Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper, 47, spoke openly about his addiction to illegal substances, specifically cocaine. The former lover of model Irina Shayk admitted on the Wondery SmartLess podcast that he experienced depression in the early 2000s after he was not hired to shoot the new season of the Spy series ‘Alias’. This upset Cooper so much that he became addicted to drugs and alcohol.
“I was so lost that I started using cocaine. And I tore my Achilles tendon right after leaving the film,” Bradley said.
Losing the role lowered his self-esteem so much that he felt like a high school student again.
“I couldn’t get into any club; not a single girl wanted to look at me,” the actor recalls.
Real fame came to him in 2009 when he played one of the leading roles in the comedy The Hangover. After that, his career took off. Cooper has been nominated for nine Oscars for his work in My Boyfriend Is a Crazy, American Hustle, A Star Is Born, The Sniper, The Joker, and Nightmare Alley.
The actor admitted that he is very happy to be a father. Cooper has a 5-year-old daughter, Leah, who was born by Irina Shayk.
“Everything in the world has been eclipsed or painted in bright colours by the fact that I am the father of a wonderful girl … It happens that something wonderful happens, some kind of breakthrough in a career, a good script, success on the set … But when you have a child, you experience the same emotions 40 times a day – that’s what level of happiness it is, says Cooper.
Bradley often picks up his daughter from kindergarten and the ballet studio Leia attends. In addition, she and Irina appear together at all children’s parties, birthdays of the girl’s friends and other small celebrations.
After parting, neither Cooper nor Shayk did not start a new serious relationship. However, Irina was credited with an affair with ex-husband of Kim Kardashian, Kanye West. Last June, Western tabloids broke into sensational news: the rapper was dating a Russian supermodel. The paparazzi photographed the couple together on the Cote d’Azur. However, after a couple of months, there were rumours about their separation. The musician’s entourage said that Irina and Kanye had been dating for about five months, and too busy work schedules allegedly ruined their feelings.