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April 18, 2013  | by: Leigh Badrigian
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Remember that Sex and the City episode when Carrie dates that cute comic bookstore owner, and after the first date they go back to “his” place (via scooter) and it’s this unbelievable New York apartment? And then she discovers that it’s actually not his apartment but his parents and thus he is a thirty-something guy living with his mom?! And remember what Samantha’s response was when Carrie told her about her date’s parental digs?

Samantha: Not sexy. Dump him immediately.

Carrie: There’s no way you’d go out with a guy who lived with his family?

Samantha: Maybe Prince William.

Well, Carrie surely doesn’t mind her man living with his rents, but what about the rest of us single ladies? With no potential prince in sight, is it really a deal-breaker if the guy we’re interested in doesn’t have a place of his own? Is it fair to dump a dependent dude?

If you’ve just answered “Duhh!” to this question, how about this one? What if that man was Bradley Cooper? And nooo I’m not talking a Bradley Cooper look-a-like (though if you’ve met one…holy cow, lucky you, lady!)…I’m talking the Bradley Cooper. As in our second favorite Brad. The man I’d totally have a baby with just so my child would inherit the most amazing hair genes and not end up like Prince William (no offense, Kate).

Well would you? If you found out Mr. Cutie Cooper lived with his mom would you look for a silver lining or immediately bench him? I’m only asking this because (surprise!) Bradley does live with his mom! He said so himself!

20-year-old Suki Waterhouse may be this 38-year-old’s newest leading lady but ain’tScreen shot 2013-04-17 at 7.27.18 PM nobody taking the place of Moms. Literally, either. I mean, if Suki ever moves in she’s going to have accept that Mrs. Cooper is and always will be Bradley’s number one roomie.

And the actor wouldn’t have it any other way. He recently told Details magazine, in reference to living with his mom, “She’s a cool chick. We can hang. And she can roll with the punches. If that wasn’t the case, there’s no way” ( But what about the fact that he’s wicked rich and could totally afford to buy his mom a great place of her own? Why do they have to live together?

Get ready to melt, my friends. Bradley says, “My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other. So here we are.”

Damn you, Cooper! I was this close to dropping you as my main (imaginary) man, and then you gotta go get all sensitive and loving and adorable and perfect on me. Gaaaaaah! I mean, yeah he lives with his mom…with her literally “in the next room” (yowza)…but he’s doing it to keep them close, to keep his mom happy, and to give her all the emotional support he possibly can after she lost the love of her life. D’awwwww!

But let’s get back to this whole “in the next room” business. Bradley says living with his mom is “not without complications. It’s not like I live in a compound and she’s in the guesthouse. No, she’s in the next room.” Yes, that would make things a bit complicated. I sure hope Suki has her own apartment that they can escape to for a little privacy! But I don’t get it. Is Bradley living in a shack or something? Get a mansion, dude! Put your moms at least a few doors down! For both your sakes!

But I guess this living situation is working for him. “We’re surviving. Both of us,” Bradley says. “Let’s face it: It’s probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son,” but “it’s life.”

Oh, Bradley, you really don’t know how perfect you are, do you? If I were in your mom’s position, I wouldn’t have any problem living with you either! Screw that dating deal-breaker! I’m totally into this Mama’s Boy!

Would you guys dump Bradley because he still lives with his mom?

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