I realised I wasn't going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me.
A year ago, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk's lives changed forever—and so the vow of silence began.
Today the couple are celebrating daughter Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper's first birthday, and the spotlight-averse family will likely be marking the occasion as far away from prying eyes as possible.
A year in and they've shared no photos of their little girl, Shayk's Instagram account has remained boyfriend-and-baby-free and Cooper has been almost entirely MIA since the release of Stern has seemingly never been able to understand why famous guys like Cooper and Leonardo Di Caprio have never been into parading the women in their lives around on the red carpet."You're right, it's so great to take someone you're with to a place where a hundred people are going to photograph you every step you make and ask you tons of questions, and then rip it apart the next day. When Stern protested that he walking with his wife on the red carpet, Cooper added, "If I was married it's a different thing." (He and Shayk ultimately made their red carpet debut as a couple at the L'Oreal Red Obsession Party in March 2016 after about a year of dating.)Meanwhile, he's as good as married these days, but he's been busy with his baby—"I'm just going to let you know, you have a baby," Ellen offered, at which he good-naturedly feigned surprise.
The couple were also among the stars who came out for Sean Penn's book party at Giorgio Baldi on March 2, joining guests including Laura Dern, Eddie Vedder and Brad Pitt."They have date nights and spend romantic time together," a source told E! In 2013 Cooper called fatherhood the "next big step" in his life, having seen how much joy fatherhood brought to his own dad, who passed away in 2011.
"I'm sorry my father won't be around to see his grandchildren, but he knows fatherhood was something I was looking forward to," the actor told in 2016 while modeling Pronovias wedding gowns, before it was revealed that she was indeed expecting.
After Eastwood directed Cooper in his Oscar-nominated turn in Cooper will have to make the promotional rounds for the musical drama sooner rather than later—it's due in theaters Oct.
"I know you don't want to talk about the baby," De Generes told him."I was lucky to be born into a very close-knit family...