Why Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Became So Unhappy Together Before Their Breakup

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk
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A better picture is starting to emerge in the tabloids of why Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk's four-year relationship has come to an end. Page Six, E!, and Us Weekly initially reported the two had been unhappy for some time together but had been staying together for the sake of their two-year-old daughter. Entertainment Tonight got details today about just why they became so unhappy. It turns out Shayk wanted more from Cooper and got tired of waiting for him to commit.

"Irina truly had high hopes for their future together and felt once the baby was born they would find the time to marry but that never came to fruition," a source said. "She wanted more from Bradley in every way. But she was unhappy and felt he spent too much time working."

It was Shayk who decided to end it: "Recently, Irina decided enough is enough," the source said. "She didn't feel she was getting the level of commitment she wanted and the endless fighting made their life unbearable. They are very different people and once they realized it was the baby that was holding them together, it was time to call it quits."

Those around them had really hoped the months after Cooper's award season campaign for A Star Is Born ended would be enough to save Shayk and Cooper's relationship. But things didn't get better, the source said: "Those closest to them had high hopes that when Bradley completed promoting A Star is Born, they would find time to work out their differences, but things only got worse. Some of their friends feel they never truly got a chance to know each other outside of being a family, and it was just all too much too fast."

A source told Entertainment Tonight previously this week that the two contemplated ending their relationship around the time A Star Is Born was released but held out. "It was recommended they delay a split at what seemed to be the peak of his career because the negative attention would take away from the excitement of the release," that source said.


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