Ever since Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper got together, I always make this face when I read stories about how they’re so in love, and how his mom Gloria adores Irina, and how the baby they just had is more evidence of their love. It’s not that I think Irina and B-Coop are the shadiest couple to ever exist, it’s just that they still – TO THIS DAY – confuse the hell out of me. I honestly don’t know who is buying this narrative that they’re pushing, but sure. For the sake of baby Lea, let’s say that Irina and Bradley are the most normal couple ever and we needed an update on how they’ve gotten “even closer” since the baby was born.
While Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have been physically away from each other recently due to work, their relationship have gotten stronger since the birth of their child. E! News learned in April that the actor’s girlfriend and Victoria’s Secret model gave birth to daughter Lea, their first baby. In recent weeks, Cooper has been in Los Angeles filming his remake of the film A Star Is Born, his directorial debut that stars Lady Gaga, while Shayk recently made her red carpet return, at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
“Irina and the baby are doing wonderful. She has her mom in town since the baby was born helping her out. Bradley is in touch with Irina numerous times a day,” a source told E! News exclusively. “It’s hard for him to be apart from his new baby when he has to work. They FaceTime all the time when Bradley can’t be there and working his crazy hours. Bradley and Irina as a couple are doing really good and have gotten even closer since the baby was born,” the source added. “More kids would likely be in the future. They are in love with Lea.”
Cooper and Shayk have not showcased any photos of their child. The actor was asked about Lea on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May but offered no information about the baby. Lea, the source said, is a “very happy baby” and “is also so beautiful, definitely has her mom’s model genes.”
“Only a limited number of people have seen the baby,” the source added. “They want to protect her as much as they can from the media.”
I remember, over the past year, it felt at times like Irina was the one who wanted us to know certain things about her relationship with B-Coop. I still don’t know. I always figured that the whole point of this was for Bradley’s image, and that his people were the ones pushing the story. But… considering Bradley’s sister tweeted out something about how she didn’t know anything about Irina’s pregnancy – when Irina “confirmed” it late last year – I definitely think that Irina runs her own publicity, to a certain extent. All of which is my long way of asking: does Irina think this makes them sound like a totally normal couple? That they’ve gotten so much closer… except for the fact that he’s been working non-stop and he only FaceTimes with her a few times a day, in between work. But so much closer, you guys! Maybe I’m totally overanalyzing it. But this E! story is just… odd.
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