One of this week's tabloids claim Bradley Cooper didn't invite Irina Shayk to some premieres of A Star Is Born because he wanted to walk the red carpet with Lady Gaga instead. The premise is completely untrue. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
According to Star, Cooper and his girlfriend have an "increasingly rocky relationship" and it's all because of the actor's co-star. "Ever since Bradley and Gaga became friends working on A Star Is Born, Irina has been jealous of their connection," an alleged insider tells the magazine. "She sees how enamored Bradley is of Gaga's talent, and it makes her feel insecure about her own modeling career."
The outlet's questionable source goes on to say that Cooper and Shayk have "been fighting a lot" and the actor "didn't invite her to some premieres because he wanted to walk the carpet with Gaga." The seemingly phony tipster adds, "Irina doesn't' trust him, and Bradley's never seen this side of her. They want to make it work, but things aren't looking good."
The gossip media has been pushing variations of this phony narrative for weeks. Earlier this month, Gossip Cop called out In Touch for falsely claiming that Cooper and Shayk were headed for a split over his friendship with Gaga. Shortly after that, we debunked a Life & Style story about Cooper staying at Gerard Butler's apartment in New York City following fights with his girlfriend.
Regardless, a source close to Cooper tells Gossip Cop there's no truth to the reports. The actor and supermodel aren't having a rift over his co-star, despite all of the tabloids trying to create nonexistent drama. Actually, as a matter of practice, Cooper has walked some red carpets solo, as has an engaged Lady Gaga.
In reality, Cooper and Shayk choose to keep their relationship private and out of the spotlight. In fact, the actor explained on "The Howard Stern Show" a few years ago that he doesn't take his girlfriend to premieres because they want to avoid media scrutiny. The actor sarcastically said, "It's so great to take someone you're with to a place where a hundred people are going to photograph you every step you make and ask you tons of questions, and then rip it apart the next day." Shayk did in fact attend the premiere of A Star Is Born at the Venice Film Festival in August, but she and Cooper chose to walk the red carpet separately.
Meanwhile, there's plenty of proof that the couple's romance is going strong. Less than a week ago, an outlet published photos of Cooper and Shayk taking a stroll with their daughter in NYC, and noted that the pair looked "completely smitten" with each other. And earlier this week, Shayk told "Extra" that she's proud of Cooper and the massive success of A Star Is Born. This latest article in the ongoing saga surrounding Cooper, his girlfriend and his co-star is more nonsense.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.