Bradley Cooper & Irina Shayk are ‘on the rocks,’ it has nothing to do with Lady Gaga

Celebrites seen leaving the BAFTAs

Earlier this week, Page Six reported that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are hanging on by a thread and that they’ll probably break up soon. Sources claimed that they’re trying to make it work for their daughter’s sake, but things just aren’t that great. Which is sad, truly, because their daughter Lea is only two years old. As I said in that post, I’ve become something of an Irina fan and if and when they split, I’m going to be Team Shayk. Well, Us Weekly has a new story which is basically a repeat of Page Six’s exclusive, but here you go:

Trouble in paradise. Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk’s relationship is on the rocks, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.

“They haven’t been getting along for a while,” the source says. “They aren’t calling it quits yet, but they are not in a great place.”

Cooper, 44, and Shayk, 33, were first linked in April 2015. The duo welcomed their now 2-year-old daughter, Lea, in March 2017. Reports first surfaced that the twosome were on the outs after Cooper’s chemistry with his A Star Is Born costar Lady Gaga continued to make headlines earlier this year. However, the source tells Us that Cooper and Shayk’s relationship struggles have “nothing to do with Gaga.” A second insider adds that “nothing romantic” happened between Cooper and Gaga when they played onscreen couple Jackson and Ally in the Oscar-nominated film.

[From Us Weekly]

Again, leave Gaga out of it! Lady Gaga had nothing to do with anything involving Irina and Bradley! I don’t even think B-Coop and Gaga got along that well during the filming or the promotion of A Star Is Born. And truly, they didn’t have much on-screen chemistry either. As for Irina and Bradley… I kind of wonder about why these stories are picking up so much at the moment. While Irina and Bradley didn’t go Full Affleck-Garner for his Oscar campaign, they did put on a big show of togetherness during his Oscar campaign, and there really wasn’t a hint of this five months ago. Once the Oscars came and went, did their relationship just fall apart?

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk take their  daughter out for ice cream in Brentwood

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  1. Squirrelgirl says:

    She is so gorgeous. That’s all I’ve got.

  2. Lizzie says:

    she looks STUNNING in that top picture in the tuxedo jacket.

    there are two distinct possibilities. 1) he’s an over serious, obnoxious, major league A hole and she was finally exhausted by it 2) this whole thing is an arrangement between two people who wanted a baby and the contract is up

    i think it is #1

    • Boodiba says:

      I get control freak A-hole vibes from him.

    • Audrey says:

      It could be a combination of both.

    • Pulchritude says:

      I think it was always a contract. Irina comes from a very humble background. She’s pragmatic and he’s most probably bi or gay. His pr team and the movie’s pr team probably encouraged the Lady Gaga rumours to promote the film and reinforce his straight-guy, leading-guy image. Time are changing; just look at Richard Madden and Brandon Flynn. The general public does not care and the studio suits / casting agents will eventually catch on to this fact.

    • fishface says:


    • Bella Bella says:

      They’ve been doing a slow rollout of this split for weeks/months now. It’s a contract coming to a close. Was supposed to help him get an Oscar.

  3. Corinne says:

    Entertainment Tonight and ENews !, reliable sources, have also published stories. Probably their PR teams leak all the details before the breakup announce. The wording used by their publicist confirm Bradley and Irina had nothing in common to begin with and the pregnancy was not scheduled and they had to fake for 2 yrs to keep up the farce for Bradley Oscar’s run. That is just sad for their little one.

  4. Kateeeee says:

    If they do split, I imagine it’s because Cooper is the walking embodiment of smug.

    This is an odd piece. Are they releasing a special edition DVD? Is someone writing fan fiction as gossip?

    • anony83 says:

      YES! Walking embodiment of smug is the exactly correct description of why he annoys me.

  5. Corine says:

    Entertainment Tonight and ENews !, reliable sources, have also published stories. Probably their PR teams leak all the details before the breakup announce. The wording used by their publicist confirm Bradley and Irina had nothing in common to begin with and the pregnancy was not scheduled and they had to fake for 2 yrs to keep up the farce for Bradley Oscar’s run. That is just sad for their little one.

  6. Corine says:

    Entertainment Tonight and ENews !, reliable sources, have also published stories. Probably their PR teams leak all the details before the breakup announce. The wording used by their publicist confirm Bradley and Irina had nothing in common to begin with and the pregnancy was not scheduled and they had to fake for 2 yrs to keep up the farce for Bradley Oscar’s run. That is just sad for their little one.

  7. Corine says:

    Entertainment Tonight and ENews !, reliable sources, have also published stories. Probably their PR teams leak all the details before the breakup announce. The wording used by their publicist confirm Bradley and Irina had nothing in common to begin with and the pregnancy was not scheduled and they had to fake for 2 yrs to keep up the farce for Bradley Oscar’s run. That is just sad for their little one.

  8. Kateeeee says:

    Drat, my first comment didnt post! Anyway, is this promotion for a special edition DVD? Is the columnist leaving gossip behind for fan fiction? Why the weird focus on a mediocre movie that no one has mentioned since February?

  9. Carina says:

    Sorry, i have to disagree with you on this. Bradley and Lady Gaga clearly got along very well. He’s been to her shows in Vegas and they went to gigs together before and after filming too. Their parents are friends now too. I don’t know where you are getting the idea they didn’t get along. Chemistry is subjective i guess but i thought they were wonderful together. I was surprised as they are not 2 people i would ever have thought of as a screen couple.

    I don’t think Lady Gaga has anything to do with the split. she’s still upset over her break up as she was crying over it at her recent Vegas show so i feel bad she’s been dragged into this but not surprised. It’s such lazy commentary. Anyone could see these 2 were not exactly loves young dream. She got pregnant within a year and i think it would have been done long ago if not for that. maybe they would be happier living apart.

    Anyway, i’m firmly Team Gaga. I’ve always liked her but after watching her documentary she’s one of my favourite celebs. Talented to the core and seems like a really good person too. Loopy for sure but she never denied that, and it’s part of her charm. There’s nobody like her in the game and it takes guts to stand out.

    • Grant says:

      Carina–I agree completely. And Kaiser is wrong; I think most laypeople actually feel like Gaga and BCoop had A LOT of chemistry together, and this is something that they definitely ran with when marketing the movie. Anecdotal I know, but my parents even thought that they were hot together.

      • carina says:

        Right? I thought that was one of the best reviewed parts of the movie, that they had great chemistry. They convinced me anyway and i’m pretty much allergic to love stories. I adore that soundtrack too.

    • Usedtobe says:

      I absolutely agree with everything you’re saying here! You said what I would have said, if I were eloquent enough to put it all together 🙂

      • Alfiesmom says:

        Team GAGA too! My mom swears she and Bradley had a thing on set. Their chemistry was amazing i the movie. She is uber talented and so humble. Seeing her in Vegas next week!

    • Melanie says:

      I do think the way that Bradley and Gaga behaved during the promotional tour was a bit much, not to mention disrespectful to their partners. And, no, I don’t think it’s necessary for two actors who play a couple to act like they are in love or play up a romance while promoting a movie. If I was Irina, I would have been annoyed by that even if nothing was going on romantically. He did multiple movies with Jennifer Lawrence and I don’t recall him behaving that way. I don’t remember him arriving to premieres and walking around holding hands with her.

      • Molly says:

        I didn’t see the movie, so I can’t comment on their on-screen chemistry, but they were ALL OVER each other during the promotion and award season. God, the fawning and weeping and soul bearing was exhausting even before it all reached its ultimate cringe worthy climax with the eye-bang at the Oscar performance. Whether it was genuine or not, it always made me very uncomfortable for Irena.

      • Latoya says:

        My theory is Lady Gaga was a bag of nerves about showing this movie off, she’s pretty emotional anyway. Like she’s very open about her mental health woes. She cries during every concert nearly, especially if she’s going thru stuff. So he was being supportive and a good friend by holding her hand. But she’s like that with all her friends. Just really open and loving. I think anyone who knows her just automatically looks after her. And I think Bradley is not usually like that at all but is with her. There’s nothing shady about it. I guarantee her and Bradley are not going to get together and you’ll all be eating your words. Gaga even went on an unscheduled appearance of Kimmell to deny it. She seemed to find it insulting.

        It’s hilarious how you’re all making Bradley out to be some kind of sadistic abuser all of a sudden. Irina’s PR is working overtime.

    • launicaangelina says:

      My husband and I loved A Star is Born and thought they had great chemistry in the movie and during promotion. Do I think they had a relationship? Who knows?

      Brad and Irina didn’t appear to have any chemistry. I hope things goes well for them both and they are successful co-parents.

  10. Corinne says:

    Sorry for all my posts. It didn’t work at first!

  11. Chaine says:

    I’m not too torn up over this.

  12. Corinne says:

    Sorry for all my posts. It didn’t work at first!

  13. Jemimaleopard says:

    I always felt during ASIB promotion that Gaga was almost in awe of B-Coop – “he picked ME” which is why she was almost playing the part and dressing the part of a Serious Actress – seeing herself as what she thought he wanted her to be? Idk. He always seemed slightly annoyed at her for some reason. He comes across as a bit pr!ckish and I’m full Team Irina. Hopefully they’ll keep things civilised for their little one.

  14. anony83 says:

    I don’t know why but there’s just something about Bradley that skeeves me out (and always has) and I can’t help but think he’s probably a bit of a selfish spouse. I also think HE thinks he’s a really big deal and I doubt the whole Oscar’s push helped with that; it would get tiring very quickly I imagine to have a spouse who always prioritizes his career.

    Of course, all of that is complete speculation so who knows.

  15. Mark says:

    This couple was always a little weird. She and Cristiano Ronaldo were so hot.

    • Snappyfish says:

      As I have stated before, it’s hard being a beard. Rumors were she was one for Christano Ronaldo too. Renee Zellweger know this as she played the part too. (Bradley)

  16. Div says:

    It sounds like they got serious and had a surprise baby very quickly, which would stress anyone out no matter how much they love their kid, or a contract expired. I know people hate speculating on sexuality, but there are a lot of signs over the years when it comes to BCoop.

    And no, I don’t think it had anything to do with Gaga although I believe they did get along well and had a lot of chemistry in the film. I don’t believe the blind items either that both LG and BCoop are fine or encouraging the rumors, because I could maybe see them playing it up for the Oscars but the Oscars are long over with and Gaga does not benefit from the “other women rumors” either…..especially after the Oscars are done with.

    This is a wild conspiracy: whether he is gay or not I think his publicist initially encouraged the Gaga rumors to make it look like he was straight and having two women compete for his attention…and then it spun out of control.

  17. Enn says:

    My personal experience with him comes from mutual friends (the Philadelphia prep school world is small) and being present for the filming of a pivotal SLPB scene. He’s actually not a dbag and everyone has good things to say about him.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      I have a friend who used to be in production (now in casting), and she’s never had anything but nice things to say about Bradley Cooper.

    • Erinn says:

      I’ve never really bought into the BC is a db thing. He’s just always seemed like a pretty affable guy.

    • HELEN says:

      it’s weird, i read bad things about him (notably, the jennifer esposito accounts) but i messed w a guy when i was living in paris who was his driver in cannes some years ago and dude said that bradley made the effort to speak french to him and was very cool, kind, funny and respectful. also, “sa nana” (irina pre-kid) was apparently ouuuff *breathtaking* but she didn’t interact much.

  18. AnnaKist says:

    I don’t watch movies, and only know about them from this site. From what I’ve read, he’s not my cup of tea at all, in any respect, but, boy, didn’t she hit the genetic jackpot! Stunning looking lady.

  19. Cindy says:

    She’s what I wish VS angels went back to look like. She’s a legitimately sexy, stunning woman.

  20. Audrey says:

    Oh please, he’s a closeted, abusive alcoholic. The Gaga thing was pure Oscar PR. She’s had enough and good for her!

    • Div says:

      I’m hardly a fan of his, but CDAN is pure fanfiction most of the time. I think he just ran with Bcoop’s ex wife insinuating that he was a closet case, and added more BS to make it more dramatic.

      • Audrey says:

        Not sure why you’re bringing CDAN into this…there are a lot of rumors out there. And, your comment doesn’t disprove my theory.

  21. CL says:

    His last marriage was short as well. Maybe he needs to stay single. Boy, they sure did make an adorable daughter! Props to them forgetting all those good-looking genes out there!

  22. carina says:

    people coming here using CDAN as their source for him being gay….. oi oi

    firstly for a gay man he sure goes thru really pretty and famous women fast. EYEROLL Are people really believing Zoe Baldana and Renee Zellweger and even Suki watserface were beards? That’s insulting and makes no sense. The whole famous actors being closeted thing needs to be retired anyway.

    I think he’s just a commitment phobe. He is good friends with Leonardo Di Caprio and likes his freedom but i guess he also wanted kids unlike Leo.

    • FrenchGirl says:

      When you are friend with DiCaprio ,it is the clue that you are a huge misogynist egocentric immature boyfriend.

    • Godwina says:

      This. He doesn’t seem far removed from his Hangover bro character.

      And anyway, it always amazes me folks rumour about Cooper and don’t rumour about Ryan Reynolds because….!

  23. shirurusu says:

    Speculating here – I could see him being the kind of guy who loses interest in his girlfriend once she had a baby. I think he really wanted to be a dad and absolutely adores his daughter, they are probably both great parents. But my guess is he’s more into his “spirituality” than he is into Irina, and I think for good reason she might not like that very much. Being a woman with a guy who’s attention you really want but isn’t getting can really wear you down after a while. If Irina’s the one leaving that would be my guess as to why – he just doesn’t seem that into her (I don’t think he’s gay either). Team Irina and baby girl 🙂

  24. Phonycat says:

    Cooper is as straight as Christian Ronaldo. Irina was his beard.

    • Audrey says:

      This times 10000!!

    • Jegede says:


    • Ickythump says:

      Agreed it’s so obvious.

    • Patty says:

      CR7 is dealing with rape accusations by a woman and rumor has it there may be more. I don’t know about BradCoop but CR is not gay. Gay men aren’t typically accused of rape by women. Also, Ronaldo pretty much admitted that the woman who recently asked that their settlement be thrown out, said no.

  25. lily says:

    The contract expired. And there will be another break for a couple under contract soon…

  26. TheOriginalMia says:

    Things seemed to go south for this relationship about the time his Oscar dreams died. Gone was the smugness that he would waltz into a BP/director/actor win. He looked sullen at every award show. I’m sure he wasn’t pleasant to be around, especially when this was the 2nd or 3rd time he’s done an Oscar bait movie with no Oscar win.

  27. Melanie says:

    What bugs me about the gay rumors with Bradley and so many other actors, is that no one ever has any proof. They’ll mention that the rumors have been online for years, but all that really means is that a bunch of people have been posting and believing the same rumors for a very long time. It’s not proof.

    • Latoya says:

      Yup… I think it says more about the people coming in all smug with the “he is 100000% gay” comments. They are obsessed with every actor being gay. It’s boring AF

    • Tw says:

      Really? Never? Not that time when John travolta was caught on camera making out with a dude on the tarmac?

    • Audrey says:

      @Melanie you know what bugs me? People getting upset about gossip in the comments of a gossip blog!

  28. Amelie says:

    I think Bradley Cooper is probably a fun guy to be around but I think behind the scenes he’s a huge control freak and a mama’s boy. I know his mom lives with him and she has since his father died. I don’t find that weird whatsoever but a significant other would have to get along with the MIL really well to tolerate living with her. Add a new baby to the mix and for all we know Mama Cooper is maybe criticizing Irina’s parenting skills and micromanaging everything. None of his relationships have lasted beyond 2-3 years. I’m wondering if his mom is the issue or a combo of him and his mom.

    Hopefully Irina picks an amazing person as a new partner. She was with dbag Cristiano Ronaldo for so long I hope she clues in to better taste!

  29. Tara says:

    Why at this day and age would he be in a closet? If he was a gay man he would have an integrity to confirm it. He could also come out as bisexual if people started to ask questions about his previous relationships with women

    • Pulchritude says:

      Things were very different just 5,6 years ago, even though it’s hard to imagine given people like Kristen Stewart getting plenty of acting and modelling job offers. Their line of work is already super uncertain so why would you want to take any more chances than you had to?

    • Hyacinth Bucket says:

      But many, many people are unfortunately still closeted. And many actors are closeted and are “encouraged” to stay closeted. I work in theatre in the UK and personally know many gay actors who were pressured to go into the closest when they started pursuing American work. Some (including my very best friend) are even closeted in this country, they are quietly out privately but not in the press.

      Hollywood is still virulently homophobic.

  30. Ladiabla says:

    Gay, bi, or straight, I’ve always gotten a skeevy vibe from him. He’s always seemed very ambitious, in a user kind of way, and when he’s done with you, he’s just done. I remember reading somewhere that Renee took their breakup pretty hard. He seems like the type that can be very affable and helpful (esp in the beginning), but once you’ve outgrown your usefulness to him, he’s outta there, onto his next thing. Maybe I’m projecting, but it’s just a feeling I got about him.

  31. Godwina says:

    “And truly, they didn’t have much on-screen chemistry either.”

    Hard disagree. Wow.

    (But anyway, these onscreen chemistry debates always make me giggle because if you read across reviews of any given romance-ish movie, half the reviewers see chemistry and half don’t.)