Drag queen Shangela: ‘Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper deserve love’

Drag superstar Shangela hopes Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper find love – though not necessarily together.
Bradley and Gaga have been the subject of romance rumours since their movie A Star is Born was released, with the speculation further fuelled by the actor’s split from Irina Shayk, the mother of his daughter Lea, earlier this month (Jun19).
Meanwhile, Gaga, who split from fiance Christian Carino in February, was heckled by fans calling “Where’s Bradley?” during a recent gig, and hit back by telling the crowd: “Be kind or f**k off.”
And now RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Shangela, who also appeared in the Oscar-winning movie, has opened up about the speculation surrounding the pair in an interview with Entertainment Tonight at The Variety and Mercedes-Benz Power of Pride event in New York City on Monday (24Jun19).
When asked whether the chemistry between the duo was real, he remained coy, and insisted he just wants them both to be happy.
“Look, A Star Is Born at the root is a passionate love story and these two people deserve love,” Shangela declared. “So, wherever they find it, I’m like, ‘Hallelujah, ya’ll better get it!’”
The performer went on to gush about his experience of working with the pair, who have been lauded for their on-screen romance, and confessed Bradley and Gaga’s committed performances drove him to deliver his very best as well.
“The both of them are really great actors, so when you see them on screen, they have this kinetic energy where you’re just like, ‘I live for them. I live for their love’,” the star, real name Darius Jeremy Pierce, added. “But they’re professionals and they just, of course, made everyone else feel like, ‘If they’re gonna give a hundred, I’m gonna do the same thing’.”
And when tapped one last time to spill details of any blossoming romance between the chart-topping pair, Shangela kept mum, quipping: “Look, I just wanna catch the bouquet!”