Will Lady Gaga Make a Move on Bradley Cooper Now That She Split From Her Fiance?

Ever since the premiere of A Star is Born, people have been wondering about the status of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Sure, they’re professional actors being paid to do a job. But that on-screen chemistry? It was so electric you could practically feel it through the screen. And things haven’t cooled down one bit since filming ended either.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga | Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Despite persistent rumors of a secret romance between the talented pop singer and A-list actor, so far both denied any relationship beyond just being friends. They had good evidence to back it up: Bradley Cooper is in a serious relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk. The two aren’t techincally married, but news outlets say he “may as well be.” Lady Gaga was also taken — she was engaged to Christian Carino.

But now Lady Gaga called off the engagement. Is it because she’s secretly in love with Bradley Cooper and couldn’t live a lie? Or some other less romantic reason?

Let’s break it down.

Why did Lady Gaga and Christian Carino break up?

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Fans were speculating that Lady Gaga was about to be single when the singer showed up at the 2019 Grammys on February 10th without her beau. It was a big night for her – it seemed strange that her future husband would be absent for the event. A little over a week later, Gaga’s publicist confirmed the breakup, though she didn’t give a reason beyond the generic “sometimes things don’t work out.”

Sure. But also, they might not work out because you realize you’re desperately in love with someone else. Even if Bradley Cooper is still devoted to his girlfriend, Lady Gaga is very real and honest. There’s no way she’d want to continue a relationship when she had feelings for someone else.

Why do people wish Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper would get together?

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga | Denise Truscello/WireImage

Their chemistry in the movie A Star is Born is just part of the story. Besides a picture-perfect on-screen romance, Cooper and Gaga are sweet with each other in real life, too. Lady Gaga keeps talking about him in glowing terms during interviews, and her affection for the 44-year-old actor and filmmaker is evident. She practically glows when she says his name.

Then there’s that instance of a live performance of the song “Shallow” onstage in Vegas, which spurred even more rumors of a secret hookup, or at least secret love feelings.

Will Lady Gaga make a play for Bradley Cooper now that she’s single?

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner

It seems unlikely that Lady Gaga would intentionally sabotage Bradley Cooper’s relationship with Irina Shayk. After all, the two have a child together (1-year-old Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper), so a split would have a profound effect on more than just the adults.

However, if Cooper developed feelings for Lady Gaga, then it’s possible he’ll choose to end the relationship on his own. No doubt he’ll want to share custody of his daughter and will still want to be an involved father.

Family is everything to Cooper. In an interview with NPR, he said, “So I guess having a child, and having a family of my own — which is a miracle and something I’ve always dreamt of — has opened me up even more, I guess, to the day, and to be present.” 

Bradley Cooper loves Gaga, too

But he admitted that’s one reason he admires Lady Gaga so much. He also said, “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. 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.”

There’s a chance for this pair after all!