The weird relationship Bradley Cooper has with his mom
Bradley Cooper has a very close, very strange relationship with his mom, Gloria Campano. You've probably seen the petite blonde cutie on his arm, because, well, they're always together. Always.
They still live together
When Bradley Cooper's father passed away in 2011, he moved in with his mother. He told Details, "She's a cool chick. We can hang. And she can roll with the punches. If that wasn't the case, there's no way…My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other. So here we are." He added, "It's not like I live in a compound and she's in the guesthouse. No, she's in the next room."The truth behind the Taylor Swift groping scandal
She's his date to everything
Even when Cooper is dating a fellow A-lister (or a D-lister, in the case of ex Suki Waterhouse), he often takes Campano as his date to red carpet events. That has to sting for his girlfriends, especially the ones who can use some good publicity. Also, can you really joke around as openly with your pals when your mom is around? Considering she was his date to post-Golden Globes bashes this year, we're guessing he had to bite his tongue a bit.
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Cooper confessed that his mom actually served as a consultant on Joy (2015). "She actually was a consultant for David [O. Russel] on the movie when he was conceiving it because she's a huge disciple of QVC," he chuckled to Seth Meyers. While he was mostly kidding, it has to be exhausting having a helicopter parent who won't even leave you alone when you're working.
She meets his girlfriends way too soon
Because Cooper lives with her, Campano often meets his girlfriends very soon after they start dating. Campano was spotted walking Cooper's dog with Shayk mere months after the pair were first spotted making out. Most couples take a much slower approach to meeting the parents.Kylie Jenner feels 'horrible' about dating life
He has PDA in front of her
Cooper and Irina Shayk made out in full view of Campano during a Labor Day beach vacation. Can you say "awkward?" Considering Cooper said she's literally "in the next room," chances are it isn't the only unsettling activity she's witnessed her son doing.
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"Since the death of his dad in 2011, Bradley is so close to Gloria," a source told Grazia magazine of Cooper's relationship with his mom. "[The living situation] wasn't easy, especially on Renée Zellweger, who was his girlfriend at the time, and they actually split up a few months later. [Irina] lets her be in charge and that keeps the peace. Plus, it's not like they're going to be living in some cramped apartment. Bradley is looking at massive places in Central Park West in Manhattan to make sure they all have their own space."
Star reports that the mama's boy is just as dependent on Campano as she is on him. "She cooks, does his laundry—everything. She means well, but she's glued to Bradley and is very protective. He refuses to bring women to the house. Ultimately, until Gloria moves out, it will be hard for Bradley to get serious with anyone." If he's that insistent on staying with Mama Bear, maybe he can just get her a neighboring apartment instead of having her wash and fold his undies onsite.
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An insider revealed to Grazia that Campano and Cooper are attached at the hip—sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively. When they're apart, the source says, "He phones her multiple times every day." It's not enough, though, the source insists, adding, "He would much rather have her under the same roof." It's unclear why Cooper won't share his mom's living situation with his big sister Holly (seen here) to avoid cramping his own style constantly. Somewhere, Sigmund Freud rolls in his grave.