Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's chemistry has been killing it since day one of promoting A Star Is Born. Every time they perform Shallow, we end up swooning at the undeniable romantic tension. Add to that in all the interviews and press tours they go to, they seem absolutely smitten with each other. When Bradley came to surprise Gaga in one of her Vegas shows to perform their duet together, everyone freaked out and speculated that a secret romance is indeed in session despite both having respective longtime relationships. After the rumours multiplied, Gaga's engagement with Christian Carino may have been found in hot water and eventually resulted in a split just recently. And as expected, this ignited the flames of the Bradley-Gaga-secret-relationship rumours even more.
But at the recently concluded Oscars, everyone was shot back to reality when we saw that Bradley is in a very happy relationship with model Irina Shayk, with whom he shares a daughter. Gaga couldn't be more in bliss hanging out with them. In fact, Irina was the first to give them a standing ovation after their on-stage performance and even gave Gaga a hug when she won for Best Original Song. Obviously, there's no bad blood there at all. Whew! So why exactly can't people get enough of shipping Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in real life? Let's break it down, shall we?
They had an instant connection when they met
By now, everyone's already aware of the fact that Bradley got inspired to cast Lady Gaga as Ally in ASIB when he first heard her perform La Vie En Rose at a charity event in 2016. They've talked about this moment many times in almost all of their press tours, where Bradley admitted that he wasn't aware of Gaga's music prior to that meeting but was instantly blown away when she started singing. The next day, he immediately requested to get an opportunity to talk to her about working together.
Right off the bat, it seemed like they hit it off well. Lady Gaga apparently prepared spaghetti and meatballs for the meeting and they realised they have a lot more in common than they initially thought. Both coming from East Coast Italian-American upbringing, Bradley shared, "We had a real synchronicity on that level from our upbringing." Cute, right?