Bradley Cooper, who plays Jackson Maine in “A Star Is Born,” had one of the nicest childhoods possible with his parents.
Thankfully, he was able to repay his parents’ love while also enabling the life lessons he gained to shape his own reality.
The actor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 5, 1975, to parents of Italian ancestry, Gloria Campano, and Charles John Cooper. His birthday is January 5.
Regardless of the fact that both Gloria and her husband were quite busy during their son’s youth (Gloria worked for the local NBC station, and her husband was a stockbroker), the couple worked together to provide their kid with the greatest possible childhood experiences.
The early years of Bradley’s life were rich with memorable moments and experiences. His life was uncomplicated, and he never gave acting a second consideration. His only aspiration in life was to join the military or train to become a ninja.
In spite of the fact that his parents gave him all of the love and care in the world and appeared to have the ideal marriage, the man who was born and raised in Philadelphia had an imagination that was captivated by the idea of comprehending the “meaning of life and de..a.th.” According to what he says:
“Therefore, I pleaded with my dad to allow me to attend Valley Forge Military Academy. Before then, I had the misconception that only ninjas could comprehend the significance of life and de..a.th. As a result, I pleaded with my father to let me go to Japan so that I could undertake ninja training there.”
The renowned actor has had great affection and respect for his family’s heritage throughout his whole life. He never allowed his time in the spotlight to detract from the wonderful bond he had with Cooper’s father.
Charles passed away in 2011 from lung cancer, but the family patriarch was able to pass away without any discomfort since he was accompanied by the people he loved.
The famous actor from Hollywood took care of Charles for a number of months before he passed away. Bradley made an outstanding job of being his father’s caretaker after moving back in with his parents at some time and putting his professional life on wait to take care of his ailing parent.
After some time had passed, he went back to the movie scene, but his mind was preoccupied with his father. Bradley flew home as soon as the shooting was through, brought Charles to an Eagles game, and continued to care for him up until he died away two weeks later.
The actor from “Nightmare Alley” remembered that the experience of holding his father in his arms when the latter passed away from the effects of cancer was one of the most excruciating experiences of his life. To quote him directly:
“It’s like entering a whole new planet. And there was no delay in any way. It wasn’t like months had passed since then. It seemed like he was taking his last breath, and I was holding him while everything around us seemed to transform.”
Bradley acknowledged that taking care of his father was the honorable thing to do, despite the fact that he found it “overwhelming and tremendously stressful.” On the other hand, he was thankful to be in a situation where he could provide the most assistance possible with the expenses and his presence.
After Charles passed away, Bradley made a solemn commitment to honor and treasure the memories of his devoted father. One of the most straightforward ways that he accomplished this was by wearing his father’s wedding band on a long chain around his neck. This allowed him to keep the ring near to his heart at all times.
However, in 2018, he changed his mind and opted to wear the marriage symbol around his neck instead of the wedding ring, which he had originally planned to wear as a testament to the deep tie that existed between his parents.
After the passing of his father, Bradley’s affection for his mother became stronger. He started spending more time with her, and eventually, the two of them went on a trip to Europe together. In addition to this, the actor extended an invitation to the widow to join him in his home in Los Angeles.
The star of “A Star is Born” said that she resided in the room next to his, despite the fact that many people would have thought that she lived in a guest home. He spoke about how close the family was and said that since the loss of their loved one had altered their life, they needed one another in order to get through the anguish they felt. Bradley also said:
“We are still holding on. The two of us. Let’s face it: it can’t be easy for her to be living with her son. By the way, it’s probably not easy for her.” “Such is life.”
When it came to protecting his mother, Bradley became extra vigilant, just as he had been when he was watching out for his father. During the time when the coronavirus epidemic was going on, he did not accept guests and had his daughter stay with him.
The actor said that Gloria had a colostomy bag and that the virus would be fatal to her in the event that she contracted it. Therefore, he guarded his house against outsiders and lived a happy life inside with his mother, two dogs, and daughter, whom he educated at home.
In spite of the fact that Bradley is very protective of his mother, he does not mind showing her out to the public on the red carpets, even when she is anxious about doing so.
In 2019, the celebrity made a spectacular debut at the Oscars with his mother and his ex-lover, Irina Shayk. Irina Shayk was also his companion for the evening. They attended the event together and walked the red carpet.
Three years later, he pulled the same act, except this time he only went on one date – with his mother! On the red carpet, the couple looked rather handsome as they stood together while hugging one other closely and wearing clothing of the same or complementary colors.
In the public eye, he is a delightful son, but behind the scenes, he is an outstanding child for his parents. In February of the year 2020, he was observed strolling around New York City with his mother. Cooper, who will be 48 years old on January 5, 2023, helped his mother carry her luggage as she walked with the assistance of a cane.