What’s Really Behind Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga’s ‘Secret Meetings’?

Bradley and Lady Gaga haven't let rumours of their involvement in each other's break-ups spoil their friendship

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

by Grazia |

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s are-they-aren’t-they romance has been the talk of Hollywood for over six months now. Speculation started during awards season, when Gaga split from fiancé Christian Carino, and she and Bradley put on an intimate performance of one of the hits from their movie,A Star Is Born, at the Oscars – forcing Gaga to publicly deny the two were romantically linked.

Then last month news broke that Bradley had also split from his girlfriend of four years, model Irina Shayk – with whom he has a two-year-old daughter, Lea – with her camp saying she felt ‘humiliated’ by the publicity. Again, Gaga was forced to speak out over reports she’d become ‘the other woman’, telling taunting fans, ‘be kind or f*** off’. However, none of this drama seems to have deterred Bradley and Gaga from continuing with their friendship, despite the issues it allegedly caused their respective partners. Because, while they are yet to comment or be seen together, Grazia can reveal that Gaga and Bradley have remained quietly in one another’s lives.

It has come to light that Gaga was present when Bradley performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra in his hometown in June. At the time, performers at the event shared, then deleted, excited social media posts about Gaga’s attendance at the show, in which Bradley appeared alongside actor Carey Mulligan in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. The next night, says our source, Bradley flew to New York, where he was spotted in Brooklyn near the Apollo Theatre where Gaga had a show on 24 June.

While neither Gaga or Bradley officially confirmed her attendance at the show in Philadelphia, it is thought that recently the pair have become increasingly close. ‘Gaga and Bradley have been catching up when they can, with him visiting her Malibu compound, which isn’t far from the home he owns in Pacific Palisades [Irina was seen moving out in June],’ said the source. ‘They want to stay in one another’s lives no matter what.’

Apparently, Bradley and Gaga are waiting for the drama to blow over to resume a relationship in public. Their friendship began when Bradley cast Gaga to play Ally in his lauded adaptation of A Star Is Born (at the time, he said he immediately ‘fell in love’ with the singer’s ‘face and eyes’). While they have never alluded to anything more than a friendship, their chemistry has been heavily documented on the campaign trail. But Grazia’s source says that Bradley and Gaga are still ‘taking their time’ and ‘establishing the boundaries of their friendship’ following Bradley’s split from Irina.

A heavily rumoured appearance at Glastonbury Festival was cancelled, Grazia’s source says, because they wanted to stay out of the public eye. But Bradley is said to be keen to cast Gaga in his new project – a biographical take on West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein. Adds our source, ‘While it is too soon to say what will happen between them or not, it’s safe to say that they remain in one another’s lives, perhaps now more than ever.'

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