Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Might Have Already Split When Lady Gaga Romance Rumors Started

Fans were surprised to hear about Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk’s split. However, it seems like their breakup was a long time coming. In fact, the power couple might have already called it quits by the time people started wondering if Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were secretly in love. Here are all the signs Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk might have already broken up by the time the Lady Gaga romance rumors started flying.

Bradley Cooper was reportedly “emotionally absent”

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk | ECP/GC Images
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk | ECP/GC Images

Insiders told People magazine that Cooper and Shayk had drifted apart and that the filming of A Star Is Born put a lot of strain on the relationship. “Bradley was emotionally absent during the long time filming A Star Is Born,” the source told People. “They tried to save the relationship, but it had changed.” Could Irina and Bradley have separated during this time? It wouldn’t be a surprise if they had gotten so far from each other emotionally they decided to end things.

The couple didn’t want to take the spotlight away from the promotion of A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper |  Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper | Matt Petit – Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images

A movie can be phenomenal, but without the right promotion, all that hard work could go down the drain. According to a source, this is why the couple tried to downplay their relationship troubles. It would bring the wrong kind of attention. The couple has always been low key about their relationship, but it was especially important for them to keep things quiet since it was time to promote the film. “Since Bradley and Irina have always been very private about their relationship, few knew there was really for sure something going on,” said People’s source. It’s possible the real reason they didn’t say much about their relationship was that they had already split up. Then, there would be more media attention on the breakup than the movie.

Bradley Cooper took a big risk with A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper | Steve Granitz/WireImage
Bradley Cooper | Steve Granitz/WireImage

A Star Is Born was important to Cooper because this was his directorial debut. This was also the first time he sang a featured song on camera. It was vital for everything to go smoothly. He and Lady Gaga’s performance went without a hitch, and the film was nominated for eight Academy Awards.

A source said Bradley and Irina were spending a lot of time apart

Bradley Cooper | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Bradley Cooper | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

It’s possible Shayk and Cooper had already broken up by the time romance rumors about Lady Gaga started to buzz. However, the couple might have tried to work things out for their daughter’s sake. A source told People that Cooper made an effort to spend time with his family once awards season ended. “After awards season ended, Cooper slowed down to focus on his family, the source told People. The source said the actor spent “every day with his family.” Before that, he had reportedly been spending a lot of time alone so he could make music for the movie.

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