Lady Gaga: Bradley Cooper Duet Was Acting, Not Love

Lady Gaga: Bradley Cooper Duet Was Acting, Not Love
Lady Gaga, left, and Bradley Cooper perform "Shallow" from "A Star is Born" at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, on Feb. 24, 2019. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

It was acting, not love, when Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sang a duet Sunday at the 91st Academy Awards.

Gaga discussed the emotional performance of “Shallow” from their film “A Star Is Born” during an appearance Wednesday on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The duet led online posters to say the stars are in love.

The artist rolled her eyes and called social media “the toilet of the internet,” saying it has hurt pop culture.

Gaga said, “Yes, people saw love and guess what, that’s what we wanted you to see.”

Gaga says it was a love song in a love story and they had “worked all week on that performance.”

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 24, 2019. (Matt Sayles-Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)

She said, “I guess we did a good job. Fooled ya!”

Gaga brought her Oscar for “Shallow” to the show.

Bradley Cooper’s Ex-Wife Angry at Backlash Over Gaga Duet Comments

Jennifer Esposito has clapped back after being criticized for commenting on a post about ex-husband Bradley Cooper’s Oscars duet with Lady Gaga.

It all started when actor David Spade posted on Instagram after last Sunday night’s performance when Cooper and his “A Star Is Born” co-star steamed up the stage with “Shallow,” which went on to win the best original song Academy Award.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Oscar performance took people off the deep end.

“Is there any chance these 2 aren’t [expletive]?” Spade asked in a caption of a photo of Gaga and Cooper performing at the Oscars.

Esposito, who was married to Cooper from 2006 to 2007, responded in the comments with “Ha.”

That led to some criticism from those who thought the “NCIS” actress was mocking the pair.

Jennifer Esposito and Bradley Cooper
Actors Jennifer Esposito and Bradley Cooper arrives at the Paramount Vantage premiere of ‘Babel’ held at the FOX Westwood Village theatre in Westwood, Calif., on No. 5, 2006. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Esposito posted a video Tuesday with some explicit language on her official Instagram account in which she explained that her comment was aimed at “David Spade’s very outward statement about something about an ex and I literally laughed at him because he was so bold in what he was saying and I thought it was funny.”

“I’m allowed to think something is funny,” she said. “You’re also allowed to say something and obviously this is a time where everybody is saying whatever the hell they want.”

Esposito went on to say, “We have so many things going on in our country and in our world that need attention” and said she was especially disappointed in other women attacking her as an “old lady” and needing to feel relevant.

“I didn’t watch the Oscars,” she said. “I don’t know what went on, I don’t care what went on.”

Esposito also took umbrage that her book, “Jennifer’s Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease—What Doctors Don’t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again” had been brought into the discussion via a Page Six report.

“The world is in a crazy place,” she concluded. “Go do something positive. Peace.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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