Anyone who saw Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s intimate and iconic Oscar performance, as they sang “Shallow” from their film A Star Is Born, was convinced of a romance blossoming between them. But hold your horses now, for the American wonder has finally burst our bubble by stating that they were never really romantically involved in the first. *hearts stutter and skip a beat*
What had lent further footage to the rumor was Gaga splitting up with fiance Christian Carino and Bradley’s break up with Irina Shayk, his girlfriend of four years at the same time. But as it turns out, all those linkup stories, those deep into each other’s eyes, was all but a farce created by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
The Bad Romance singer was recently chatting with Oprah Winfrey on the first stop of her tour Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus and said: ‘We did a really good job at fooling everyone,” she said, adding: “We created that.”
And we took the bait- hook, line, and sinker, something even Oprah seconded when she told the audience: “It wouldn’t have worked if you didn’t believe they weren’t in love.” Well, that’s true. While Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as Ally and Jackson in the musical romantic drama A Star Is Born shared magnetic chemistry, the fact that the world believed that the on-screen romance was an after-effect of a one between two in real life, made their characters all the powerful and worthy of being rooted for.
The fact that everyone (yeah, yeah, we too) wasn’t just ready to let go of their coveted dream of them being the star-crossed lovers they played in A Star Is Born is further cemented by the fact that this shocking revelation was made by Gaga back in November 2019, but people still went on, happy with their speculations of the two dating.
“I mean, we made a love story,” Gaga had explained. “For me, as a performer and as an actress, of course, we wanted people to believe that we were in love. And we wanted people to feel that love at the Oscars. We wanted it to go through through the lens of the camera and to every television that it was being watched on. And we worked hard on it, we worked for days. We mapped the whole thing out — it was orchestrated as a performance.”
Guess this is the final nail in the coffin, huh?