02 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
RUMOURS of a romance between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper refuse to die down – and people think there’s “proof” they’re actually in love.
From cosy dinner dates to red carpet eye-contact and that Oscars duet, is this the “evidence” they’ve fallen for one another?
Rumours of a romance between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper refuse to die down
The pair – who both appeared opposite each other in Oscar-winning film A Star Is Born – put on a steamy performance at the Academy Awards last weekend.
While Bradley, 44, has a one-year-old daughter with girlfriend Irina Shayk, 33, and Lady Gaga, 32, has denied suggestions she and the actor are in love, it hasn’t stopped their fans insisting they’re in love.
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “If Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper’s performance at #TheOscars wasn’t proof enough that they’re in love IRL I don’t know what is #LadyGagaOscar #Oscars19 #AcademyAwards #Oscars #AStarIsBorn”
Another commented: “I don’t care what lady gaga says, bradley cooper is undeniably in love with her and it makes me extremely uncomfortable.”
If Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper’s performance at #TheOscars wasn’t proof enough that they’re in love IRL I don’t know what is #LadyGagaOscar #Oscars19 #AcademyAwards #Oscars #AStarIsBorn
— Kendra Leoni (@BellaKendra) February 25, 2019
i don't care what lady gaga says, bradley cooper is undeniably in love with her and it makes me extremely uncomfortable
— kelly johnson (@ohheyohhihello) March 1, 2019
The actor has a one-year-old daughter with girlfriend Irina Shayk
The mystery ‘red lipstick’ on Bradley’s mouth
Bradley was spotted with “red lipstick” marks on his mouth as he posed next to a red-lipped Lady Gaga
In a picture taken on the press tour for their movie in September, Bradley was spotted with what appears to be red lipstick marks on his mouth and chin.
The snap – which sees him standing beside his red-lipped co-star – has resurfaced via a fan account on Instagram, which captioned it, “Oops”.
Lady Gaga recently broke up with her fiancé
Lady Gaga revealed she and her fiancé Christian Carino had split just days before the Oscars
The singer revealed last month, days before the Academy Awards, that she and fiancé Christian Carino, 49, had called off their engagement after two years of dating.
“It just didn’t work out. Relationships sometimes end,” a source told PEOPLE.
They added that the pair split “a bit ago” and that “there’s no long dramatic story”.
However, it didn’t stop fans pointing out the timing – right before their cosy rendition of song Shallow at the Oscars – was interesting.
One wrote on Twitter: “Lady Gaga and her fiancé broke up if this isn’t the proof we need to realize she’s for real in love with Bradley Cooper idk what is!!!!!!!!”
Lady Gaga and her fiancé broke up if this isn’t the proof we need to realize she’s for real in love with Bradley Cooper idk what is!!!!!!!!
— Lauren Scallen (@laurscallen) February 19, 2019
Evening dinner dates before film was a thing
The pair were seen heading off on a motorbike for an evening dinner date in Santa Monica
Back in April 2016, before her casting in his directorial debut was announced, Bradley and Lady Gaga were seen heading – both matching in leather – for an evening dinner date.
The actor drove on his motorbike – with the singer clutching his back – to Giorgio Baldi, an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica.
They had met a few weeks before at a Sean Parker charity dinner where Lady Gaga sang La Vie En Rose.
At the time, she had been engaged to actor Taylor Kinney for 14 months while he had been dating Victoria’s Secret favourite Irina for a year.
Cosy grocery shopping trips
During rehearsals for A Star Is Born the co-stars were seen doing a spot of grocery shopping
Bradley and Lady Gaga were seen looking close as they did a spot of grocery shopping in Malibu in September 2016.
By this point they were doing rehearsals for A Star Is Born, and the pop star – wearing a tiny vest and denim hot pants – had ended her five-year romance with Taylor.
The A Star Is Born chemistry
Critics praised the “chemistry” between the stars
Film reviews praised the undeniable chemistry between the pair, with The Sun‘s film critics calling it an “emotional powerhouse”.
And their on-screen relationship certainly felt realistic.
Photographers caught the pair filming an intimate kiss scene at a petrol station in California – shortly after Bradley welcomed his daughter with Irina.
Public declarations of love and red carpet eye contact
Bradley and Lady Gaga have both revealed they “love” the other
Both stars had revealed their “love” for the other, and certainly appeared close on the red carpet.
In January, at the Critics’ Choice Awards – where she took the Best Actress award home – Lady Gaga said: “Bradley you are the love of my life.”
She had also previously been teased for using the exact same affectionate phrase about the actor eleven times during their promotional tour for the film.
On multiple occasions, she told various audiences: “There can be 100 people in the room and 99 don’t believe in you…
“And you just need one to believe in you – and that was him.”
Bradley himself told Entertainment Weekly: “She knows everything about me — everything. I love her so deeply. It’s because we were at our most vulnerable together.”
They shared some serious eye contact at the Toronto Film Festival in September
They were also snapped sharing a number of intimate moments on the red carpet while promoting their film.
At the London premiere, Lady Gaga kissed Bradley on the cheek, while at the Toronto Film Festival and at the Venice Film Festival during the same period, they shared some very friendly eye contact and held hands.
In September, Lady Gaga kissed her co-star on the cheek at the London premiere
At the Venice Film Festival they held hands
That steamy Oscars duet
Lady Gaga and Bradley performed a very cosy rendition of their song Shallow at the Oscars
Their duet at the Oscars last week triggered renewed speculation they were secretly an item.
During the song, Bradley came and snuggled up to Lady Gaga as she sung and played on the piano.
After the last note, they turned and stared directly into one another’s eyes.
Off-stage they hugged and shared several emotional moments.
While some suggested they were simply “too good at their craft” by making viewers believe they were about to “almost kiss”, others weren’t convinced and took to Twitter to reveal how sure they were of a brewing romance.
Bradley Cooper just left his wife for Lady Gaga. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/dQsef6sP4j
— 🎙 Jezza 🎙 (@JezzaMxwll) February 25, 2019
I didn't realize I shipped Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper so hard until tonight #Oscars @ladygaga #AStarIsBornMovie pic.twitter.com/Qtit53c6Hw
— tela 🥀🍭 (@blackbvrry) February 25, 2019
Yo did Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper just announce they’re having a baby or did I misinterpret that? 🤔😂 #Oscars pic.twitter.com/JhwImcR73n
— Janice Folk (@JaniceFolk) February 25, 2019
That performance of Shallow was everything! Can’t get over Gaga and Bradley’s chemistry 😍🤩 #Oscars
— Andy 🌻 (@andyy_bueno) February 25, 2019
They were seen hugging during the ceremony
And sharing an emotional moment
Irina’s miserable reaction
The day after the Oscars, Irina and Bradley were seen returning home with serious expression
The day after the Oscars, Irina and Bradley were seen driving in their car around Los Angeles sporting very serious expressions.
It then emerged that the Russian model had unfollowed Lady Gaga on Instagram on January 30th, and that she was reportedly fed up of reading stories about the singer’s relationship with her boyfriend.
Days later, Irina posted an un-smiling selfie to her account hours after Lady Gaga joked that she had done a “good job” of convincing Oscars viewers they were in love.
The Russian model shared an un-smiling selfie hours after Lady Gaga joked she and Bradley had done a “good job” of pretending they were in love
She sat in between the laughing couple at the ceremony
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Ex-wife weighs in on debate
Bradley’s ex-wife Jennifer Esposito joked about him sleeping with Lady Gaga behind Irina’s back
Bradley Cooper’s ex-wife Jennifer Esposito, 45, stirred up drama after she commented “Ha” on a friend’s Instagram post about how likely it is Lady Gaga and her he are “f*****g”.
“So confused. I get off a flight to see a comment I made of ‘HA’ to a joke from David Spade has gone wild!?” she later tweeted.
“Has everyone gone mad? Somehow I’m insulting an X by laughing at a joke someone else made? Pls take your insanity elsewhere.”
Only time will tell whether this ‘showmance’ is a real romance or an Oscar-winning performance…
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