As you may have heard by now, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have called it quits after four years of dating.
The official account holds that there was no major drama and the couple just drifted apart — but fans aren’t buying that narrative.
The public always favors the most dramatic possible explanation for any celebrity breakup, and this time, they didn’t have to look very far in their search for potential drama.
Ever since Cooper and Gaga’s intimate performance at the Oscars, there have been constant rumors that the collaborators atarted banging on the set of A Star Is Born and only tore themselves away long enough to make the occasional red carpet appearance.
Not long after the film’s release, Gaga called off her engagement to Christian Carino, a development which added further grist to the rumor mill.
Unless Gaga and Cooper officially announce that they’re a couple (which is the outcome the entire internet seems to be rooting for), we’ll probably never know for sure if there’s anything more than a platonic friendship between them.
But it seems the mere suspicion that the co-stars were knocking boots may have been enough to prompt Shayk to call it quits:
“Bradley’s relationship with baby mama Irina began to really fall apart when he started filming with Gaga and she accused him numerous times of cheating on her with his co-star,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.
“Ever since then, Irina has not been able to trust Bradley at all.”
Yes, according to Radar’s report, Shayk confronted Cooper, he denied engaging in any sort of infidelity, and she simply wasn’t convinced:
“She doubted every single thing he said and she became incredibly jealous of Gaga,” says the insider.
“She was also very possessive and controlling.”
The source goes on to say that contrary to reports to the contrary, Cooper and Shayk’s breakup was decidedly not amicable:
“The end of Bradley and Irina was a mess,” the tipster claimed. “All the two did was fight.”
The cause of all that bickering? You guessed it — the suspiciously close offscreen relationship between Jackson Mayne and Ally.
“Irina gets that he has to spend time with her, but she finds it totally inappropriate that he’s seeing so much of her at such odd hours,” an insider said last year when Brad and Lady were promoting A Star Is Born.
“She’s very threatened by the situation.”
One source claims the final straw for Shayk was an awards season photo in which a smudge of Gaga’s bright red lipstick could be seen on Cooper’s face.
The couple reportedly tried to work things out for several months after the pic leaked, but this week, Shayk moved out of the home she had been sharing with Cooper.
Sounds like the makings of a great country song!