The "Shallow" singer celebrated her 33rd birthday with pals Thursday in Cabo San Lucas, a source tells PEOPLE

By Rachel DeSantis
March 28, 2019 03:55 PM
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Lady Gaga is celebrating her 33rd birthday surrounded by pals in Cabo San Lucas, the Mexican resort city that’s proved one of the singer’s favorite vacation destinations.

“Gaga flew to Mexico earlier this week to celebrate her birthday with close friends. She likes to recharge in Cabo and often visits,” a source tells PEOPLE. “The group has a private chef and has mostly been hanging out by the pool. She has a private dinner planned for her birthday.”

Gaga, who turned 33 on Thursday, frequently visits the vacation hotspot, jetting off to Cabo in February, and notably in 2016, when she visited a local orphanage and sang a stripped-down version of her hit “Born This Way.”

The “Million Reasons” singer was in Cabo for Valentine’s Day this year, which came just days before news broke that she had called it quits with fiancé Christian Carino.

“The weather was amazing. They took a yacht out one day. Gaga enjoyed a lot of pool time… It seemed like the most perfect vacation,” a source told PEOPLE at the time.

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Still, even the sunshine couldn’t cheer up the star.

“Yet, you could tell everything was not great with Gaga,” the source said. “She seemed a bit gloomy and low energy. On previous vacations, she has had much more energy and looked happier. It was obvious that she was going through something.”

Lady Gaga and her Oscar
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Since her split, Gaga has stayed busy, even scooping up her first Oscar on Feb. 24 for Best Original Song for A Star Is Born’s “Shallow.”

She also confirmed earlier this month that she’s hard at work on an upcoming album.

“Rumors I’m pregnant? Yeah, I’m pregnant with #LG6,” she wrote on Twitter March 12.

The record will be Gaga’s sixth studio album and the follow-up to 2016’s Joanne, which topped the Billboard charts and spawned hit singles like “Million Reasons.”