The release of A Star Is Born resulted in several bogus tabloid stories about co-stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in 2018. The year's top rumor came last month when a tabloid made up a story about the two falling in love with each other in real-life. Gossip Cop debunked the narrative when it first emerged, and it remains untrue.
In November, an Life & Style cover story read, "Bradley & Gaga: How They Fell For Each Other." The accompanying article suggested a romance was developing between the stars, much to the displeasure of their respective partners, supermodel Irina Shayk and talent agent Christian Carino.
An alleged insider told the magazine that Cooper and Gaga's significant others were jealous of their chemistry and suspicious of all the time they spent together while promoting A Star Is Born. But the only remotely true aspect of the magazine's report was that the co-stars love each other as friends. Their relationship is completely professional and platonic, and neither of their partners have an issue with their bond.
In the weeks since we busted the bogus article, Cooper supported Shayk at her Versace fashion show in New York City. A few days later, Cooper and Shayk were spotted smiling during an outing with their daughter in New York's Central Park. The actor and the model have also been spotted out and about with their little girl in Los Angeles as of late, including a trip to an outdoor shopping complex, where they all took a picture with Santa Claus.
Meanwhile, Gaga thanked Carino during an emotional speech at Elle's 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration in November. During the speech, the singer confirmed she's engaged to the talent agent. People magazine later noted that Gaga's fiance "is a good, grounding force and understands her career."
Cooper and Gaga formed a close friendship on the set of their hit film, which the actor also directed, but there's no off-screen romance between the pair. As we've noted, Cooper and Gaga both keep their respective romances very private. On the one hand, that means they both get to avoid answering questions about their personal lives. On the other hand, it gives the tabloids free rein to make up stories about their relationships.
A Star Is Born, which has already received a number of Golden Globe nominations, is expected to be one of the top contenders at the 2019 Oscars. Of course, the tabloids will likely come up with more false narratives about the co-stars during their time on the awards circuit. As always, Gossip Cop will separate fact from fiction. In the meantime, the award for 2018's top rumor about Cooper and Gaga goes to Life & Style, which would have its readers wrongly believe they've fallen in love.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.