Bradley Cooper and Huma Abedin are reportedly dating after being set up by Anna Wintour.
The power couple have been seeing each other for several months in secret, according to Page Six, and even arrived at the Met Gala together in May before parting ways to keep their affair under wraps.
Abedin, 46, formerly a top aide to Hillary Clinton and ex-wife of the disgraced New York congressman Anthony Weiner, and Bradley, 47, are both good friends of the longtime Vogue editor, 72.
Abedin walking the red carpet at the 2022 Met Gala. In the background to her right, Cooper can be seen arriving. The pair reportedly arrive together before parting ways to keep their relationship under wraps
Huma Abedin, 46, and Bradley, 47, are reportedly dating after being set up by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, 72
‘Anna definitely played matchmaker,’ a source told Page Six, ‘She’s BFFs with Bradley and adores Huma.’
‘Bradley has been quietly dating Huma for a few months now, [and] they’ve been keeping it really quiet,’ the insider said.
The source added that Abedin has confided that she was in a relationship, but was keeping the identity of the ‘new man’ in her life from even them.
‘She didn’t say who it was. She was keeping it very close to her chest.’
Anna Wintour and Huma Abedin at an event in 2021. The pair are reportedly close friends
Bradley Cooper and Anna Wintour have reportedly been close friends for years. The Vogue editor is said to have set Bradley up with Abedin
The relationship with the A-list actor is a far cry from Abedin’s marriage to Weiner, who was sentenced to 21 months in prison in 2017 for sexting a minor.
She wrote about the harrowing experience – which saw her caught in the middle of the media circus caused by her husbands lurid behavior – in a 2021 memoir, Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds. In it she revealed that she didn’t lost her virginity till she was with Weiner at 32-years-old.
‘I had my heart broken, dragged out, stomped on, humiliated. I lived with shame, in shame, for so long,’ she told The Cut in a 2021 interview before the release of her memoir, ‘In hindsight, I was in extreme trauma.’
Abedin told The Cut that the memoir was Wintour’s idea, adding that the famously icy editor was one of her strongest sources of comfort, and came to her ‘rescue’ during the public turmoil caused by her husband.
‘Just being out and being with her, I just felt sort of normal and loved,’ she said.
‘Bradley is a big step up from Anthony Weiner, to say the very least,’ the inside source said.
Abedin with disgraced ex-husband Anthony Weiner. In a 2021 memoir, she wrote ‘had my heart broken, dragged out, stomped on, humiliated,’ during her their marriage
Cooper dated Russian model Irina Shayk – who appeared on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition – for just over four years between 2015 and 2019
The relationship is a change up for Cooper, too, whose love life has long been marked by relationships with and rumors about models, movie stars, and pop singers.
According to Page Six, Cooper was seeing singer and actress Dianne Agron before he broke it off to shack up with Abedin.
‘Bradley broke up with Dianna Agron and started dating Huma,’ the insider said.
Previously, Cooper dated Russian model Irina Shayk – who appeared on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition – for just over four years between 2015 and 2019.
During his relationship with Shayk, rumors swirled that he and A Star is Born co-star Lady Gaga were having an affair when they were seen getting close on and off the set of the torrid and intimate film. Both denied the rumors and insisted they were merely close friends.
Before Shayk, Cooper was with model Suki Waterhouse for two years, and actress Zoe Saldana for two.