Bradley Cooper And Irina Shayk's Romantic Relationship Might Be Back On

While Bradley Cooper likes to be as private as possible about his personal life, his ex Irina Shayk did offer some words about their break-up in an interview with British Vogue back in January, soon after it was announced that they had split. "Two great people don't have to make a good couple. I think we've been very lucky to experience what we had with each other. Life without B [Cooper] is new ground," she said rather bluntly, while also suggesting that she was more than ready to move on from their relationship. While Cooper was spotted hanging out at the beach with fellow Hollywood star Jennifer Garner in August 2020, sources suggested that they are nothing more than very good friends and industry peers, per Newsweek. In other words, it seems like Cooper was just looking to hang out with someone and not date.

With that said, Shayk was linked to none other than Kanye West for a moment of time after his separation from Kim Kardashian. But now that romance has fizzled out, according to People, it seems like Shayk is looking to start things over with Cooper. Could it be that she has a plan "B" in mind? Maybe, as the couple was spotted looking rather cozy with one another in New York City in early November and then again with their 4-year-old daughter, Lea.

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk might be considering a do-over

According to the Daily Mail, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk looked like they were inching closer to being a couple again while spending time with their 4-year-old daughter, Lea. The couple was joined by their celebrity friends, Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman. Both looked like they were enjoying each other's company while also holding hands and playfully swinging their daughter while walking side by side. 

As many of their fans can recall, Cooper and Shayk first began dating in 2015 but pulled the plug on their relationship in early 2021. And while a lot of their fans can't help but wonder what their relationship status is now, one source close to the situation offered, "They are a very close family. But they are not officially back together." 

In other words, it sounds like Cooper and Shayk may just be setting a new standard when it comes to co-parenting in Hollywood by putting their daughter and their family's interests first. Talk about model behavior, right?

Bradley Cooper should probably steer clear of Lady Gaga

In the event Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are willing to give their love a second chance, perhaps it's best if Cooper stays far, far away from his former "A Star Is Born" co-star, Lady Gaga. While there is no concrete proof, it's often been rumored that Gaga might have had just a little something to do with Cooper and Shayk calling it quits in the first place.

As you may recall, Cooper first sounded celeb couple alarm bells on August 31, 2018, when he confessed in a press conference at the Venice Film Festival to being in love with Gaga's face. "I didn't know you were Italian. I remember when we first met, after 10 minutes we were eating homemade food that she cooked — I love to eat — and that was actually a huge bond that we both came from East Coast Italian-American families. So we had a real synchronicity on that level from our upbringing," he gushed, per Page Six

Cooper continued to dig his grave in the court of public opinion at the 2019 Oscars when he and Gaga served up a passionate and sensual performance of "Shallow," which left much of the audience wondering if the pair could just get a room already. Still, Cooper and Gaga were adamant that the relationship they shared was strictly business. "Yes, people saw love and—guess what—that's what we wanted you to see," Gaga famously told host Jimmy Kimmel during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" 

Irina Shayk is a tough nut to crack

Only time will tell whether or not Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are willing to give it another go but if we know Shayk like we think we know Shayk, Cooper's got some serious work to do. 

"I'm a tough person. I have a strong personality and I definitely know what I want, and I think some men are scared of that," Shayk confessed to British Vogue in January. "If somebody's out of my life, they're out of my life and I really cut all the ties, you know? I think some people are really scared of this coldness," she continued. Fortunately, it doesn't appear Shayk has closed the door on love entirely. "If the universe sends me the right person, I will think about it." Perhaps Cooper could be the right person? As Natasha Bedingfield famously waxed poetic in the opening sequence of MTV's "The Hills," the rest is still unwritten...