Wednesday 26 June 2019

Why Irina Shayk refuses to speak publicly about long-term boyfriend Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper (R) and his partner Russian model Irina Shayk arrive for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 6, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)
Bradley Cooper (R) and his partner Russian model Irina Shayk arrive for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 6, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)
Irina Shayk attends the Kooples Xmas Dinner at Apicius Restaurant on December 12, 2018 in Paris, France (Photo by Anthony Ghnassia/Getty ImagesFor The Kooples)
Irina Shayk seen on the streets of Manhattan on January 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper at the 76th Golden Globe Awards. Picture: REUTERS/Mike Blake
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for National Board of Review)
Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attend the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Irina Shayk is Glamour UK’s digital cover star (Glamour UK)

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Irina Shayk made a “choice” to keep her private life out of the spotlight.

The 33-year-old Russian supermodel and her husband Bradley Cooper - who have 22-month-old daughter Lea De Seine together - don’t share much of their personal lives with the world, and Irina has said that choice was made because she’s already in the public eye so much in her career, so wanted to keep something for herself.

Speaking to the February digital edition of Glamour UK, she said: "I have a lot of friends who share a lot of their personal life on Instagram or social media, very publicly. I admire it and I think it's great - but I think it's all about personal choice. Because my work requires me to be out there, I just decided my personal life will be quiet. That's why it's called personal, because it's something for you and your family and I feel happy with it.”

Although neither Irina or her ‘A Star Is Born’ star partner are overly open about their family life, they have spoken about it on occasion, with Bradley recently saying his daughter reminds him of his late father, who passed away in 2011.

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for National Board of Review)
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for National Board of Review)

He said: "[Having a family has] changed everything. Our daughter, she's incredible. And I see my father in her quite often.

"I can't believe I'm gonna admit this, but I had moments when ... I was in the room with her, I would say, 'Dad?' There are some moments where she looks just like my father. I watch too many movies.”

Whilst Irina revealed last month that motherhood is one of the "greatest things in the world", as she says it changed her life for the "better".

She said: "I always say that being a mom is one of the greatest things in the world. I don't think it's changed my life. It did change in a way to make me better. Family is the most important thing in the world."

Irina Shayk is Glamour UK’s digital cover star (Glamour UK)
Irina Shayk is Glamour UK’s digital cover star (Glamour UK)

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