Is Irina Shayk Dating Again After Bradley Cooper Split?

When Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper reportedly split back in June, there was some question about whether the longtime lovebirds would take their time moving on. While the American Sniper actor focused on his career, the fashion model kept busy by gracing magazine covers for publications like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.

But now, Shayk has reportedly opened up about her love life and personal plans for the future. So, is Irina Shayk dating again after her break up with Bradley Cooper?

Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper
Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper | Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage

Shayk is reportedly taking her time

A source told E! News on July 23 that the model wants to take some personal time following the collapse of her four-year romance with Cooper, with whom she shares a daughter, Lea de Seine.

“Irina isn’t dating anyone at the moment,” the source told the outlet. “She’s focused on her daughter and spending time with her. She would like to meet someone in the future, but it’s not a priority at the moment.”

For now, she’s focused on her well-being and her daughter. “She just got out of a long-term relationship and wants to take time to heal,” the source said.

Why Shayk and Cooper broke up

On the outside looking in, it seemed that Shayk and Cooper were perfect together. They looked absolutely smitten with each other at red carpet events, and they’d had a trove of sweet moments online. However, a source told PageSix in June that, behind closed doors, the couple had been having some issues.

“Because of their daughter, they keep trying,” an insider said of the couple, adding, “Things are not good. Neither one is happy. The relationship is hanging by a thread.” 

A source made similar comments to the outlet in October 2018. “They are miserable together. They have been for months. He doesn’t drink and is into spirituality. She wants to go out,” the insider explained.

Fans have also suggested Lady Gaga is to blame

Some people believe that Cooper’s A Star Is Born co-star, Lady Gaga, is the reason he and Shayk broke up. When they performed their hit song “Shallow” during the Academy Awards back in February, fans believed that the two had some serious chemistry going on. However, the “Bad Romance” singer pushed back on the speculation.

“Yes, people saw love and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see…When you’re singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel,” Gaga shared.

The stars are pretty private, though. So you might not want to wait around for a response to the speculation. “Because my work requires me to be out there, I just decided my personal life will be quiet. That’s why it’s called ‘personal,’ because it’s something for you and your family, and I feel happy with it,” Shayk told Glamour UK in February 2019.

Cooper once told Howard Stern: “I just don’t talk about certain things.”

They reportedly want to have a healthy co-parenting relationship

So, their romantic relationship might not have worked out, but the two reportedly are keeping things cordial for their daughter’s sake. Shayk and Cooper will split custody of Lea, and they’ll both live in New York City for her. According to E! News, they prioritized having a plan for Lea amid their split.

“Irina’s number one priority is their daughter,” a source close to the couple told People in June. “She is such a hands-on mom. She takes her to the park, to classes, to playdates, and just adores her.”

Cooper is on the same page. “For Lea’s sake, they keep spending time together as a family,” a second source said. “Bradley is a great dad. He has always been very involved with his daughter.”

Ahh. Take notes, folks. That’s how it’s done.