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    “I’m Not Sure I’d Be Alive If I Wasn’t A Dad”: Bradley Cooper Reveals How Having A Daughter Prevented His Death

    Bradley Cooper is a brilliant actor and that fact is backed by his outstanding performances. But he’s also an amazing dad who loves his daughter to the point of bettering himself. The Hollywood heartthrob has recently opened up about his struggles and how his daughter changed the course of his life’s boat.

    The 49-year-old actor who is currently in love with supermodel Gigi Hadid shared a daughter with his ex-girlfriend Irina Shayk. The former couple dated for four years, during which they welcomed their daughter Lea De Seine. After an amicable breaking up in 2019, both stars co-parent Lea.

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    The Anchor Of Bradley Cooper’s Life  

    Bradley Cooper with ex-girlfriend Irina Shayk and daughter Lea
    Bradley Cooper with ex-girlfriend Irina Shayk and daughter Lea

    The acclaimed actor recently made an appearance on Dax Sheoherd’s podcast the ‘Armchair Expert. Among other things, the ‘Hangover’ star talked about the profound impact fatherhood has had on his journey of sobriety and self-discovery. He opened up that being a dad to 6-year-old Lea played a pivotal role in steering his life away from potential wreckage.

    Cooper admitted, “Honestly, I’m not sure I’d be alive if I wasn’t a dad—I don’t know.” Giving a pretty complex yet accurate metaphor the ‘American Sniper’ star said, “I just needed someone to say, ‘We’re gonna drop this massive anchor,’ and I’m like, ‘Why? We’re speeding.”

    He further added, “We just got an upgrade on the boat and I know where the wind is coming in.’ And they’re like, ‘No, there’s a tsunami coming and you need an anchor and we’re gonna drop it. This is going to dictate everything you do from now on.”

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    Bradley’s Commitment To Daughter Lea’s Growth

    Bradley Cooper's Daughter Makes her Red carpet debut at 'Maestro' premier (Image: Getty)
    Bradley Cooper’s Daughter Makes her Red carpet debut at ‘Maestro’ premiere (Image: Getty)

    Reflecting on the early days of parenthood, Cooper humorously recounted the first few months of uncertainty. He admitted, “The first eight months, I was like, ‘I don’t even know if I really love the kid, it’s dope. It’s cool.'” However, over time, he realized how important that kid was going to be to him. 

    As Bradley shared insights into his role as a father, he also opened up about the deep sense of responsibility he feels in shaping Lea’s foundation. The ‘Joker’ actor expressed his thoughtful approach, saying, “I want her to have as much foundation as she can. I think about how my relationship with my daughter impacts her growth and the journey she’s gonna be on.”

    The actor who’s been sober for 20 years now confessed, “The least amount of damage I can do to my daughter—please let me work on myself.”

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    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh is a Senior Content Writer at First Curiosity. She has been churning out content for 2 years. She's an avid reader and writer, fascinated by the works of Sylvia Plath, Franz Kafka, and Charles Bukowski. Akshita is also a poet herself, having written two poetry books titled ‘Made By Misery’ and ‘Deathbed’. Apart from goth literature, another thing that she enjoys is the real and fictional stories of Hollywood. She loves cinema and admires all works of art, be they delivered by actors or directors. So, keeping up with celebrity life comes as basic nature to her, something she loves knowing and informing others.

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