Sorry Little Monsters, Lady Gaga and ex-fiance Taylor Kinney are not back together -- despite a pic of him with her mom -- the exes are just doing the conscious uncoupling thing.
Gaga and Kinney called it quits in July after 5 years together, so fans freaked when he showed up on Gaga's Instagram this week. Sources tell us they still have a great relationship and talk from time to time.
Kinney happened to be in NYC and found out Gaga's Born This Way Foundation was doing the Shared Kindness event at 30 Rock. Gaga's in Europe but her mom, Cynthia, helps run the foundation and Taylor offered to help her out.
Gaga was moved enough to post the pic of them at the fundraiser.