Before I even begin, I loveA Star Is Born, I was there in a row, on my own, digging into my snacks, crying non-stop till the very end, well, even after the end. I was still shedding tears to my taxi. But if there’s one thing I don’t like, it’s trouble-making.
I know it’s the media’s job to create rumors out of thin air at times, or create a love story where there is just chemistry, but when other people are involved – it’s so hurtful. It will take a lot to beat the chemistry between Cooper and Gaga in any 2019 releases, or those of this decade, and had they both been single, they would make a cute couple. However, there’s a fine line between wishful thinking and stirring. In this case, the media and the fans have been stirring.
What you need to remember is firstly, even though we have love hearts in our eyes as we watch the movie in awe, this is their actual profession. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga create and share stories with the rest of us, and they are pure geniuses at it – how many awards has that film picked up? We may be a little star struck, but let’s think of it this way – if you worked well with another member of staff in your workplace, obtained amazing results and actually had a lot in common with them, would you two be accused of being “secretly in love” by your fellow colleagues in front of your respective partners? No? Well, this is what the press are doing!
Can’t a man and woman be friends and work well together without being accused of having a relationship/extra-marital affair? We claim to be feminists and all about men-women equality whether it’s in our personal or professional lives, yet we still long for a romance when the relationship is purely platonic. Instead, we are focusing on news that isn’t even news – no confirmation, no proof, just a load of lovesick fans wishing their dream on-screen relationship would happen in real life.
On top of this, Lady Gaga has just split up with her fiancé – we’ve all been there, when you’re newly single and heartbroken, we all have that annoying friend that goes, “So now you’re single, what do you think of so-and-so?”. We’re all being that annoying friend, no matter how much we try and deny it! Also, fans conveniently forget that Bradley is married with a kid – talk about disrespectful.
Powerful women should empower each other and focus on the positive – yes Gaga’s relationship has broken down in the public eye, but her professional life is on an all-time high. These two lives are two separate entities - and so they should be, for her, or for any of us. So instead of being that annoying friend, use this story as an example for future reference – everyone has ups and downs. The talking point during awards season is the pair’s success, not hypothesis on whether they are infatuated with one another.