In more unlikely news of celebrity couples emerging from this chaotic post-lockdown world, apparently Bradley Cooper – actor, director, Lady Gaga co-star and budding Oscar nominee – is dating Huma Abedin – politically confident, former aide to Hillary Clinton and ex-wife of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.
According page 6Cooper and Abedin have enjoyed an ultra-private romance for the past few months after being set up by vogue‘s Anna Wintour, who, as news to us, played “matchmaker.” The source added that Wintour is apparently “best friends” with Cooper (gagging for more on that friendship) and “adores” Abedin.
“Bradley has been quietly dating Huma for a few months now, they’ve kept it quiet,” the insider shared, adding that the pair attended the Met Gala together in May but walked the red carpet separately. They added the The star is born the actor broke up with his former girlfriend, former Joy star Dianna Agron (also after more on this), before dating Abedin.
For her part, Abedin is currently in the final stages of her divorce proceedings with Anthony Weiner, with whom she shares a 10-year-old son. Weiner, a former congressman from New York, resigned in 2011 after inappropriate messages he sent to young women and girls were leaked on Twitter. In 2017 he pleaded guilty of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl and was subsequently sentenced to 21 months in prison. Abedin filed for divorce from him the same year.
“Bradley is a big step up from Anthony Weiner, to say the least,” the source said. Page 6, adding that Cooper and Abedin share many interests. “They are perfect for each other,” they continued. “They are both in power, politics and human affairs.”
So far, the insider said Abedin had only “told a few friends” that she had a “new man”, but “she didn’t say who it was. She kept it very close to his chest. In a 2021 interview with The cup, she spoke of the shame she felt because of her ex-husband’s actions. “I was heartbroken, dragged, trampled, humiliated. I lived in shame, in shame, for so long,” she said.
“On the one hand, you have this person who makes your life easier. On the other hand, you have this person who does these deeply irresponsible things, and what seemed to me to be very, very selfish things, and brings us down.
Cooper, of course, had previously dated model Irina Shayk, with whom she shares five-year-old daughter Lea for four years.