Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk May Have Skipped the Oscars After-Party

It wasn't a great night for Cooper, award-wise.

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After the oh-so-romantic A Star Is Born duet that had the DRAMATIC SEXY CHEMISTRY everyone didn't know they needed, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (and also, uh, Bradley's IRL girlfriend Irina Shayk) were literally the only thing people could talk about during the 2019 OscarsWas there a love triangleIt doesn't look like it, but Twitter lost its collective mind anyways. After the ceremony, fans anxiously awaited the photos to come at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, assuming that the stars would roll right onto the red carpet to give us some more speculation-filled photos. But, lo and behold, there's no sign of Irina OR Bradley. **sips tea**

Often, the winners go to the after-party (this year Olivia Colman and Spike Lee were among the attendees) and Lady Gaga and songwriter Mark Ronson DID attend for their Best Original Song win. So, it's surprising not to see the actor and his wife joining the film's collaborators at what's usually considered the place to be to celebrate post-ceremony; There's also a chance they did attend but were somehow SO low-key that they skipped the red carpet and somehow escaped notice of everyone there, which seems unlikely.


Here are some possible reasons why, based entirely on my speculation:

Here's Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson picking up the slack (and cradling their golden statues) at the after-party:

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(Image credit: JB LACROIX)

And, in case you haven't seen it (how??), you MUST check out Bradley and Lady Gaga's performance:

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