Bradley Cooper And His Girlfriend Broke Up, So Bring On The Lady Gaga Rumors

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper at Oscars performing Shallow
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Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have reportedly broken up after four years together. Since the two are parents to a 2-year-old daughter, they will soon be working out shared custody together. Seeing a couple fall apart usually isn’t good news to hear… unless you’ve been rooting for A Star is Born leads Lady Gaga and Cooper this whole time.

The EW report confirmed Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk’s split, adding that the couple had been placing focus on family time after his whirlwind Oscar season. The two kept their relationship private from the public eye. Shayk previously spoke out about her decision to keep this aspect of her life private, since the nature of her work is constantly in the public eye.

Although Irina Shayk donned a giant emerald ring on the designated finger for two years, the two never got married, reportedly to focus on raising their daughter, Lea De Seine. Bradley Cooper was recently vocal on The Ellen Show about how fatherhood has changed him in just about every way.

But ever since A Star Is Born's Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper delivered an incredibly raw performance in the remake of the classic Hollywood story, they’ve gained a mass following of fans convinced they are each other’s soulmates. Cooper’s split from the model opens a hopeful door of possibility.

Their chemistry is undeniable and especially shined brightly during their performance of “Shallow” on Oscar night. The steamy duet convincingly swayed audiences into believing an off-screen romance was also afoot. Just take a look at this reaction to Bradley Cooper’s recent breakup:

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The fact that Lady Gaga also recently ended her relationship with her fiancé Christian Carino certainly helps fuel the rumor mill as well. It’s also been said that the triple threat has had a tough time getting over her Oscar-nominated role as Ally. Is it written in the stars? Fans predict something along these lines will now happen:

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However, Lady Gaga has been approached about their chemistry before. She's been quick to shoot the rumors down, saying this to Jimmy Kimmel months ago:

Social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the internet. And what it has done to pop culture is just abysmal. Yes, people saw love and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see. This is a love song, 'Shallow'. A Star Is Born is a love story.

Maybe they are just that good at what they do and their relationship will always be platonic. Recent rumors have placed Lady Gaga with Avengers actor Jeremy Renner, since they’ve been seen together on multiple occasions, including Gaga spending time with his 6-year-old daughter.

Chances are, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's attraction will only live on through the A Star Is Born characters of Jackson and Ally. One can certainly dream, and Cooper’s breakup gives their die-hard fans one more reason to imagine a second chapter for the couple off screen.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
Staff Writer

Sarah El-Mahmoud has been with CinemaBlend since 2018 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Journalism. In college, she was the Managing Editor of the award-winning college paper, The Daily Titan, where she specialized in writing/editing long-form features, profiles and arts & entertainment coverage, including her first run-in with movie reporting, with a phone interview with Guillermo del Toro for Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Now she's into covering YA television and movies, and plenty of horror. Word webslinger. All her writing should be read in Sarah Connor’s Terminator 2 voice over.