Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper set tongues wagging when A Star Is Born was released in 2018. Speculations were adrift about something between the two that could be more than just acting. It all started when Gaga auditioned for the role of Ally in A Star is Born, produced and directed by Cooper.
When everything fell in place
“From the moment we met, I felt a kindred spirit in him,” Gaga had said to TIME Magazine. “And as soon as I heard him sing, I stopped dead in my tracks. I knew he could play a rock star. She went on to add that, “he’s the only actor on the planet who could play this one.”
The performance at the Academy Awards was such a passionate one, everyone believed the two to have fallen in love. Cooper and Irina Shayk were still dating when the movie released and it is speculated that the rumors about Cooper and Gaga were the cause of them splitting. They had been dating since April 2015 and split in June 2019. Around the same time Gaga and talent agent Christian Carino split, which she revealed while introducing one of her songs at a performance.
A love that could have been
According to a report from Life & Style Magazine, the pair were indeed trying to keep their romance as covert as possible. Gaga thought Cooper would be “the one” and assumed that he felt the same about her, an unnamed source revealed. While filming A Star is Born, Gaga reportedly fell head over heels for Bradley. But, things didn’t go as planned. Gaga apparently revealed to close friends that her heart was broken and the reason was Bradley Cooper. He had to lead her on for months with the idea that they would be official, once he split from Shayk. Allegedly, Cooper had started shopping for a ring but ended the relationship, realizing it was a big commitment he was making. Neither Cooper nor Gaga has released an official statement yet.
Life moves on
Gaga is rumored to be dating actor Dan Horton, though they have not confirmed their relationship yet. The two were spotted together in June 2019 on a brunch date. Fans speculated Bradley Cooper to be dating actress Laura Dern when they were spotted grabbing lunch. Dern shut down the rumors, making it clear that Cooper is the “greatest human and one of my best friends in the world.”