It’s been more than two years since Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk announced their separation after more than four years together and the birth of their only daughter, Lea de Seine. But over the weekend the exes, who share custody of their 4-year-old, sparked rumours there could be a romantic reconciliation on the horizon.
Though it’s not uncommon to see the actor and model out and about together with their toddler, on Sunday in New York, the pair were spotted walking not only solo, but arm in arm around the city. In photos taken by paparazzi, Cooper is seen smiling as he holds Shayk, who was wearing both a face mask and sunglasses hiding her expression, while protecting herself from the falling temperatures in an oversized black coat. The 35-year-old kept her look casual, pulling her hair back into a tight bun and wearing sneakers on her feet.
Though the hint at PDA could be nothing more than a show of how far the pair have come since their split in 2019, neither party has been linked to anyone else romantically recently, bar Shayk’s alleged short-lived fling with Kanye West earlier this year (which, notably, reportedly annoyed Cooper).
Of Shayk and Cooper’s parenting arrangements, a source told E! News back in March that the former couple “have a good system in place for Lea” and “they take turns with her.” They added, “They also come together as a family and do things when they can. They communicate a lot and are good friends.”
“They both love their daughter more than anything and they come together for her,” the source added. “They are getting along well and everything is very positive. It’s still a transition period, and they are trying to figure out how it’s going to work going forward, but they are in a good place.”
Recently, Shayk praised Cooper’s parenting abilities, saying the Oscar winner is “a full-on, hands-on dad—no nanny.” Shayk added to Highsnobiety, “Lea went on holiday with him for almost two weeks—I didn’t call them once.” During the interview, Shayk also addressed reports of her relationship with West, saying, “Tomorrow there is going to be a rumour that I’m dating my doorman, OK? Then after tomorrow, it’s going to be someone else. Look, there’s always something there, and I’m just keeping it to myself.”