Taylor Kinney fell in love with Lady GaGa because she reminds him of his mother.

The 'Chicago Fire' actor was instantly attracted to the eccentric pop superstar - who he met on the set of her video 'You and I' in July 2011 - because he likes strong women like his mum Pam, a dental hygienist who raised him and his three brothers on her own in Pennsylvania.

Taylor said: ''I look up to a strong woman, maybe that's why I fell for Gaga. She works incredibly hard and is very strong and inspirational like my mom, with a great work ethic.''

The 31-year-old hunk has been in a relationship with Gaga, 26, since September 2011 and he admits he has started to think about having children with the 'Born This Way' singer and he feels a ''lucky guy'' to have met her.

He is quoted by The Sun newspaper as saying: ''I do want to give mom grandchildren, of course. I think I'd be a good dad, it would be a pleasure. I'd love it - and I'm in my 30s now.

''My mom wants me to get married, and have children of course. She's met Gaga, we've been dating a while, we're in a committed relationship and I'm really happy in my relationship. I'm a very lucky guy.

''As far as having more of a domestic life and settling down into my relationship we have to see what happens.''

Taylor - who 'marries' Gaga at the conclusion of the 'You and I' promo - insists there are difficulties to overcome dating a global music icon, with the main one being having to maintain a long-distance relationship when she is on tour.

The actor - who is based in Chicago for work - admitted: ''I use all the money I make on flights to see the people I love.

''If I spent it on fancy cars, homes and material stuff I wouldn't be able to do that. I have the freedom to see the people I care about - my girlfriend and my family. Gaga and I rely on space ships, very fast transport, to see each other.''