Cooper and Zellweger first worked together in 2006 on the eerie suspense film Case 39. Three years later, just after Cooper’s breakthrough triumph with The Hangover, the film finally made its debut. The two probably reconnected while doing the press rounds and started dating during Cooper’s rise to fame.
Although they were never open about their relationship, the two were frequently photographed by paparazzi engaging in couple-like activities (home searching, visiting parents, vacationing). But when questioned in 2010 about dating Renée, Bradley told Details magazine, “I just can’t.”
But in his official capacity, he had no issue gushing about her. “I have so much to say about her. I simply adore her. I [was] happy to be at work, “He made this statement to Entertainment Tonight when discussing his former co-star. “I adore performing with her. She is a wealth of knowledge for me.”
Renée expressed her own sentiments to the site, saying, “He is a fantastic performer. I couldn’t believe I was going to go to work with him and I just got so happy.”
Why We Fell for Them: You probably forgot Cooper and Zellweger even dated because of how understated they were. However, that did not imply that they had lost their dedication.
They were so committed to each other that they bought a home in Los Angeles together, engagement rumours abounded on the internet, and Gloria, Renée and Bradley’s mom, were essentially best friends. Following the passing of Cooper’s father, Zellweger even skipped the 2011 Golden Globes to be with Cooper and his family in Pennsylvania.
When They Peaked: Cooper and Zellweger are the only couple who can still be at their best ten years after splitting up. When the supporting ex-couples got back together at the 2020 Oscars, all eyes were on them. It appeared as though no time had gone between them as they got into their seats before the award event.
The Split: After dating for two years, Cooper and Zellweger called it quits in 2011. A dissolution announcement wasn’t necessary as they hadn’t made their relationship known to the world. However, others claim that Bradley’s professional aspirations were the reason for their breakup.
Then, a source told Us Weekly, “If I had to pick any potential mistress, it would be Brad’s profession.” “He put a lot of effort into being a leading man. Renée was forced to be secondary.” Renée took some time off to be a great girlfriend and determine if this is what it takes to maintain a relationship, they said, “She’s completed a lot of her professional goals.”
Where They Are Now: After his relationship with Zellweger ended, Cooper had brief relationships with Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Lopez, and Zoe Saldaa before deciding to be married to supermodel Irina Shayk. The couple wed and had a daughter, Lea De Seine, 5, together, but their marriage was short-lived. In 2019, they made divorce papers.
Bradley is currently thought to be dating Huma Abedin, a former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton.
The actor has prospered on the career front. Cooper went on to star in critically acclaimed and financially successful films like American Hustle, A Star Is Born, and Serena. He has also done voice acting in Marvel’s Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder as Rocket.