Lady Gaga Addresses ‘Those’ Rumors About Her & Bradley Cooper

One of THE highlights of the Academy Awards this past Sunday was Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s stunning performance of the (now) Oscar-winning song, “Shallow.”

While Cooper had announced in advance that he would not be singing as his character from the movie, “Jackson Maine,” there was still some intense romantical connection between the two stars during the performance.

So much so, that social media began to wonder if the duo were becoming an item?

We should note that while Gaga recently called off her engagement with longtime beau, Christian Carino, Cooper is in a relationship with model Irina Shayk.

In case you missed it, here's the performance:

 

 

During an appearance Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, Kimmel asked about the sparks that flew during the song.

“You had such a connection with Bradley that, instantly – and I guess this is a compliment – people started saying, ‘Oh, they must be in love,'” said Kimmel.

Will a roll of her eyes, Gaga shot down the rumors.

“First of all, social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the Internet,” said the newly-minted Oscar winner. “And what it has done to pop culture is abysmal.” 

“People saw love, and guess what, that’s what we wanted you to see,” she added in a triumphant note.

“This is a love song, ‘Shallow,’ the movie A Star Is Born is a love movie,” explained Gaga. “We worked so hard all week on that performance.”

The pop diva credited Cooper with coming up with the concept and staging of the Oscar performance from their entrance from the audience, to lighting the audience during the song, to the  chemistry they shared.

Gaga added that she’s had a lot of experience with love songs. 

“Look, I’ve had my arms wrapped around Tony Bennett for three years touring the world,” said the “Bad Romance” singer. “When you’re singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel.”

“I’m an artist,and I guess we did a good job,” she added. “Fooled ya!”

Watch the full chat with Jimmy Kimmel below:

 

 

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