Irina Shayk has spoken for the first time about her separation from Bradley Cooper in an honest interview about the failure of her relationship with the Hollywood actor. In a dazzling production for the UK edition of Vogue, the Russian model, 34, confessed that she felt in a “new ground “ after the breakup and adjusting to life as a single mother sometimes makes her feel like she is “crumbling”.
The couple announced the end of their relationship last June after four years together, and they share custody of their two-year-old daughter Lea de Siene.
“I believe that in all good relationships you bring the best and the worst, it is just the nature of a human being. Two great people don’t have to make a good match. I think we were very lucky to experience what we had with each other“said the top model when asked about her past with the Oscar nominee.
“My life without B is totally unknown terrain“Shayk acknowledged.
On her recent role as a single mother, she added: “It is difficult to find a balance between being a single mother and being a worker and provider. Trust me, there are days when I wake up and think, “My God, I don’t know what to do, I’m falling apart.”
During her interview with the publication, the runway favorite also talked about her reserve of steel when it comes to facing love failures. “I have a strong personality and I definitely know what I want, and I think some men are afraid of that.“, He said. “If someone is out of my life, he’s out of my life and I really cut all ties, you know?
“I think some people are really scared of this coldness. I also think that not many people know that underneath this there is a nice and sweet person who cries in interviews”, He added.
Irina and the 45-year-old Hollywood actor surprised fans when they announced that their relationship had come to an end. The news came amid rumors of a possible romance between the actor and Lady Gaga. Speculation increased after the presentation of the protagonists of A Star Is Born at the Oscars in 2019.
A source close to the couple told People at the time: “Bradley was emotionally absent during the long filming of ‘A Star Is Born’. They tried to save the relationship, but it had changed. ”
The former couple met again at the end of last August for just a few minutes and to exchange their daughter, in what was their first summer apart. It was at the Ibiza airport, where the Russian model spent a few days on vacation and where the American actor traveled.
According to the images that portrayed the moment, the model and the actor barely spoke. Shayk handed Lea to Cooper, who walked with her in his arms to his private plane to travel back to Los Angeles while the mannequin headed towards his own jet to Milan to show at the fashion week in that city .
On his five-year history with current Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, he doesn’t have the best memories. Some time ago, during a forceful interview, the model confessed why the player did not fulfill his expectations as a couple: “I want a faithful, honest man, a gentleman who knows how to respect women. I don’t believe in men who make us fall down and feel unhappy, because that’s not for men but for children. I thought I had found that ideal man … but no.
“I think a woman feels ugly when she has the wrong man by her side. I felt ugly and insecure “, was the strong statement of the model about how she felt with the then Real Madrid footballer.