'Still need each other': Bradley Cooper shares heartwarming reason he still lives with his 64-year-old mother
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Bradley Cooper let his mother move in and live with him for a very touching reason. After his father died, the 'A Star is Born' actor and his mother lived together for a significant portion of his adult life because he feels that they still "need each other."
In order to spend more time with his father Charles Cooper, who had been diagnosed with lung cancer, Cooper relocated to his parents' home and took a break from acting in 2011. He did "everything in his power" to save his father's life and wanted to shower him with love and affection.
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'She’s a cool chick'
Tragically, just five months after the actor moved in, Cooper's father died following a protracted fight with illness back in 2011. His mother, Gloria Campano, who had a close relationship with her significant other, was deeply affected by the death of her husband. Cooper invited his mother to relocate to his Los Angeles home since he and his family have always been very close, as per Unilad.
"Right now, two years after my father’s death, this is where we are. 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. But don’t get me wrong. It’s not without complications. It’s not like I live in a compound and she’s in the guesthouse. No. She’s in the next room," Cooper said in an interview with the LA Times in 2013. He added, "But here’s the thing: 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."
During the rigorous Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, Campano also shared the residence with her son, his daughter Lea, and his two pets. Cooper claimed that he stayed indoors to protect his mother, who had a medical issue that left her particularly susceptible to the illness. The mother and son combo are obviously very close, and it is thought that they still live together.
Cooper has been known to ask Campano out on dates to various red-carpet occasions, and the two of them even went to the Academy Awards together in 2022. Most recently, Campano made funny jabs at her son for wearing a pink t-shirt in a T-mobile Super Bowl commercial in 2023. “Yeah I don’t like the way you look,” she joked while looking at her son’s bright pink T-Mobile employee shirt. “You look like a flamingo.”
“I think I know what I’m, doing,” he declares while trying to sell a cellphone. “I’ve been nominated nine times.” “Yeah but you’ve never won anything,” his mother responds, mentioning his nine Oscar nominations and lack of a victory.
Bradley Cooper has several projects lined up in 2023
Cooper will voice Rocket Raccoon in the 2023 movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'. Moreover, he will appear in, produce, and co-write the Netflix biopic 'Maestro' about Leonard Bernstein. Cooper will also reunite with Lady Gaga by producing 'Joker: Folie à Deux', a sequel to the popular 2019 film 'Joker,' in which Gaga will play Harley Quinn.