Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana allegedly broke up right before the holidays

Well, this is a somewhat surprising development. Just last week, the tabloids were on the “This Beard Will Last 4 Eva” train, claiming that Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana had gotten secretly engaged. Now Page Six says that far from a secret engagement, they’ve actually secretly broken up. Zoe and Bradley have always been a somewhat strange couple (to me), and I always believed that Zoe dumped her fiancé to get with Bradley, and that they might have had a thing while she was still engaged. They’ve also done this get-together-then-breakup-then-get-back-together thing a few other times. So is this finally the end?

“Avatar” star Zoe Saldana and “Sexiest Man Alive” Bradley Cooper have broken up again, Page Six has exclusively learned. We’re told that the Queens-raised beauty and “The Hangover” star Cooper split up before the holidays, which they had planned to spend together.

Saldana, 34, and Cooper, 37, originally dated for three months after filming “The Words” together and split in March last year, but they reconciled in September.

A source told us, “Zoe had planned to spend the holidays with Bradley and his family in Europe. They all were going to Paris, but things didn’t work out between them. Zoe spent New Year’s Eve with friends in Miami.”

Things are believed to have fizzled out between the pair while Cooper has been busy promoting his movie “Silver Linings Playbook,” which co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and is getting serious awards buzz. Handsome Cooper, who was voted People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” last year before the honor was bestowed on Channing Tatum, is currently believed to be in Prague shooting a commercial.

Meanwhile Saldana, who has been shooting “Star Trek” and “Blood Ties” with Mila Kunis, celebrated the countdown to 2013 in South Beach. She enjoyed a private dinner with family and friends at Catch Miami, before counting down the new year poolside at the James Royal Palm on Collins Avenue. Saldana was later seen dancing with friends to music from female DJ duo Nervo.

A witness added, “If Zoe was upset over the split with Bradley, she didn’t show it.”

Saldana, who split from fiancé and love of 10 years Keith Britton in November 2011, was joined by supermodel Karolina Kurkova, the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, along with their partners Adrienne Bosh and Gabrielle Union. Reps for both Cooper and Saldana didn’t get back to us last night.

[From Page Six]

This seems to be Bradley’s M.O. – his breakup with Renee Zellweger felt like this too, like it came out of nowhere, and she was making plans for the future while he made a quick exit. Could it be that the “gay rumors” about Bradley are BS and that in real life, he’s just kind of douche about women? Hunh. Also weird: Bradley is probably going to get an Oscar nomination this year for Silver Linings Playbook, and now he’s not going to have an official girlfriend for his Oscar campaign! Call this The Anti-Clooney Move.

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  1. teehee says:

    Yeah, thats the time when pressure is on. Its a challenge to balance the wishes of all members of both families, the travels, the planning, the splitting of dates, the gifts, etc. People dont always get what they want and that is a strain.
    Plus if it isnt sincere, the pressure to play the happy relationship in front of the family seems not worth it.

  2. cat says:

    That’s a good point, teehee, about the pressure of the holidays especially if you aren’t feeling it. I don’t know, they just don’t fit to me. I was watching some interviews with him recently and he’s sort of a chameleon, very flirtatious in some instances, sometimes to the point of it being uncomfortable. That being said, I think he’s quite dedicated to the ‘craft’ of acting and he seems like a decent person. He’s also not with the type you might expect he’d be with … such as the ‘perfect’ (so-called) model type which is sort of refreshing. Of course, he’s also handsome and very likable. Interesting!

  3. MsAubra says:


  4. CocoBelly says:

    Everytime I read about B Coop, all I can think about is how Ryan Gossling got robbed of Sexiest Man title.

    • MsAubra says:

      His reign done came and went…put your picket sign away! lol

    • mln76 says:

      Wasnt the real story that the Gosdong refused to do an interview or photoshoot?

      • mercy says:

        It’s true the actor has to cooperate and I can see Gosling being ambivalent or putting more conditions on what he would do than someone like Cooper. But some respectable actors have participated over the years and seem to view it with good humour as a rite of passage of sorts. I can see Gosling agreeing to do it someday.

  5. Betty says:

    So her contract with him expired and he wasn’t to willing to pay enough to keep her around for the Oscars. There is just something “off” about all his romances. He doesn’t have chemistry with any of them. I’m leaning toward the gay rumors being true and Renee and Zoe were just beards. He’s the new George Clooney (who is totally straight and loves women) LOL.

    • Lauli says:

      Betty, definitely straight, LOL.

    • bns says:

      I totally agree with you. He is gay, gay, gay.

    • Trek Girl says:

      I doubt that he’s gay and I doubt that his relationship with Renee Zellweger was fake. They were together for a while and it didn’t seem like they were making that much of an effort to bring attention to the relationship. Yeah, there were lot of photos of them together doing everyday things, but it didn’t seem fake to me.

    • Anon73 says:

      co-sign !! Cooper, Clooney… and the young Beiber are all gay looking for beards.

  6. tammylala says:

    It seemed to be a relationship made only for publicity.

    Date when their movie comes out.

    Break up when it flops.

    Get back together when the DVD is set for release.

    Break up again when no one cares.

  7. Logan says:

    I’m guessing mummy was going to be his Oscar date from the onset

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I never doubted for a second that mummy will be his Oscar date, even if he still was with Zoe.
      He would have pulled a Gosling, bringing mummy over his alleged fiancée/gf.

  8. Mia 4S says:

    I find them both hard to get a read on. He strikes me as very insecure and VERY determined to be big time. That odd little 6 week or so marriage he had has always confused me too. On screen he runs hot and cold for me.

    She’s beautiful sure, I liked her in Star Trek, beyond that….?

  9. Migdalia says:

    This probably explains why he looked down and out at the press call for SLP a week or two ago.

  10. MsAubra says:

    I always believed that Zoe dumped her fiancé to get with Bradley, and that they might have had a thing while she was still engaged

    Kaiser, I totally agree with you. I think for her and her fiance to get engaged after 10 years it was a last ditch thing and they were probably on the rocks anyhow, and she broke things off to get with him and also saw “opportunity” in dating him on whatever level they were “dating”, and by “dating” I mean she was never his girlfriend, but a jumpoff with dating benefits. And I doubt he ever led her on into believing anything more was going to become of them, yet she chose to go by things that don’t really matter anymore than what a guy tells you…I mean the guy actually said in an interview that when he starts dating somone immediately you start hanging out with his mother and that he has no boundaries with that, clue number one that she should have been cautious and had no expectations…

  11. Lily says:

    “I wish Zoe had penis” – Bradley C.

  12. Talie says:

    I think he’s just obsessed with his career and especially now he would be with all this good fortune.

  13. lll says:

    I wonder what happened…and yes I do think they were REALLY dating.

    • MsAubra says:

      Somone said she sort of hinted at the breakup on her twitter, LMAO she’s THAT girl!

      • lll says:

        Oh yeah. Song called “Forget It”. lol

        Here’s a little bit…

        No reason why
        You should stay here
        And lie to me.
        Don’t say anymore
        Just walk out the door

  14. lori says:

    I still don’t get the gay vibe from him. I do get the insecure and very ambitious vibe from him that someone else already mentioned.

    • BeesKnees says:

      He very well may be gay, but I hate when people take blind gossip as the gospel truth.

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:


      • I Choose Me says:

        Me too.

        I’m okay with speculation it’s all in good fun. But I like to trace the origins of a rumor for myself and I just don’t get declaring something to be true without proof other than some anonymous joe’s say so.

    • MsAubra says:

      Me neither. I know alot of dudes are hopeful, but sorry, not buying it. I think alot of it has to do with him having played gay and also the repreated Victor Garber rumor, which is just that, a rumor. Besides, when somone says “so and so makes my gadar ping like crazy”…if that were the case, MANY people would see what you see, so I think that pingy gaydar is the person LOL

  15. Jett says:

    New York Post does not have solid facts to back their story. What they wrote: Bradley in Paris while she was in Miami partying without him – all could be found in Internet.

  16. Jess says:

    I don’t think Bradley is gay at all. He strikes me as the intelligent douche type though. Not a douche to his friends or his family, just to women. He’s selfish, wants the next best thing while he’s still with his current thing, and doesn’t truly care about the women he’s with. A narcissist if you will. See also Leonardo DiCaprio.

    • Jett says:

      Agree with you. He doesn’t seem caring or loving to the women he is with though he is super nice to family and friends

    • MsAubra says:

      Hmmmm…the kind that naturally gravitates towards women who are insecure on some level when dealing with him, so much so that he knows in his head he wouldn’t get that kind of play if he wasn’t who he was? The kind of guy that knows of the kind of woman who has that “you’re priviledged to know ME” kind of vibe and knows that there is a woman out there that can intimidate him…LOL Yeah, dudes like that crack me up, they don’t know what to do with themselves when they cross paths with that kind of woman! I want some of it! LMAO

      …you may be on to something

  17. anna says:

    I thought Zoe is pregnant?

  18. Cecada says:

    Nah I don’t think he’s gay.

    My thoery, for what it’s worth: he’s distracted by his lofty career ambitions and he’s overly, weirdly devoted to his Mommy.

  19. nina says:

    Why do people think he’s a douchebag ? He always strikes me as a nice and friendly guy.

    • Lily says:

      Totally agree! When I watch him in interviews, he seems like a pretty cool, nice guy. I like him a lot.

  20. mercy says:

    He seems nice enough, but insecure, self-obsessed, and extremely ambitious. Mummy probably gives him the kind of unconditional attention he needs.

    I can’t see Renee Z. bearding for anyone. That relationship seemed real and she seemed broken up when it ended. I actually kind of liked him during that period.

    Maybe he’s just not interested in anyone else as much as he is in himself and his career so he doesn’t deeply invest in his relationships, like Clooney.

    His mother probably would like him to settle down and give her grandkids eventually. Maybe he’s a little torn between pleasing himself and her.

    • lll says:

      Agreed with everything you said.

      I’ll add that his serious relationships were Esposito, Zellweger, Saldana. I can tell in interviews he really liked these women.
      All 3 went on for a year+ probably got cold feet and split.

  21. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    I will never ever ever understand what makes him attractive, sexy or hot. He looks like a little weasel, and I just cannot see past that.

    That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed SLP; my like for JLaw outweighed my dislike for BC.

  22. INSIDESCOOP says:

    Actually, i think he is more of a dog than gay. My sister was in vegas a few years ago and he came onto her hardcore… asked her to come to his cabana and “it won’t take long”. She actually laughed as she was with someone and blew it off. He prob. just wants to be a dog and not be in a relationship… nothing wrong with that.

  23. NerdMomma says:

    Awww too bad. They are such a beautiful couple. I want to see them on the red carpet for Oscar season! I hope they get back together just for the photos 😉

    Why does everyone think he’s gay? I don’t care if he is or not and it doesn’t affect my movie-going experience either way. I loved SLP and Limitless- I think he’s truly a talented actor. I hope Hollywood men can just come out if they’re gay someday soon. There will always be fake girlfriend jobs (Clooney!)

  24. Gemini08 says:

    I don’t think he’s gay. I just think he’s a douche. He has always given me the sleazeball vibe.

  25. Hope says:

    Now, all I’m hoping is to hear Chris Evans also broke up with Minka Kelly! Finger crossed

  26. Ace says:

    Newsflash: Maybe he’s Bi, as in Bisexual.

  27. pamelah63 says:

    I like B.C and i like Z.S. So what ever happens between the two of them, i hope they find their way back to one another. If it is meant to b it will b. If not i hope they have great success a part. Pamelah.irving tx.

  28. pamelah63 says:

    I like B.C and i like Z.S. So what ever happens between the two of them, i hope they find their way back to each other. Pamelah.irving tx.