EXCLUSIVE: Well, THAT’s awkward! Bradley Cooper wasn’t even in the UK the night MIC star Sophie Habboo claims he ‘chatted her up’ in a bar
Bradley Cooper wasn’t even in the UK the night Sophie Habboo claimed he ‘chatted her up’ in a London bar, MailOnline can reveal.
The Made In Chelsea star, 29, had said the Hollywood actor, 48, struck up a conversation with her while she was ‘waiting for the loo’ on a recent night out with her fiancé Jamie Laing, 34.
But contrary to Sophie’s claims, a source has confirmed the BAFTA-winning film star wasn’t in the country at the time and was across the pond in New York with his family.
An insider told MailOnline: ‘Bradley wasn’t in London that night. He was with his family in New York and drove to Pennsylvania that day.’
The reality TV personality told listeners on her NearlyWeds podcast earlier this week that she rejected Bradley’s advances and ‘ran away’ because she was ‘so nervous’ about the encounter.
Well, that’s awkward! Bradley Cooper wasn’t even in the UK the night Sophie Habboo (pictured) claimed he ‘chatted her up’ in a London bar, MailOnline can reveal
Across the pond: Contrary to Sophie’s claims, a source has confirmed the BAFTA-winning film star, 48, (pictured in 2022) wasn’t in the country and was in New York with his family
Admitting he found the situation ‘hard’ to handle, Jamie said: ‘Sophie met Bradley Cooper in this bar. And he walked up to her.’
Continuing, Sophie interjected: ‘I said, “I’m engaged”. And he said, “Where’s your fiancé?” and I said, “He’s downstairs”.
‘I ran away, I got so nervous. I went bright red – my whole body. I’m not normally a nervous person.
‘I was waiting in the queue to go to the loo by the way and I was so desperate but I didn’t even end up going.
‘My chat was shocking – I do replay it in my head sometimes – thinking, “Why didn’t I say this or this?” I’m so lame. I was like, “Oh no I’m engaged”, I could’ve just been like it’s an open relationship.’
Jumping in, Jamie quickly reassured listeners the pair were not in an open relationship.
‘Well it would’ve been a good story to tell’, Sophie joked back.
Opening up on how he felt at the time, Jamie said: ‘All of her friends were sitting around the table and just turned to me and said, “Well that is her type Jamie”.
Loved up: The Made In Chelsea star, 29, said the actor recently struck up a conversation with her while she was ‘waiting for the loo’ on a night out with her fiancé Jamie Laing, 34 (pictured)
Nearly-wed: Sophie and Jamie have been engaged since December 2021 and are getting married in Spain this May (Sophie pictured on her London hen party this weekend)
‘Listen, I hold myself well. I’m generally not that jealous, but I was a little bit like, this is Bradley Cooper – he’s up there. It was hard’.
Sophie and Jamie were previously best friends, before their friendship turned to romance on Made In Chelsea and they started dating four years ago.
Candy Kittens founder Jamie popped the question during a romantic proposal at London’s Rosewood Hotel in December 2021.
The couple are getting married in Spain in May.
Jamie recently raised eyebrows by describing the first time he had sex with now-fiancée Sophie in very intimate detail during a television appearance.
Detailing the encounter during a tell-all appearance on ITV2’s Shopping with Keith Lemon in September, he declared: ‘With Sophie, I’ve never loved anything more in my entire life, she is just the greatest.
‘When we first had sex, we were quite drunk and we both orgasmed. When I orgasmed I was a bit drunk and I was on top of her and I said to her “Did you feel that?” It was so electric!’
Meanwhile, Bradley and ex Irina Shayk, 37, fuelled reconciliation rumours in late November when they spent Thanksgiving together with their daughter Lea.
The two retained a famously close co-parenting equation since their split in 2019 after a relationship that lasted four years.
Reunion rumours went into overdrive late last year when they were spotted getting affectionate during a stroll in New York.
At that time there was even speculation that Bradley and Irina were mulling the prospect of having another baby.
Former flame: Meanwhile, Bradley and ex Irina Shayk, 37, (pictured prior to their split in 2019) fuelled reconciliation rumours in late November
Family vacation: The duo set the rumour mill churning over the summer when they took Lea on vacation together (pictured)
Pouring fuel on the fire, a Page Six insider alleged: ‘It was a real family getaway and they are considering getting back together.’
The source asserted that Irina ‘would like her daughter to have a sibling,’ and that Bradley was amenable to the idea.
Although Bradley at the time was rumored to be dating Hillary Clinton’s confidante Huma Abedin, Page Six reported they were only ever casually involved.
Bradley and Irina were first linked in 2015 before going public as a couple in 2016, welcoming their little girl in 2017 and then going their separate ways two years later.
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