Lady Gaga finally addressed the flood of romance rumors about her and Bradley Cooper during her recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's electrifying and chemistry-filled performance at the Oscars is not one anyone is likely to forget any time soon. Their live rendition of Shallow from last year's blockbuster hit A Star Is Born left practically the entire internet shipping the celebrity duo. The fact that Cooper is in a relationship with the mother of his child Irina Shayk did not stop us from launching a tweet storm of romance rumors about the Born This Way singer and the Silver Linings Playbook star. However, Gaga has now finally responded to these rumors and unfortunately for us, she crushed all our dreams to smithereens.
The 32-year-old opened up about the much talked about performance during her recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Host Kimmel went right for the kill when introducing his guest. "On Sunday, millions of women around the world became furious with their partners for never looking at them the way Bradley Cooper looked at our first guest during their show-stopping musical performance," he said. True, Jimmy. So true. He lost no time in diving further into the subject once he got Gaga on the couch and the initial round of niceties and congratulations were done.
Kimmel pointed out how the co-stars had caused such a controversy with their performance that it had everyone betting the two of them just had to be in love. Rolling her eyes at his comment, Gaga blamed it all on social media. "Yes, people saw love and guess what? That's what we wanted you to see," she said. "This is a love song, Shallow. The movie, A Star Is Born, is a love story. We worked so hard, we worked all week on that performance," Gaga added. Well, there goes all our hopes of ever seeing the two of them together as a real-life couple. Sigh.
"From a performance perspective, it was so important for both of us that we were connected the entire time... When you're singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel," the singer explained. She also pointed out that her connection with Bradley is no different from the time she had her "arms wrapped around" her duet partner Tony Bennett over the last few years while they were on tour. When Kimmel jokingly asked her whether she was having an affair with Bennett, Gaga quickly put out that flame before it even got a chance to flare up.
"I’m an artist and I guess [Bradley and I] did a good job… fooled ya!", Gaga gave her final word on the subject with a laugh. The Million Reasons singer also took the opportunity to highlight Cooper's hard work when it came to A Star Is Born, from directing and producing the film to organizing each and every aspect of their Oscars performance. Gaga gushed about how excited she was to watch the folks of tinseltown react to the actor singing live in front of them. "Bradley is a musician. My favorite thing about the whole experience — I was so excited for everyone to see him sing live," she began.
"In that moment when we started and he said 'Tell me something, girl,' the audience started cheering and I was like, 'Yes Bradley! Keep going!'," the singer exclaimed. Gaga's squashing of all their romance speculations comes in the wake of the filmmakers announcing the movie would be re-released for a one-week run starting March 1. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the encore release of Hollywood's latest iteration of the classic will play in over 1,150 theaters across the country with an additional 12-minutes of never before seen footage.
The special edition will reportedly feature extended versions of the tracks Black Eyes and Alibi, in addition to an impromptu acapella rendition of Shallow by Gaga. Audiences will also get to see brand new footage of Gaga's character Ally sing Is That Alright? to Cooper's character Jack during their wedding in the film. The good news doesn't end there either. The re-release will also feature Jack singing Too Far Gone in his studio. However, the cherry on top, in this case, is the news of there being footage of Jack and Ally writing an all-new song together, titled Clover.
A teaser of the new track was uploaded online, which features the two characters working on the song. "It's something we can both get over / Oh I still believe in love," Gaga sings, before Bradley takes over. "Time goes by / I'll keep winning, keep losing until I die / Rain falls down / And I'll catch every drop this time around," the Limitless actor follows. While there may be no truth to the romance rumors about the two of them, us heartbroken fans can tend to our pain by at least watching more of their incredible chemistry on screen.