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Lady Gaga is shutting down rumors that she and her "A Star Is Born" co-star and director Bradley Cooper are engaged in a real-life romance after a sultry performance of the Oscar-winning song "Shallow" during Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.

When Gaga stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night to show off her Oscar trophy, the host brought up the topic we all wanted to hear about: "We were watching it at home and wondered, 'What's going on between these two?'"

"First of all, social media quite frankly is the toilet of the internet and what it has done to pop culture is abysmal," she said after rolling her eyes.

"And yes, people saw love, and guess what, that's what we wanted you to see. This is a love song ... the movie is a love story."



She highlighted how Cooper oversaw every detail of the performance, from the stagehands pushing out the piano on stage to the lighting.

"From a performance perspective it was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time," she said.

And if people saw romance in it? “I’m an artist and I guess we did a good job… fooled ya!” she laughed.

As good as Cooper's directing skills are, his singing is what made Gaga truly gush. "Bradley is a musician,” she declared. “My favorite thing about the whole experience — I was so excited for everyone to see him sing live.”



Fans will get a chance to see their on-screen love story again in theaters, when "A Star Is Born" is re-released with additional footage.