Lady Gaga 'has real chemistry' with Dan Horton, ready to dispel Bradley Cooper rumors, source says

Lady Gaga shocked her Little Monsters when pics of her kissing her audio engineer, Dan Horton, were released on Tuesday.

The two were enjoying a brunch date in Studio City, California, over the weekend, and judging from their expressions in the steamy snaps, it appears they have developed a close relationship in the eight months they've been working together.

"Gaga has real chemistry with Dan," a source close to Gaga tells ET. "They have been seeing each other for weeks and have been working with each other for a while. They have been working on new music, have spent hours of work time together and became really close."

"They're working very closely together at a home studio in Hollywood, and sparks just started flying," the source adds. "People noticed the chemistry early on, and now that she has taken some time to herself, she finally feels free to date. They seem like a pretty good match."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Lady Gaga attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Lady Gaga attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: 76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Lady Gaga arrives to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019. -- (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Lady Gaga attends the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. 480595 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 27: Lady Gaga attends the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Lady Gaga attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation's 3rd Annual Patron Of The Artists Awards at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on November 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Artists Inspiration Award recipient Lady Gaga attends the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's 3rd Annual Patron of the Artists Awards at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on November 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for SAG-AFTRA Foundation)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Lady Gaga attends the UK premiere of 'A Star Is Born' held at Vue West End on September 27, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Lady Gaga attends the UK Premiere of 'A Star Is Born' at Vue West End on September 27, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Lady Gaga arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'A Star Is Born' at The Shrine Auditorium on September 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Lady Gaga attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'A Star Is Born' at The Shrine Auditorium on September 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 13: Lady Gaga attends the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 13: Lady Gaga attends the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards)
Singer and actress Lady Gaga arrives for the premiere of the film 'A Star is Born' presented out of competition on August 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
Singer and actress Lady Gaga arrives for the premiere of the film 'A Star is Born' presented out of competition on August 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17: Lady Gaga attends The Daily Front Row Fashion LA Awards 2019 on March 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Daily Front Row)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17: Frederic Aspiras and Lady Gaga attend The Daily Front Row Fashion LA Awards 2019 on March 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Daily Front Row)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Lady Gaga attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Lady Gaga attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS)
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This is the first time fans have seen Gaga spark up a potential relationship since calling off her engagement with Christian Carino in February. In the months following their breakup, rumors began swirling that the "Shallow" singer had developed feelings for her A Star Is Born co-star, Bradley Cooper, who split from his longtime girlfriend, Irina Shayk, in June.

"All the talk of Bradley was all in fun; she's ready to dispel those rumors once and for all," the source says, adding that "no one" is surprised by Gaga moving on and dating Horton. "He is handsome and talented and she likes to date men on her team ... she is known as a workaholic, so it fits her lifestyle to meet someone while working."

According to our source, their relationship is "just in the beginning stages" -- Gaga plans to take things slow with Horton, who previously worked with stars like Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, KISS, Lenny Kravitz and JAY-Z.

"Dan's adorable, southern, artsy and very different from the typical Hollywood guy," the source says. "Right now they are having fun and it's convenient. She can talk music with him and knows all the big-name artists he's worked with. She respects his work and sees him as a breath of fresh air."

ET reported earlier this year that Gaga had no drama with Carino and that their relationship "just came to an end."

The Oscar winner addressed the breakup for the first time publicly last month, while on stage during one of her Las Vegas residency shows at Park MGM's Park Theatre. "So, last time I sang this song, I had a ring on my finger," she said moments before singing "Someone to Watch Over Me" while seated at a piano. "So tonight will be different."

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THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Ed Herrera via Getty Images)LADY GAGA, BRADLEY COOPER
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Best Original Song nominees for 'Shallow' from 'A Star is Born' Lady Gaga embraces actor Bradley Cooper (R) as she accepts the award for Best Original Song during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Ed Herrera via Getty Images) LADY GAGA, BRADLEY COOPER
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) (L-R) Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Craig Sjodin via Getty Images)LADY GAGA, BRADLEY COOPER
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Ed Herrera via Getty Images) LADY GAGA, BRADLEY COOPER
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Ed Herrera via Getty Images)LADY GAGA, BRADLEY COOPER
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
THE OSCARS® - The 91st Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Ed Herrera via Getty Images) LADY GAGA, BRADLEY COOPER
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Reporting by Adriane Schwartz.

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