Irina Shayk Gets Candid About Ex Bradley Cooper: ‘Two Great People Don’t Have To Make A Good Couple’

Irina Shayk doesn’t regret her time with Bradley Cooper.

The 24-year-old model is on the cover of the new British Vogue, and in the issue she opens up about her relationship with the “A Star is Born” director.

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Irina Shayk. Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for British Vogue
Irina Shayk. Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for British Vogue

“I think in all good relationships you bring your best and your worst – it’s just the nature of a human being. Two great people don’t have to make a good couple,” Shayk says.

She continues, “I think we’ve been very lucky to experience what we had with each other. Life without B is new ground.”

While the former couple co-parent their daughter Lea De Seine, Shayk has had to adjust to being a single mother.

“It’s hard to find a balance between being a single mom and being a working woman and provider. Trust me, there are days I wake up and I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I don’t know what to do, I’m falling apart,’” she says.

Shayk and Cooper were together from 2015 until they split up in 2019.

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Irina Shayk. Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for British Vogue
Irina Shayk. Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for British Vogue

Also in the interview, Shayk opens up about growing up with low confidence.

“I always felt like I was born in the wrong body. I felt I was supposed to be a boy,” she reveals. “I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because my father always wanted a boy.”

Asked at what age she was when she had those feelings, Shayk says, “Fourteen. When my father passed away, I thought, ‘Since I’m a guy, now it’s my time to take care of the family.’ I said to myself I would never get married. Of course, later on in life I outgrew that, and I love being a woman. But I remember  that feeling.”

Read the full feature in the March issue of British Vogue available via digital download and newsstands Friday, Jan. 31.

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