Did Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana get secretly engaged a few weeks ago?

Bradley Cooper

Here’s a few uneventful photos of Bradley Cooper all by his lonesome at the Silver Linings Playbook in Berlin last week. Poor guy can’t even work up his usual blazingly white, serial-killer smile for the cameras. Perhaps Bradley had just suffered through an argument with producer Harvey Weinstein, who was upset that Jennifer Lawrence was not in attendance because somebody — anybody — needed to wear some damn Marchesa for this event. Or perhaps Bradley was missing his lady (and The Words co-star), Zoe Saldana, far too much for, uh, words?

Bradley Cooper

If the tabloids have their way, then a lack of Zoe was precisely the reason Bradley looked down in the dumps. You know, I’ve never understood them as a couple at all. They don’t really look happy together, and I (like many of you) have just assumed that this was merely a convenient showbiz romance that would run its course the next time Bradley needed to promote a new romantic comedy with a mutually single co-star (not Jennifer Lawrence, who is blessedly taken). But wait! The Enquirer is running with a story that says not only are Bradley and Zoe alive and well together, but they’ve also just become newly engaged. This, to quote Anthony Michael Hall in Sixteen Candles, is getting good:

Bradley Cooper Zoe Saldana

The second time’s a charm for Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana — friends say the reunited couple are back on, better than ever and planning to tie the knot!

“Bradley is telling friends he’s not going to let Zoe slip away this time,” said a close source. “Having lost her once, Bradley is readly to seal the deal on the relationship.

The couple first met on the set of the romantic drama The Words after 37-year-old Bradley’s high-profile romances with Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston fizzled. They dated for three months before parting ways in March 2012. But by September, the two had reunited, and Bradley proposed to Zoe, 34, a few weeks ago — and she said yes! Bradley’s now telling pals he’s hoping the wedding bells will ring in late spring or early summer in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Though the Enquirer reported in May 2012 that Bradley’s mom was wrecking her son’s love life with her medding, the source says she’s stopped butting in — and started helping. It turns out she’s the one who actually convinced Bradley to propose! “Gloria world overtime to make it clear to Zoe that Bradley is a changed man and ready to commit,” maintained the source.

“Gloria has been pestering Bradley that she’s desperate to be a grandmother. Zoe won major brownie points with Gloria when she promised that she’d start trying to get pregnant just as soon as Bradley proposed. That set the wheels in motion.”

Playing cupid isn’t the extent of Gloria’s involvement — Bradley’s been so busy lately he also sent her out shopping for the engagement ring, say sources.

“Now Gloria and Zoe are bonding over planning the ceremony,” added the source. “Zoe can’t wait to be Bradley’s bride.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, January 7, 2012]

Of course, we are free to question the motivations at hand with Bradley’s camp allegedly leaking this engagement story. Although I do laugh at the idea of his past “romances” with Jennifer Lopez (they went on one date together ) and Jennifer Aniston (she she allegedly pursued him) being a relevant part of this tale, but whatever. Is this a genuine romance and a case of true love forever, or is Bradley merely campaigning for the Best Lead Actor Oscar in his own special way?

Bradley Cooper Zoe Saldana

Bradley Cooper Zoe Saldana

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

 

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  1. Effy says:

    I hope it’s true because i am a fan of both!

  2. carrie says:

    actually he is at Paris (in france),yesterday i saw him at L’Usine (a sport club)
    apparently he bought a home next Scarlett Johanson’s french home and Mélanie Laurent’s home ( it’s what the receptionist said me)

  3. andy says:

    If a film was made about Ted Bundy, Cooper would be the perfect casting choice. Creepy guy.

    ETA-I know Mark Harmon played Bundy but that was a t.v. movie.

  4. Jett says:

    He is very uptight about his personal love life and yet has always been accused of making up headlines story with fellow actresses.

  5. Trythis says:

    Sorry, not buying it! Plus she’s an opportunist and using him as much as he may be using her. I hope this isn’t true because where you see him, we’ll be subjected to seeing/hearing about her…I hear she’s not all that great to be around…

  6. Mila says:

    Loads of BS. I just hate the fact that Zoe is playing Nina Simone.They could have found someone else.

  7. Talie says:

    I think his relationship with his mother goes overboard…it would freak me out.

  8. Neva says:

    Ouchhh…. I don’t see a good future if they are married. Odd couple…. They looks really weird together!!

  9. Anne says:

    Who will be the “godfather”??? Robert Deniro o Victor Garber?? Lol or both! Congrats Bradley! Haha

  10. Aubra says:

    Well now we’re going to see pics of them again! This is how it works, after certain rumors go around for a bit, we’re treated to pics of them together! I still don’t think it’s a manufactured relationship, I just don’t think there is as much to it as many would think. But there is definitely an element where a benefit is being served for the sake of publicity. And not to mention the film they did together is out on DVD this week…perfect timing!!

    • HRP says:

      1.- Aubra You’re right “The words DVD” in stores!
      2.- More votes to be nominated for an Oscar. (you know a future family) change the image that he dates with a lot of ladies and now planning to get married makes him “a serious man”.
      3.- Everything is perfect at the right time. I remember Harvey Weinstein said that “in the Oscar´s season nominations, anything goes” and Cooper is his “golden boy” now.

      Well, we will see the bride wearing Marchesa! with her “diamond ring” chosen by her mother in law on the red carpet while accompanying the nominee! and potential winner!,(They have a great campaign this year)…. While Phoenix is staying up outside, Cooper take his place.

  11. pink giraffe says:

    I love both of them, but especially him, but yeah, the never do seem happy together, do they? I always assumed the blind gossip was true and that he’s gay and that the string of actresses he’s been attached to have been (I hate this word but it applies) beards.

    Wasn’t that blind item about the wife finding her man in bed with another man around Christmas about him and Jennifer Esposito?

  12. FirstTimer says:

    I think they look cute together. But he’s always been very private about his relationships. So I dunno. Maybe that was a factor on how he and Zoe behave with papz.

    And I sure hope that Jennifer won’t wear Marchesa this awards season!

  13. danielle says:

    If this story is true it’s freaky because of all the mother details – gf promising mom she’ll get knocked up right away – mom urging bf to propose – mom buying the ring!?!?

  14. well... says:

    I guarantee… THEY WILL HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BABIES IN HOLLYWOOD. Mixed children of even ugly parentals are gorgeous. Imagine those of two rather attractive parents.

    • T.C. says:

      Oh honey no, mixed kids can come out ugly just like kids of two beautiful people. Have seen it with my own eyes. Some superficial people with self-hate issues just think as long as you are born with “good hair” and “light skin”, you are beautiful. That is not what makes a person beautiful.

      Having “beautiful mixed babies” is the worst reason to want to have a child. Even if that was her thing there are better good-looking White men to knock you up than Bradley Cooper. I think Zoe can do so much better than him. Any man who needs his Mom to push him into marriage or buy his engagement ring a woman needs to run far, far away from. I hope into the arms of Chris Pine her friend from Star Trek.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      It’s “mixed ethnicity kids,” please. And as the mother of two of them, mine are FREAKING GORGEOUS. But it’s a mixed bag of tricks, just like with any other child – some win the Genetic Lotto, and some don’t.

      • T.C. says:

        My bad, mixed ethnicity it is. I’m sure your children would have been gorgeous no matter their ethnicity. Being mixed doesn’t make you beautiful any more than being dark chocolate or pale as snow makes you ugly. Like I said some people suffer from self hate or Western brainwashing that having kids with straight hair or light skin is a sign of beauty. Young girls in my high school would talk this nonsense about wanting mixed kids with “pretty hair”.

      • Polk8dot says:

        Actually YOU are wrong. ‘Mixed race’ is the CORRECT description. The fact you may not like it does not invalidate it.
        From English Dictionary:
        ‘Race refers to a person’s physical appearance, such as skin color, eye color, hair color, bone/jaw structure etc. Ethnicity, on the other hand, relates to cultural factors such as nationality, culture, ancestry, language and beliefs.’
        There was no reason for T.C. to apologize for the use of the phrase.

  15. Mara says:

    Hope is true, she is beautiful and he look like he is a nice guy.

  16. Jett says:

    He is accused of making tabloids story to promote movie, DVD etc if he goes out with a women. If he is not going out with any woman , he will be accused of being gay. What do you all want him to do?

  17. HRP says:

    1.- Aubra You’re right “The words DVD” in stores!
    2.- More votes to be nominated for an Oscar. (you know a future family) change the image that he dates with a lot of ladies and now planning to get married makes him “a serious man”.
    3.- Everything is perfect at the right time. I remember Harvey Weinstein said that “in the Oscar´s season nominations, anything goes” and Cooper is his “golden boy” now.

    Well, we will see the bride wearing Marchesa! with her “diamond ring” chosen by her mother in law on the red carpet while accompanying the nominee! and potential winner!,(They have a great campaign this year)…. While Phoenix is staying up outside, Cooper take his place.

  18. Helvetica says:

    Love this couple and hope it’s true. They look/seem adorable together. Hot!

  19. annabelle says:

    I’m so conflicted over the B-Coop.
    Back in the Alias days, I really liked him. Very crush worthy.

    Then he started to reek of douchiness and tabloid, bearding tomfoolery and I lost my lady boner for him.

    Then I saw Silver Linings this weekend and I may be back on the like. He was really great in it, and I believed the chemistry between he and J.Lawrence. I walked away very happy with the movie as a whole.

  20. Tiffany says:

    So she goes from a 10 year relationship and engagement to an engagement to Bradley Cooper. Come On!!!

  21. Theresa says:

    Why do planted quotes from unnamed sources, when published in modern gossip rags, sound like something written by Louella Parsons or Hedda Hopper in the 30s and 40s?? I mean talk about underwhelming and underselling a news item:

    “Handsome heartthrob Bradley Cooper couldn’t take his eyes off his beautiful co-star and current off-screen leading lady, Zoe Saldana, as they boogalooed the night away at Hollywood hotspot Blanketyblank the other night. Stars were in their eyes as they spent the night in each other’s arms, reunited and never to part! Cooper could be overheard praising to the crowd the virtues of his ladylove and that he wouldn’t be letting this one get away again! Saldana, who can’t wait to be Bradley’s bride, is desperate to receive the ring, and will be over the moon once they can declare their love in the wedding of the year!”

    GAWD! Either they think the gossip consuming public are all geriatrics or addicted to romance novels. Is there a joke quote generator app out there for lazy writers?? Or can manufactured romances only be described by manufactured quotes?

  22. Apples says:

    I like them together- they both seem serious and relatively low-key.
    As far as them being a real couple or PR: I sort of believe it. If we go by type, she was with a guy for many years that reminds me of Cooper.

  23. OhDear says:

    And then they will “quietly split up” a few weeks post-Oscar.

  24. Ally8 says:

    Once again, I will recommend watching The Graham Norton Show online for the best read on celebrities’ personalities. He sticks 3 celebs on a couch and they interact with each other (peers) not just the interviewer, so you see a lot more natural, uncanned behaviour.

    Bradley here came off as sweet, nice, and as single-mindedly careerist as Tom Cruise back in the day. I think it’s why his face looks so tense all the time. So I wouldn’t put some media-friendly shenanigans past him.

  25. Lulu says:

    He still looks like a serial killer to me.

  26. Celt Lady says:

    Hey…….what about BC’s dirty shoes? Nobody mentioned his awful shoes!

    Are we all trying to be nice?

    Hope not!

  27. lll says:

    They’re a legit couple. They know how to hide from the paps and are low key. So we don’t see many photos of them. Don’t know if this engagement true or not though.

  28. blunt talker says:

    If she’s pregnant or is planning to get pregnant soon, I guess being in the avatar sequels this summer means she’s being replaced or her role will be greatly diminished. She recently stated she will start the avatar sequels this coming summer. Getting married and starting a family immediately, may push her out of the sequels. I wonder who should replace her?

  29. Chris J says:

    How is it I never noticed before that one of the Coop’s eyes is so much higher than the other? It’s creeping me out.

  30. Gem says:

    Cute couple. And please, why are people so bitchy on this site? It seems like someone makes an offhand remark and everyone has to read something into it. Take some Midol, people!

  31. Kris says:

    He and Renee Zellweger allegedly broke up over her wanting marriage (and kids) so I do not know why he would be engaged already to Zoe. He did marry once before and supposedly cheated on Jennifer Esposito. The guy knows he’s a hot commodity, why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free. Don’t most guys operate like this? He is already 37 but guys are waiting til their 40s to settle down. I know his mom Gloria probably wants grandbabies too, who knows what’s happening with this guy. Big ladies man, that is always a deal breaker with me.

  32. Lorrie says:

    He NEVER dated Jennifer Aniston or Jennifer Lopez. I have a hard time believing this story as well. I don’t see Brad settling down any time soon, since his career seems to be going so well.

  33. TryThis says:

    Zoe’s last tweet could be about her ex fiance or possibly Bradley, depending on how seriously you take their relationship:

    Searching for Sugar Man- best documentary this year! Sixto Rodriguez’ music is prophetic and undeniably poetic. Listen to “Forget it” – ZS

    The lyrics she speaks of:

    Then you can thank me for mine
    And after that’s said
    Forget it.
    Don’t be inane
    There’s no one to blame
    No reason why
    You should stay here
    And lie to me.
    Don’t say anymore
    Just walk out the door
    I’ll get along fine
    You’ll see.
    But thanks for your time
    Then you can thank me for mine
    And after that’s said
    Forget it.
    If there was a word
    But magic’s absurd
    I’d make one dream come true.
    It didn’t work out
    But don’t ever doubt
    How I felt about you.
    But thanks for your time
    Then you can thank me for mine
    And after that’s said
    Forget it.

  34. Kate says:

    Not feeling them as a couple and she has never been particularly attractive to me. Something about her face I can’t put a finger on. Him? Not cute either.