Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are not dating.
American singer and actress Lady Gaga has laughed off the numerous suggestive social media comments following her passionate duet with co-star Bradley Cooper at the Oscars. The BBC reported that she told talk show host Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday: “People saw love, and guess what, that’s what we wanted you to see,” as she rolled her eyes.
During their performance of ‘Shallow’ at the Oscars, they gazed lovingly at each other and ended up together at the piano.
Kimmel said to her: “People started saying, ‘Oh, they must be in love’. We were watching it at home, we were going, what’s going on between these two?” To that, she said: “I’m an artist, I guess we did a good job – fooled ya!”
Lady Gaga’s response was typically blunt, saying: “First of all, social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the internet. And what it has done to pop culture is abysmal. This is a love song… the movie – it’s a love story. We worked so hard, we worked all week on that performance.”
She said it had been important to both herself and Cooper “that we were connected the entire time”. Their performance was entirely “his vision”, including the lighting on the audience throughout the performance.
The singer won the Oscar for Best Song for ‘Shallow’, from the film ‘A Star Is Born’, at Sunday’s ceremony. Cooper starred in and directed the movie.