Jennifer Garner and Bradley Cooper Were Spotted Making Sandcastles With His Daughter

I did not see this on my 2020 bingo card.

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In the category of Things I Never Thought Would Happen But Am Very Thankful They Did, In Fact, Happen: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Garner were spotted making sandcastles on a Malibu beach with his daughter. I'm absolutely losing my mind over this, and can't help but swoon at the idea of two co-stars (hello! Remember Cooper's time on Alias?) making little castles together. TMZ dropped the casual bombshell (with photos (opens in new tab)) of the stars on the beach in Malibu, building the summertime creations with Cooper's daughter he shares (opens in new tab) with ex Irina Shayk, Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper.

While TMZ is thinking this could be a sign of a budding romance, I, a woman with absolutely nothing to do at my parent's house but think about celebrities, also wonder...what could this mean?

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Cooper and Garner in an episode of Alias.

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Cooper hasn't been romantically linked to anyone since his 2019 split from Shayk (opens in new tab), and Garner reportedly ended things with her boyfriend of two years, John Miller, before quarantine started.

"They split up before L.A. went into lockdown," said a source to InTouch Weekly. (opens in new tab) "Jen and John remain on friendly terms, so there's a possibility that they could rekindle their relationship in the future, but right now, it's over."

If anything, this seems like two friends enjoying a beautiful day (without masks?!) on the beach, enjoying each other's company. In the past the pair have been vocal about their friendship, in November 2018, Garner talked about how she was one of Cooper's (opens in new tab) first friends in Hollywood when she honored him at the American Cinematheque Awards.

"I took him home and made him dinner… I'm still making him dinner," she said. Uh, friendship goals, anyone?

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