Bradley Cooper finally opens up about past romance rumours with Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sparked romance rumours in 2018 when A Star Is Born hit theaters. It was clear the co-stars had a close bond, with Gaga revealing that they had an "instant connection" that came "the second that I saw him." Despite rumours to the contrary, Gaga has long maintained they weren't actually romantically involved. "Yes, people saw love and that's what we wanted you to see," the singer told Jimmy Kimmel in 2019. She knew the rumours were only fuelled by their intimate performance of Shallow at the Oscars that year. Bradley finally addressed the rumours himself. When discussing the Oscar performance of Shallow, Bradley confirmed they were acting. "He had conceived the performance to unfold like a scene from the movie in part to help manage his own fears about singing live," according to the outlet. "Frankly, I think the press is very silly. We made a love story. For me, as a performer and as an actress, of course we wanted people to believe that we were in love," the House of Gucci star told Elle in November 2019.