After a very private relationship, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have issued a public statement about their split.
The 44-year-old actor and 33-year-old model have decided to go their separate ways after four years together. They share a daughter, 2-year-old Lea De Seine.
The split comes after a tremendously busy and successful year for Bradley. His hit film, A Star Is Born, was nominated for eight Academy Awards. It was Bradley’s directorial debut and won the actor a great deal of respect from his Hollywood peers. Following the end of award season, Bradley turned private yet again.
His focus on his family was one of the guiding forces in taking this next step in his career. It made sense that he withdrew into his family to recharge. While the relationship side of things seems to have come to an end, both Bradley and Irina seem deeply dedicated to raising Lea together amicably.
Bradley Cooper has always held the attention of Hollywood. His good looks and charm have made him one of the industry’s hottest actors.
Bradley’s dreamboat status has raised a lot of interest in his private life. Bradley’s first relationship in the public eye was with Blue Bloods star Jennifer Esposito.
Bradley and Jennifer dated for less than a year before getting engaged in October 2006. The couple married that December but divorced just four months later.
Bradley’s next high-profile relationship was with Renée Zellweger. They started dating in 2009 but split in early 2011 due to their conflicting schedules.
Some shorter relationships followed for the actor. He briefly dated Jennifer Lopez in 2011 and Zoe Saldana in 2012.
His next serious relationship was with actress Suki Waterhouse. There was a 17-year age difference between the two. They decided to split in 2015 after two years together when Bradley wanted to start a family and the then 23-year-old wasn’t quite ready.
Around the time of Bradley and Suki’s split, he met Irina. Also coming off a relationship, she took it slow getting to know the actor.
Just a year later, a source told E! News that things between the couple were getting serious. “They have spoken about having a family soon and building a future together,” the source revealed. “Irina would like to have kids in the next few years. Being a mother is something that is very important to her. … Things are moving in an amazing direction.”
In November 2016, the source’s information proved to be correct. Irina debuted a baby bump while walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Bradley and Irina welcomed a baby girl in March 2017. They decided to name the little girl Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper.
In an interview with NPR last September, Bradley spoke about how his relationship and fatherhood have changed his perspective. “I guess having a child, and having a family of my own — which is a miracle and something I’ve always dreamt of — has opened me up even more, I guess, to the day, and to be present,” he explained.
Things between Bradley and Irina seemed to be going well as he promoted A Star Is Born over the last year. He thanked Irina while accepting the BAFTA for best original music. “I got to fulfill a dream I never thought would happen,” he said, according to ET. “I share this with Lady Gaga tonight, the music was the heartbeat of this film. I also need to thank Irina for putting up with me while I was trying to make music in our basement for a year.”
While Bradley decided to focus on family after finishing the project, it seems that things may not have gone according to plan. A source confirmed to People that Bradley and Irina have split.
The couple has not directly commented on the split. The source does confirm that they are working on figuring out their future as co-parents.