Lady Gaga finally speaks out over Bradley Cooper rumours after steamy Oscars performance
It's all anyone's talking about on the internet: that sizzling connection between Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga can't all be for nothing, right? We've seen it plenty of times; actor and actress meet on set, actor and actress pretend to be in love, actor and actress actually fall in love, actor and actress get together.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, even Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton this year on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody; it's a regular occurrence now, so it'd be no surprise that Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are in love IRL now. I mean, did you see them at the Oscars?
You saw them at the Oscars. You know what's up.
Coupled with the fact that Lady Gaga just broke up with her fiancé Christian Carino, and you've got the perfect ingredients for a relationship rumour storm. In the last couple of days, those shippers have reached fever pitch, and it's gotten so bad that Lady Gaga has had to come out and discuss it with Jimmy Kimmel.
Yep: Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) sat on the sofa across from Jimmy Kimmel on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live! to answer the question on everyone's minds. As you might imagine, Kimmel was pretty quick to bring up the intense chemistry on show at the 91st Academy Awards.
This is what Gaga had to say about the rumour that she and Cooper are "in love":
"You had such a connection with Bradley that, instantly, and I guess this is a compliment, people started saying, 'Oh, they must be in love,'" said Kimmel, wasting absolutely no time in asking what plenty of folks at home must be wondering.
But instead of gushing or blushing or crushing, Lady Gaga gave us all an eye roll. Apparently, she's heard the rumours, she knows how much people are shipping herself and Bradley Cooper, but she's not going to encourage anything.
"First of all, social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the Internet," said Lady Gaga, getting right at some of the internet rumours that have dominated news feeds over the past week. "And what it has done to pop culture is abysmal. And people saw love, and guess what, that’s what we wanted you to see."
"This is a love song, Shallow. The movie, A Star Is Born, is a love story. We worked so hard, we worked all week on that performance.
Bradley [Cooper]... he directed this film and he directed, obviously, the musical moments in the film, and Shallow, the moment, in the film. So I knew that he had the vision for how it should go, and so I was like, 'What do you think Bradley?' And he laid it all out."
As for that insane chemistry? Lady Gaga put that down to the unique pressure cooker of emotion that comes with performing love songs on a regular basis. "From a performance perspective, it was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time," she explained.
"When you’re singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel," added Gaga, and in the process, she's seemingly poured cold water on all of our hopes for this celebrity couple. But, despite that, the chemistry is clearly there, and you can see why people got their hopes up in the first place.