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Bradley Cooper is not trying to convince Lady Gaga to go public with their so-called "romance," despite a bogus tabloid report. Gossip Cop can correct the story. The two stars simply aren't a couple.

"Brad & Gaga: Still Hiding Their Love" reads a headline in the latest issue of OK! Australia. The accompanying article says the A Star Is Born co-stars have been quietly dating for a while, but the actor no longer wants to conceal their relationship. "Bradley's ready to go public," an alleged source tells the outlet. "They have been spending the summer together, including a lot of indoor time, but now he wants to be like normal people and go hang out in public."

The suspicious insider further contends that Cooper and his ex Irina Shayk "agreed that neither he nor she would go public with anyone for at least six month after their breakup," but the actor feels like enough time has passed, despite it being less than two months since announcing their split. As for Gaga, the supposed tipster says the singer "doesn't want to go public just yet" and will need some convincing before doing so. "She's afraid of being branded a home-wrecker," adds the seemingly phony source, who maintains that the singer "doesn't want to tread on any toes."

In reality, the A Star Is Born co-stars have never been romantically involved and they're still not an item following the actor's split. Separate reps for both stars have assured us their relationship is completely platonic. Although the actor and the singer formed a close bond while making their movie, they're not a real-life couple. In fact, "Entertainment Tonight" recently reported that Cooper isn't making dating a "priority" following his split, and "is completely focused on his career and his daughter [with Shayk]." Cooper simply isn't pushing Gaga to "go public" with their imaginary romance.

Back in March, Gossip Cop busted OK! Australia for falsely claiming Cooper and Gaga were moving in together and "on the hunt for a love pad" in Los Angeles. The pair obviously aren't living together and this latest article doesn't address that scenario. In April, we called out the magazine for wrongly reporting that Gaga had given Cooper an ultimatum to choose between her and Shayk. Nothing about that narrative was remotely accurate.

By claiming that Cooper and Gaga are dating but haven't gone "public," it gives the magazine free rein to come up with false storylines about what's supposedly going on behind closed doors. It's a cheap tabloid tactic used to peddle fictional narratives. This latest take on the subject is more nonsense.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.

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