William Bradley "Brad" Pitt was born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Brad Pitt's original lineage goes back to England. Brad Pete's mother, Jane Rita, a high school counselor, and her father, William Alvin Pete, own a car company. Brad Pitt grew up with his siblings (Rug and Julie Neal) in Springfield, Missouri. Where Brad Pitt's family moved after he was born. As Brad Pitt grew older, he worked as a conservative Southern Baptist and sang church hymns.
Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper are close friends, but they have kept their bromance relatively private. In January 2020, Pitt surprised his fans when he credited Cooper for helping him get sober. At the time, the Ad Astra actor also said that he loves Cooper so much.
Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper Talk About Their Relationship Problems
National Enquirer, in its Jan. 3 issue, claimed that Brad Pitt and Cooper are so close to the point that they talk about their relationship problems. And the former allegedly advised the latter to rekindle his relationship with Irina Shayk.
Since Pitt divorced his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie in 2016, he realized how important it is to not just throw relationships away. And he doesn’t want Cooper to follow in his footsteps.
“Brad’s encouraged Bradley to repair the relationship. Given the way his only family imploded and his ongoing court battle with Angie, he thinks Bradley shouldn’t let a good thing get away,” an unnamed source said.
Brad Pitt Encouraged Bradley Cooper To Reconcile With Irina Shayk
The unnamed source added that after Pitt encourage Cooper to reach out to Shayk, he followed his suggestion that’s why the exes have been hanging out again. In fact, Cooper and Shayk were photographed together with their daughter, Lena just weeks ago.
“They looked very lovely, walking arm in arm. It seems they’re back on the road to romance and Brad is the one who steered them there,” an unnamed source said.
While it is true that Pitt and Cooper are close, there’s no proof that the former was the one that encouraged the latter to get back together with Shayk. There’s also no confirmation that Cooper and Shayk are back together and it’s possible that they are just hanging out because they co-parent their daughter.
Pitt and Cooper share similar experiences because they both struggled with their sobriety in the past.
While speaking with The New York Times, Pitt shared why he decided to finally turn his life around.
“I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges. You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself,” he said.
In 2012, Cooper opened up about his addiction and sobriety during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"I don't drink or do drugs at all anymore. Being sober helps a great deal,” he said.
The Silver Linings Playbook actor also shared a harrowing experience at a party that made him decide to get sober.
“I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor...like, 'Hey, look how tough I am!' And I came up, and blood dripped down. And then I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent's Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up,” he said.
Pitt and Cooper have not relapsed in years and they have stayed true to their pact to stay sober forever.
Are Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk back together?
Both Cooper and Shayk say very little about their relationship and where it is today. “My past relationship, it’s something that belongs to me, and it’s private,” Shayk said in March 2021. Still, the pair have been seen with—and without—Lea in tow.
That’s not to say they’re necessarily back together; in 2021, in fact, Shayk was linked to Kanye West, whose ex, Kim Kardashian West, filed for divorce in February. The two had known each other for years; in 2010, Shayk appeared in West’s video for “POWER.”
In June 2021, a source said Cooper was OK with whatever Shayk wanted to do dating-wise. “Bradley and Irina are not just on good terms as co-parents; they’re also close as friends and share personal things with each other,” the source told Us Weekly.
After being photographed together at West’s June 2021 b-day bash, Shayk and West had seemingly fizzled out by August, but it wasn’t too ugly of a breakup. “It was never a serious thing that took off,” an insider explained that month. “They remain friendly.”
As 2021 drew to a close, Cooper and Shayk were spotted together more frequently. The pair was caught walking arm-in-arm in New York City—without their daughter—in mid-November, and several days later, they were seen with Lea—and Anne Hathaway and her family—over Thanksgiving weekend. And in a move that surprised everyone, in December 2021, Shayk was seen at the premiere of Nightmare Alley–with Cooper, who said it was “very special” to have her there. Just how special? Looks like we’ll have to wait and see to find out.