Huma Abedin ‘Respects’ Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk Friendship

Making it work! Bradley CooperExclude Irina Shayk have maintained a close relationship since their split — and Huma Abedin isn’t bothered, an insider exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“Bradley and Irina want to keep going on vacations as a family,” the source says of the A Star Is BornDirector, 47, and the supermodel 36, who share daughter Lea De Seine 5. “And Huma respects that.”

July Us confirmed that Cooper and the political staffer, also 47, have been “dating for a few months now.” An insider noted at the time that the duo were introduced by VogueEditor Anna WintourBefore the Met Gala, which took places in May. Both Cooper and Abedin were in attendance at the event, but they didn’t walk the red carpet together.

“They have a lot in common and their friends are very excited to see where this relationship goes,” the source added.

The American SniperStar previously dated Shayk, from 2015 to 2019. They have remained coparents to Lea since their split.

“Bradley and Irina have always had the upmost respect for each other,” the first insider tells Us. “They were always better friends than lovers. Seeing each other as parents has made their respect and love for each other grow even more.”


Huma Abedin and Bradley Cooper with Irina Shayk
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The former was last year Sports Illustrated cover girl gave a rare update on where things stand with her ex, noting that she doesn’t think “coparenting” is the right word to describe the state of their relationship.

“I never understood the term coparenting,” she told ElleMarch 2021. “When I’m with my daughter, I’m 100 percent a mother, and when she’s with her dad, he’s 100 percent her dad. Coparenting is parenting.”

Abedin shares Jordan, 10, with her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. The 58-year-old former congressman made headlines in 2011 after he was accused for sending photos and sexual messages to multiple women. She initially supported her ex-congressional colleague, but later split with Weiner after he admitted to sexting.

“After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,” the Both/AndThe author said UsAugust 2016 statement. “Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.”

For more on Abedin and Cooper’s relationship, watch the video above and pick up the new issue of Us WeeklyOn stands now.