Lady Gaga is the latest cover star for Elle Magazine. In addition to some gorgeous new shots, Gaga sat down with the magazine for an accompanying interview with Oprah where she spoke about 'Born' co-star Bradley, her exponential career path and her battles with mental health issues.
The Bad Romance hitmaker, 33, revealed to celebrity guest interviewer Oprah that she and the American Sniper star, 44, wanted fans to believe that they 'were in love' and to feel their 'orchestrated' chemistry during their Oscars performance.
In June, just four months after the routine, Bradley separated from his model partner Irina Shayk while Gaga split from her fiancé Christian Carino in February.
Gaga told the magazine: 'I mean, we made a love story. For me, as a performer and as an actress, of course we wanted people to believe that we were in love. And we wanted people to feel that love at the Oscars."
The award-winning artist won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the ceremony for Shallow and Gaga reflected on her 'painful' win during the interview.
She said: 'When I won the Oscar for Shallow, I looked at it, and a reporter asked me, "When you look at that Oscar, what do you see?" And I said, "I see a lot of pain." And I wasn’t lying in that moment.
'I was raped when I was 19 years old, repeatedly. I have been traumatised in a variety of ways by my career over the years from many different things, but I survived, and I’ve kept going.
'And when I looked at that Oscar, I saw pain. I don’t know that anyone understood it when I said it in the room, but I understood it.
Gaga added that she battles post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and 'chronic pain'. she continued: 'I have PTSD. I have chronic pain. Neuropathic pain trauma response is a weekly part of my life.
'I’m on medication; I have several doctors. This is how I survive. But you know what, Oprah? I kept going, and that kid out there or even that adult out there who’s been through so much, I want them to know that they can keep going.
'They can survive, and they can win their Oscar. I would also beckon to anyone to try, when they feel ready, to ask for help. And I would beckon to others that if they see someone suffering, to approach them and say, "Hey, I see you. I see that you’re suffering, and I’m here. Tell me your story."