Irina Shayk has no comment, thank you very much. Nothing to say about Bradley Cooper. Certainly nothing about a Ms. Gaga. And nothing the world needs to know about her daughter, Lea de Seine. In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Irina Shayk didn’t even open up about not opening up, and it’s … kind of powerful. Neither Shayk nor Cooper has confirmed their split, and at this point maybe they never will. “Irina didn’t comment on her personal life before, nor will she ‘address recent developments’ now,” a modeling agent told Bazaar. It’s the perfect setting: a cover story, getting the first word, and Bradley Cooper is notoriously afraid of the press, so he certainly won’t be following up with a personal essay in GQ. Even before the breakup, she was tight-lipped about Cooper, refusing to speak on the “Shallow” performance that almost ignited the Dolby Theatre during the 2019 Oscars. (She did give it a standing ovation at the time, Bazaar points out.) Irina Shayk’s refusal to even hint about her relationship in interviews is like a mirror-world version of the Star Is Born press tour, where Cooper couldn’t stop talking about Lady Gaga. Shayk finally did reveal one thing about her personal life, answering a question that has been burning a hole in our minds for years. You know her daughter, Lea de Seine? Well, “the second part is the Seine, like the river in Paris.” Thank you, Irina Shayk, for clearing that up.
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