Actor Bradley Cooper once said that he would never get involved with his Silver Linings Playbook co-star Jennifer Lawrence, because with their 16-year age difference, he felt like he was old enough to be her father. Something must have changed between now and then, because Cooper’s new girlfriend, 21-year-old model Suki Waterhouse, is a year younger than Lawrence.
Cooper and Waterhouse met earlier this year at an awards show in London, and sources say she was the one who pushed to be introduced to the actor. The two hit it off and have been spending lots of time together; in fact, Cooper reportedly flew her out to some of his film sets.
At 38, Cooper has become known as the kind of guy that lands gorgeous women, but never really settles down with them long term. While this can be a point of contention for some new couples, Waterhouse is keeping his bachelor reputation in mind. “She would like something more serious but knows what he’s about and accepts that. She’s just happy to be with him for now, she has such a crush,” a source told Us Weekly.
Not everyone is as optimistic about their relationship. Waterhouse’s ex, English musician Miles Kane, has openly predicted their inevitable split, simply because of the large age gap. “The thing is, she is a 21-year-old girl and you forget how young she is. I don’t know how old he is—what, 40 or something like that? She is a young girl and I’m sure he’ll realize that.”
“Suki Waterhouse – Suki Waterhouse pursued Bradley Cooper,” Contactmusic web site; http://www.contactmusic.com/news/suki-waterhouse-pursued-bradley-cooper_3670376, last accessed May 27, 2013