Ryan, which would indicate that all is well between the pair.

Cynics might point out that Lady Gaga has a new album on sale at the moment.