Did Bradley Cooper dump Irina Shayk after she didn’t get along with his mom?


Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk started dating around May 2015. Apparently, they hit it off quickly, and by November of last year, there were widespread reports that they were already living together, mostly that he was staying at her NYC apartment. But… she put her condo up for sale in December, and then I guess we were supposed to think that they were apartment-hunting together? The problem is that Bradley is very, very close to his mother Gloria. Gloria and Bradley spend A LOT of time together and I think Gloria even lives with Bradley for part of the year, depending on his work schedule. That means Gloria must approve of B-Coop’s girlfriends. And word around the British tabloids is that Gloria is no longer a fan of Irina.

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have reportedly split. The couple, who started dating in April 2015, are said to have called it quits over the festive period amid a series of clashes between 30-year-old supermodel Irina and the Hollywood actor’s mother. Bradley, 41, is extremely close to his mother Gloria Campano and allegedly decided to end call off the relationship because he couldn’t see it working out in the long term if the pair didn’t get on.

A source The Sun newspaper: ‘The pair had been getting on really well, but things went south over the Christmas period. They spent Christmas together in Los Angeles but arguments started, mainly centering around the fact Irina and Bradley’s mum weren’t getting on very well.’

According to the insider, Irina and Gloria got on when she first started dating Bradley. However, following their rows, Bradley is said to have sided with his mother, with whom he is incredibly close. The source added to the publication: ‘That caused friction between Bradley and Irina as he is very close to his mum and the fact that Irina and her didn’t get on put pressure on their relationship.’

[From The Daily Mail]

This sounds completely believable to me. While I’ve always enjoyed the fact that B-Coop is so tight with his glamorous mom, that relationship would easily be a dealbreaker for many women. I mean, there’s a reason he’s 41 years old and the only time he ever settled down with a woman (Jennifer Esposito), it ended in divorce within four months. A) He’s not really a catch and B) Gloria scares ‘em off.

Anyway, E! News says this story is crap. Their sources claim that Bradley and Irina are still together and that “Irina gets along great with Bradley’s mother. They are extremely close and hang out even when Bradley is not around. They have a vacation coming up as well.” Yeah, sure. Maybe they didn’t break up… yet. But I certainly remember Renee Zellweger and Zoe Saldana spending a lot of time with Gloria too, and look what came of that. Oh, and E!’s source also says that Bradley and Irina “both want kids one day and that’s been discussed between them. They have a huge attraction to each other.” We’ll see.



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  1. kri says:

    Gloria looks like a tough mother. All I can hear is Gandolf’s voice. ‘You shall NOT PASSSS”!

  2. CK says:

    I believe it. This is the guy that brought his mom AND a date to the Oscars like 2 years ago. That’s some Lucille/Buster Bluth level of co-dependence.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      HAHAHAHA I was thinking that & the last picture she looks like Lucille. I mean don’t get me wrong if a guy loves his mom is cute & it means he’s attentive & all that, but I can’t quite figure B,Coop out there’s something off about him. Idk if it’s the mom thing, dating thing, himself thing, but it’s something for sure it bothers me that I can’t figure it out.

      • CK says:

        When Bradley first hit the scene, I thought he was going to be the new douchy bro actor while Jeremy Renner was going to be the hardworking, thoughtful working actor taking serious projects. Talk about being wrong.

    • Naya says:

      Lmao. Motherboy Bradley does bring Buster to mind.

  3. Little Darling says:

    That quote is priceless, “they have a huge attraction to each other.” Umm, okay? Hopefully they do if they’ve been dating for almost a year!

    He doesn’t do it for me looks wise AT ALL, not on the best day. I think he looks kind of like a frog. Or something. His acting, however, has gotten better and better as he got older. That wasn’t expected!

    • minx says:

      He does nothing for me either. I just don’t get his appeal at all.

    • frisbee says:

      Best descriptions I’ve heard of him, from this sight “he has serial killer eyes” and “He looks like and Emu”, actually he looks like and Emu WITH serial killer eyes. Apologies to anybody else who might have thought of that first 😉

      • Minxx says:

        True! I don’t see the attraction at all. He’s probably a lot of fun but I see no sex appeal at all.

    • Anna says:

      I don’t get the appeal either. His lips are non-existent and with all that bristle, just thought thought of kissing that…ugh!

      He has spoken of the devastation of losing his father and how he has been the primary support for his mother especially since then. But any woman measured against dear mom will never measure up. It’s wonderful when men love and respect their mothers–as it should be–but there is such a thing as co-dependency. The problem is that unless he frees himself–highly unlikely–she will never let go of him enough for him to be able to develop a partner-level relationship with another woman. Plus, the look in her eyes is a little scary to me… This may be a situation where she will cling to him–and guilt him any time he tries to get away–until she passes, and only then will he be free to actually pursue a partnership (if it’s still an option at that point). Until then, *she* is his primary partner.

  4. McLori says:

    His face never came back once he lost the weight from American Sniper.

    • cvb says:

      I know what you mean. It always looks doughy and bloated like it was filled with bad fillers. And now his eyes look like a serial killer. It’s funny how quickly good looks can go.

  5. Lbliss says:

    You mean her contract was up right? Right. That’s more believable to me.

    • Naya says:

      Mte. I could believe a co-dependent straight dude allowing his mum to meddle with one relationship, but every relationship? She is clearly just an excuse. I dont think Bradley can connect emotionally with a woman, either because he has personality disorder or he is gay.

      • ell says:

        the rumour is that he might (and i stress might, it’s blind items after all) be bisexual, not gay.

      • Naya says:


        Yeah, I’ve also heard that. But bisexuality can be complicated too. You can be sexually bi but romantically gay. In other words, you can be sexually attracted to both sexes but only capable of falling in love with one sex. Not that I know where Bradley lies, just saying.

    • Jegede says:


      Yep. As with her deal with Ronaldo.

    • Pmnichols says:

      He’s gay kids. G to the A to the Y. Mommy is aware.

  6. Aussie girl says:

    Isn’t there a blind or some story floating around that he got his mum to break up with one of he’s old GF..? Look I’m a single mum with a son and hope we have a good relationship when he’s older. But this shits just weird.

    • kai says:

      Seriously… “40-year old man dumps supermodel girlfriend, because his mommy told him to.” Mkay then.

  7. vauvert says:

    I have no idea what is the state of Bradley and Irina’s relationship and not much care, but I find it annoying that his mom (or his relationship with her) gets the blame should they break up.

    I personally don’t see anything wrong with his being close to his mother. Why does that get shade and gets labeled co-dependence? I hope to be very close to my son and his eventual family once he is an adult. We take vacations with our respective families (even though my husband and I come from different cultures, we both value spending time with our parents and siblings and their kids). We have a great time and we don’t find anything weird or co-dependent about it. When my FIL received the Order of Canada, in addition to his partner, he brought his kids along – not the Oscars but I guess similar for us normal folks. What exactly is wrong with that? Assuming this is even remotely true, if someone you date for six months doesn’t get along with a parent you are close to probably exposes certain things in the relationship that wouldn’t work out in the long term. Isn’t it better to find out sooner rather than later? Anyway, just my beef with the overall take on how a close relationship with a parent is seen as negative.

    • pk says:

      I agree vauvert. There is nothing Co-dependent about it. I have seen many times that the girlfriend/wife didn’t get along with the mom and it broke up the family.

    • SusanneToo says:

      I agree. I got along with my in-laws and my husband got along with my parents(adored my mother). They’re all gone now, including my husband, but I can’t imagine the stress of friction laden relationships between SO and family. Glad I missed that.

    • Farhi says:

      A man at some point has to figure out who he is going to side with in case of a conflict – his mother or his wife. And for some mothers nobody is good enough for their son. Mine is like this. I am too old ( 6 months older than my husband) and not pretty enough, apparently. There is no way I would’ve tolerated my husband siding with his mother in this. There are plenty of divorces caused by MILs.

    • Naya says:

      This is a 41 year old millionaire who in his own words has his mother sleeping in the room next door to his bedroom. I doubt your family is this dysfunctional.

  8. Mudflaps says:

    Although its nice that he is close to his mother, I always got the feeling that he suffers from arrested development. And I too think his face hasn’t recovered from American Sniper weight gain either.

  9. ell says:

    there’s a difference between being close to your mother, and your mother having to approve of your choice in partners.

    that said, someone that didn’t get along with my parents would likely be a deal breaker for me as well. they’re part of my life, always will be, it’s not going away so i would never want to be with someone who doesn’t like them (and likewise, i wouldn’t want to be tied down to someone’s whose parents i find insufferable).

  10. CornyBlue says:

    Or Irina left his ass cos he does not really have a lot of star power anymore and moved on to a better contract hopefully. Imagine trading Ronaldo for this, must have seen her mistake

    • Naya says:

      “Imagine trading Ronaldo for this”
      I had to google this. I had no idea she was previously with Ronaldo. Hmmm……I think my theory just got a little more confirmation.

    • nches says:

      Yes. Yes. This. I’m a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and even I went hmmm. How can you go from the World’s Best Footballer or Second best (depending on who you ask) to Bradley shorts-wearing-fake-baby Cooper. It does not get better than Cristiano tbh.
      I know he has a son but Irina and Cristiano Jr are quite close too. I used to think she was his mom till my friend set me straight. I heard Ronaldo cheated though and maybe that was the deal-breaker. But it’s Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s young, hot, richhhhh, handsome and on top of his game. He’s about a million times better at his field than Cooper is at his
      Did I mention he’s my forever doing too?

      • Saks says:

        I also used to think Cris Jr. was Irina’s son! I hope he didn’t had a hard time when Cristiano and Irina broke up, they seemed close, like after five years together they were already a family.

      • CornyBlue says:

        I do think it was a contract.

    • SmallTurnip says:

      Ronaldo? The Portuguese slimeball who always looks like he needs to take a bath? She traded up when she got with BCoop. And that says a lot because Bradley is the fucking worst!

      • CornyBlue says:

        Also Ronaldo the biggest sports star in the world with helluva lot of name recognition than BCoop mate. And i do not even like Ronaldo.

      • Josefina says:

        Irina’s all about money. If you think Hollywood actors are overpaid, there’s no word to describe the ammounts of money football (I refuse to call it soccer) stars make.

      • sugar says:

        What difference does his nationality make?

      • Holmes says:

        @Sugar: None, but what’s fair for the goose is fair for the gander, as the saying goes.

        @Josefina: I don’t see where anyone asked you to, nor do I see where anyone took issue with it. Bizarrely defensive comment.

    • Farhi says:

      The funny thing is Ronaldo is always said to be too close to his mother , and also is rumored to be gay. And the conflict with the mother was also given as a reason for break .
      The fact that Ronaldo had a son by someone else while they were supposedly in a relationship was OK, no problem, but not getting along with his controlling mother was a big problem or was it. Who knows what really happened.

      • CornyBlue says:

        Eh? Ronaldo’s son was if you buy into the gay theory pretty much a surrogate situation. And if you don’t it was that he got a girl pregnant and give her ginormous amounts of money to give up the son which sounds very fishy so i doubt this. He was never involved with the mother.

      • nches says:

        Lemme tell you how the Ronaldo gay rumours started- Rihanna. Rihanna had the hots for him just when he was starting out with Irina and he turned her down. Weeks later riri was asked what went on between them cos there were pictures at the time and she said something along the lines of “loving her gay and straight fans”
        It was big in the footballing world then. Turning down Rihanna for Irina Shayk = Gay

      • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

        Him turning down on Irina was actually considered a great action amongst the pOrtuguese. They always considered Rihanna trashy for making such comments.

  11. als says:

    Yes, of course it’s the mom that drives them away. It’s not him or her or their mutual mistakes, if mom is still in the picture at 41 she must be the rotten egg. At 41 if you don’t find anyone and you are friends with your own mother, this is the spin.
    And especially moms that are widows. Let’s just throw them away to make room for our lovers! Because mutual respect and gratitude are never good options.
    Don’t know what Cooper’s issue is but this ‘mom chases them away’ angle is sick.

    • Jayna says:

      Yeah, I agree, especially considering the few slams he’s gotten publically by exes had nothing to do with his mom.

      His ex-wife, Jennifer Esposito, made some disparaging remarks about an ex (not named), and it was said the timeline in the book fit their relationship. She basically said he could be extremely charming and then extremely cold and it could turn on a dime and that it was always about him. She said more stuff like this and that when he ended it, it was cold, and it shouldn’t have surprised her the way he did it.

      Zoe Saldana makes it clear she usually isn’t friendly with exes because they are exes for a reason. She was asked what she learned from past relationships, and she said not to be with someone who tries to change you and to be with someone who makes you feel good about yourself.

      He strikes me as a John Mayer type in relationships. Now, guaranteed, if he does the dumping, the exes could be bitter and lashing out and there’s two sides to the story, but I still get a John Mayer pattern to his relationships.

  12. Luciana says:

    I also think their contract was up and that’s that. I’m sure Irina will soon find another gay or bisexual celebrity who officially needs a girlfriend, heck she might even get lucky like Amal did! 😛

  13. Fluff says:

    Hahahahah “dumped her.” Yeah right. And I’ve got a bridge to sell you…

  14. Zaytabogota says:

    Mamas boys can make lovely friends, great neighbours and pleasant colleagues but they are nightmare boyfriends/husbands unless they are prepared to detach from mommy dearests claws. It’s not about having a close relationship with your mother, it’s about having an unhealthy, infantalised dependency with someone who is extremely dependent on their dependence and who will manipulate and guilt trip to stay over involved and in control of their child’s life and personal relationships. The mother is a mamas boys primary relationship, girlfriends and wives are always secondary and the mistress in their own relationship. Mother is the only opinion that counts, the only feelings that matter and where the emotional connection is firmly attached. These types of men are dependent in the same way a young child is, they are emotionally stunted and very immature. Don’t underestimate the damage done to them.

    I don’t know if he is an emotionally stunted mamas boy or if he’s gay and has his girlfriends under contract but there’s something very off about his image.

    • Lady D says:

      Any idea why mothers want to turn their boys into a mama’s boy? Is it fear of abandonment, jealousy, or what? It’s like deliberately keeping your child immature. It strikes me as child abuse.
      I love listening to my son laugh so I’m going to tell him I want him to become a mama’s boy.

      • ell says:

        i think some parents don’t really see children as people, even when they grow up. they just see children as theirs. it’s really odd, but i don’t think it only happens with boys you see girls in those situations as well.

  15. thatonechick says:

    As someone who doesn’t get along with the mother in law it’s probably safe to end it now if there are bad feelings! My poor husband is always stuck in the middle..and while he usually sides with me it’s still puts a strain on our relationship (for the record we got along just fine until about 2yrs ago. Then shit hit the fan and we just don’t anymore )

  16. Dulcinea says:

    Wait. Wasn’t this the same reason given when she broke up with Cristiano?

  17. Tiffany says:

    I think his father’s death through he and his mother for a loop. He has stated in interviews that they lean on each other now that he is gone. Is there really a cut off to get over something like that.

    Or….this could be a horrible real life plot of Failure to Launch. He was in the movie and stuck with the idea.

  18. DiamondGirl says:

    DiCaprio is the same way with his mother.

  19. Lex says:

    Something tells me that there is no woman that mama would ever approve of. That kind of bond means your son is pretty much destined to have his mother as his life long companion and no one else. Sad!

  20. Tallia says:

    The contract must have run out. Cue the next beard.

  21. Nimbolicious says:

    She didn’t get along with the contract terms when they sent her on her way. And perhaps there’s better money to be made in Dubai anyway. Or in the Med during yachting season.

  22. TOPgirl says:

    Ya know …i applaud him for caring about his mothers relationship with his future wife. They should get along! If they don’t, it would not work for the future children. Plus, I think he loves and respect his mother very much.

  23. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Bradley & mommy are freaking me out. They basically have the same face, and she’s so little that she looks like a mini-me ventriloquist doll that should be perched on his knee! Oh help me…gonna have nightmares!