Now that Bradley Cooper is a single father, his life has certainly changed in more ways than one. He no longer has Irina Shayk by his side, but he does have their adorable daughter Lea to call as his number one lady in his life. Thankfully, the exes have remained good friends and are co-parenting their baby girl together.
Read on to find out 10 things that we’ve learned about Bradley Cooper ever since he became a single dad. And by the looks of it, he’s doing a mighty fine job.
10 Disney Days With Dad
A couple of years ago, it would have been almost impossible to spot Bradley Cooper at Disneyland. Now, it’s just as normal as seeing Mickey Mouse in person! Bradley is the kind of dad who likes to make memories with his daughter Lea at theme parks.
And yes, he looks like he’s enjoying himself while riding the attractions. He even looks like just another typical dad who thinks that the snacks at Disney are overpriced. See, Bradley really is like one of us, you guys. He doesn’t like paying for those photo passes, either!
9 No Social Media
Bradley Cooper might be one of the most recognizable Hollywood stars in the world, but if there’s one thing that he doesn’t do, it’s social media. As a matter of fact, Bradley is just one of a handful of Hollywood stars who refuses to set up their own Twitter or Instagram accounts. That’s just not the way Bradley operates.
He wants to focus on his craft without having the pressure of constantly reaching out to his fans, updating his status, or sharing photos of his family life. He’s never done it in the past and doesn’t plan on doing it in the future, either.
8 Lea Always Comes First
It honestly doesn’t matter what Bradley Cooper is doing, what he plans on doing, or where he plans on going as he’s made one thing very clear: Lea will always come first in his life. He’s even willing to schedule his work around his daughter’s own schedule.
By the time she's ready to go to pre-school, there’s a very good chance that Bradley will spend less time traveling around the world to different film location shoots and more time closer at home. It seems like he wants to be that dad who takes Lea to school every morning and picks her up every afternoon.
7 Beach Days With His Daughter
Just because Bradley Cooper is a very busy man in Hollywood, that doesn’t mean that he can’t take the time off he needs so that he can be with his curly-blonde hair princess. In fact, the big-screen star was spotted not too long ago spending a beach day with Lea.
It’s something that he and Irina loved to do while they were still a couple but now that they are no longer together, Bradley is continuing on this tradition with his baby girl. Bradley Cooper might be an actor that is in huge demand, but he will absolutely shut off his cell phone when he’s with Lea if he needs to.
6 No Custody Deal With Irina
A lot of people were surprised to hear that when Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper pulled the plug on their relationship, they decided not to have a custody agreement between them. They trust one another enough that they will both do what’s right for little Lea.
Irina will give the Hollywood actor as much time as he needs with the little girl, with Bradley doing the same for his baby mama. They're definitely setting the bar really high for other celebrity parents to follow, especially when it comes to co-parenting as two well-behaved and mature adults.
5 His Personal Life Remains Private
Bradley Cooper keeps a lot to himself. While a lot of people are trying to figure out what Bradley is doing now that he’s single and who's dating, Bradley isn’t about to let anyone in on his personal details. In fact, he is probably the first person who would say, “Lady Gaga, who?”
As a parent, Bradley Cooper is the same way. He doesn’t want anyone to know where he is going, what he is doing, or what he plans on doing for that matter. All he wants to do is focus on being the best dad he can be.
4 He Doesn’t Kiss And Tell
While the world is still trying to figure out what the heck went on between Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk, he’s not the kind of person who likes to kiss and tell. As a matter of fact, both Bradley and Irina have been suspiciously quiet about their break up. And in all honesty, that’s a good thing as the two of them are doing what’s best for their daughter Lea.
They don’t want to air out any of their dirty laundry, knowing how it might easily end up on the gossip blogs and front covers of all the supermarket tabloid magazine.
3 He’s Not Into Hollywood Playdates
There was some media speculation that Bradley Cooper and his daughter Lea were spotted having a fun-filled day at Disney with none other than Angelina Jolie and her kids. Well, those rumors turned out to be untrue. But does that surprise us? Not at all. That’s because Bradley isn’t the kind of guy who's into Hollywood playdates.
While he surely does love to spend time with his daughter, don’t expect him to be hanging out at a Los Angeles park with other A-listers. He wants Lea to have a childhood that is as normal as possible and as much out of the spotlight, too.
2 He Still Refuses To Talk About Parenthood
Bradley Cooper wants you to know that there is a huge difference between his public persona and his private persona. As someone who is always in the public eye, he knows that there are going to be questions about some of the things he does behind closed doors. But Bradley refuses to talk about it.
He often makes it pretty clear in interviews that while he is willing and ready to talk about his work, he won’t talk about his role as a parent. Some things are just off-limits for him.
1 He’s Still A Working Dad
Bradley Cooper might have his plate full as a single father, but he’s still a working dad. The Hollywood actor has plenty of projects lined up in the pipeline as he's one of the most sought after actors in the entertainment industry. And from what we can tell, Bradley wants to keep it that way.
He might be a star on the big screen but now he’s also a star at home with his daughter Lea. Life doesn’t get any better than that, right?