Did Bradley Cooper propose to Irina Shayk with an emerald engagement ring?


Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are expecting a baby and the whole thing is pinging my radar. My radar for… shadiness, I think. It’s not that believe that this situation is a massive conspiracy (I don’t not think that though), but the publicity around it is so weird. Bradley Cooper still hasn’t said one word about it officially or unofficially. The unnamed sources who are talking all sound like Irina’s publicist. And to what end? To bill this as the hot and sexy romance of the year? Er, that ship sailed long ago. While I think Irina is sexy, Bradley is just… not. Like, at all. Anyway, the new rumor is that Bradley proposed to Irina. The rumor happened because Irina stepped out with a giant emerald-and-diamond ring on that finger. You can see the photos here.

To me, emeralds don’t really say “engagement ring,” but I realize that’s not the most popular opinion. Like, I think emeralds are beautiful and I would love to own the ring Irina is wearing, but just to wear as a cocktail ring or something pretty, not as engagement ring. Emeralds are increasingly popular for engagements though. People are also comparing Irina’s ring to the Duchess of Cambridge’s sapphire, just because it seems to be an oval-ish colored stone with a diamond surround.

As for this alleged engagement, People Magazine ran several stories about Irina’s “very suspicious emerald ring on her left hand.” Every other outlet is doing the same. It should be noted (again) that Bradley’s rep is still staying completely silent.

As for the pregnancy, E! News had a story this week about how the baby is due in May and Irina is “feeling wonderful” and she and Bradley already know the sex of the kid. This E! story also insists that Bradley’s mom Gloria gets along really well with Irina. Sure.

Photos courtesy of Getty, Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. reg says:

    No, she got it from her hook with a guy in Miami last year…

    • MsGoblin says:

      Emeralds are beautiful, but since they are a fragile stone, they don’t make good “everyday” rings, as you would want for an engagement ring.

      • Anitas says:

        I have an emerald engagement ring. It’s beautiful and I’m really glad my husband picked a coloured stone as opposed to a diamond – it’s much more ‘me’. But it is fragile and I don’t wear it every day. It doesn’t bother me though, I like to keep my hands free of jewelry on a daily basis – it took me ages to get used to wearing a wedding ring every day.

      • LadyT says:

        Yes. Came here to say the same. Emeralds are gloriously beautiful when fresh cut from the jewelers. But they are so soft that any daily wear just ruins them.

      • Kitten says:

        I did not know this. I love emeralds and don’t care for diamonds at all so I always thought I would want emerald or non-traditional stone for an engagement ring.

        Good to know though.

      • Bridget says:

        I have sapphires in my ring, and they’re great – incredibly hard and durable.

    • Melanie says:

      Reg, what are you referring to?

      • reg says:

        that’s the info blind about that emerald ring, she didn’t get it from Cooper, him and Leonardo DiCaprio both have beards with contracts

  2. Dee says:

    I don’t see what’s shady about this at all? When was the last time an A-lister made official comments about expecting a baby or getting engaged? That’s a bit D-list.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I think people call it shady because they think Bradley’s gay. Which is ridiculous, I don’t think he’d hide it in this day and age. Or maybe he’s bi, which is perfectly fine also.

      Irina is one of my favourite models. Stunning and has a personality? Heck, I’d marry her.

      • Bridget says:

        People think it’s shady because while Bradley’s cleaned up NOW, there was a lot of shady stuff about him before he hit it big. It isn’t that he might be gay, it’s that there’s been a lot of really quiet chatter about him for a really long time that he’s not so nice to be in a relationship with.

  3. Honeybadger says:

    Jessica Simpson has a ruby engagement ring.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Ruby is a type of corundum and very hard on the mohs scale – I think it’s an 9. Diamond is 10 and moissanite is 9.5. So rubies and sapphires make excellent daily wear rings.

      Emerald, on the other hand is a 7.5 which makes it more susceptible to damage.

      I don’t imagine Irina is doing much labor intensive work so it wouldn’t likely matter to her either way.

    • valkenburg says:

      So many high-profile people have non-diamond engagement rings, and it’s trickled down. Diamond center stones have become passe, except for the Kardashian/Mariah Carey types out there who have to show that they have the biggest/best/most expensive.

  4. Miss V says:

    Goodness gracious, Bradley Cooper has -10 sex appeal to me.

  5. frisbee says:

    It may be only those photo’s at Wimbledon but he just looks like a man with a lot of internal anger to me *shrugs*, he’s gone from looking like an Emu to looking a bit like a Psycho Emu – I think I’d be inclined to run…

    • Tourmaline says:

      I like in the Wimbleton pics how Stefan Edberg is looking concernedly at Irina during the “love spat”.

  6. Scar says:

    It’s simple. She’s baiting him to commit. I’m not saying she’s trapping him with a baby, that’s not the case at all. She wants the ring. It’s clear for everyone to see. That was part of why she dumped Cristiano Ronaldo. She was basically a mother to Cristiano Jr and the idiot Ronaldo still wouldn’t commit.
    Hopefully, Bradley will get the hint and propose. And please can we make it through this post without people calling him gay?. And from the tone on the “he’s gay” comments, they make it sound negative. We need to realise that hiding on comment boards to label people gay makes being gay look negative and does nothing for LGBTQ issues. It’s also rather insulting and unfeminist to insinuate that a rich, accomplished woman like Irina Shayk would be someone’s girlfriend for money. Let’s leave that stupid mindset in 2016 you guys

    • minime says:

      she was not basically a mom to Cristiano Jr or even close to that…she saw that kid probably very rarely and she took no part in raising him at all. Anyway, good for her if she was unhappy and moved on!

      For the rest, I agree with you about the gay comments…although I can see where the rumours and strangeness comes from.

    • Bridget says:

      Nevermind the “feminist” angle, but Irina Shayk is at the tail end of her career as a model. Her biggest earning days are most likely done – UNLESS she hooks up with a ‘name’ to help raise her profile (there’s a reason why VS actively encourages their models to date anyone with a recognizable name). I’m sure she made a nice living, but you have to hit HUGE contracts as a model in order to put away the kind of money that would keep her in the lifestyle she’s accustomed to as the +1 of some incredibly famous men (think about the cuts that go into taxes, management, agents, other expenses). She’s going for the “supermodel retirement plan”, hooking up with a super famous dude. Which, is totally her right. And why would Cooper go with something like this? Because it’s easy and straightforward. He gets companionship but doesn’t have to go through another messy public divorce, quells the rumors about his personal life, and doesn’t have to spend every event alone.

      • Rachel says:

        Bridget – Thank you!!! This situation is not as complicated and dramatic as some people are making it out to be.

      • Bridget says:

        Did you get that I disagreed and think that it’s plausible that this is basically a set up marriage?

  7. ... says:

    Her lips are ridiculous looking.

    • Jessie says:

      They’re natural, if you google her there are photos of her as a child… I personally think she is beautiful , like stop you in the street beautiful .

      • Snork says:

        She is.. but only without make up. Weird most people look better with it, shes the opposite.

      • Kiki says:

        She looks older than 30 years old. Heck l am over 30 and people could not believe it and thought I am 18 even though I feel 21..

        As for the baby and ring, I wish her and Bradley the best, that’s all I have to say.

      • Val says:

        Yeah she is absolutely gorgeous.

    • Tourmaline says:

      In the pink robe pic she looks like the world’s most beauteous Muppet.

  8. anonymous says:

    I hope so, it’s about time. Irina looks nice

  9. Lynnie says:

    I never got the whole “let’s get engaged now, because I got you knocked up” mindset some couples have. What’s the point? To be respectable? Lol, that ship has sailed. Besides, it just seems like extra stress on top of another life-changing event that no one really needs right now. It’s their life though, and I wish them the best with everything whether it happens to be shady or not.

    • Mp says:

      I agree with you, but isn’t sometimes like a little push couples (some of them) need “to make it oficial”, like what are we waitting for? Let’s do this! I mean not for all couples but some of them right?

      Ps: that header photo makes no justice to Irina, who i find very beautiful lolz

    • Val says:

      I think it’s more like “We’re having a kid so let’s get married now and make our family official”

  10. Joni says:

    Called it.

  11. Lalu says:

    She is gorgeous! Do we really think she’s doing this to get him to commit in 2016?! Maybe, I guess. Not where my mind goes but I have been with my “husband” for 16 years and one kid and we just never saw the need for the marriage thing. And I consider myself quite conservative. But, I suppose this is still a thing for many men and women.
    I used to think he was cute… Not so much anymore.

    • HeidiM says:

      I find that the gaining and then loosing the weight for American Sniper really ruined his face. Same goes for Matthew McCon with the loosing and regaining weight. Dudes over 40 need to keep this in mind with their method acting bullsh!t.

  12. Who ARE these people? says:

    Does anyone else find the use of the word “shroud” (DM) strange in this context?

    • Tourmaline says:

      Yes! I HATE how in DM a woman can’t just be seen in public,…. Instead she must be “showing off her post baby body” or “flaunting her bump”. It is so awful and creepy. But yeah claiming a dress “subtly shrouds her ‘pregnant’ figure” is a nadir even for DM.

  13. Melanie says:

    A lot of people think something is not quite right about all of this. To me, she doesn’t even look pregnant, more like a little belly bloat. If you look at older photos of her through the years, you’ll see that she has a little belly from time to time. And, then there is the fact that Bradley hasn’t said anything and everything sounds like it’s coming from Irina’s side. Yeah, I agree that it all seems weird.

    • Rachel says:

      Melanie – What is the deal with the ridiculous conspiracy theories regarding these two? I’ve noticed people saying the same thing you are on other websites and quite frankly, it’s silly. Irina is pregnant. Her face, breasts, and the obvious baby bump at the VS show are proof. If she wasn’t pregnant, no way would reputable gossip outlets like People and E! report that she is and risk losing access to Bradley. Why would he make a statement when her appearance and eventual baby is all the statement needed?

  14. Dani says:

    I’m also due in May. I must be having triplets idk about because looking at her………..

  15. Allie B. says:

    I always fantasized about having a colored gem as my engagement ring. I would most likely go for a ruby or sapphire. I even love the color of morganite and aquamarine, but I wouldn’t dare go there with those two stones and have to hear it from my family.

    • C-No says:

      Mine’s a sapphire. I love it! My mom and dad both have engagement rings and both of theirs are sapphires too.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Go there! Who cares what your family says you are the one who has to look at the ring on your hand day in and day out.

      • Allie B. says:

        You’re totally right, but my family used to own a jewelry store back in the 1970′s and they always talk about how certain stones weren’t worth much and now the industry is ripping people off by charging thousands for stones like aquamarine. Don’t get them started on the chocolate diamonds.

  16. Radley says:

    I just wanna say that they make a lot of movies down here where I live. And the party scene is also huge here. So combine those two things and stuff happens. Occasionally I’ve witnessed it. Other times I hear the gossip. My point is the stuff that DOESN’T make the gossip blogs is way more wild than what does. So I’m amused that people think it’s impossible that something shady is going on with Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk.

    Celebrities choosing to not be honest or public about their sexuality for a number of reasons is very real. A good bit of a mainstream movie star’s typical target audience includes the deplorables. You can’t discount the impact of that. And this may also be relevant to the conversation, people who are also already a “name” sometimes supplement their income via prostitution. Some people do it before they become a name then stop once they have career success. Some continue depending on their own personal financial needs. All this stuff has happened right where I live.

    Earlier this year, I witnessed with my own two eyeballs a female celebrity whose press is very caught up in her heterosexual relationship openly making out with another woman at a private party. All of us nobodies were huddled together whispering about it. None of the industry people batted an eyelash.

    What we see as fans or whatever and what’s real are often two very different things. Just thought I’d throw that out there for you.

    • Mp says:

      omg let’s do this! Give us some cluessss, like a game! 😁

    • Melanie says:

      Radley, if you don’t mind my asking, do you live in L.A.? I mean, are you apart of the Hollywood scene?

      I’ve just never understood the rumors about Bradley’s sexuality. No one seems to be able to offer any real proof, a boyfriend’s name, or anything. People usually just mention blind items as their source of information, and who knows whether those are true.

      • Radley says:

        Nah, I live in the south.

        As for Bradley, if there was definitive proof, he’d be outed and it wouldn’t still be the subject of speculation. I think persistent rumors usually persist for a reason. And Irina’s ex Cristiano is not straight. I don’t know what label he would use, if any. But straight wouldn’t be the most accurate one. So where there’s smoke…

      • Melanie says:

        Radley, you know for a fact that Cristiano is not straight?

      • Lalu says:

        Not to be rude or anything but I don’t really see what the big deal is. I don’t know why anyone likes to speculate on someone else’s sexuality. I assume he’s straight because he dates women. If he likes guys but wants to keep it a secret.., that’s fine too. It doesn’t affect anyone but him. I just don’t understand the persistent comments about certain people being gay.

    • xpresson says:

      Well can I just say that a lot of women when partying can have a good all snogathon with other women without them being gay… just somewhat bisexual. ( Or drunk )The same can apply to Cooper and Cristiano Ronaldo. Bisexuality is bigger than people think.

  17. Melanie says:

    I know Bradley’s ‘Kitchen Confidential’ co-star, actor Sam Pancake, who is gay, said in an interview awhile back that Bradley is straight, so I’m thinking he would know. He wasn’t asked specifically about Bradley’s sexuality either, just what it was like to work with him. Whatever. My opinion is that he’s straight. LOL

  18. Brit says:

    When the news of her pregnancy broke, there was a person on here who said that Bradley’s sister holly was on the message boards claiming that this story was shady and not to trust irina. I know Bradley manages a fan account for him on Facebook and Twitter, and she usually engages with the fans so I’m curious to see what happened with that

    • Rachel says:

      Brit – That was me. Bradley doesn’t manage any social media accounts. They’re all fan run. Holly never said not to trust Irina; just that she (Holly) didn’t believe the rumors as Bradley hadn’t told her anything prior to the news breaking.
      Holly hasn’t mentioned anything else about the pregnancy or the engagement rumors. Why she engaged in commenting in the first place when her brother doesn’t is weird and pathetic tbh. Maybe that’s why he didn’t tell her about the baby news.

      • Melanie says:

        According to her Twitter page, she posts stuff that his publicist wants out there, so it sounds like she is in contact with his publicist, at least sometimes. Maybe they trust her to deliver messages on his behalf. And, how is it pathetic to clear up rumors about her own brother. She’s done it before. And, if I’m not mistaken, Cristiano’s sister did the same thing when there were rumors of him marrying Irina.

      • Rachel says:

        Melanie – Just because she wrote that in her Twitter bio, doesn’t make it true. That’s glaringly obvious as she didn’t know her brother is expecting a baby. She found out at the same time as everyone else via the internet.
        Also, why on earth would his publicist ask her to tweet on Bradley’s behalf
        when that’s what he’s paying the publicist to do?
        Yes, her constantly posting to his fan boards is pathetic. Once again, if Bradley doesn’t comment on it, why does she need to?

  19. xpresson says:

    I Hope she didn’t get an Emerald engagement ring… it is supposed to bring bad luck in a marriage… yes I know old wives tales … I am sure some lovely marriages have had emerald engagements rings like Jacqueline Kennedy…oh wait!

  20. AppleTartin says:

    I think the only person that has really spilled the tea on who Bradley really is is his ex-wife Jennifer Esposito when she was trying to get her memoir sold. Though she never said his name she was pretty clear he was a jekyl and hyde type. Charming and loving one minute and cold and cruel the next and EVERYTHING is about Bradley for Bradley. She really had no place in his life as a wife. I never thought he was gay, but he doesn’t seem to have much sexuality to him. I bet he is a dead fish in bed.

  21. hogtowngooner says:

    Am I the only one who finds her kind of alien-like? And a little bland too, like Bella Hadid.