Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s on-screen romance in A Star Is Born captivated audiences. It was so passionate that rumors circulated that the couple was dating outside of the cameras.
During the 2019 Oscars, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga took the stage to perform Shallow, one of A Star Is Born’s hit songs.
As the biggest film awards show, millions of viewers at home witnessed their intimate performance, with the two cosying up together as they duetted the emotional song.
Romance rumors quickly spread on social media, with fans of the film and beyond convinced their on-screen chemistry continued even when the cameras were turned off.
Bradley directed the film, which was nominated for best picture but lost to Green Book, which BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee hilariously said after the win wasn’t his “cup of tea.”
Bradley and Gaga finally spoke out about their rumored romance after months of silence.
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What are Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s thoughts on rumors?
When the rumors first began to circulate, it wasn’t long before the two stars were questioned about a possible relationship.
For a time, both Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga remained silent on the subject, until they opened up to Jimmy Kimmel in 2019.
Bradley stated, ” “Yes, people saw love, and guess what, that’s exactly what we wanted them to see.”
“I knew that [Bradley] had the vision for how it should go,” Gaga said of their Shallow performance.
The House of Gucci actress denied the rumors in a 2019 interview with Elle, saying: “To be honest, I think the press is ridiculous.
“I mean, we made a love story, you know?” As a performer and actress, we obviously wanted people to believe we were in love.
“And we wanted the Oscars to reflect that love. We wanted it to pass directly through the lens of that camera and onto every television that was watching it.”
The Hangover actor later opened up about the performance in a 2021 interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“Just from a personal standpoint,” Bradley explained, “it reduces the anxiety level.”
“In that scene in the film, they kind of fall in love.” It’s that explosive moment they have on stage in front of thousands of people…
“It would have been very strange if we had both been on stools facing the audience.”
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Who are Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga dating?
Bradley was dating Russian model Irina shayk at the time of the film’s release, but they split in June 2019.
Now, the actor is dating someone from outside the entertainment industry, top political aide Huma Abedin.
Gaga was engaged to Christian Carino until early 2019, and the singer confirmed the breakup in June of that year.
She is now dating entrepreneur Michael Polansky, the executive director of the Parker Foundation, a philanthropic organization that “aggressively pursues solutions to a diverse range of entrenched problems affecting millions of people.”