If we were to give awards to couples for keeping their relationship super private, there is no question that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk would take home the gold. Which is why when Cooper thanked Shayk in his acceptance speech for Best Original Music at this year’s BAFTAs, it was the equivalent of other celeb couples baring their souls. Because, let's be honest, Bradley Cooper's quotes about Irina Shayk are few and far between. So, when he does say something, you know it comes from the heart.
If you aren't caught up to speed on these two — and who could blame you, considering how intensely private they are — here's a little background on their love story. According to Page Six, rumors that the two had begun dating started in April 2015. At the time, the couple were reportedly just “hanging out” and keeping things “friendly.” By August of that year, they were spotted making out in the Amalfi coast, and a month later things appeared to be getting pretty serious when US Weekly reported that Shayk met Cooper’s mother. In March 2016, the couple finally made their red carpet debut at the L'Oreal Red Obsession Party in Paris during Paris Fashion Week. And in March 2017, they welcomed their daughter, Lea de Seine. While the couple continued to stay tight-lipped about their relationship and new family, sources at the time told E! News that Shayk was "in bliss" and that Cooper was “just in love" with their new daughter. Sources also told E! that the couple wanted more kids and that, while marriage is definitely in the cards for these two, no one is exactly rushing down the aisle. Looks like we're just going to have to take the sources at their word, because Cooper and Shayk still aren’t talking. Which, again, is why whenever Cooper ever does give us a glimpse of their relationship, it really is powerful. So, here is everything Cooper has said about his relationship.