The 1 Thing Bradley Cooper Loves Most About Lady Gaga

Ever since the rumors about Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga carrying on a secret relationship began, the whole illicit relationship has seemed a bit one-sided. Sure, both stars were seeing other people. But the tabloids definitely made it seem like Lady Gaga was more in love with Bradley Cooper than he was with her.

The saying goes that it takes two to tango. If Lady Gaga does have feelings for her A Star is Born co-star Bradley Cooper but he doesn’t feel the same, then that’s not going to change much. But there are several clues that may reveal the way he really feels about the 32-year-old songstress. He even admitted the thing he loves most about her during an interview.

Here’s how it all went down.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
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What is Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s relationship like?

The secret relationship rumors started not long after the release of the Academy Award-nominated film A Star is Born. The original version of the story came out in 1937 and now this version, which Cooper directed, is the fourth iteration. One thing that stood out in the 2018 reprise? The undeniable on-screen chemistry between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. It was electric.

The stars denied having any involvement beyond a close friendship. But then there were more than a few telltale clues that they might be lying. Like when Lady Gaga couldn’t stop gushing about Cooper’s amazing qualities during interviews and talk show appearances. Or that time the duo performed the movie’s hit single “Shallow” onstage in Vegas. It seemed the pair was even more connected after filming wrapped.

Then Lady Gaga announced her split from fiancé Christian Carino. She didn’t say the breakup had anything to do with Bradley Cooper or her feelings for him – but fans had their suspicions.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
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Does Bradley Cooper secretly love Lady Gaga?

Bradley Cooper has been throwing around words like “love” and “admire” when it comes to Lady Gaga for months now. But just how deep are his feelings for her?

Cooper is already in a serious relationship with Irina Shayk and the pair have a 1-year-old daughter, Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper. Even if he did develop feelings for Gaga, he’d have to make decisions carefully based on his current situation. He’s not the type to just abandon his family because he met a kindred spirit.

But there are indicators that prove he feels a deep connection with Lady Gaga. As he said during an interview, “Here’s the other thing that connected Stefani [Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s given name] and myself right away, is that we were very, very loved as children,” he said. “And when I meet people that have had that similar upbringing, I can just see it in them. And that’s the thing I want my daughter to have — I just always want her to feel loved.”

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga | Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori portfolio via Getty Images

He went on to explain that he appreciates Lady Gaga’s respect for her family. Lady Gaga dedicated her latest album to her late aunt, and that move resonated deeply with family man Bradley Cooper. The A-list actor and director lost his father to cancer in 2011 and still feels the loss deeply.

It would be more than a little ironic if Cooper split up his family to pursue Lady Gaga – after all, he claims to treasure those bonds more than anything in life. But it’s happened in Hollywood before many times.

We’ll find out soon enough!