Co-parents Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk may keep their daughter Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper far away from the limelight, but from what we’ve seen, she’s a total daddy’s princess. And why wouldn’t she be? Cooper never fails to shower her with love and is often seen sharing sweet moments with his little one.
Everyone knows Cooper to be an excellent actor, but here’s why he’s an even better father!
1. Daddy’s shoulders are there when she needs
Little Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper never has to worry about walking, because she has daddy’s shoulders to her rescue. Bradley Cooper is quite often seen carrying her on his shoulders as the two stroll the streets, and both seem to be enjoying it!
2. Cooper never compromises on family time
Despite his hectic schedule, Bradley Cooper never fails to make time for his daughter. From trips to Disneyland to errand runs, the Grammy winner never lets go of his daughter’s hand (literally). And he’s completely different when he’s on dad duty, skipping his usual and wearing jeans and sneakers, forever ready to lark around with Lea.
He was recently spotted out and about with Lea and was wearing her pink headband! How adorable is that?
3. Lea is his date to public events
Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper is just three but she’s accompanied her father to black tie events. She sat like a good, obedient baby during the 22nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor as she came to support dad’s friend Dave Chappelle.
4. Lea Shayk Cooper will always feel loved
Bradley Cooper told NPR he always dreamt of having a daughter and starting a family. He reflected on his upbringing and was thankful for the love he was given as a child, and hoped he could do the same for his daughter.
Talking about why he instantly clicked with his A Star Is Born co-star Lady Gaga, Cooper said, “we were very, very loved as children. And when I meet people that have had that similar upbringing, I can just see it in them. And that’s the thing I want my daughter to have — I just always want her to feel loved.”
5. Bradley Cooper’s daughter reminds him of his dad
Bradley shared with Oprah how he saw his late father in his daughter. “I see my father in her quite often,” he said. “I would just say, ‘Dad?’ There are some moments where she looks just like my father.”
The Oscar nominee is following his own father’s footsteps when it comes to parenting, for he remembers how joyous his father felt being around his children.
6. Playdates with other celeb offpsprings
The 45-year-old is helping foster friendship between his daughter and other Hollywood kiddos. Lea has been seen on playdates with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s daughters James and Inez and on family lunches with Cooper’s dear friend Dave Chappelle’s family.
The list about why Bradley Cooper is an amazing father to his youngster could be endless. While he is fiercely protective and remains tight-lipped about Lea and his family life, we know Cooper is loving fatherhood!