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E! has gotten more insight into what is going on between Bradley Cooper and his girlfriend Irina Shayk days after Page Six first reported their relationship is allegedly “hanging by a thread.” E! was told by a source that the two are unsure whether they should stay together.
“Things get a little bit better but then they find themselves back in the same place of questioning whether being a couple is what’s best,” a source told E!. “They want to stay together for their daughter [Lea de Seine, who was born in 2017], but neither of them are very happy.”
The two have taken some space from each other. “They’ve spent time apart to test the waters and see if they are better off,” E!’s source said. “They have a lot invested and it’s very difficult to completely walk away from. They are trying out different arrangements and trying to find their way. They love their little girl dearly and that’s not going to change no matter what.”
In fact, Lea is the reason they haven’t split already. “They have a lot of history and their precious daughter keeping them together for now.”
E!’s report comes after Page Six was told by a source that Cooper and Shayk are really struggling. The two have been together since 2015.
“Because of their daughter, they keep trying,” Page Six’s source said, similar to E!’s. “Things are not good. Neither one is happy. The relationship is hanging by a thread.”
Page Six has reported that Cooper and Shayk were having trouble before, back in October 2018. A source said then, “They are miserable together. They have been for months. He doesn’t drink and is into spirituality. She wants to go out.”
Reports about Cooper and Shayk have been pretty limited, especially since Cooper has been relatively out of the spotlight since his award show run for A Star Is Born has ended.
People reported in April though that he has really been prioritizing his family, and things between him and Shayk were good. “Since the awards season ended, Bradley spends every day with his family,” the outlet’s source said. “Most days, Bradley and Irina take Lea out for activities together. Sometimes they just stroll on the beach. Bradley and Irina seem great.”
Shayk has spoken about why she keeps their relationship private. In an interview with Glamour UK back in February, the model said that “I have a lot of friends who share a lot of their personal life on Instagram or social media, very publicly. I admire it and I think it’s great–but I think it’s all about personal choice. 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.”