…except they grew up together and went to the same high school at the same time. However, Gaga says that just because they were bred in the same environment doesn’t mean that they have anything in common, just like a popular girl and a freak at any other high school in America:
‘It’s true [that we went to school together], but I don’t see [Paris] as an artist. People assume that all the girls who went to my school were like Nicky and Paris, and the truth is that I went to a very, very religious school and some girls were very artistic and some did drugs and didn’t give a fuck. It was just like any other high school. Except we had nuns. [At school] I was the smart, studious theatre and music student. I didn’t hang out with all the popular blonde girls. I wasn’t blonde really until I was 20 years old.’
Makes sense. I can’t even identify most of my former classmates in the yearbook anymore. Zero memory of their existence. That’s how important the people you knew in high school are to your adult life, folks.
But the Convent of the Sacred Heart, where both women attended, is a really small school. You know that even if Gaga and Paris never did the BFF thing that they still have insane dirt on each other. Those small private all-girls schools were like a cesspool for the meanest/craziest gossip ever. Mmmm. Love it.