From Oscar Nominee to Baby Daddy: Bradley Cooper and Girlfriend Irina Shayk Welcome Their First Child

Bradley Cooper, the devastatingly handsome leading actor of The Hangover Trilogy fame has recently joined an exclusive roster of chiseled jawlines: PEOPLE Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive Dads’ Club.  Gracing the cover himself in 2011, Cooper is now in the company of men like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, British footballer and abs model David Beckham, and Australian heartthrob Chris Hemsworth.  

With Cooper’s love life fodder for tabloid drama since his two-month engagement (and resulting five-month marriage) to actress Jennifer Esposito ended in divorce, he has been romantically linked to Renée Zellweger, Zoe Saldana, and most recently, Suki Waterhouse.

In the month following his split from Waterhouse, Cooper reportedly began his relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk, who is 11 years his junior.  The couple chose to forego a lengthy long-distance romance as Cooper abandoned his $8.9 million Tribeca real estate search and moved into her West Village apartment only seven months after they began dating. 

The couple, despite being settled down and very serious never released a statement confirming or denying the pregnancy rumors, which reached a peak after Irina walked the Victoria’s Secret runway in 2016.

Baby Bump or Barely There?

Irina kept fans guessing as she traded in the sheer lingerie favored by her peers backstage for a looser fitting black and white negligee.

In line with their desire for privacy, despite packing on the PDA in major cities across the globe throughout the course of their whirlwind one-and-a-half-year romance, Irina gave birth to their “Mini-Cooper” nearly two weeks ago without the usual tabloid buzz that surrounds celebrity births. This will be the first child for both Cooper and Shayk, a baby girl, with her name honoring both of her parents: Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper.  

With baby Lea just entering the world, the Cooper family isn’t going to be little for long, with a source close to the couple claiming: 

"Bradley and Irina love each other so much and this is not gonna be the only kid—there will be a few more after this one. Both families are very happy."

Congratulations to the famously private and famously beautiful couple on merging their genetics to create an objectively-gorgeous-super-baby!