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The Internet Could Not Handle Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Intense “Shallow” Performance


Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform Shallow at the Oscars and get super close to each other

Tell me something boy, did you sit that close to Lady Gaga trying to fill that void? Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga performed “Shallow” from A Star is Born at the Oscars and sat so close together. Uncomfortably close. Make out!

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When they didn’t make out (bummer), we decided to make their incredibly close seating arrangement into a meme because honestly, what was that? Why did he get so close to her? Did he really need to do that to all of us just to drive home the performance? Please, someone find out what’s going on! I have a lot of questions!

They already tugged on our heartstrings in the movie itself, but this performance was just too much for the internet to take. It started out simple enough, with people commenting on Gaga staring into Bradley Cooper’s eyes as if he is the sun and the moon and the stars all combined.

Things only evolved from there, with Gaga’s adoring gaze becoming all of us as we gaze at the self-destructive habits we just can’t seem to drop.

You can watch the full performance here, but beware! You’ll end up pregnant with like 8 kids, and does anyone want that?

Watch A Star is Born, see their love blossom, scream-sing “Shallow.” Join us all on the dark side. Or, maybe not. Whatever. A Star is Born is about doing what you love and being there for each other, so maybe just do that.

(image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Rachel Leishman
Rachel Leishman (She/Her) is an Assistant Editor at the Mary Sue. She's been a writer professionally since 2016 but was always obsessed with movies and television and writing about them growing up. A lover of Spider-Man and Wanda Maximoff's biggest defender, she has interests in all things nerdy and a cat named Benjamin Wyatt the cat. If you want to talk classic rock music or all things Harrison Ford, she's your girl but her interests span far and wide. Yes, she knows she looks like Florence Pugh.

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