Star: Bradley Cooper can’t date, keeps getting blocked by his mom

Bradley Cooper

Poor Bradley Cooper. The guy just can’t catch a break in the romance department, and honestly, I think he likes it that way. Seriously, I know that a lot of you have confessed to having your gaydar pinged by our favorite serial killer-esque heartthrob, but I think the dude is straight. Pretty much, anyway. And I think he honestly wants to concentrate on his career at this point. Also, Bradley is very committed to his own mother — after Bradley’s father died, he asked his mother, Gloria, to move in with him, which perfectly illustrates just how tight their mother-son bond is. Now there’s a silly new story in this week’s issue of Star that says Bradley is actually having trouble dating because of his mom’s constant presence in his home. Zoe Saldana certainly didn’t have a problem with her boyfriend’s mommy, but that relationship didn’t look real anyway, so Zoe probably never really had to deal with Bradley’s mom. Here’s that story:

Bradley Cooper

This is why they make retirement communities. Thanks to her clingy behavior, a friend of Bradley Cooper’s reveals that his live-in mom, Gloria, is putting a serious damper on his love life! “Gloria moved in after his dad died. She cooks, does his laundry — everything,” tattles a pal. “She means well, but she’s glue to Bradley and is very protective.” As any teenage boy can attest, this puts limits on the Silver Linings Playbook hunk’s romances. “He refuses to bring women to the house,” adds the insider. “Ultimately, until Gloria moves out, it will be hard for Bradley to get serious with anyone.”

[From Star, print edition, March 25, 2013]

If anything, I would think that part of the reason that Bradley insisted on his mother living with him was so that he would have a built-in excuse as to why he doesn’t really have a girlfriend. I think that Bradley just needs a breather, and he’s really at the height of his career right now. Plus, after that disaster marriage to Jennifer Esposito (yes, I’m aware of certain rumors regarding the demise of that relationship), a long-term thing with Renee Zellweger, and that fake whatever he had with Zoe, the guy probably just appreciates his mom being around to baby him a bit. The tabloids just need to let the guy be single, for crying out loud. There’s nothing wrong with that.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

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  1. reg says:

    He should come out already as a gay man…

  2. Barrett says:

    You know I saw his interview on the CBS Sunday morning show. He is intelligent and seemed like a complicated guy. He lost his dad; did seem serious; moody; introspective. Is it a phase who knows? He seemed like he would be tough to be in a relationship with.

    • Amy says:

      In some interview prior to the Oscars, he mentioned that his dad kinda laid a head trip on him as he was growing up. Mentioned having a lot of shame or something. Not sure what that was about but if his dad was a piece of work who made Bradley (and maybe his mom, too?) feel like sh*t, maybe he just doesn’t want to rush into anything.

      • MsAubra says:

        I hadn’t read that one I don’t think. He gives GREAT interviews. He filmed another episode of “Actor’s Studio” in October that I can’t wait to see. The first one was a good one as well.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      I’ve been wondering about what he is really like. When I first saw him, I thought he was a vapid pretty boy. Then I saw he spoke French. Then I found out about the alcohol problem and now he is out there stumping for mental health parity. I’m wondering if he’s as f*cked up as I am. I appear sweet and fluffy but I am anything but.

      I have also heard there are “rumors” about him and Jennifer Esposito and implications of there being violence involved – which brings me back to booze and self-medicating.

      It’s only a theory but I think there is a lot more to him than meets the eye.

  3. Lb says:

    I like him. I don’t know why so many people don’t but I like him. He seems really smart, works hard, and isn’t a jerk like so many other celebrities. I’m sure he has negative qualities too but overall, he seems fine. And I haven’t really hated anything I’ve seen him in, which is ultimately what matters when it comes to the actors.

    • i'm french don't kill me says:

      i’m not a fan ,i never thought he was good actor except in SLP (he deserves all his praises for this movie)but his Oscar campaign was clever:he knew he won’t win and he enjoyed his moment

      • Ranunculus says:

        I never really paid attention to him until he gave that great performance in SLP. I hope he keeps it up. I don’t know if he is gay, if he is I have zero problems with that. I hope he gets himself a cool guy instead of looking for a beard. But living with your mom when you are 39 is a turn off. Gay or not.

  4. marie says:

    I think Cooper is creepy (Norman Bates creepy) but I kind of understand. After my dad passed away I remember spending a lot of time with my mom, probably to the point of smothering her, it was just that I was afraid of losing her too. As time goes by, I’m less like that but it did take a while to move past.

  5. lucy2 says:

    I think the tabloids need to quit harping on his romantic life. Who really cares? Let the guy take some time to be single and deal with his dad’s death.

  6. Hautie says:

    At 39… it is time to move your Mother out of your house. Buy her a house two doors down or something.

    A grown man, no matter what his career might be, does not need his Mother under foot. From the looks of it she is his wife! I bet she is running his life financially too.

    And I have no doubt, that his Mother is the ultimate c*ck-blocker. She is not about to let anyone move in on her territory.

    • Shira says:

      Have you not read the article? He asked her to move back in with him after his father died because he didn’t want her to be alone.

  7. Shira says:

    Well, I agree he needs to be single for awhile as his career really is about to burst and Bradley always seems so devote to it, but I’m pretty sure I read several times that his mother is pressuring him to settle down.

  8. MsAubra says:

    As long as the mother wasn’t an overbearing harpie, I wouldn’t mind my mother in law living with us so long as she had her own section of the house, and it seems great to have a built in nanny…

    And being a longtime single doesn’t equal gay! I am 36 and hadn’t dated in a couple of years and hadn’t dated anyone exclusively since I won’t even say, but I’m secure in my sexuality despite what some may think of that…sheesh

    • Sassy says:

      A relatively well adjusted woman of Bradleys mothers age would not want to live with her 39 year old son. Trust me.
      The almost middle aged son should have a life of his own, Mom should have a life of her own. Visiting is great, but living in, being a “built in nanny”, if necessary, is not what a normal older woman would want for herself or her son.

      • Lauli says:

        I totally agree with you.

        It’s not normal at all to live with your mother at 30 something. She’s a selfish woman.

      • lll says:

        @Sassy @Lauli +100

        I mean it’s different if a parent is sick and needs taken care of. As far as we know, that isn’t the case here.
        He can’t buy her a house/condo couple of blocks away?

        Anyway, I do think he’s well aware that most women don’t like that set up. He probably thinks it’s okay since he’s not looking to settling down.
        For any woman looking to date him, the fact that his mom lives with him, is probably a good indicator he’s not looking for anything serious. If mom out of the blue, gets her own place, he’s looking to settle. imo.

  9. i'm french don't kill me says:

    actually he’s all about his career but he takes advantage to be single and he’s friend with all Hollywood players(Dicaprio,Butler,Fassbender…)

  10. i'm french don't kill me says:

    and a question:his mother looks different on the 2 pics(height) or it’s only me?

  11. T.Fanty says:

    Next up: a knocked up “roommate.”

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Yup, then the bodies in the basement.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Well, I just accidentally expanded the pic of mummy coop. If they weren’t in the same pic, I would have said he was already pulling a Norman Bates with a (not very good) wig and lipstick.

      • Miss Kiki says:

        I wouldn’t even hesitate to believe it. I mean look at his smug little emu face. AAhh he makes me so ragey!

      • T.Fanty says:

        Awww, poor B.Coop. Seriously – watch the TV series of Kitchen Confidential. It will earn B.Coop your forgiveness.

  12. cat says:

    curious what the rumors about jennifer esposito are. she opened a gluten free shop in nyc recently. she seems a little rough around the edges, hard core old school nyc in a way – not someone I’d put him with … which I found interesting.

    that said, i agree let him be single for awhile. he seems to be with very different women also so it’s hard to know what he likes. he seems very affected by the death of his father and it’s nice he is close with his mom.

    • Jen34 says:

      The rumor was that she caught him with another man.

      I totally agree with you, though. She isn’t nearly classy enough for him, which also raises suspicions.

    • Bridget says:

      The rumor is that he beat the crap out of her. It was a very abrupt breakup and she won’t talk about it. There was a blind item on CDAN that was widely guessed to be those 2, and other gossip sites have subtlety suggested that he’s not a nice dude.

  13. Kiddo says:

    Um, yeah, okay.

  14. mimi says:

    I think that is wonderful that he asked his mother to move in after she lost her husband and he lost his father.

    I thought he was in the closet, but I didn’t hear anything concrete so who knows, and to be honest, that is none of our business, as he doesn’t pretend to have a wife and children like some other fake actors who like to pretend also in the real life for PR purposes.

    He can act, and looking gorgeous and as far as I’m concerned he can do in his private life whatever he wants as there’s nothing shady or trashy about it.
    He is not doing the Leo Dicaprio thing nor is he doing the Matt Damon/ Tom Cruise/ John Travolta thing, so I’m saying good for him whatever his sexual orientatin may be.
    Tha’s the classy way to go, whether you are straight who doesn’t want to commit/ haven’t found the one yet, or gay and doesn’t want to come out publically.
    Good for him.

    Did I mention already how impressed I am that he makes sure his mother doesn’t have to deal with that alone?

  15. ladybert62 says:

    He is living with his mother?

    Well I certainly would NOT date anyone who was living with mom.

  16. bros says:

    he’s totally losing the hot.

  17. Kelly says:

    He’s been here around Boston at the four seasons and I’ve seen him a couple of times — Emerson college kid. He seems nice enough.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Wow he went to Emerson? I looked at that one for grad school, but way out of my league financially. Looks like a great institution though. Lucky him.

  18. GirlyGirl says:

    Anyone else’s Gaydar going off?

    mine won’t stop beeping.

  19. Starllight says:

    Leave his mother alone. She is a good mother.

  20. Reece says:

    You know I’ve never gotten the serial killer thing…til that first picture. Holy S**t! *runs*

    Btw he speaks fluent french. I want to listen to him and Hiddleston have a non-english conversation.

  21. Grace says:

    Women like Bradley’s mom are the reason these “men” are insecure, bonkers, and unable to have normal relationships.I’d be ashamed to say I’d raised a son like that. He and has mom are creepy. There are definite Oedipus issues here.

  22. Bijlee says:

    It doesn’t seem that weird to me honestly. I appreciate men in this day and age who love their mom enough to ASK her after the passing of her husband to live with him. He obviously cares enough about his mom and didn’t want her to feel alone. He has movies to promote and filming to do so he’s probably just to busy to date, be a movie star, and look after his mother.

  23. Sam H x says:

    Just had a peep on wikipedia, Bradley has a sister! His sister probably has a family of her own to take care of and didn’t want to take the p*ss leave his mother with her too after his dads passing. which in fact would make more sense. I think its very kind of him to get his mum to move in.

    He comes across as a nice, well rounded and smart guy, he doesn’t exactly get love on here lol. What he said about his dad’s passing was very sad, beautifully put (in a bittersweet way) and rather profound. Bradley is an intruiging guy. The sort you would want to really pick his brains.

    ^^ just a little something for you ladies! you’ll thank me ;)

  24. shaniqua nunyadambidness says:

    Moooooooose! Knuckle!

  25. Crystal says:

    Why can’t it just be sweet that this guy has taken his mother into his home to live out her golden years instead of using his finances to ship her off somewhere? Not many people would be willing to do that, especially someone who’s single. They always say that you can judge how a man will treat his significant other by the way his treats his mother. I’ve never really been that into Bradley, but to me this is a huge turn on. You go B Coop!

  26. Juicy Lucy says:

    I don’t know how much of this story I believe. I do know one thing, it’s not unusual for Italian women (which Gloria is) to baby/take care of their sons. She has her faults as all moms do but she seems to have Brad’s best interest at heart. I’m sure Bradley was well aware that having his mother around would put a bit of a damper on his romantic life-he isn’t an idiot. Besides, I don’t feel Brad is ready to settle down-he is and has every right to enjoy the perks of his long overdue fame. I don’t know too many people who would pack up and move back home to take care of their dying father like Brad did. I actually love him for having such a close relatioship with his mom. With Brad, his career is and always will be a top priority and his romantic life will come in second.

  27. Amelia says:

    He might just do a Clooney and remain a Batchelor. There is nothing wrong with that. I like the guy, he is is not a gay. He likes women.