By CHLOE BEST
The couple have previously sparked engagement rumours
hey’ve been one of the hottest Hollywood couples on the red carpet throughout awards season, but fans have still been left guessing about whether Bradley Cooper is engaged to his long-term girlfriend Irina Shayk. The couple, who like to keep their relationship out of the public eye, arrived at the BAFTAs separately on Sunday evening, with model Irina allowing Bradley to enjoy his big moment after being nominated for his film A Star is Born.
Bradley and Irina have stayed quiet following speculation that they are secretly engaged, and the model didn’t appear to be wearing a ring on her left hand, however she has been seen wearing one before.
It was during their New Year’s holiday in 2018 that Bradley and Irina first sparked engagement rumours, when the model shared an Instagram photo showing what could be a gold engagement or wedding ring on her left hand. The snap shows Irina holding a hermit crab in both hands while standing on the beach. While some fans commented simply adding ring emojis, others sent congratulatory messages to the couple. “I see a ring on *that* finger,” one wrote, while another commented: “She’s telling us she’s married, congrats!”
The celebrity couple have managed to keep their relationship out of the public eye since they began dating in 2015. Indeed, they skipped the 75th Golden Globes Awards in favour of a romantic holiday together in January 2018. While Irina has not disclosed much about where they went or who they were with, she did share an idyllic shot of a palm-tree lined beach, showing fans where she was celebrating her birthday.
The couple are no doubt also enjoying some quality time with their daughter, Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper, who was born in April 2017. Both Irina and Bradley have stayed tight-lipped about their baby girl, but the brunette beauty was previously outspoken about her desire to start a family in an interview with HOLA!.
“I think family is our reason for being,” she said in the October 2016 interview as she modelled Pronovias wedding gowns. “I was lucky to be born into a very close-knit family. My parents got married over 20 years ago and they’re true role models.” Irina added: “I would definitely like to start a family because it’s the most important thing in the world and what you should take care of, along with your friends and the people you love.”