‘Things are not good’ between Bradley Cooper & Irina Shayk, ‘neither one is happy’

91st Academy Awards (Oscars 2019)

Something weird happened during Bradley Cooper’s Oscar campaign for A Star Is Born: I sort of started liking Irina Shayk. If anything, I dislike B-Coop more right now than I did a year ago, but I became an Irina fan. She gave a handful of interviews during his campaign, and she came across as someone with a sort of dry, Russian sense of humor and someone who is rather harmless and easy to please. She’s not all about the most exclusive things in life – she’s happy with some cake and a Russian soap opera. So as a new Irina stan, I am going to be on Team Shayk if and when Irina and Bradley break up. Which could be any day now.

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are on the rocks, a source tells us. Cooper, 44, and Shayk, 33, began dating in 2015 and welcomed daughter Lea De Seine in 2017.

“Because of their daughter, they keep trying,” said a source of the couple, adding, “Things are not good. Neither one is happy. The relationship is hanging by a thread.”

There’s been regular speculation about the star couple since Cooper’s highly emotional duet with “A Star Is Born” co-star Lady Gaga at the Oscars in February. But Gaga shut down rumors of any off-screen relationship by saying the supercharged performance was about the story and characters. “People saw love, and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see,” Gaga explained.

Last October, Page Six exclusively reported on troubles between Cooper and Shayk. A source told us at the time, “They are miserable together. They have been for months. He doesn’t drink and is into spirituality. She wants to go out.” The couple were also spotted at dinner out, where a spy told us, “They were not looking happy … They barely spoke to each other at the start of the meal.” A source close to the couple at the time insisted it was all “not true.”

But the first source speculated, “They couldn’t break up when he was doing promotion for ‘A Star Is Born,’ but who knows what will happen now?” Shayk attended the Met Gala solo in May.

[From Page Six]

Knowing Irina as I do now (lol), I don’t really think she’s the “let’s go out and party constantly, you’re being a wet blanket because you aren’t drinking” kind of person. Irina seems like she’s fine with keeping it low-key in general. My guess is that if they are breaking up – and who knows, they probably are – it’s just because they were always sort of ill-suited for one another. I think that’s mostly about him – he’s so weird in his relationships, and I feel like he truly expects his girlfriends/partners to drop everything and prioritize HIM and him alone. Which would be fine if he dated women without a lot of sh-t going on, but he’s always dating actresses and models who, guess what, have jobs and travel and aren’t there to constantly serve him and his emotional needs. What I’m saying is TEAM IRINA.

Also: no, I still don’t think this is about Lady Gaga. Leave poor Gaga out of it! I doubt Gaga and B-Coop have even spoken to each other since the Oscars.

91st Academy Awards (Oscars 2019)

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  1. Snazzy says:

    Doesn’t he also have a strange thing with his mother? Like he takes her everywhere, she lives with them etc? I don’t remember where I read that but if it’s true, that can’t help. I sure as hell wouldn’t accept that…

    • Bella Bella says:

      Pffft. The contract is up is all. How many people believed Coop’s and Irina’s relationship? I certainly did not. They have been doing a slow roll out of their divorce for a while now.

  2. Jaded says:

    On a superficial note she is stunning

  3. xdanix says:

    This is sad. There were photos of them out to dinner in late April and they looked really happy, she was BEAMING in them, and there have been lots of photos posted by fans who met them and out about very happily with their daughter over the last few months, so they seemed to have been spending a ton of time together. I wonder what went so wrong between then and now that things seem to have broken down so much.

    • Corine says:

      Actually, fans who met them recently said Irina is not very kind. They said she seems annoyed and she does not want to take photos with fans or talk to them while Bradley is apparently nice and he takes photos and chats with them. Irina is beautiful but she rarely seems happy.

      • xdanix says:

        I saw that fan encounter, yeah. That was ONE recent one, in the timeframe where they seem to have become unhappy as a couple. I also read about multiple other ones where she was described as both seeming happy and very lovely. And I’m not going to judge her for taking her baby on ahead while Bradley poses for selfies with fans and chats to them- they are strangers coming up to them on the street after all, and they never have any bodyguard with them, it’s just them. I would do the same if I had a daughter and was in her position.

      • Tootsie45 says:

        The other thing is that she’s born-and-raised Russian. Russian culture is typically different around that kind of stuff, how you are with strangers. Americans are VERY smiley people. Like if you don’t greet people all “OMG HI HOW ARE YOU SO GREAT TO MEET YOU!” Americans (outside of NYC maybe) will think you’re mean/rude. I say this as a foreigner.

      • Cindy says:

        This is very true. I have a friend from Ukraine who I hated in the beggining because she was generally kinda… rude, but then we became closer she explained to me Europeans are just not as affectionate as we are here, and that the reason she talked so little was because she didn’t feel like she expressed herself properly in English. She said Americans always expect “customer service” from each other, to be well mannered you have to greet, make eye contact, smile, and make an effort to seem likeable. In Ukraine, she said, if you interact with a stranger you don’t really expect more than a “please” and “thank you”.

      • Tootsie45 says:

        @Cindy – yes! My mom is a hard-core russophile and my sister lives in France and BOTH of them have independently brought up how they had to adjust their behavior and not smile as much, because people thought they were creepy. They explained it as there being a big difference between public and private – like in private, once you know people, there is all the smiling and warmth and laughter and fun, but that’s reserved for the people you know and love. When you go out in public, it’s not “proper” to be so over-the-top. I’m Australian, but even so there are a lot of changes I’ve had to make in the US, because “normal” in Australia is really rude in the US. I know it’s these people’s jobs to be “a celebrity,” but even so I find that cultural interpretation thing a really interesting phenomenon.

      • Melanie says:

        But in France(and I would imagine in other places in Europe), they greet each other with a kiss on each cheek. How is that not affectionate and friendly? If anything, I’m against that and I’m an American. LOL

    • Snappyfish says:

      It’s hard being a beard

    • Tina says:

      I much prefer cheek kisses to the full body hugs you get in the US a lot of the time. I don’t really like hugging anyone other than my husband (sorry, am v British).

  4. Wow says:

    I honestly thought they broke up years ago. Sad for their child.

    • Corine says:

      I thought they were on a verge of breakup when they found out she was pregnant. Guess they kept up appearances as long as they could. That is sad for the kid indeed.

  5. minx says:

    She could do better.

  6. Leah says:

    Contract is over, not up for renewal. Cynical, but highly (entirely) likely.

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    • FrenchGirl says:

      So true

    • Wellsie says:

      Does anyone remember that Lainey blind (I know, I know) about movie star X who liked to go off into the desert to fraternize? I don’t remember if it was revealed or not, but I live my life assuming that it was about BC.

      • Andrea MacAulay says:

        I do! I have always thought it was Bradley, too many clues sounded exactly like him. Interesting, and the fact that it really never gained traction, which I have attributed to his real need to stay in the heterosexual lane at all costs.

      • Pineapple says:

        Wellsie …. I remember that ALSO!!!! Yah, I too thought it was Bradley Cooper. That might make a marriage tricky. Maybe not, depending on how honest a relationship it is , but there is potential for difficulty. Hiding something is never easy.

    • happyhumpday says:

      He and Hugh Jackman, who right now is talking about having to turn down the ladies to keep his marriage hot. What about John Palermo? Keep in mind when these guys’ careers started things were nothing like they are now. Even just five years ago it was super hard. Now someone as happening as Richard Madden can basically be open about it and no one judges, which is fantastic. Anyway I assume Cooper is bi like Madden whilst Jackman is 100% guy.

  7. broodytrudy says:

    I wouldn’t want to be married to Barry Manilow either.

  8. whatWHAT? says:

    he strikes me as kind of an asexual kind of guy. like, he has a woman in his life because he’s SUPPOSED to, not because he wants to.

    I really think that, if the only woman “in his life” was his mother, he’d be OK with that.

    • Melanie says:

      I think he has such awkward physical chemistry with Irina. It was the same with Suki. I mean, he and Irina look like they have never even slept together, which wouldn’t exactly explain the kid. LOL And, I don’t buy the rumors about his sexuality either. He actually seemed more relaxed and natural with the other women he has dated. And, his physical chemistry with his female co-stars(that he hasn’t dated) also seems natural. Even off camera with Jennifer Lawrence during their promotional tours he seemed natural and relaxed.

  9. kristen says:

    HMMM… I *do* think Gaga has something to do with it. I think Bradley is attracted to her, or at least a little mesmerized.

  10. TAM says:

    I am probably in the minority here, but I do think Gaga has something to do with it. I would be more surprised if Cooper and Gaga do not end up dating by the end of the year or something… we shall see I guess…

  11. FHMom says:

    I can’t help it, but I’m laughing at his mom’s shoes. They are like something my mom would wear. If this is true, I’m sad for their baby.

  12. Parigo says:

    Pretty much all his exes have bad things to say about him (his ex wife, renee z, Zoe salander), very controlling dude apparently.

    • FrenchGirl says:


    • Carol says:

      Yeah, Coop seems like he is ultimately too self-absorbed to last in a relationship longer than a couple of years. Like he enjoys having a good time in the beginning of a relationship but as soon as the shiny wears off, he is no longer interested. I remember thinking that Renee Z seemed to be trying so hard to be the dutiful girlfriend to Coop when they were together (frankly, i thought she became to stepford wife-like) but Coop seemed to become disinterested in her. I always thought he had a creepy vibe to him.

  13. Goga says:

    I am sure Irina being proPutin would mean they are fundamentally different.

  14. Nacho_friend says:

    Pluuuueeezzzz their contract is up and they aren’t renewing. I thought us Celeb readers were smarter than the fake news headlines? 🙈

  15. Rosewater says:

    I think it’s pretty obvious that Bradley Cooper is someone with a classic case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. It explains why everyone ends up disliking him immensely.

  16. Latoya says:

    I don’t really care about this irina chick, I don’t get the fascination with models in general. They wear clothes and are photos hopped within an inch of their lives. irina has her eye bags smoothed out too. But I really have a distaste for her since I saw that she is pro Putin. So no. Team Bradley on this one. She only dates rich famous men too. The social climbing is big with this one.

    Also Lady Gaga needs to get back with Taylor Kinney ASAP. He’s still stunningly hot and they were adorable. Bradley would bore her to tears.

    • Casey says:

      Is she really pro Putin? I didn’t know that – where did you see that? She actually said she supports Putin? Holy smokes.

      Also, I’m surprised anyone is ‘team Irina,’ considering that everything she has is due to rich, powerful, white men who have protected her, elevated her, and whitewashed her shady past. First, it was Christiano Ronaldo, and then it was Cooper. I guess we all have our own definition of feminism.

      • Latoya says:

        Yup. Her sister posted a gushy post about him being ré-elected last year and irina commented with something celebratory emojis. I was like… R u serious right now… So I did find it totally weird how Cooper and her could be aligned politically or morally as he doesn’t strike me as being pro Putin…

        She was totally just with Ronaldo for the lifestyle. He seemed bored with her most of the time too. And she seemed unhappy. She has a weird vibe about her relationships for sure. I don’t know anything about her pre Ronaldo.

        Bradley is besties with Leonardo. He wants that lifestyle but he also craves being respected and likely did want some kids and she was who he was with when he turned 40 do he went for it after less than a year… Not the wisest choice but hopefully they will be amicable for the kid.

      • anon says:

        You forgot to put Sepp Blatter in your list, her first sugardaddy.

      • xdanix says:

        @anon The Blatter story was a lie. The paper that wrote it eventually had to admit it was false and printed a retraction.

        And I don’t think it’s fair to comment on Irina’s politics, we don’t know enough about them. She attended the DNC with Bradley in 2016 and has plenty of openly gay friends who she is very supportive of, and did an Insta post against Victoria’s Secret over not casting trans models in their shows when that row erupted after their CEO made awful comments about it, none of which would be particularly popular with Russian politicians I imagine.

      • Melanie says:

        Xdanix: You don’t find it just a little odd that Irina was singled out from all of the models out there? And, wasn’t he the president of FIFA? So there is the obvious connection since she was with Cristiano for at least part of the time of her (alleged) affair with Sepp Blatter.

      • xdanix says:

        @Melanie No, not really. I wouldn’t put much past tabloids, and I would think she WAS an obvious choice for them because of Ronaldo and the football connection already being there. I don’t know much about the Spanish media (or football) but I imagine she was a known person in the media there because of Ronaldo, and it was a Spanish paper that wrote that she was involved, I think. I can’t say I’ve ever given it that much thought, anyway, but I do know that I read about the retraction and the apology that was issued.

      • Mi says:

        Are you talking about the post her sister did for the new years eve showing Putin/the red square/fireworks? It’s normal that Irina replied with celebratory emojis, no?

    • Melanie says:

      Latoya: I agree with your comments about Irina. I don’t get the “she’s so cool” thing from her fans.

    • TAM says:

      I liked Gaga and Taylor together until I watched her 5’2 documentary on Netflix. She said they were fighting a lot and I don’t think Taylor Kinney felt comfortable with the fact that she is more successful than him. He also felt some type of way when Gaga agreed to do “A Star is Born”.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, I don’t think Taylor’s ego could handle Gaga’s success in acting. I wonder how he felt about her Oscar nomination for acting.

      • Latoya says:

        Taylor was based in. Chicago for his show so I think that started to put a strain on them. I don’t really know if it was Star is Born that caused the break up, I think fans assume that because she said that for every career high she has, her relationships break down. Like it’s a quid pro quo. He was with her for 5 years and she was way more famous than him that whole time. For it to suddenly be an issue just as they got engaged is kind of off.

        But anyway I’ve heard her talk about him on the Stern show and during a gig she’d talked about how they met and she seemed totally mad about him. And he genuinely seemed into her too. So it’s a pity.

  17. TheOriginalMia says:

    I’ve not heard nice things about him from his exes, so she’s probably better off without him.

  18. jbraeds says:

    i know for a fact he’s gay. 100%.

  19. Mi says:

    I dont know if she is “pro Putin” but her entire family lives in Russia, her brother in law is a policeman I think… it is at least wise not to be against him.

  20. Mi says:

    Irina has been demonized by Bradley’s hardcore fans since day 1, if this happens to be true I feel for their next victim already.