Lady Gaga gets real about her relationship with her “A Star Is Born” co-star and director, Bradley Cooper.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Elle published Wednesday, the “Shallow” singer addressed the pair’s performance at the 2019 Academy Awards — which sparked romance rumors because of their intense onstage chemistry.
Though the two were never an item, they “wanted people to believe that we were in love” for the sake of their movie.
“Quite frankly, I think the press is very silly. I mean, we made a love story. For me, as a performer and as an actress, of course we wanted people to believe that we were in love,” the songstress exclaimed.
She continued, “And we wanted people to feel that love at the Oscars. We wanted it to go right through the lens of that camera and to every television that it was being watched on. And we worked hard on it, we worked for days. We mapped the whole thing out — it was orchestrated as a performance.
At the time of the Oscars, Cooper was in a relationship with model Irina Shayk, with whom he shares daughter Lea De Seine. They split in June 2019.
When Oprah commented on Bradley’s parenting skills, Gaga chimed in, “He’s a beautiful father.”
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“[When I look at my Oscar], I see a lot of pain,” @ladygaga told @oprah for our December issue. “I was raped when I was 19 years old, repeatedly. I have been traumatized in a variety of ways by my career over the years from many different things, but I survived, and I’ve kept going.” Link in bio for the full interview. ELLE December 2019: Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia Creative director: #StephenGan Cover star: @ladygaga Photographer: @solvesundsbostudio #SolveSundsbo Stylist: @tomerebout @sandraamador.xx Hair: @fredericaspiras Makeup: @sarahtannomakeup @hauslabs Nails: @mihonails Production: @joyasburyproductions
In the interview, the pop star also discussed her successful career, and how she has evolved through the years.
“I think as my career has grown and changed and I’ve done different things, I’ve become very mindful of my position in the world and my responsibility to humanity and to those who follow me. And I consider myself to be a kindness punk. I look back at everything I’ve done, and I look at what I’m doing now, and punks, you know, have a sort of reputation for being rebellious, right?” she said.
She added, “So for me, I really view my career, and even what I’m doing now, as a rebellion against all the things in the world that I see to be unkind. Kindness heals the world. Kindness heals people. It’s what brings us together — it’s what keeps us healthy.
Kindness matters, everyone!