Bradley Cooper and his mom are best friends. He makes it a point to spend more time with her.
The loss of a dear one is tough to bear. No matter how many memories you have of that person, it would not take away the pain of their absence in your life. Bradley Cooper lost his father to cancer in 2011. While it was heartbreaking to him, he knew his mother Gloria was in a much worse situation. After years of being together with her husband, Gloria was left to be alone in grief.
Being a responsible son, Bradley did not allow that to happen. He knew his mother needed him. So, the 45-year-old actor moved in with her. They became each other's support system.
According to Los Angeles Times, the actor said, "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."
He added, "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. So here we are."
The actor further claimed that living with his mother brought them closer. "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. So here we are."
Speaking to Esquire, Bradley stated that it was great to be with his mother after his father's demise. "I love having her. I wouldn't have it any other way," said the loving son.
Bradley's father's death left him and Gloria devastated. Belonging to a family with a deep emotional bond, the mother and the son could not accept the heartbreaking reality that hit their lives suddenly.
It was even harder for Bradley as he witnessed her father take his last breath. "He was cradled [in my arms] and when he took his last breath, I honestly felt like it went into me and I’ve never seen anything the same since," said the charming Hollywood star, alluding to the final moment with his father, according to USA Today.
The days that followed were tough. Bradley felt his world had suddenly changed. "It’s a new reality. Everything, everything. It’s not even one thing, it’s a whole new world. And it was instantaneous. It wasn’t like, months later. It was like, his last exhale, and I was holding him, and it was like, everything changed," according to the New York Times.
With his father gone, Bradley became very close to his mother. He ensured to check on her multiple times a day and the two literally became "best friends."
According to Independent, "Since the death of his dad in 2011, Bradley is so close to Gloria – she’s genuinely his best friend," said an insider. He often asks his mother to stay with him and enjoys her company greatly.
"He phones her multiple times every day but he would much rather have her under the same roof. She moved in with him at his place in LA for a solid two years," said an insider, according to Independent.
With his mother growing older, the actor feels he needs to prioritize her and spend more time with her. "Bradley is increasingly aware that she’s getting older and he want her to move in with him... to help cut back on all the exhausting plane journeys," said the insider.
The actor has appeared on several red carpet events with his mother and the duo has been seen posing blissfully in front of cameras.
While it is unclear if the actor and his mother are still staying together, Bradley's willingness to move to his mother's place shows how much he values her, cares for and their relationship.