Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Unexpected but Adorable Friendship, in Pictures

We first caught wind of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's surprising friendship when they were spotted taking a ride on the actor's motorcycle back in 2016, and once it was announced that they'd be working together in a reboot of "A Star Is Born," all eyes were on the unlikely pals. Not only do Cooper and Gaga get along well in real life, but they translated their mutual love and respect for each other onto the big screen as well. In a previous interview with Vogue, Gaga opened up about her "instant connection" with Cooper: "The second that I saw him, I was like, 'Have I known you my whole life?'" she said, adding, "It was an instant connection, instant understanding of one another."

After their press tour for "A Star Is Born," we got even more sweet glimpses of their chemistry on the red carpet and in interviews. Most recently, they reunited at the 2022 SAG Awards. We'd be lying if we said we didn't wish these two could date, but alas, Gaga is currently dating tech entrepreneur Michael Polansky. Keep reading to see Gaga and Cooper's best friendship moments so far, and stay tuned for more adorable photos of the two as they take on award season!

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Gaga hopped on the back of Cooper's motorcycle for a dinner date in April 2016.

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These matching leather looks!

In October 2016, Cooper even showed up to see Gaga perform on "SNL."

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Cooper helped Gaga out of their water taxi as they arrived in style for the 2018 Venice Film Festival.

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The pals held hands and looked into each other's eyes.

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For the red carpet premiere of "A Star Is Born" in Venice in 2018, Cooper showed off his chivalry by helping Gaga out of her car.

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Gaga returned the favor by helping Cooper with his suit. That's what friends are for, right?

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They looked totally at ease during a press conference at TIFF in 2018.

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They looked really excited to reunite on the red carpet at TIFF for the premiere of their film.


Cooper even helped Gaga get her insane veil up!

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Gaga presented Cooper to the crowd as the best friend and veil-lifter she's ever had.

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They even stayed close after the screening.

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They stayed close at a "A Star Is Born" afterparty.


Gaga and Cooper hit the red carpet again at the film's UK premiere that same year.


Gaga was on hand to celebrate her friend at his American Cinematheque Award tribute in 2018.


They shared a hug at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in 2019.


Cooper and Gaga were so engrossed in each other, Steven Spielberg had to play the third wheel.

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They were spotted chatting in their seats during the Golden Globes in 2019.

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Oh, to be a fly on the wall (or under the table).


They hit the stage together to present an award.


They stayed close (and warm) while celebrating Sam Elliott's hand and footprint ceremony in 2019.

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They were lost in each other's eyes at the Critics' Choice Awards in 2019.

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Cooper joined Gaga for a performance of "Shallow" during her "Enigma" residency in Las Vegas in 2019.

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They performed together again at the 2019 Oscars.

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They held hands as they made their way off the stage.

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They were all smiles!