Suki Waterhouse Seemingly Shades Ex Bradley Cooper On TikTok

Rising star Suki Waterhouse seems to be doing pretty well. She's had success as a model, landing her first campaign at 19. And she's building up quite an acting résumé, appearing in projects like "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," and the forthcoming Jane Austen adaptation "Persuasion" and Amazon series "Daisy Jones and the Six." She's finally kicked her music career into high-gear too, after it being "sort of like a work in progress the last ten years," as she told Us Weekly. And she seems happily ensconced in a romantic relationship with mega-star Robert Pattinson. So, why would she need to throw shade at another famous ex-boyfriend?

Yet that's what people are saying — though the shade is not terribly dark — after Waterhouse posted a now-deleted TikTok video on January 26. The 30-year-old multi-hyphenate was having fun with a filter in TikTok when a commenter mentioned her ex-boyfriend Bradley Cooper. Waterhouse and Cooper dated for two years, from 2013 to 2015, but she called things off because, as a source told E! News at the time, "They both want different things right now." Waterhouse, then 23, wisely knew that she was too young to start a family, as the 17-years-her-senior Cooper wanted. The pair split, and she focused on her acting career instead.

Now she's been dating Pattinson since July 2018, and though they keep their private life private, they seem to be going strong. But if that's the case, why would she be throwing subtle shade at Cooper?

Fans think Bradley Cooper broke Suki Waterhouse's heart

The sound of Suki Waterhouse's new single, released on January 25 from her forthcoming April 2022 album "I Can't Let Go" — was heard in the background of the since-deleted TikTok video she posted on January 26. In said TikTok, via Us Weekly, Waterhouse played around with a filter that showed her in a beard, and posted it with the caption, "Can't believe I let someone who looks like me with this filter break my heart."

As speculation grew in the comments about who broke her heart, and whether the song in the background referred to said breakup, a user commented, "Bradley Cooper besties." Waterhouse reportedly gave it a thumbs up, which is apparently enough for people to think the video — and even the song — is about Waterhouse's relationship with ex Cooper.

Though E! News reported on March 20, 2015, when the two broke up, that Waterhouse wanted to focus on her acting career rather than start a family, other outlets had a different story. Page Six reported 11 days later that Cooper dumped Waterhouse because "she wasn't supportive of his acting career" (emphasis added), particularly his success in "Elephant Man" on Broadway. When Page Six reached out to Waterhouse's agent, they apparently hung up on them, then snapped, "No comment" when they called back. The E! story also said the pair remains friends, which we're choosing to believe. Particularly since Waterhouse now seems blissfully happy with Robert Pattinson. Good for her.