Bradley Cooper's ex-wife speaks out following backlash over her one word response to Oscars performance
You just can't deny Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's chemistry. The pair stunned as collaborators and star-crossed lovers in the Oscar nominated, A Star is Born, last year, and their performance of Shallow at the 2019 Oscars last weekend proved that their connection isn't going to die out anytime soon.
The performance was widely dissected on social media, due to the intense eye-contact and proximity between the pair, who starred as Jackson Maine and Ally in the hit, which went onto win the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
People on social media were quick to speculate whether the co-stars were more than just friends, and even Tiffany Haddish chimed in on the debate. "I was like, ‘Are they doing it?’ It was so good," the 39-year-old told Entertainment Tonight at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. "That was hot!"
"Okay, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s performance was gorgeous. I’ve tried to resist the allure but god damn it. That was HOT," wrote one Twitter user, while another corroborated "Something major just happened. After “Shallow” perf,
And as it turns out, even Cooper's ex-wife had something to say. Jennifer Esposito, who was married to the actor for five months between 2006 and 2007, caused quite the furore when she commented on David Spade's Instagram post about the duet, which was captioned "Is there any chance these 2 aren’t f***ing."
The actress commented "Ha" under the comedian's post, and it allegedly resulted in her receiving a deluge of abuse on social media.
Espositio took to Twitter on Monday to say that she was "so confused" by the response to her two-letter comment. "I get off a flight to see a comment I made of "HA" to a joke from @DavidSpade has gone wild!? Has everyone gone mad? Somehow I’m insulting an X by laughing at a joke someone else made? Pls take your insanity elsewhere."
The 45-year-old added to her thoughts in an Instagram Story. "You know so many people have been commenting about something that I said which was like this, ready - "Ha" - that was it," she said in the clip.
"And in the way that it has spread, and it was towards 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. And I'm allowed to think something is funny.
We many so things going on in our country and in our world that need attention, and I wish that you'd spend even a minute of this insanity of nonsense on things that are really important ... the world is in a crazy place, please go do something positive."
I mean, can everyone calm it already? Cooper seems very much in love with his longtime partner, Irina Shayk, and her and Gaga seem to be firm friends.