Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have long been reported to be dating. Even when the actor was still in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Irina Shayk, the rumors about their affair have been widespread. 

The dating rumors started when they starred in “A Star Is Born,” and everyone saw their intense onscreen chemistry. Lady Gaga already denied that she and Cooper are a couple and clarified things when she appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

The singer explained that she and the actor/producer just did a good job in conveying love through their movie and song performance at the Oscars. She explained that it was part of their work and they did what they were supposed to do. 

“Yes, people saw love and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see,” she told Kimmel. “Shallow is a love song and 'A Star Is Born' is a love story, it was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time. When you’re singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel, I’m an artist and I guess Bradley and I did a good job … fooled ya!”

While Lady Gaga already refuted the rumors, the speculations about her romance with Cooper quickly returned to tabloid headlines when the actor and Shayk broke up in June. With the split, people are suspecting that it was because of the “Bad Romance” songstress. 

Life & Style claimed that Gaga and Cooper have grown closer since the breakup, but the singer wants to keep their relationship a secret as she feared that she would be labeled as a homewrecker. The singer’s pals are said to be concerned and told her not to date the actor. They warned and advised Gaga that it would be better to end the relationship now or the 44-year-old actor will just break her heart later.

The source alleged that Gaga’s friends believe that Cooper is a player and can be very difficult to deal with. He is also demanding, and this is another reason why they don’t want their friend to date him.

But then this story is false as it was already reported that Gaga and Cooper stopped hanging out together after their controversial performance at the Oscars. Their promotion for their movie has ended, and they are back at work with their respective projects. At that time, the actor was also said to have been spending time with his family. 

Gaga also kept her distance from Cooper since his breakup from Shayk, but this is not because her friends warned her but because she just feels bad about their split. Although she knows that she didn’t cause their separation, she still wouldn’t date the actor but promised to remain friends with him.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019, in Hollywood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images