Generally men who live with their mothers past the age of, say, 25 max (we are in a recession, after all) are bad news bears. That’s why Bradley Cooper – arguably rather well-to-do at this point in his career – is a bit of a conundrum. He recently admitted that he’s been living with his mother for the past two years, since his father passed away from cancer.
DETAILS: It’s probably not something you’re planning right now, particularly since your mother is living with you at the moment. How’s that working out, by the way?
Bradley Cooper: The best way I can answer that is to say we’re surviving. Both of us. Let’s face it: It’s probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It’s life. And 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. 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.
Good on Bradley for having a good relationship with his mother – moms are important people in our lives and there’s no reason to grow apart just because you’re an adult. Is there anything not to like about Bradley Cooper? We’re trying to find something.