Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk's split started amicably but a sticking point over their co-parenting could be seen them locked in a custody battle. When supermodel Shayk, 33, brought her relationship with Oscar-nominated actor Cooper, 44, to a close, it appeared the pair had parted ways on good terms. During the split, the former couple decided to co-parent their two-year-old daughter, Lea De Seine. All had been going well, with Cooper devoting a majority of his time to being with his daughter, after a year in which his filming and promotion of A Star Is Born took its toll on his relationship with Shayk.
A small matter of his 'special friendship' with Lady Gaga didn't help much either but with Shayk jetting off to Europe for modelling assignments, it was working well that Cooper took the helm in the parenting stakes. According to reports in Grazia, tensions are increasing between them about where Lea will be based, which could lead Cooper and Shayk into a bitter custody battle. An East Coast/West Coast divide is happening as Cooper is reportedly insisting that Lea is brought up with him in Los Angeles, while Shayk wants her to stay in New York, where she is based.
A source had told People previously, "Since the award season ended, Bradley spends every day with his family." They also indicated that Cooper had been keeping his distance from Gaga, who is also newly single after her engagement to Christian Carino was called off. There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Gaga and Cooper and what their next move will be but it seems they are in a 'cooling off' period at the moment. The source continued, "It seems Bradley hasn’t spent any time with Lady Gaga. He has been all about his family."Read More