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)

    • Lauli says:

      Lol, I fear you’re right.

    • 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.

    • Hannah says:

      You’re taking the words out of my mouth! I hate it when people say “literally” when it’s not “literally”!!!

      • RovingLass says:

        love Chris. 🙂

      • Justyna says:

        I love Parks&Rec. It was cut in the video but my favourite Chris quote was when he couldn’t decide if he should come back to Indianapolis or not and he said: “Pawnee is literally the greatest town in the country (…) and Indianapolis is literally the most amazing town in the country”.

      • Erinn says:

        Bahaha, I couldn’t resist. This article was just begging for some Christ Traeger.

        I laughed so hard at the flu episode that I cried.

    • XiuFetish says:

      Hmmm, am I the only one seeing similar facial features (lips, pointy chin, etc.)?

    • j.eyre says:

      Bless you ella.

    • anne says:

      My thoughts exactly

    • Trek Girl says:

      I understand why people don’t like it when “literally” is used that way, but I don’t mind it. It is clear that he and most people who use it that way are doing it for emphasis or hyperbole. There’s nothing wrong with that.

    • Kate (newer one) says:

      I dislike that too (the best I ever saw was a soccer commentator who said, “he’s literally beside himself!”) but in this instance, I think he was referring to the age gap when he said he meant it literally. People say that when there’s a decade between them – he was making the point that it’s closer to two. In age terms, he could literally be her dad.

      Interesting that there is such conviction on his allegedly being gay. There are rumours about so many actors – there’s real conviction regarding this one. Is there a background to that?

    • Faye says:

      Am I the only one who thinks of vintage “How I Met Your Mother” when seeing misuse of the word “literally?” Remember when Ted jumped on Robin because she always used that word, and she snapped? “I want to kill you! Literally, literally, literally!”

  3. marie says:

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

    • JenD says:

      And Bradley Cooper looks like he’s in pj’s with slippers in that picture.

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

      I was just thinking that Jennifer looks really pretty in that top pic, her hair looks great, nice dress and her makeup was done nicely too. She should look like that all the time!

      BCoop does look like he just rolled out of bed and went and did a work gig in his PJ’s, wtf!
      And of course he’s not into JLaw, she doesn’t have a p*nis!

  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.

    • Kate (newer one) says:

      He did, that’s partial quoting. In fact he said “no” 6 or 7 times in about three minutes. It was funny, really.

  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!!

    • andy says:

      And what if he was the one rejected? I guess he should force himself on women to prove his masculinity.

  8. JC says:

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

    • truthSF says:

      It makes perfect sense, Renee, like Aniston, are the go to for bearding with questionable men. Remember Kenny Chesney? She married him, and he was rumored to be gay for years prior to them hooking up.

      • JC says:

        why did they do this? what did they get in return? aniston was married to BP before and she has been with those less-known guys since her split from BP. beard for less-known guys?!

    • nina says:

      Yeah i don’t think he is gay either.

  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

    • T.C. says:

      Bradley is into super skinny women. Renee dropped every pound she had to be with him. Zoe skinny is his type. Jennifer has too much curves for him.

      • lll says:

        How to do explain his ex-wife Esposito? She’s not skinny.

        He seems to like tall women. At-least somewhat tall.

    • nina says:

      Nope he dated J.Lo. I think he just prefers women of his age.

      • Boo says:

        Or older. Both JLo and Renee are a good 5 years older than him. His ex wife is a few years older than him too.

      • Becky1 says:

        I know a lot of people think he’s gay (I don’t know…I’m not convinced either way) but I don’t find it hard to believe that he wouldn’t date J. Law because of her age. Not all men are into much younger women. Thankfully, there are some men who actually prefer women to be around their own age. If the age difference is a true reason for him not dating her than my respect for him has increased.

  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.

    • JC says:

      agree. we tend to be closer with male colleagues who we know romance is totally out. ok, no. they are not gay.

    • Sam x says:

      Especially since she was pretty much devoted to her boyfriend.

    • Boo says:

      Yes, i think they are very good friends who have worked on two movies together pretty much back to back. Its a shame a man and a woman cant be friends without rumors or a romance. Ryan Gosling and Emma stone share a similar on screen chemistry and off screen friendship.

  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.

    • Nina W says:

      I agree and 16 years is a big age gap, it’s maybe not so big later in life but she’s only what 22 or 23? That’s still young, barely out of her teens, she needs time to grow and be her own person not get caught up with some older guy.

      • lucy2 says:

        Agree – honestly the age gap bothered me a bit in the movie too. They had great chemistry and were both very good in their roles, but I couldn’t help noticing the typical Hollywood thing – guy pushing forty, girl in her very early 20s. It must suck to be a 30+ actress sometimes.

    • nina says:

      Exactly !

      • Becky1 says:

        @lucy2…the age difference in SLP bothered me a little bit, too. I wondered why they couldn’t have cast an actress that was at least in her late 20’s to play Tiffany. In the novel, I believe the character is supposed to be older than her early 20’s. I know the vast majority of people think Jennifer Lawrence was great in the role but I think they could have found someone equally good who was a little older.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      I thought he looked like he was hitting on her at the awards and I was like “eww! no! he’s twice her age!”

  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?

    • lll says:

      Yes. “if it didn’t happen now. it’s not going to happen”. Tells me he tried but she said no…No doubt he tried to get at her.

      • MsAubra says:

        You would think that reading it, but they showed him saying it to Nancy O’Dell on ET yesterday and it comes off differently, so that’s probably reading too much into it

    • ZenB!tch says:

      See my comment above about him looking like he was hitting on her at the awards. There was no reciprocity.

  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?

    • Jonasty says:

      It’s his father’s wedding band.

    • Sam x says:

      I believe its his dad’s who passed away. From what ive seen of them together, I think they both get on really well with each other and looked comfortable in each others company, giggling and chatting at the Globes. Her speech when she won was so sweet. I really like Jennifer Lawrence she’s different, smart and has a great head on her shoulders. I hope she never changes and stays true to herself. x

    • Aud says:

      Ah okay…
      Had no idea but was curious because I thought it was some kind of commitment 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. Lindsey says:

    Who would want to date an emu anyway?

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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?

  23. 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

  24. 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.

    • MsAubra says:

      His ex wife is ITALIAN. He doesn’t have a racial preference just because two of them were hispanic! LOL

      • lll says:

        Why do people keep thinking she’s latin?

      • Boo says:

        @MsAubra I didn’t say she he has a racial preference i said he SEEMS to be prefer more latin looking women. My bad on jennifer. I just dont see Bradley running after 21 year old blonde starlets. He is not like Leo, wouldnt you agree?

      • jinni says:

        Latin can mean Italian, Spaniard, Portuguese, or French because the language originate for Latin language and culture. While Latino/Latina represents people from former Spanish colonies. So, his ex can be considered Latin, but I don’t think the other could be considered the same;they’d be Latina.

        Plus, Hispanic is not a race, it has more to do with culture because you can be a white Hispanic, black Hispanic, Asian Hispanic, Native/Indigenous Hispanic, and or some combination of the former groups Hispanic.

      • Relli says:

        So the original Latin’s 😉

        I kid, I kid. I just always find it funny that the people who actually spoke Latin aren’t considered so.

        Boo, I totally see where you going with that.

    • Shira says:

      Renee is one white Latin.

  25. 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!

  26. Jennifer says:

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

    • Eva says:

      What???? Saldana and Lopez weren’t “intellectuals”. Watch their interviews or…. their twitter accounts …… it shows that neither don’t read a newspaper! Both are women classless and uneducated.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

      • Relli says:

        HAHAHA, Ok I thought I was the only one who did not understand the Fassbender & Cucumber fascination.

  31. 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.

    • lll says:

      So Zoe is a paid beard but the other women aren’t? Right….

      I’m not spilling any beans on here, but I know that’s not the story with them.

  32. 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!