Bradley Cooper wants to be a father: ‘That’s my next big step in life’

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper covers the October issue of Square Mile magazine. His face doesn’t look like his face, even with that beard. What this mag should’ve done is make his ice-blue, serial-killer eyes pop out of the monochrome. Wouldn’t that have been a cool effect?

Get ready for a whole lot of BCoop coming your way. This cover feature kicks off the promotion for Clint Eastwood’s Navy SEAL drama, American Sniper. Bradley plays Chris Kyle, who holds the American record for greatest number of sniper kills. The movie comes out on Christmas Day and should be an awards contender. Will BCoop receive his third consecutive Oscar nomination for his role? He tried to tell GQ in 2013 that he doesn’t want a stinking Oscar, but I’m not fooled. No actor voluntarily wears these shorty shorts unless they’re looking for an Oscar. Or at least a Golden Globe. These interview excerpts are about Bradley’s career angst and how he wants to be a daddy:

On fatherhood: “I would love to be a father one day. I’m sorry my father won’t be around to see his grandchildren, but he knows fatherhood was something I was looking forward to. That’s my next big step in life.”

On acting: “I struggled for a long time, and you never forget what you went through to finally make it. Even with the success I’ve had, I still fight for roles that I don’t wind up getting, so there’s still enough uncertainty to keep you hungry. There’s this crushing anxiety you feel when you’re not getting the parts you want, and you wonder if acting is your destiny.”

On working with Jennifer Lawrence: “We’ve had so much fun working together, and I’m so proud of her success. She’s one of the most down to Earth and unpretentious individuals you could ever meet, and it’s such a pleasure to spend time with her.”

[From Square Mile]

We’ve heard about Bradley’s fatherly aspirations in the tabloids. About six months ago, Star ran a story about how he wants to be a dad before 40. He’s 39 now and still dating Suki Waterhouse, who is only 22. She’s at the height of her modeling career and trying to break into acting. I doubt she’s ready for a baby, but who knows. These two have been together for 19 months. They’re such an odd couple. Bradley’s odd enough on his own. Does he really want to become a father soon, or is this discussion part of his non-Oscar campaign?

I’m including photos of Bradley at LAX last week and at London Fashion Week. He had a grand time in London with his two best girls, Suki and Anna Wintour.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Photos courtesy of Square Mile, Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. What? says:

    Can anyone tell me why Celebitchy photos are usually warped/distorted when I’m on the Mobile site (iPhone)???? It’s been driving me crazy…

    I agree, making his eyes blue against the monochrome would have been cool.

  2. Tiffany says:

    There is something about this dude. I cannot put my finger on it. He’s does not strike me as paternal.

    • NewWester says:

      There is something off with Bradley. He just gives off weird vibes

      • godwina says:

        Thirded–this guy skeeves me out, and I can’t believe they succeeded in making him happen. There’s no there there!

      • Patricia says:

        I agree I’ve never liked this guy since he gave that interview saying that he used to bang his head against concrete walls when he was younger. Weird.

      • Ennie says:

        He used to do that? that is a manifestation of self harming, it is different from cutting, but it would be a bad habit formed when trying to deal with stress, or other different issues. I would not call him weird, he was in need of help. If he solved his issues, good for him.

      • Olenna says:

        Fourthed, LOL! And, maybe it just me, but he looks kinda wolfish and menacing in that cover photo.

      • DJ says:

        I’m quite sure the comment from him regarding banging his head against a concrete floor was in his Hollywood Reporter interview from 2012. They were talking about how he doesn’t drink or do drugs anymore. He mentioned that as one of the stupid things he did once when he was drunk. It’s not something he used to do on a regular basis. As far as the comment about kids, I think that is a quote from an interview he did last year. We all know the photo is from last year.

    • Sabrine says:

      He’s not going to look paternal because he’s a man-child. That’s probably where the weird vibes are coming from.

    • Diana says:

      I really hope he doesn’t ever have kids. If all those stories about his emotional coldness and cruelty are true, I don’t think he’d make a good dad.

      • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

        Suki is Young enough to be his daughter lol – all I can say is Run Suki Run! don’t give up your independence by being trapped in marriage with a baby so young – Live learn and Explore! This relationship appears like an uber romantic trap with a control freak – the age difference seems like a huge red flag for this.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Click on the link Kiddo supplies below, and you’ll be able to put your finger on it alright.

    • Kosmos says:

      Yes, from what I’ve read on him, I’m not buying that he’s the best guy to get into a relationship with. He’s with Suki because she’s young and makes him feel young again. He’s had other women who are strong and independent, but they didn’t work out for him…..

  3. Kiddo says:

    Where is Goodnames?

    Bedhead, were they not able to find those shorts in his size? Look at the guy next to him, those shorts look different. I think someone has a fancy for a wedgie.

    • Frida_K says:

      Oh, GOD, Kiddo…here I was, feeling grateful because there was one thing I’d never have to see…but instead, now my poor eyes have been wounded by the vision–once again–of those shorts.


      Our beloved Goodnames, on the other hand, can rock any kind of shorts she wants because (to just cite one reason of many) that would be an authentic expression of her inner sass, which is nothing to discount if you ponder it.

      • Kiddo says:

        I believe they are part of the Just Yikes! collection. They are called Bradley Beige Booties! And I’m sure if she comments on them, it will be a very articulate and well-informed comment, devoid of any rudeness.

    • Frida_K says:

      Re: your response to my comment:



    • Wilma says:

      That’s something that can’t be unseen.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Apologies, I overslept. A little too much celebration at the Clooney’s. First, I will articulately and politely state that I love you both, but I must find a way to punish Kiddo for refreshing the beige booty shorts picture that was almost fading from my mind. The pale, beige, gently quivering tops of Bradley’s meaty thighs, which have obviously (and thankfully) never seen sunlight before have traumatized me to extent that the air has gone out of my sass. My sass is flat. I’m not sure I can even work on the JustYikes collection today. We artists are so delicate, don’t you know? But thank you for thinking of me. There will be retribution, as soon as I stop vomiting.

    • K says:

      Why would you do that to us? Why?!

  4. Frida_K says:

    One small thing for which to be grateful:

    I will never see Bradley Cooper advancing towards me with a baby-making gleam in his eyes.

    • Esmom says:

      …and in those shorts, no less. Grateful indeed.

    • Kiddo says:

      Well, two small things to be grateful for, actually. You can tell from those shorts, that he isn’t armed with a dangerous potato rocket launcher.

      • Esmom says:

        Eww, I can’t believe you were able to look at those shorts long enough to discern what’s under them. I had to look away, lol!

      • Kiddo says:

        One most remain ever vigilant for the threat of potato enemies. And I have been largely skeeve-desensitized through mimif-naked-sweaty-bongo-therapy. Although, that fear still remains. But, we’ve come a very long way with The FRANCO.

      • Frida_K says:


        Kiddo, all I am going to say is this: there are many reasons for which I love Celebitchy and you and your smart@ssed sense of humor are in my top ten.

      • mimif says:

        Where the ever living spud is Jaderu right now? Requesting backup immediately.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        Just when I thought those horrid shorts were dead and buried, Bedhead makes up a Squaremile magazine cover post as a flimsy excuse to resurrect them.

      • Kiddo says:

        @Size Does Matter, TEAM BEDHEAD.

        Thanks Frida_K, I’m enlisting you against the scourge of potato people.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        What’s that? I can’t hear you over the sound of my tanning bed.


    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Ok, Frida_K, you’re next after Kiddo, after I stop vomiting.

  5. Amazon says:

    His Eyes… #nuffsaid !

  6. Talie says:

    Yes, they do make a weird couple. How can he relate to a 22 yr old?

    A. He’s seen and done much more. B. He’s actually quite educated and has certainly evolved past the interests of a 20-something young woman.

    • Esmom says:

      I don’t know. I have a friend in his 40s (super young at heart) who’s dating someone in his 20s (old soul type). He tried to avoid it for months based on the age difference alone but passion eventually won out and they have been happy for a few years now.

      I admit sometimes I am skeptical but it seems that the gaps in life experience for the 20-something are made up for with a common outlook, similar sensibilities, I don’t know. I don’t think it will last forever but it seems to be working just fine for now.

      • Celia says:

        Also, it’s not like a lot of relationships between people of the same age last that long either on average. Personally I don’t really care, unless it’s a situation where the much older person is using a position of authority or exploiting a vulnerable situation which makes it predatory. Woody Allen, Bryan Singer and Sam Taylor-Johnson being such predatory creeps.

      • Talie says:

        Suki’s best friend is Cara D. And I don’t think Cara hangs around old souls.

    • T.C. says:

      “How can he relate to a 22 yr old?”

      You are assuming that most celebrity men care about having deep intellectual conversations with their women. LOL. They are in the same superficial career dealing with the same social circle, have high salaries etc. Most importantly celebrity men are attracted to youth, firm breasts and firm body. They have their male friends for deep conversations. They want their women to warm their beds, look good on the Redcarpet as arm candy and adore them. It’s very simple.

      • Anne tommy says:

        That’s a dreadfully cynical view T.C. But the sad thing is that with a few exceptions I think you are probably right…

      • aga says:

        I am 36 y.o. woman and only “intellectual” conversations I have with my female friends are about their husbands, kids, young women who want to steal their husbands and how old they look.

      • T.C. says:


        I know it sounds cynical but I think it’s pretty close to the truth and we women of course don’t want it to be. We view it from our view not that of men so he keep questioning these older men younger women relationships.

        The facts remain the same though, the more power, money, and celebrity men get the more options in women they have and want do they do with that option? The chose younger women with firm youthful body parts, said women’s brain power or experience in life is irrelevant to them.

        I spent much time with highly paid doctors and surgeons at work and to a man most of them eventually dump their first wives and move on to much younger more beautiful women with no where close to their same intelligence or accomplishments. They don’t want to talk shop at home, they want to relax and have fun light headed young woman with firm breasts. Doesn’t mean they don’t have respect for intelligent older women. They interact very well with their female surgeons.

  7. Jo says:

    What about wanting a family??? These celebrity men make me sick. Fathering children with wonen who they have no intentions on settling down with just to fill a void or to check a box on their bucket list.

  8. Lilacflowers says:

    Can we demand a moratorium on journalists asking actors and actresses if they want children/when they plan to have children, please?

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I know, it’s become tiresome.

      I buy old magazines and I have somewhat vintage entertainment and celeb magazines from the 80′s and as I read through these old magazines, I see that the baby question was hardly ever asked in interviews.
      Now it seems actors and actresses,constantly are bombarded with the baby question.

      • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

        Where do you find the old magazines? it would be so entertaining and fun if this site could dig up old dirt and do articles on the old articles. My mother loved those magazines sigh….now she’s heaven hopefully doing hair with Farrah.

      • Esmom says:

        I love vintage magazines, too, but fashion is my focus. I love the old ads, too.

        Ebay is where I get most of mine.

  9. Jen34 says:

    He is trying to make himself more attractive to women by saying he wants to be a father. Did nobody’s ovaries explode over that comment?

    • mimif says:

      If you look up thread, both GoodNames, Frida_K, Esmom & Kiddo are literally writhing for B.Coop to come a’knocking.

    • agree says:

      Yeah, about that odd vibe- I think he could be a nice party conversationalist, but, not too solid a guy…I see him as someone who could flake at the last minute- whether it’s helping you move or leave you at the altar- just super neurotic/high maintenance. I don’t find him attractive, but it is hard to picture him being the abusive husband his ex says he is unless he has MUCH more anger than I can see. And, oh, the kids thing, I’m betting his PR agreed to/requested that line of questioning if he didn’t bring it up himself. If not, he could have given a totally innocuous non-answer that wouldn’t have been a “headline”.

    • JustChristy says:

      Exploding ovaries? Did the Vampire Skarsgard come a’knocking? No?

      I believe my lady business is still intact, madam. But do ring when that Viking comes ’round.

    • starrywonder says:

      Nope. He freaks me out. Serial killer eyes.

  10. kri says:

    Suki Waterhouse=bowl of tepid gruel. Bradley Cooper looks like he is very casually yanking Anna W.’s spine out of her back in that last pic.

  11. Cel says:

    I will never look at this man’s face and not see an emu.

  12. Veronica says:

    It’s either a move to reel in the Minivan Majority or a poorly realized conceptionof what parenthood requires. Pro tip: if you’re 39 and still fucking 20-somethings, you’re probably not ready for fatherhood.

    I like him as an actor, but he’ll always be a less gross version of Leo to me. An updated frat boy, so to speak. Not partying with Biebs but always with a model on his arm.

    • DJ says:

      The main reason this whole relationship has been shocking is because Bradley never seemed that shallow. Leo’s been doing this sort of thing for years and people expect it from him, but not Bradley.

  13. allergiesarekillingme says:

    If Bradley wants to be a father, then he should probably be comfortable waiting 10 more years before his 22 year old girlfriend will be ready to have a baby. From what I understand, Suki is working really hard on establishing her career. I doubt she wants to take a break any time soon to have a kid. So, he’ll be near 50 before he has a kid – most likely.

  14. lisa says:

    isnt he the one that still lives with his mom?

    maybe fixing that should be the next adult milestone

    • DJ says:

      Technically, his mom lives with him since his father died almost 4 years ago. I can’t help but think that living arrangement will change when he gets married and has a family, though.

  15. LAK says:

    Yep, i’m judging that age difference.

  16. Lydia says:

    With Suki? I still think this relationship is an arrangement: he gets to ward off the gay rumors and she gets to go to the Oscars and date a high-profile actor.

  17. Jess says:

    He should have tried hard to get Jen. At least Jen and Bradley are way better and acceptable than Bradley and Suki and Jen and Chris.

  18. nicegirl says:

    who do you think is more interesting, Suki or Anna?

    I’m thinking Anna ftw