- Bradley Cooper is a “hands-on” dad who doesn’t use a nanny, his ex Irina Shayk told Highsnoboiety.
- The co-parents to four-year-old Lea are “very strict,” Shayk said, requiring pleases and thank-yous.
- Shayk said her humble Russian upbringing influences her parenting style.
Bradley Cooper is a “full-on, hands-on dad” who, along with his ex Irina Shayk, doesn’t use a nanny to help care for their daughter, the model told Highsnobiety in a cover interview.
The 46-year-old actor-director and 35-year-old model started dating in 2015, and had their daughter, Lea, in 2017 before splitting in 2019. But the pair, who live close to each other in Manhattan’s West Village, maintain a good relationship and align on their all-in parenting styles, Highsnobiety reported.
“Lea went on holiday with him for almost two weeks — I didn’t call them once,” Shayk said.
The model, who was raised in a small Russian town by her schoolteacher mom after her coal miner dad died, told the magazine both she and Cooper are “very strict.”
“When she finishes eating, she gets up from the table, takes her plate, says ‘thank you.’ Without ‘please’ or ‘thank you’ she’s not getting anything,” Shayk said. “It’s hard, because she has so many toys. I had one doll, and I still have this doll.”
“And I always explain, ‘Look, this is my doll. I had only one.’ Or sometimes, ‘You have this candy. I used to have candy only for Christmas.'”