“He has a huge and overwhelming connection to Gaga but whether it becomes a real love story in their lives for all the world to see is premature,” an entertainment source tells PEOPLE.
And while the pair’s chemistry is strong and allowed their filmA Star Is Bornto soar to great heights (see its eight Oscar nominations), the rumors of a possible romance between themmight have played a role in Cooper’s split from ex-girlfriendIrina Shayk. Gaga and Cooper made headlines for their intimate Oscars duet of “Shallow,” which earned the singer an Oscar for Best Original Song.
“The rumors about Bradley and Gaga having a love affair didn’t help especially with his constant travels [promoting the film],” says the source.
Shortly after announcing that JAY-Z has become the first rapperto amass a 10-figure fortune, Forbeshas released its list of hip-hop's next billionaires—the highest-paid names in the industry who are following in HOV's footsteps.
Naturally, Jay secured the top spot, andDr. Drecame in second with his $800 million net worth. The multi-hyphenate sold Beats by Dre to Apple in 2014 for $3 billion and shortly thereafter, declared himself a billionaire. Forbesnotes that despite his premature announcement, he still has a couple of mil to go before he reaches that threshold.
Diddy trails Dre by $60 million, making him the third richest hip-hop figurehead in the business. The "superproducer" maintains his holdings in various companies, including his cable network Revolt and the mid-aughts clothing staple Sean John. However, asForbes notes, "Ciroc, the main driver of his fortune, is growing again after case volumes fell from all-time highs in recent years—making the impresario perhaps the most likely candidate to join JAY-Z in the billion-dollar club."