Living with mom? Bradley Cooper can relate
April 16th, 2013
06:18 PM ET

Living with mom? Bradley Cooper can relate

There's been much speculation about which women are coming in and out of Bradley Cooper's life, but there's one special lady who's taken up residence with the Oscar nominee: his mom.

As a man who's rumored to have a pretty active dating life, that sounds like it could be a problem. But as Cooper, 38, tells the May issue of Details magazine, it really isn't that bad.

"The best way I can answer that is to say we're surviving. Both of us. Let's face it: It's probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It's life," the "Hangover III" actor said.

"And right now, two years after my father's death, this is where we are. My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other."

Don't misunderstand - "it's not without complications," he continued. "It's not like I live in a compound and she's in the guesthouse. No. She's in the next room. But here's the thing: She's a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches. If that wasn't the case, there's no way."

Rolling with the punches just might involve grandkids soon, as Cooper added that he does want to start a family of his own one day.

"I really hope I have that experience in my life," he told Details. "I saw how much joy fatherhood gave my own dad. So I hope it’s part of my journey. You go through stages in your life, and fatherhood seems like a natural stage."

His next movie, "The Hangover Part III," opens May 24.


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  1. Sokman

    The woman I live with aint my Momma, but I can make her call me Daddy :-)

    April 18, 2013 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. BJ

    you people are retarded . he is helping his mother through a tough time and them you get a bunch of idiots calling him a mommys boy. and if you wouldn't do the same thing for your mother then you are a piece of dog poop and you need to do the world a favor and just depart your self from this world. way to be a good man, son and actor brad its good to know some people still have family values. props to you sir.

    April 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ripley

    He must need a live-in babysitter for his girlfriend. Really Brad, there are no women your age worth dating?

    April 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. noneyaknow

    Hang on. Ill join ya for that poop. Got something to read?

    April 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sgs

    When he's done living w mommy and mature enough to fly the coop, then he can reside at my place anytime. I'll play mommy for him....lol

    April 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Erik Schaefer

    Two words: Bates Motel

    April 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mammy

    I feel an enormous poop building up. Time to take a shower.

    April 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The dude

    That is really nice guy and one of my fav actors. He was hilarious in that wedding crashes movie.

    April 17, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Peace ✌

    There's nothing wrong w/helping a parent out. It's not forever & you'll have no regrets or guilt. Anyone out there taking care of a parent, I pat you on the back. :)

    April 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. shante's mom

    Good Actor! Good Son! Enough said!

    April 17, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tell your mommy to get the wall off the computer...

    thanks

    April 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. See ya in the morning Brad...

    Have a good afternoon.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The boob movies were a bunch of people goofing on her.

    right brad?–does not matter-no worries

    April 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. If brad finds another girlfriend he will have to sign a pre nup also

    truth

    April 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The machine ain't goin no place...

    Brad needs too re-think his issues with his mother-

    April 17, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  16. MI TEAM

    i want too be proud of my mother...not be embarrassed by her...

    April 17, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Message to the jealous 3

    Careful of bulls.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Nothing Will Ever Stop the 49 Machine....

    Brad should never listen his mother...he needs too listen to himself

    April 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Bad Peace Offering...correction

    doesn't matter business as usual – don't listen too your mother she's NOT pushing you in the right direction...

    April 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Bad Peace Offering...

    doesn't matter business as usual - don't listen too your mother she's pushing you in the right direction...

    April 17, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  21. 42

    I will care for brad always doesn't matter...

    April 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  22. It was a good peace offering was it Brad...

    its ok...no worries

    April 17, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. 95% out 5% too go...

    Brad is a good guy but doesn't always think–its ok-business as usual Brad

    April 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. I feel bad for brad...

    Anybody can do what they do....we are the experts...get lost

    April 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Its been in the bag for months..get lost

    Brad is hot

    April 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  26. common sense

    If you're scared of mom, you've got issues.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Marina

    i just saw your father the other day

    April 17, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Connie

    Good for you Bradley! My dad passed almost 3 years ago and my mom had a hard time so I moved in with her as well. Unless you've lost a parent it's hard to understand. She passed a couple of months ago and I don't regret one second of the time I spent with her.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  29. AMC

    Total PR stunt. Sure he's a nice family looking to settle down. He's got a 20 year old model girlfriend who dropped out of school at 16 (and looks like a child) and he's 38 years old. This is just all PR to give him a nice boy image with a couple movies coming out. He did and said the same things during his oscars campaign. Hate to break it to people but its all just an image.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Andrew

    There is nothing wrong with him helping his mom. She was there when he grew up into who he is today. My mom has to live with me because of her health and mental illness. She was not noticeably like this as I was growing up plus my nephew lives with me because his mother my sister is mentally ill. Take care of family if you have it, sometimes it's all we have.

    April 17, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  31. s*x and parents

    i'm not forced too do anything...when i want "it" we go too his house or a hotel...simple...silly

    April 17, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Travis

    I was in the AF for 6 years, have issues from my service and am forced to live with my parents. So f^&* all you b$%^&*, my Mother has done more to help me than anyone, my umbilical cord has been cut, I absolutely loathe staying there. Then you get this kind of c#$% from women. All I can say is have fun with the guy from the bar that was too much of a b!@#$ to go to boot camp.

    April 17, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Truth

    I feel "packaged".

    April 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  34. dotheflippin'math

    Ok, how many of you girls fawning over this guy have a Y chromosome? I'm not judging. I'm just curious. I don't think I've ever seen this many posts on a CNN message board by women. No matter what the topic, it almost always deteriorates into a neocon vs. liberal cat-fight (sorry, couldn't resist). I think most guys saw this article and ran in the other direction.

    April 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Ratt

    Don't wait to long to have those kids. You will be too old to keep up with them, not kidding.

    April 17, 2013 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  36. Mark L.

    He doent get enough women as it is? Every woman who hears this thinks "Awww how nice"

    April 17, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Tomas

      Yea, leave some for the rest of us buddy.

      April 17, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Fiona

      If you think women see having his mother in the house as a good thing, you don't know women. At all.

      (And Mommy is just one negative on a huge pile of screaming "no"; his use of "journey," his saying his mommy is a "cool chick" and that "we can hang.")

      April 17, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      @Fiona I am 59 and my son is 31. I hang out with my kid quite frequently. I'm a riot to be around. All his friends love me, and invite me to their parties a lot, too. To suggest their is something weird about him liking his mother as a friend, is just ridiculous. And I can tell you this, if something happened to me, my kid would be right there to take care of me, too. Oh, and I hear this coming, no, he's definitely not a girly boy, either. He has quite a happy dating life, and the girls he dates, like me, too. Where did you get such childish ideas?

      April 17, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Fiona is a stupid, know-nothing...

      b!tch. No wonder she is single, can't keep a man or find a good one, and lonely. Hag.

      April 17, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • i heard 2 are lined up

      baawahhha

      April 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad's cool..people like too be around coolness..is much more fu

      -

      April 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad's cool..people like too be around coolness..its much more fun

      -

      April 17, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Humbly

    Cute

    April 17, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  38. H.R. Poopnstuf

    I like him in that movie about those guys who were doing stuff.

    April 17, 2013 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  39. I CELEBS

    brad seems like a wonderful man - hopefully he will find the right wife.

    April 17, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  40. Overheard Conversations...

    best propaganda in town...

    April 17, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  41. CNN Ka Baap

    Free marketing and propaganda for his upcoming movie.

    April 17, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  42. ※Sadie※

    The more I read about BC the better I like him. To take his Mom in after his Father's death, shows what a loving son he is. Kudos to him.

    April 17, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  43. Brad is an amazing actor---

    and well loved in hollywood...all the best too him

    April 17, 2013 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  44. BRAD'S HOT

    thosse lips are amazing

    April 17, 2013 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  45. Hotel

    I'm sure he figured it out

    April 17, 2013 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  46. Misha

    Eeeeeew, momma's boy! Imagine going home w/him after a date ... he's gonna tell his mommy everything! She's in the next room. Sickoooo alert!

    April 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Natalie

      I agree with you. I wouldn't want to meet guys who have not cut their umbilical cord from their mothers yet!

      April 17, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • ※Sadie※

      There is a difference here. He's not living off his Mom, she's living with him. I don't know the story of his Dad's death, but his Mom must have been devastated. I find it admirable that he was there for her. Besides that, don't you think the guy could spring for a really fancy hotel, if he wanted to hook up with gal? After all, the guy is worth millions. I'm sure where he is living isn't a two room shack, either.

      April 17, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  47. CooperNeedsABoost

    Great actor in hollywood–he needs too do more–be recognized for who HE is....

    April 16, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  48. HOTFORBRAD

    don't ever falll into manipulation Brad...your the hottest actor in history

    April 16, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Marina

    the man has too fly...he has his own bucks...

    April 16, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Brad is what audiences want-and he needs too realize that

    oh yea

    April 16, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Cooper is Prime Cut at its best

    you betcha

    April 16, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  52. 49 heat

    I'd make out with cooper...his lips are hot

    April 16, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  53. 49 heat

    I'd make out with cooper...he's lips look hot

    April 16, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  54. at least his mother is not a ho

    -

    April 17, 2013 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  55. Kris

    You're such an unbelievable idiot that it's almost laughable. Almost...

    April 17, 2013 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  56. Dave in NC

    Because clothing makes the man? You are very superficial.

    April 17, 2013 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  57. Men are hot in anything...

    i am a woman and love being dressed...

    April 17, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |

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