Sad Girl Summer is officially over because the saddest girl of all has finally found herself a new man.
The sadcore pop singer's new beau is a cop, but he's not your everyday officer; he's Sean "Sticks" Larkin, a reality TV star from the Emmy Award-winning documentary series, Live PD on A&E. They were first seen together during a Central Park date in September.
Del Rey addressed the alleged fledgling romance during a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times. "I didn’t know we were being photographed," she said of the pap photos. "I would’ve worn something different."
When asked if she was nervous about the public's reaction to her decision to date a cop (this is, after all, an era of rising protests against police brutality and mass incarceration), Del Rey defended Larkin. "Well, the thing is, he’s a good cop," she said of the man who proudly goes by the nickname "Sticks." "He gets it. He sees both sides of things."
Here's what to know about Larkin.
He works on two different cop shows.
Sergeant Larkin–who says he works full time in Tulsa, Oklahoma's police department–is an analyst on A&E's Live PD and the host of A&E's PD Cam.
He's really into crossfit.
In his Instagram bio, he even writes "Part time crossfitter." A cursory scroll through his account reveals about as many shirtless selfies and pull-up videos that you'd imagine a self-labelled "crossfitter" would post.
He's working on a book.
Sergeant Larkin announced on Twitter last month that he's putting out a book with Dan Abrams, the host at Live PD.
Sooooo...I’m excited to announce that I’m partnering with @danabrams and his @LawCrimeNetwork to put out a book in the near future! We are looking for incidents where officers were falsely accused of misconduct or criminal activity. DM me please if you know of a story!!— Sean Larkin (@Sean_C_Larkin) September 15, 2019
He's a dad.
Yes, "Sticks" is also a father. He has a 22-year-old daughter and a son in his teens. (Can you even imagine Lana Del Rey as your stepmom?)
Lana and "Sticks" are officially Instagram official.
Del Rey shared the snap of her and her new beau on Instagram, in which she leans playfully against him while he has his CrossFit-toned arm wrapped around her. She smiles as he kisses the top of her head.