On Sunday, January 13, Lady Gaga snagged major award for Best Song and Best Actress at the Golden Globes, but the joy of her win didn't last very long. As the ceremony was ending, Gaga received news that her beloved horse, Arabella, was dying, and she had to rush home to say goodbye.
On Twitter, Gaga wrote a touching tribute to her horse for all the world to see:
Goodbye, my angel 💔 https://t.co/KnWlt2ryuC— Lady Gaga (@Lady Gaga)1547441046.0
In the post, she wrote:
"I am so honored and blessed to have won both Best Song and Best Actress alongside Glenn Close this evening. My heart is exploding with pride. But it saddens me to say that just after the show I learned that my dear angel of a horse, Arabella, is dying. I am rushing to her now to say goodbye. Her name means "yield to prayer". She is and was a beautiful horse. Our souls and spirits were one. When she was in pain, so was I. I will never forget the moments we shared. Long hikes together, galloping through the canyons. Feeding her cookies. She will forever be a part of me. I am so very sad. But I wish for your pain to end, and the gates of heaven to open for you. I love you. Girl, where do you think you're goin?"
Gaga's fans were there to comfort her in this sad time:
@ladygaga Gaga, my heart is with you! I can clearly see how much beautiful Arabella means to you!! I'm so sorry!! #riparabella— Lady Gaga (@Lady Gaga)1547442064.0
@ladygaga RIP Arabella ❤️— Lady Gaga 96 (@Lady Gaga 96)1547446340.0
😭😭 #RIParabella https://t.co/FQ17MsvgH4— nicostrangelove⭐💔 (@nicostrangelove⭐💔)1547442344.0
Many wrote their own heartfelt messages about loss and the power of a true friendship.
@ladygaga Arabella with her mom. I believe certain souls are meant to find one another, for whatever reason & you f… https://t.co/uUAMF2UpXH— Amanda ❤️ (@Amanda ❤️)1547443443.0
@ladygaga Omg 😢 Gaga I just painted Arabella... I make it bc that image made me feel strong and free, I hope she ca… https://t.co/sCvRakJTBY— Arturo Roa⭐ (@Arturo Roa⭐)1547441658.0
Her fans are hoping Gaga and Arabella will be reunited in whatever life comes next...
@ladygaga Oh, angel, I’m so sorry. She is so beautiful. My sweet pup will run with her when she crosses the bridge… https://t.co/QO7DWpFMB3— Steff 💄 (@Steff 💄)1547441128.0
@ladygaga gaga i’m so sorry, we’re here for you. she was so special. rip arabella. 💔👼🏻— ☽ (@☽)1547441519.0
@ladygaga Arabella is in a beautiful place now with her aunt Joanne, they will always be cheering and supporting yo… https://t.co/qXpH1hcVCi— ♂️Hédy Gaga❓ (@♂️Hédy Gaga❓)1547442415.0
There's nothing quite so painful as losing a friend.
@ladygaga My deepest condolences Gaga, we know how riding horses has been healing and therapeutic for you. We will… https://t.co/l5rNST7vBm— 𝒹𝑒𝓋𝑜𝓃 a star is born (@𝒹𝑒𝓋𝑜𝓃 a star is born)1547441300.0
Gaga kept countless photos of herself riding Arabella. She will be missed!
RIP beautiful Arabella. I hope Gaga can say goodbye to her. My heart aches 💔 https://t.co/8uxO7VvtTi— 𝙁𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖 (@𝙁𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖)1547441696.0
@ladygaga Onward, to the greenest pastures xXx— EMZOTIC (@EMZOTIC)1547441260.0
Hardcore Gaga fans will also miss Arabella, who was a fixture in the singer's life.
@ladygaga Omg RIP Arabella 💔 a legendary horse— LG Updates (@LG Updates)1547441270.0
Lady Gaga’s beloved horse, Arabella, has passed away. Our thoughts are with @ladygaga during this hard time ❤️… https://t.co/plGdx8fIDD— Lady Gaga Now 👾 (@Lady Gaga Now 👾)1547441493.0
This is a day Gaga will surely remember.
@LadyGagaNowNet @ladygaga Poor of Gaga, she recieved bad news after a very nice moument— xoxo, Ally (@xoxo, Ally)1547442180.0
@LadyGagaNowNet @ladygaga So sorry @ladygaga— Mirian Alcala (@Mirian Alcala)1547490840.0
@LadyGagaNowNet @ladygaga She will see her in heaven ❤️🌈🌈🌈🌈 #rainbowbridge— AlixB (DJALIXB) (@AlixB (DJALIXB))1547487524.0
@LadyGagaNowNet @ladygaga I’m sorry Gaga😢. I hope you’re all right, we love you and think about you 💙— OnwardTogether2020 (@OnwardTogether2020)1547483378.0
Rest in peace, Arabella. 💞 https://t.co/OgjMls0pJL— Lady Gaga Charts (@Lady Gaga Charts)1547443070.0