That burning sensation hitting your nostrils during this unseasonably warm November is not the effect of global warming. It is the smell of love and situationships reconvening between two people who figured, “Yeah, you’ll do for now” since Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have reunited like an old boy band. And this apparently has been a very long time coming, as they began to tickle and tease their fans with rumors of a rekindling late last year. Now, after spending some quality time together with their five-year-old daughter Lea, it seems like they’re ready to give it another try, no matter how long it lasts this time.
Earlier this month, we learned that Bradley Cooper was dating Huma Abedin, a former aide to Hillary Clinton and ex-wife of the notorious Anthony Weiner. Despite that unfortunate Weiner connection, 45-year-old Huma is everything a very serious actor entering his Clooney phase could want: age-appropriate, intelligent, political, super into human rights, blah, blah, and blah! Almost three weeks after the initial headlines, Page Six is reporting that Brad and Huma are still going strong: a witness allegedly spotted the two nuzzling and kissing while picking up bagels early Sunday morning in the Hamptons. Or… were they? Because both Bradley and Huma’s reps deny, deny, deny this scandalous bagel report! They insist that their clients weren’t even in the Hamptons! Well, shit. Either the reps are lying, or the dopplegängers from Us are back to their old tricks!
That fact had me doing a double-take, like, “Really? Seven whole Oscar nominations?“. But that’s the kind of negative-ass attitude that would have Bradley Cooper calling me out, should I be the type of person to be on Bradley Cooper’s radar. Because Bradley Cooper doesn’t have a single minute in a single day to tolerate anyone who would question how the star of such celluloid classics as Wet Hot American Summer and Wedding Crashers might be more than halfway to a dozen Oscar nominations. That’s not me being a hater, but some people out there are haters when it comes to Bradley’s past work and current Oscar nomination calculations, and he’s here to make it clear that they can stuff their opinions into the trash like an old crumpled kernel-filled bag of movie theater popcorn.
Suki Waterhouse is taking us way, way back to 2015 with her upcoming debut album, I Can’t Let Go. Yes, you read that correctly. Suki Waterhouse is making the official transition from model-slash-actress to model-slash-actress-slash-attempted singer. And it feels like she’s doing it with a little help from her former boyfriend Bradley Cooper. Remember when those two were a thing? Suki remembers, and if the lyrics to her debut single are any indication, she refuses to forget the time Bradley Cooper allegedly broke her heart into a million tiny pieces and wiped his shoe on the shards. Suki also added a little fuel to the rumor fire by posting a TikTok about the song while wearing a filter that made her look just a little bit too much like a certain someone with a history of heartbreaking.
After being seen on a walk together last month, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk decided to pump a little more juice into those “They got back together!” rumors by showing up at the premiere of Bradley’s new movie, Nightmare Alley. Well, Bradley spoke to reporters on the red carpet, and he continued to do the kinds of things that would lead you to believe things are a little opposite of platonic for them. And Irina did her fair share by dropping a subtle hint about the nature of their night, just in an Instagram post.
Remember when Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper hit the stage of the 91st annual Academy Awards back in 2019, and gave the kind of over-the-top performance of the Oscar-winning original song “Shallow” that had people nervously wondering how gross and slimy that shared piano bench was after they finally got up from it? It had a lot of people wondering what was going on between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who was with Irina Shayk at the time. Lady Gaga played a little coy and said that it was two people who made a love story, that wanted everyone to believe they were in love. Now, two years later, Bradley Cooper is like, yeah, we were absolutely faking it. In case you didn’t already figure that out….