Bradley Cooper Shares "Greatest" Joy of Having Daughter Lea After Overcoming Past Cocaine Addiction

In his sobriety journey, Cooper said he made “major breakthroughs at 29 to 33” that set him on a path of self-discovery about his career and relationships with other people. The change, which Arnett described as a “metamorphosis” that had been “awesome” to witness, also led him to find peace in fatherhood when he welcomed daughter Lea with Irina Shayk.

“Every single thing is absolutely shaded or brought out in glorious colors by the fact that I get to be a father to a wonderful human being,” Cooper said. “It’s just the absolute greatest thing.”

The actor also couldn’t help but to gush about his 5-year-old, playing an audio recording of the little one singing Baha Men‘s “Who Let the Dogs Out” on the podcast. The adorable moment resulted in Cooper texting his Hangover co-stars: “Hangover 4: Let’s do it.”

Cooper now shares custody of Lea with Shayk following their 2019 split. Calling the model an “incredible” mother, he added of being a parent, “I love it. I don’t want any moment that I could be with her, not to be with her.”


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