Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga seem much closer than the couples of directors and traditional stars, while their chemical composition in "A Star Is Born" continues to burn on the screen.
Cooper wanted to make the love affair of their characters as palpable as possible, said several sources. But this led to a close friendship, sparking rumors about the reasons for the split Gaga with his fiancé agent, Christian Carino.
"Hollywood thinks that Gaga fell in love with Bradley during pre-production and filming, creating an intense emotional energy that you see on the screen and at the Oscars," said a source, pointing out how much Gaga is " vulnerable". "He wanted a genuine love story on the screen."
On Friday at a CAA star party, Cooper and Gaga looked "very, very close. . . even though his ex-fiancé [Carino] was there – in the same room – but keeping his distance. Gaga and Bradley were sitting on a couch. . . [They] were inseparable, and people thought it was weird. "
"There was no record of his model girlfriend, Irina Shayk," said a separate insider.
But another guest insisted: "Bradley and Gaga were both present and hanging around, but they were not together, as in a couple.
Despite their tumultuous performances at the Oscars, sources close to the stars have denied any distant relationship. Another source said, "Some industry players think Bradley may be working on the situation to get the public's attention," but that "Gaga is an artist; she goes naturally in the character to interpret a song of the movie. "
A source told us of Shayk: "Irina is not satisfied with all the attention given to the performance on stage. But she is convinced that nothing has ever happened between Gaga and Bradley. They had chemistry during the filming. But that's it. She feels confident in her relationship for the moment. "
Another source said: "Bradley and Gaga wanted to create a performance that is a bit of a tribute to the movie. . . to mimic the emotion that people felt when watching the movie. The representatives made no comment.