Is Lady Gaga really "torn between" Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner? One of this week's tabloids claims the singer is in a love triangle with the two actors. Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus story.
According to Star, Gaga has been pining for her A Star Is Born co-star, but Cooper hasn't been able to commit because of his relationship with Irina Shayk, so she's moving on with Renner. The magazine claims the singer started a casual fling with Renner after ending her engagement to Christian Carino, but their supposed romance has become more serious.
"She's been going over to Jeremy's house a lot and staying into the early morning hours," a supposed source tells the outlet. "Gaga's impressed with him. He might come across as arrogant, but she thinks he's highly intelligent and interesting." The alleged insider further contends Renner has been referring to Gaga as his "girlfriend."
As for Cooper, the unnamed tipster says Gaga still "really loves" her co-star, but "she's frustrated that he isn't free of the ties that bind him - Irina, mainly - and seems unwilling to change his life." The unaccountable and seemingly phony source adds, "Those who know Gaga best believe Jeremy is going to emerge the winner. After all, he doesn't have a Russian model clinging to him."
The magazine's premise is bogus. As Gossip Cop has stressed countless times, Gaga and Cooper formed a close bond while making their movie, but their relationship is completely platonic. She never hoped to pursue a romance with the actor, who shares a young daughter with his girlfriend of four years. Reps for both stars have assured us many times they are just close friends and colleagues. And Gaga herself cleared up the rumors while appearing after the Oscars on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," noting she and Cooper were just acting in love.
Gossip Cop can also confirm that Gaga isn't dating Renner. The romance rumors emerged last week when the two were spotted hanging out at the Black Rabbit Rose bar in Los Angeles, where Gaga gave an impromptu performance. The actor also attended the opening of the singer's Las Vegas residency a few months ago. However, trustworthy sources tell Gossip Cop that the two are just friends and aren't romantically involved. Her rep also seemed to believe there's nothing going on between the two. Additionally, reputable entertainment outlets such as E! News have similarly confirmed Gaga and Renner are "not romantic."
It must be mentioned how Star is the same tabloid that Gossip Cop busted a few weeks ago for falsely claiming Gaga might be pregnant with Cooper's baby. The singer isn't expecting at all, let alone having a child with her co-star. Shortly before that, we called out the magazine for alleging Gaga was "stealing" Cooper from Shayk. That hasn't happened. The unreliable outlet simply comes up with new narratives on a whim.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.