Is Bradley Cooper secretly romancing Canadian sweetheart Rachel McAdams?

Bradley Cooper has had an official girlfriend for a few months now. Her name is Suki, which is a name I always associate with the book Bridget Jones’s Diary (Suki was Daniel Cleaver’s American ho and OMG I still love that book). Suki is all of 20 years old. Bradley is 38 years old. So… what do they talk about it? Or is their relationship not about talking? Is that what Bradley’s new BFF Leonardo DiCaprio taught him? “Bro, you don’t have to talk to them!” Still, Bradley is a sensitive soul. He has thoughts and words and feelings and he man-cries. So he needs someone of substance in his life. Enter… Rachel McAdams…?

Bradley Cooper has seemingly put his latest love interest, British model Suki Waterhouse, on the back burner. Life & Style has learned that the Hangover star, 38, shared a very touchy-feely brunch with actress Rachel McAdams, 34, at Santa Monica’s Cora’s Coffee Shoppe on April 14.

“Bradley happily spent nearly two hours with Rachel, flirting and laughing over their meal,” an eyewitness says in the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now. “He seemed very into her.”

Strolling into the eatery with matching motorcycle helmets in hand, the couple sat down at the counter. A fellow diner dishes to Life & Style, “Rachel put her hand on his back and he put his on her shoulder. They were laughing and talking, and Bradley would not take his eyes off of her!”

Although Bradley’s rep refused to comment, the onlooker confirmed to Life & Style, “It definitely seemed like they were a couple. At one point Rachel put her hand on his hips and he was talking very close to her.”

This isn’t the first time Bradley and Rachel, who recently split from boyfriend of two years Michael Sheen, have been spotted getting cozy. In March, Bradley, Rachel and Emma Stone dined at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston amid reports that the trio will star in an upcoming film together.

And perhaps Bradley’s The Place Beyond the Pines co-star Ryan Gosling can give him some advice when it comes to Rachel. Ryan dated the actress, with whom he starred in 2004’s The Notebook, on and off for three years!

[From Life & Style]

Eh. I’m not wild about this pairing – I like her more than him, so I think she’s too good for him. But! I don’t flat-out hate them together. If it’s just a fling, I say let them have their fun. If it’s something more serious… well, I don’t know. Rachel broke up with her last boyfriend (Michael Sheen) because he wasn’t interested in marriage and babies. I think Rachel is looking for the guy she’s going to marry. And I don’t think that’s Bradley Cooper.

In another piece of odd Rachel McAdams news, Deadline reported over the weekend that Rachel went on a firing spree with her representation. She fired her agent(s) at UTA, but she’s retaining her manager (Shelley Browning) and her lawyer. There have been lots of stories about Rachel’s management team and how inept/horrible they are and Rachel’s bad management is often blamed for her woulda coulda shoulda career. At one point, Rachel could have been the next Julia Roberts, but nothing came together for her. It was weird. Anyway, you can read some of insider-y details of what went down here. What I came away with is a sense that Rachel has some real sharks representing her. And that she and Bradley Cooper are probably going to do Cameron Crowe’s new movie together.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. marie says:

    no, NO I don’t like that (as if it matters) she can do better.

    • popcorn11 says:

      Agreed, Marie. I love her. Him i think hes a try-hard and he plays the system so transparently i dont know why blogs dont call him on it.

      Also i think there maybe some Gosling-envy. I have no concrete evidence, just some wierd statements cooper has made and his latest career choices.

      • carol says:

        can you explain how he plays the system? I am curious (and not being sarcastic) because I am terrible at seeing through people like that :/

  2. brin says:

    This makes as much sense as Gosling and Mendes.

    • Lucy says:

      agree, and I honestly think he’s gay

      • marlene says:

        I think some type of a cover up is going on with Gosling too. He couldn’t look less interested in Mendes if he tried, yet the media push it like it’s this “great romance.” I’m not buying it. Never have.

      • Lauli says:

        I also think is gay.
        I wish there were more men with balls like Zachary Quinto and less Bradley Cooper.

  3. Val says:

    Well…they’d make pretty babies!

    • Dutchy says:

      Agreed! I don’t get why so many here don’t like Cooper. I’m not his biggest fan or anything, but he has a nice career, is quite handsome and has proven to be a great son. He seems allright to me. As does Rachel, pretty lady!

  4. Koda says:

    Oh Rachael honey, you can do so much better.

  5. neelyo says:

    She can do better and deserves better. Romantically and career wise. Hope the change of management gets her some worthier roles.

  6. Amanda B says:

    Actually the odd thing is that he’s been here in Boston so it could not have been him.

  7. Lola says:

    They dont make any sense at all. I dont buy this one.

  8. the original bellaluna says:

    Ewww, NO. And all I can think of when I read ‘Suki Waterhouse’ is Sooki Stackhouse.

  9. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Say it ain’t so, I LOVE Rachel! 🙁 Bradley is such a creepy-looking guy, he’s probably really nice but he looks SO creepy!

  10. Anna says:

    @everyone who thinks ‘she can do better’ –

    I am not in love or in hate with either of them, but objectively speaking:

    -her career has stalled out while his is on the rise (blockbuster threequel and an Oscar nom?);

    -they are both of similar level of good-looking-ness (if we forget his temporary hair situation which is for a role);

    -and he seems kind of like a sweetheart and sensitive soul, if you read his interviews.

    Might be a pretty good match, actually!

    • Jennykins says:

      I think she needs a sensitive gentleman. One who weeps gently at the sight of baby kittens playing with baby ducklings. Thats bradley i think. At least he won’t break her heart, and he’s a lot more famous than she is atm. I say get it girl!

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      He’s good to his mama and we girls know that is a very good sign. I don’t mind this pairing.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      There is so much irrational Bradley hate on this site, he never did anything to justify his douchebag rep except he is really good at playing them.
      I think they would make a great couple, both of them are talented, intelligent, good looking, genuinely nice, family oriented, both want to settle down and have kids. I think the Suki Whatsherface girl was only a fling, prob after being advised by Leo to have some fun before he finds someone to have something more serious. I wouldn´t be surprised if they end up settling down together.

    • Becky1 says:

      If this is true I think it’s nice. She’s definitely much more appropriate for him age and career-wise than the little model he’s been dating.

  11. The Original Mia says:

    No! Run Rachel from this momma’s boy. Not even for a roll in the hay. Find some other available man for that.

  12. Ivo says:

    They would make a hot couple!

  13. Chrissy says:

    He’s not a favourite but it makes me sympathetic towards his case because he’s such a generic mumma boy! It wouldn’t be bad for Rachel to get some action though.

  14. magpie says:

    I think they would make an awesome instant A-list couple. I love Rachel so much that NO ONE is good enough for her. I was starting to like Bradley during Oscar season and then he ruined it by going out with a 20 year old.

    I want to see Mcooper happen!!!

  15. Jackie says:

    She’s already been with a momma’s boy (Ryan) and that didn’t go well, she doesn’t need another one. I believe they’re only friends. They’ve met up in the past before while both single and nothing came of it.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      I think they are different levels of mamma’s boys..
      Bradley is taking care of his mom temporarily, they just lost the father/husband two years ago, so I think he is really just trying to be caring atm…I think Ryan is a different story: bringing his mom to every red carpet lately, having her wear Eva’s clothes (cough), that momma/son duo is creepy.

  16. MsAubra says:

    Sack and Claire are NOT dating! LOL

  17. magpie says:

    Wow, the comments are really interesting in that HWood Deadline post. Sounds like she should have fired her manager instead:

    “yes, Rachel McAdams turned down the box-office hits, The Devil Wears Prada and Get Smart ( both films starred Anne Hathaway ) . And, her movie career has never been the same again. Funny thing is, after Hathaway turned down Silver Linings Playbook, McAdams was fighting to get that role. Poor thing !”

    “Rachel turned down Mission Impossible 2 and Casino Royale. Anne Hathaway‘s part in the Devil Wears Prada, and Agent 99 in Get Smart.”

    “She also turned down Iron Man. Like, three times. (Favreau kept trying, bless his soul.)”

    I could so see her as Pepper Potts instead of Goopy. Also Hathaway turned down Silver Linings Playbook???? JLaw wins best actress and she gets supporting. Bet Anne was pisssssed!!!

    • Bijlee says:

      That’s probably one of the reasons she went overboard with campaigning for that Oscar. Poor Anne. Her life is crazy right now.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Those are some interesting notes..I seriously could not have seen Hathaway playing the SLP role. I think about all the dance scenes and I think that would have been very awkward for her. Similarly, dont know about Rachel doing well in Devil Wears Prada..Maybe it is like a mental block, after you see a person play a role, you cant imagine anyone else doing it. Regardless, I do think Rachel needs to be getting more/better roles.

  18. GoodCapon says:

    Run Rachel ruuuuuun!!! Hahaha

  19. lucy2 says:

    I’m still bummed she and Michael Sheen broke up, but I like her, hopefully she finds the right one. Bradley? Eh. He seems nice enough, but there’s still something creepy about him.

    That’s good she’s shaking things up with her agents, it is a shame her career has stalled. She’s talented and likable, she should be getting better roles.

  20. Lb says:

    She and BC have known each other for a long time – Wedding Crashers anyone? He’s always linked with people but really I think he just has a lot of friends.

    • O'Angie says:

      That’s exactly what I thought too @Lb. I’m surprised nobody else seems to remember that movie. I also think he’s just one of those people who makes friends at work and actually keeps in touch with them.

  21. I still ship Bradlifer and McGosling, but I’d probably learn to like this couple (Radley?) too if they started dating, because I love them both so much.

    • Liv says:

      I like them both so much, so I’d love to see them together! Still rooting for Sheen and her though, they were so perfect for each other.

  22. Jules says:

    You know, I think Cooper’s people (and actually Cooper himself, LOL!) not only read CB, but also apparently Entertainmentwise because just a couple of weeks back there was an article on Entertainmentwise about how Cooper might actually be dating an older woman…based on the assumption of a—wait for it—BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT (LOL!)who determined that not only was Cooper not dating Jennifer Lawrence but also really not dating Waterhouse either. In fact, (as per the BL “expert”, Cooper is actually dating an older woman. I don’t think the man is really dating ANYONE. I think his team is trying to find the right romantic profile for him and tossing out possibilities online to see what sticks. I also have an inkling that his PR people would have LOVED for Lawrence and Cooper to have been a couple but that Lawrence turned him down…thank GOD. Smart young woman, given his reputation with women. I mean, Lawrence and Cooper have amazing onscreen chemistry but I’m glad they are not dating in real life…better to remain as good friends, so they can work together again with no emotional complications getting in the way.

    • magpie says:

      That makes more sense. I thought it was really strange he was dating that Suki girl after previously dating much older women.

      I still think Mcooper would be great. Are you listening Brad’s people!!

  23. Mandy says:

    He’s secretly romancing someone alright. Although I’m not quite sure this person has a vagina.

  24. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    She is so pretty and seems like a sweet girl. Unpretentious…let’s see, who can we set her up with? Im thinking if Eddie Redmayne was single, they would be cute. Or maybe even JGL! Now that would be adorable. He may be too young for her (maturity wise). If Hugh Jackman was single, I’d say they would be perfect..hmm this is tough.

  25. suze says:

    I know some people blame Ryan Gosling for her lag in career. It’s believed he wanted to have a say in her choices, and also wanted her to be more free to cater to him. I remember she took quite bit of time off when she shouldn’t have. Her career really suffered because of that. She’s never quite gotten back to where she was at her peak. It’s a shame because I think she’s really talented.

  26. Marybel says:

    Nooo, Rachel. Bearding is not for you.

  27. Aila says:

    “Suki? Pukey, more like.”

    That is what my brain whispers whenever I hear that name.

  28. Tania says:

    NO ONE is good enough for her. I will forever love Rachel McAdams!! But I think she still has the potential to be a huge name. I don’t think it’s over for her. She just needs a better team!

  29. Heathers says:

    I don’t get you guys? I’m not a super fan of bradley, or anything, but what the hell is wrong with him? he’s talented, intelligent and sensitive. what’s stopping anyone from seeing that?

    • Shira says:

      This is a bad, bad place for people that don’t despise Bradley. It’s rough and it sucks because he really does come off as a great, genuine guy. Minus his love life.

    • MsAubra says:

      no one loves him on here more than I do…lol

      • says:

        Agree. I love him in movies & interviews. I can see the creepy label happening b/c he’s surprisingly unphotogenic. Big eyes & shiny skin.

    • I Choose Me says:

      I see it. But people will have their opinions and it’s fun to speculate. I just wish people wouldn’t automatically believe every bit of gossip that gets reported.

  30. xtina says:


  31. Shira says:

    I never suspected their lunch “date” meant they’re dating.. Bradley just hangs out with women… he’s had several meals with Jennifer Lawrence and clearly they’re not happening.
    Pity though, I would’ve much preferred him with Rachel than that current joke of his. Seriously, did he not yet realize this is damaging to him on so many levels?!

  32. kim says:

    Since he’s gay I won’t take this “date” seriously. Love his work and understand why he does what he does.

  33. Sam H x says:

    Maybe it was a friendly catch up dinner, his people spun it as a ‘date’ to play down the Suki Waterhouse saga…SW was paired up with him to pick up name recognition in the states and has landed a movie role recently…I think he comes across very well in interviews and I like him as an actor…Rachel McAdams is a really gorgeous girl and it’s ashame she doesn’t have the career she should have but I really do hope things pick up for her…I really liked her in the 1st Sherlock Holmes! x

  34. Lexi says:

    I love her, i dont love him, i dont like them together at all

  35. Ravensdaughter says:

    Go Bradley! I am sure you could squeeze Rachel into your pad with mom.
    I love Rachel. I think she’s gorgeous. Can’t believe she was with the Guy with No Chin for so long.

  36. Ally8 says:

    If they’re in the new Cameron Crowe movie together, it sounds like a standard getting-to-know-you lunch.

    Btw, Cameron Crowe hasn’t had a hit movie for much longer than Rachel, I don’t see concurrent trade articles swatting at his career.

    And if these two actually end up dating for any significant period of time, I might actually believe he’s straight. Though I think Rachel has had enough trouble with commitment-phobes and pushy mothers-in-law.

  37. Matthew says:

    Why blame your management? They didn’t make you do Time Traveller’s Wife, Morning Glory, or Passion. Sorry but thats on you Rach.

  38. gjrp says:

    Sooo sick of Bradley cooper he needs to go away , a talentless cardboard faux alleged actor , no depth , dimension, just lucky to be caught up in an era where looks supercede talent…

  39. gjrp says:

    Whats next hangover 3???? Puleeeze.. These faux actors do not even compare to all the amazing actors from the 70’s , and before, Hollywood pond scum rising to the top to who ever they uh humm serviced in any way, straight, gay, most agents in LA are gay hello BL. DG, the list goes on … RS too into TV …TC and JT , WS you know who you are, its been going on for decades .. kids are killing themselves why dont you come out and give them a reason to live and be a true role model for them HELLO TC…