Bradley Cooper's Ex Jennifer Esposito: He's a 'Mean, Cold Manipulator'

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Bradley Cooper's ex-wife Jennifer Esposito has written a memoir in which she discusses a toxic relationship she was in; after applying very precise forensic procedures (an IMDB search) to her account, it's fairly evident that she's talking about Bradley.

According to NY Daily News:

She describes the mystery suitor as, "funny, smart, cocky, arrogant and a master manipulator," adding that she didn't "necessarily find him that attractive." They quickly became a couple, although the actress says her boyfriend had a "mean, cold side" and "his personality could flip on a dime."

Esposito claims the relationship was an unhealthy one, focused primarily on his needs and nothing else and that she was "a nonissue." Esposito also writes that she felt "sidelined" from her own health and needs.


"I became very sad and felt very alone," she writes. The union ended after she attended a seminar at the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles in 2007, she writes, which is when her marriage to Bradley ended.

On the bright side, she's now focused on her own health (she suffers from celiac disease, and she's since opened a gluten-free bakery) and doing well. [NY Daily News]


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I kind of want to believe that Bradley Cooper is a psychopath, if only because I have always felt him to be oddly cold and inauthentic in interviews. In reality, though, he's probably a super nice person and I am just trying to validate my totally random dislike of him. Still...he's got such emotionally dead eyes when he smiles... Totally a psychopath, obvs.