The 44-year-old actor/director recently called it quits with ex Irina Shayk, with whom he shares a 2-year-old daughter named Lea De Seine, after being together for 4 years.
Now that Bradley Cooper is single, everyone is wondering if the actor will act on his undeniably strong chemistry with Lady GaGa after working together in “A Star Is Born“. A source reveals that the two have strong connection, but a real-life romantic relationship is seemingly out of the realm of possibility.
“He has a huge and overwhelming connection to Gaga but whether it becomes a real love story in their lives for all the world to see is premature,” an entertainment source reveals to PEOPLE. “The rumors about Bradley and GaGa having a love affair didn’t help especially with his constant travels [promoting the film].”
Due to their strong chemistry, they were rumored to be having more than professional relationship. Additionally, it was said that the “Bad Romance” singer probably played a role in Bradley’s split from Irina Shayk as the co-stars made headlines for their super intimate Oscars duet of their award winning song “Shallow”.
GaGa herself had denied the rumors during her appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!“, saying, “People saw love and, guess what, that’s what we wanted to you to see. This is a love song. The movie, ‘A Star Is Born’, it’s a love story.” She continued, “From a performance perspective, it was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time.
“When you’re singing love songs, that’s how you want people to feel,” she continued. At the end of the day, GaGa thought it was a compliment to their very convincing acting. “I guess we did a good job. Fooled ya!” she concluded.
Meanwhile, another source shared that Irina was not focusing on the negativity following her breakup from the actor. “[Irina is] not focused on the celebrity part, or on the fame — she just wants to protect her family,” the source said of the Russian model, who shares a 2-year-old daughter named Lea De Seine with the director/actor. “Bradley is very into work and is trying to take advantage of every career opportunity right now.”
A source confirmed their split last week. The 44-year-old actor and the 33-year-old model who had been together for 4 years, “have officially decided to end their relationship and are amicably working out how to share custody of their daughter,” according to an insider.