Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk announced their split earlier this month, and it was big news because it seems to confirm the rumors that the actor had an affair with Lady Gaga. Even if she already denied that there is something between her and her “A Star Is Born” co-star, most people believed that she played a big role in the couple’s decision to go on their separate ways.

Cooper and Shayk have been together for four years and have a 2-year-old daughter. It appears that their relationship started to crumble after the producer/actor starred in a movie with Lady Gaga, who has previously broken up her engagement with fiance Christian Carino.

The rumors about Lady Gaga and Cooper’s affair surfaced because of their intense chemistry on- and off-screen. They also attended many events together, and they didn’t just hold hands in those events; they sometimes even kissed on the red carpet.

They also performed at the Oscars, and observers agree that Lady Gaga and Cooper’s presentation was “sexually-charged” due to their closeness and body language. But the songstress defended their actions and said that they need to do what they did because they were singing a love song.

“From a performance perspective, it was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time,” Gaga told Jimmy Kimmel. “I've had my arms wrapped around Tony Bennett for three years touring the world. When you're singing love songs, that's how you want people to feel.”

Despite her explanations, Shayk is not convinced, and it’s not just plain jealousy anymore. It was reported that the Russian model felt so embarrassed after the public’s reaction to her partner and Gaga’s performance at the Oscar Awards, and this further strained her relationship with her boyfriend.

Following Cooper and Shayk’s split, Gaga’s ex-fiance connected with the model by following her on Instagram. The 33-year-old posted a series of photos, which people say were revenge body snaps, and this caught Carino’s attention, who immediately followed her account.

Lady Gaga’s former talent agent and fiance could be stating his support to Shayk by liking her Instagram photo and following her, but the model has not taken any action yet with regard to his attempt to connect with her. The model has not followed him back on social media, and it is yet to see if she will in the future.

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