Jennifer Garner spotted at the beach with Bradley Cooper and his daughter


Hecate sent me the tweet above from TMZ claiming that they had exclusive photos of Jennifer Garner at the beach with Bradley Cooper and his daughter Lea, three. I had just woken up from a nap and was super grumpy about it. (Sorry Hecate!) I thought it couldn’t be her, because it looks like someone younger, more tan and with longer hair. TMZ seems pretty certain it’s her and they’re also claiming that she’s not with John Miller anymore, which most of us assumed. We stopped getting updates from US Magazine about their relationship months ago. I think they broke up earlier in the year, before lockdown.

Jennifer’s go-to outlet, US Magazine, is confirming the news that John and Jen split, writing that John “was ready for marriage and she just couldn’t commit. They parted on very amicable terms.” There’s no timeline and that sounds suspicious to me, but it’s not like John is going to tell his side of the story.

Jennifer and Bradley know each other from Alias, wiki is telling me they worked together for all five seasons from 2001 to 2006. (I didn’t watch it, sorry Alias fans.) Jennifer of course was married to Scott Foley until 2004 and then was with her other Alias costar, Michael Vartan. There’s rumored to be some overlap there, but America’s sweetheart would never.

The question is: are they together? This could be an arranged outing to announce that. I can’t imagine Bradley Cooper getting with anyone though. Plus TMZ is reporting that they’re just friends. We’ve seen Bradley out with Laura Dern and with his BFF, Anna Wintour. I think he hangs out with women as friends. I guess they might be hooking up, but that’s not sexy to me at all and I don’t want to think about it. Jennifer Garner is Bradley Cooper’s type, if he has a type – she doesn’t wear makeup. He’s not going to have to bring wet wipes to their dates. I imagine their foreplay involves a lot of face touching.

Also one of our photo agencies, Backgrid, has exclusive photos of John Miller out with his ex wife. He looks pissed to get papped. I’m pretty sure that’s part of the reason he didn’t work out with Jennifer.

These first two photos are from 2016 at a Versace show. Garner could do worse I guess, and she has.
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  1. Chickaletta says:

    Bradley played the Xander of the friend group on Alias.

    • Lindy says:

      This comment made my day 💜 I miss stanning all things Buffy (before we knew Whedon was so awful).

      • ClaireB says:

        While I haven’t rewatched Buffy, for me, it might be the one piece of art I’m willing to separate from the artist, at least in my head. Buffy really was formative for me, and watching her be strong, be weak, grow up, make mistakes, and keep trying was sometimes what got me through my week.

      • Jess says:

        Ditto, Lindy, about Whedon vs Buffy! And I thought Bradley was so hot during his Alias days but I do not think he’s aging well. When he has facial hair he’s okay but whenever he’s clean shaven his jawline and chin look really bad and like they’re trying to scrunch up into the rest of his face.

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      Nice. I disliked him as much as Xander by the end.

  2. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Definitely looks like her to me, but I don’t her romantic vibes at all. They’ve been friends for so long I would be surprised if it suddenly turned romantic. They have zero chemistry in that way.

    • Darla says:

      It’s hard to imagine when there’s a long friendship, but I have seen it happen. Only when one of the two was nursing a long time crush though.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @VV – I just thank they are just old friends between partners.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Has Cooper *ever* had couple chemistry? With anyone but himself, I mean.

  3. Darla says:

    Actually, I can see this.

    • TadBit says:

      What I CAN see from covid floatation device of a courch (me=bigger than 5mos ago) is that actresses are SKINay. I forgot how tiny their arms are etc. YEeesh. Motivated to get into river of house chores….

  4. Case says:

    I feel like she wouldn’t go to the beach with him and his daughter and not bring her own kids?

    • Darla says:

      When you zoom in on the 2nd picture at the link, it’s her. Maybe her kids were busy and Ana had them making cardboard cutouts again?

      • LaurenMichelle says:

        That ensemble looks like Jen fashion. Especially the cardigan. I can see these 2 together. If that is Jen, she finally looks happy.

    • HeatherC says:

      It might have been Ben’s time with the kids, or one of the grandmas took them for a day

  5. bitchy architect says:

    that’s not his baby mama?

  6. Chaine says:

    Ehh. They give off a brother-sister vibe to me. I don’t think this is her new romance. It’s just her way of getting some news coverage.

  7. JoJo says:

    I don’t think she’s been with Miller in a very long time, and the very few times they were papped early on looked totally forced and staged. I’d bet my life on the fact that there’s nothing romantic here with Bradley either.

    I find it interesting that they pushed out the Miller “breakup“ story and staged the beach day with Bradley right after Ben’s beach outing with the Damons.

    • minx says:

      I just think it’s funny that her PR person/people need to tell us about John Miller. Who ever cared? Still trying to whip up interest in her love life.

  8. Mia4s says:

    I’m sure it is pure coincidence that these photos appeared now as her breakup was likely to become public and her ex-husband and the new girl were reassuring us that the paparazzi will not go hungry on their watch! (and that Matt likes the new girl! See!? See?!) Pure coincidence! Total coincid…..

    Oh who am I kidding?! Standing Ovation Garner!!! Standing ovation! Bravo!! Ana you are a rank amateur! Learn from the PR master!! 😁

  9. K says:

    I am pretty sure the beach photo is Irina! No?

  10. Jenn says:

    If you look at the rest of the pics, that’s not Jennifer Garner. The chin is different

  11. Toniko says:

    That’s not Jennifer Garner.

  12. Goldie says:

    It’s been reported by several media outlets, including celeb-friendly ones-that Jen and Bradley were at the beach together. If it wasn’t Jennifer, I think it would have been corrected by now. I think it looks exactly like Jen, even the clothing looks like her style. The only difference is that her skin looks more tan than usual. Could easily be a spray tan, camera filter etc.

  13. Kate says:

    I cant tell if it is Jen – but if it is, i would be hugely surprised if she and Brad were together. I Cannot see them together.
    She is such a beautiful lady tho, those photos at the fashion show – she looks like a model

  14. Mtec says:

    Lol that does not look like Jen to me. That lady looks of darker skin than Jen. Unless Jen’s been seriously tanning lately, which she hasn’t seemed to do in years. Maybe it’s a new gf or nanny.

    • Theo says:

      She has rented a house in Malibu near the sea and she lives there for the last two months as someone wrote. Maybe that’s why she looks darker.

      • Mtec says:

        I still don’t think that’s her. Only the lips kinda seem like hers a tiny bit, but to me it looks like a totally different person.

    • Joanna says:

      I don’t think it’s jen. Face shape and tan don’t look like Jen.

  15. lucy2 says:

    If it’s not her, whoever it is looks very similar.
    I’m glad they blurred the kids face, I always feel icky looking at anything on TMZ.

    I know they’ve been friends for a long time, and there’s something about him I don’t really like, but I think they might be a good couple? I don’t know. If that is her, I’m sure they’re just hanging out as friends.

  16. Also Ali says:

    It’s JG. X17 has video.

    I’d love for this to be more than a friendship for her sake but I think it’s just a friendly outing.

  17. JEM says:

    It’s Jennifer Garner in the pics. TMZ has a shot where you can clearly see her face. I read somewhere else that she’s renting a beach house for a while, so B Coop probably just brought his daughter for a play date at the beach. I don’t know what’s so “flirty” about those pics – she’s wearing a sweater and just sitting there chatting!

    • MaryContrary says:

      Agreed. It doesn’t look remotely flirty or date like. It looks like she’s as usual trying to drum up some interest.

    • K says:

      Yeah, if a beautiful woman like JG was flirting with a movie star like him, I doubt she would do it wearing a sweater in August, on the beach, in front of a child and cameras. This is non-news, just like everything Jennifer Garner does. She’s really not entertaining enough to merit the amount of media coverage she gets.

  18. Diana says:

    I do not see this happening at all!!! Just friends I think.

  19. Papla says:

    BenAna must be stirring for part 2 of their candid stroll now these have popped up.

  20. Amelie says:

    They’ve been friends forever since Alias. Jennifer has the same relationship with Bradley that she has with Victor Garber. Bradley’s character was the BFF in love with Jennifer on Alias. He wasn’t on the show all five seasons, he was a regular for the first two and then did some guest stars in season 5 or something like that. I’ve seen enough videos of the two together and I just can’t imagine these two ever dating. Weirder things have happened of course but I just don’t seem them getting together.

  21. Becks1 says:

    As I said on twitter, it could be Jen, it looks a lot like her, but it seems weird that she is wearing a long skirt and sweater and Brad is clearly swimming and playing etc. But if what people up thread said, that she is renting a house near the beach, then it makes sense bc Brad may have just stopped by to go to the beach and she came out to talk to him or whatever, rather than the two of them “going to the beach together.”

  22. Carolnr says:

    They look like 2 friends just having fun at the beach w/ Bradley’s daughter.Ben actually credits both Bradley Cooper & Robert Downey Jr. for their support with his alcoholism.
    There were reports that John was living temporarily with Jen( I think it was during the wildfires) Maybe living together ( even temporarily) was the determining factor in their relationship?
    It was after TMZ reported that Jen& Bradley were at the beach together that it was also announced that Jen & John had split up. Timing was definitely interesting…
    Never really saw Jen & Ben at the beach( separately)as much as this year!

  23. Lena says:

    It is Jen and I bet Ana is fuming and readying her next OTT phony PDA fest with a reluctant looking Sadfleck. I hope Jen and Bradley are a thing for the good gossip fun. I think John Miller was a normal guy who didn’t like the aspect of dating in the public eye and that would make him an automatic mismatch for someone who’s been involved with a tabloid king like BA.

  24. Mireille says:

    Definitely her. Would very much like for this coupling to happen. Don’t know why, just do.

  25. Div says:

    It’s Jen. I like her, but the fact that she and Bradley call the paps when they are with their kids-even when they don’t have a project to promote-and then cry privacy (especially Cooper) is eye roll worthy. And yeah-this is clearly staged due to the timing and location. TBF to Garner, the paps hang around Brentwood all the time so I don’t think she calls them all the time…but a weekday at the beach, while not a holiday, right after Ben and Ana were with the Damons…comes across like the paps were called. I wonder if she still cares about Ben (she deserves better).

  26. Abby says:

    I don’t think that looks like her at all.

  27. Meg says:

    Reminds me of jessica beil being papped on Gerard butlers motorcycle during a break with justin timberlake, felt very staged so shed be seen as actively dating not sitting around crying over justin and possibly to make him jealous.

  28. shanaynay says:

    Those lips look like Irina’s

  29. Chickaletta says:

    PLOT TWIST it’s Gaga in a wig.

  30. Kikis says:

    After a breakup story that wouldve been what followed yck… They having her pinning for BA…enough of that… She needs to get it right and put her light ( wholesome) whatever on someone else that is no BA. He needs to live his with his own…imo
    They seem to handle it well as exes so…

  31. LadySwampwitchGivsNeauxFux says:

    No way they are a couple, i agree i cannot see BCoop with anyone, not even the women he has supposedly been with. He seems like a lot. I would rather see her with someone nicer?

  32. Jayna says:

    Its definitely Jen. She was seen in the same area a few days after running on the beach. But they are only friends, really good friends.

    I remember two years ago Jen in an interview being asked if she had seen Bradley’s A Star is Born. She said not yet, but that she had seen earlier cuts. For him to show her earlier cuts of the movie or parts of it before release shows that he considers her a close friend.

  33. Ms Petit says:

    I don’t think it’s JG either. The outfit is her style, but I can’t see her wearing that at the beach. I don’t know what his daughter’s nanny looks like, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that were her joining them on an outing 🤷🏻‍♀️

  34. Heather says:

    Even if it isn’t Jen in the photo, I can actually get behind this pairing.