Bradley Cooper won’t date Jennifer Lawrence: ‘I could literally be her father’

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Poor Bradley Cooper. The entire world wants to the guy to get with someone. Ever since he and Zoe Saldana broke up before the holidays — which was followed up last week by Jennifer Lawrence calling it quits with her boyfriend of two years, Nicholas Hoult — the media (in particular, the Daily Mail) has been salivating over whether or not the two newly single co-stars of Silver Linings Playbook would fall into each other’s convenient arms for a bit of solace.

Certainly, Harvey Weinstein would love it if these two got together, and the Mail has also been quite savvy about giving Jennifer a little nudge by picking up photos of Nicholas looking “cozy with his Warm Bodies co-star, Teresa Palmer (via her Twitter account). Of course, I must also admit to feeling a bit guilty for making the suggestion (many months ago) that the media would eventually fall all over the apparent chemistry between Jennifer and Bradley, but now Bradley wants to put an immediate stop to all of the speculation. In fact, he points towards he and Jennifer’s very obvious age difference as the main reason, but he’s clearly not into JLaw. Here are the details from Page Six:

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Who wouldn’t want to date Jennifer Lawrence? Bradley Cooper, for one. Though both he and his Silver Linings Playbook co-star are newly single, he insisted last night that the age difference between them makes any suggestion of a romance ridiculous.

“If it didn’t happen by now, it’s not gonna happen.”

Cooper, who at 38 is 16 years older than Lawrence, told Entertainment Tonight on the Golden Globes red carpet, “I could literally be her father.”

Still, the duo looked seriously cozy inside the awards, where they were seated side by side and spotted sharing laughs throughout the night.

Jennifer and Bradley are just friends, he insists.

Lawrence split from her boyfriend of two years, Nicholas Hoult last week. Cooper, meanwhile, broke up with Zoe Saldana earlier this month.

[From Page Six

Eh. Obviously, the age thing is merely an excuse for Bradley, but I don't think Jennifer will care at all that Bradley is publicly putting it out there that they aren't going to get with each other. In fact and as a co-star that has been in very close proximity with the dude for several consecutive weeks while practicing and shooting dance scenes (which included putting her crotch in his face), I think she is very aware of the specific vibe that Bradley puts out when looking for a potential partner. Clearly, his "rejection" of her is nothing personal, if you know what I mean.

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  1. Hubbahun says:

    Just come out already, Bradders, no-one will care! Be happy, dude. (Allegedly, ahem)

    • Canda says:

      I keep wondering when and where I came to the conclusion that Bradley is gay, and I can never remember… was it a few blind riddles? He’s totally batting for the boys’ team, right?!

      • Faye says:

        Canda, this is second-hand knowledge, so take it with a grain of salt, but a good friend of mine has a friend who works in Hollywood (forgot how, exactly). Apparently, the Hollywood friend said years ago, before he became famous, Cooper was openly gay — he was even taking acting classes with his partner.

        I don’t know why he (and others in Hollywood) feel compelled to pretend they’re not gay. It shouldn’t affect their success in roles, if they’re good enough — I mean, they’re actors, so they can *act* like they’re in love with opposite-sex co-stars in their movies. Plus, I can only imagine the pressure they feel, constantly hiding who they are and who their real partners are. It just seems stupid to me. This is 2013, no?

  2. ella says:

    Bradley, if you could “literally” be her father, that means you must’ve had sex with her mother.

    People who use the word “literally” in every sentence sound like Kim Kardashian. Not a good thing, by the way.

  3. marie says:

    ha, take that Harvey. that photo up top with the white dress is probably one of the better pictures of Jennifer.

  4. bea says:

    She is stunning in that first photo! She should go with the dark hair, worn down, all the time. Beautiful.

    As for BC – of course he’s right, but I doubt the “age difference” would stop him if he was really into it……..

    • andrea says:

      I agree, Jennifer’s face looks better when it’s framed by some hair. Actually, I think it works even if it’s not all down. Some hair (like sideswept bangs) up top works for me too. And can her MUA please soften her eyeliner already? She has a soft, pretty face and very strong or edgy makeup just looks misplaced on her.

    • GoodCapon says:

      She looks good whether she’s a blonde or a brunette.

    • Lucija says:

      And never ever smile on the RC.

    • Kate (newer one) says:

      I love JL, but in all honesty, why would a guy pushing 40 who could sleep with as many pretty 22 year olds as he wanted choose to be committed to one? It would drive you insane before too long, surely? You want other things from a long term relationship, and common ground and companionship are high on that list. If the younger person is mid-20s or older then the age gap matters less, but she’s college age. I wouldn’t think that highly of an older guy who wanted that, and I’ve not thought highly of women who’ve gone that much younger with partners, either.

      Always assuming he’s interested in women, obvs.

  5. Alexandra says:

    You just read my mind on that one!

  6. Maria says:

    “If it didn’t happen by now, it’s not gonna happen.”
    so if it happend, its going to continue to happen?

    i dont buy it but the quotes in the article are weird, why not flat out say “we are not dating”?

    also the father quote sounds like he did her mom.

  7. ACD says:

    You reject Dita Von Teese (go back into the archives). You reject Jenniffer Lawrence: You are gay in my book, please, be free Emu!!

  8. JC says:

    don’t believe BC is gay. why did renee zellweger wiling to be his beard? doesn’t make sense at all.

  9. ichsi says:

    Hm, in my book he is kind of a sleazebag. If the age difference really stops him he gets a few plus points.

  10. Naye in VA says:

    It’s probably because she isnt a stick figure like Zoe and Renee

  11. NerdMomma says:

    All I can think is that it would be so much easier working together and promoting together and spending all of that time together if it was clear from the get-go that romance was off the table.

  12. Lukie says:

    He gets points in my book for leaving the under 25 set alone.

    He IS old enough to be her father and IMO unless they are 30 and up, they should be left alone unless you are one of those rare relationships that are truly meant to be together.

  13. MsAubra says:

    The way he talked about her on Stern was nice and endearing though. Although I don’t think anything is/has gone on between them, I think she posesses something that humbles the cocky douche in him and makes him think. He hasn’t come across many women like that in awhile…

  14. teenydj says:

    Does anyone else think he’s protesting too much? Like, maybe he’s really into her, but she’s not into him, and this is his way of saving face?

  15. Aww shucks, I really wanted them to get together :( Their SLP chemistry was explosive and they seem to get along really well in real life aswell. And I thought it was really cute when she thanked him in her GG speech.

  16. Aud says:

    Why is he wearing a ring that looks like a wedding ring?

  17. Suze says:

    I get the same brother sister vibe from these two offscreen that I do from Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

  18. Tania says:

    Her shoes in the picof the white dress are all kinds of awesome. Also, she looks better without a tan.

  19. Lyn says:

    I finally saw Silver Linings Playbook this weekend and was shocked to find that I thought Cooper was fantastic. I had really wanted John Hawkes to get an Oscar nom and couldn’t believe Cooper got one, but (CB heresy alert) I now think Jackman is least deserving of the best actor nominees – he sounded terrible in LM (he claims to have somehow expanded his vocal range for the role but it cleary didn’t work) and his performance suffered the most from Hooper’s inept direction. Lawrence was also terrific. Anyway, don’t care if Cooper is gay or not but I’m glad these two aren’t putting on a fake awards show romance.

    • Happy21 says:

      I thought the same thing about him in SLP. He blew me away. His acting was far better than I expected. Not to say he deserves a best actor award for it, but I didn’t think he was capable. I read him wrong.

    • nina says:

      He was fantastic. He deserved a Golden globe !

    • Shira says:

      I was shocked to be shocked about Brad’s performance as well. Every time I see him in movies he’s like an idiot, you know? Except for Limitless, but I didn’t think his performance there was anything special.
      SLP left me speechless, though. It’s been 4 days since I saw it and I still can’t stop thinking about the movie and how amazing Bradley was. I know there’s no chance in hell he’ll win an Oscar for it because the competition is too big, which is why I was really hoping for him to win the GG.

  20. Ri says:

    Dicaprio should take note and leave the under 25 alone.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      At least Cooper looks his age. Leo looks, well lets just say he and I went to school together; sort of, he was in my friend’s younger brother’s class. I’m 43 when I say that we went to school together but a few years apart, people ask me how many years AFTER Leo I graduated.

      Leo looks at least 45.

  21. happyhomo says:

    So because a man isn’t sleeping with every 23 year old actress he meets he must be gay.You women sound really stupid.If he were gay he would marry Katie Holmes or some other young woman and put up a fake happy husband front while blowing dudes on the weekend.That is what closeted actors do.He and George Clooney only want to make movies and screw as many women as they can while they can.They are both straight.Believe me ladies if every man could live like Clooney,screwing skanky models in Italy, none of them would get married.I don’t think B. Coop is gay but I do think he is a mama’s boy who needs to let go of the apron strings.I read he only dated Zoe bc his mother liked her.Him and Ryan Gosling are way too into their mamas for me.

    • lll says:

      I agree with this. It’s just about every man’s dream to be rich/attractive and to bang as many women as possible. Most men envy Leo, Clooney etc…for that reason.

      I don’t think he dated Zoe only cause his mom liked her. The tabloids made it sound like that. From what I know, he was really into her.

    • Chelley says:

      Maybe the gay rumors stem from the sex scene he did with Michael Ian Black in the movie Wet Hot American Summer. But I still remain skeptical. I think it’s pretty ignorant to assume that a man is gay just because he was willing to do a sex scene with another man. A lot of women have done same sex scenes and no one questions their sexuality, but when a man does the same thing, he HAS to be gay. No straight man would EVER be able to kiss another dude. It’s eyeroll worthy.

      • lll says:

        Yeah, I think the gay scene he did and he being friends with Victor Garber, makes people wonder.
        Very stupid. He did AHS because he was just starting out and wasn’t about to turn down a role.
        As for as the Garber rumors, I puzzled that someone would think a man or even a woman is gay because they’re friends with a gay person. Everyone in the Alias cast was friendly with Victor. Why is Bradley singled out?

  22. KellyinSeattle says:

    I had no idea about J-Lawrence’s huge persona until lately; she’s everywhere! Very pretty.
    Courtney Stodden’s creepy husband: take notes

  23. Boo says:

    Bedhead! Bradley likes latin women, he married jennifer esposito, dated zoe saldana and jennifer lopez, he also doesnt date really young women. And why think Jennifer wants to date him? She could probably have her pick of hot young Hollywood men right now. Her ex, Hoult is very pretty.

  24. Leona says:

    Have you seen this blog where you vote for who you want in the new Hunger Games movie? We should all vote for Cooper for the Boggs character so that J Law and Bradley can be in another movie together!

  25. Jennifer says:

    Bradley prefers more intellectual women, which JLaw is certainly not.

  26. Meghan says:

    My fiancé is 21 years older than me and its the most fulfilling relationship I’ve ever had. Age is just a number. They’d make a hot couple.

  27. Tig says:

    It’s too bad this age difference wasn’t considered when they cast the two of them as the leads in “Serena”- I think Jennifer is a good actress, but someone older than 23 should have been cast as Serena.

  28. serena says:

    I think he’s gay. Not because he won’t date Jennifer or whoever, or that movie -that I’ve never heard about till now- I just get this vibe from him.

  29. Lindy says:

    I don’t get a closeted gay vibe from BC and don’t really get the obvious and rampant hatred of him on this site.

    I also find it insulting to the women you accuse of being his “beards” for some reason. I am aware this is a real thing that happens, (and the women who agree to it are doing themselves and their pretend partner a disservice in the long run)

    I’m not a big fangirl of his (he’s a decent actor and nice looking enough IMO), but I just don’t get the constant slamming. Alas, I do feel that way about certain other celebs and I come here for salacious gossip and opinions, so I won’t begrudge anyone their opinion. I just find it puzzling.

    And the age difference would not be that big of a deal to me, TBH.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Ditto. I like Bradley Cooper – gay or not. Am I madly in love with him? No, but he seems nice and harmless enough and he has pretty eyes.

      Who I don’t get are those guys that people on this site love: Fassbender and Cumberwhatisit. One is ghostly pale and has bad teeth and the other one looks like the victim of bad plastic surgery.

      I wouldn’t want to see the Silver Linings movie if either of those guys were the lead.

  30. Juicy Lucy says:

    Personally, I think Brad is a bisexual mommas boy. That being said, I find him very down to earth, honest and sincere when he is being interviewed. Since he and JL have made two films together, it’s only natural that they would grow close. I personally think that if he does settle down, it will be with a woman closer to his age or older-but I think he leans towards the latter since his ex wife, Renee and JL were all older then he was. Brad doesn’t have a type, but he is a big believer in chemistry. BTW, I’m one of those people who feel that Zoe was paid to be his beard and her contract expired one week after The Words was released on DVD.

  31. Amy says:

    Did you know these too are not starring in just one but two movies together? I forget the title of the second film but I remember seeing a still–they are supposed to play husband and wife. You never know–they’ll be spending a lot of time together promoting that movie too so they could get together. Some costars get together a long time after the movie wraps. But I’d prefer them not to hook up. Bradley is right–he could be her father!