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In his career, Bradley Cooper has shown his versatility.

The award-winning actor is a devoted father and son, as seen by his long career in the field.

Despite his celebrity, he had a strong bond with his parents and was present when his father passed away.


Bradley Cooper, the star of “A Star is Born,” received one of the greatest upbringings from his parents. Fortunately, he returned the love while letting the lessons learned to guide his reality.

The actor was born on January 5, 1975, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Gloria Campano and Charles John Cooper.


 Bradley Cooper appearing on 'Alias'. | Source: Getty Images

Bradley Cooper appears on ‘Alias.’ | Source: Getty Images

Gloria worked for a local NBC station, and her husband was a stockbroker, but despite their busy schedules, they ensured their kid had the best childhood experiences.

The early years of Bradley were full of exciting details. He had a simple lifestyle and never considered acting. He only desired to join the military or become a ninja.


“Limitless” actor Bradley Cooper | Source: Getty Images

Even though the Philadelphia native received unconditional love and care from his parents, whose marriage appeared perfect, his curiosity about the “meaning of life and death” was stirred. He said this:

“So I begged my father to send me to Valley Forge Military Academy. Before that, I thought only ninjas understood the meaning of life and death. And so I begged my father to send me to Japan…so I could train to become a ninja.”

The renowned actor has always had a great affinity for and respect for his roots. He never allowed his time in the limelight to strip him of his lovely relationship with the older Cooper.


Bradley Cooper at the 32nd American Cinematheque Award Presentation Honoring Bradley Cooper on November 29, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Bradley Cooper at the 32nd American Cinematheque Award Presentation Honoring Bradley Cooper on November 29, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

The family’s patriarch passed away in 2011 from lung cancer, yet it was a beautiful death because he was surrounded by those he loved.


The Hollywood actress spent time tending to Charles before he passed away. Bradley eventually moved in with his parents and shone as a caregiver, putting his career on hold to care for his sick father.

Later, he returned to the movie scene, but his mind was troubled by memories of his father. After the shooting was finished, Bradley sped home, brought Charles to an Eagles game, and continued to take care of him until his death two weeks later.


Bradley Cooper is seen walking in Soho on December 6, 2021 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Bradley Cooper is seen walking in Soho on December 6, 2021, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

The “Nightmare Alley” actor recalled holding his father in his arms when the cancer patient passed away, and it was one of his most difficult memories. He said this:


“It’s a whole new world.” And it was instantaneous. It wasn’t like months later. “It was like his last exhale, and I was holding him, and everything changed.”

Bradley acknowledged that taking care of his father was the right thing to do, but it was also “overwhelming and extremely stressful.” He was appreciative to be in a situation where he could contribute the most by paying the bills and being present.


Bradley Cooper speaks onstage at "Silver Linings Playbook" Press Conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 9, 2012 in Toronto, Canada | Source: Getty Images

Bradley Cooper speaks onstage at “Silver Linings Playbook” Press Conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 9, 2012, in Toronto, Canada | Source: Getty Images

Bradley promised to cherish the memories of his loving father after Charles passed away. One of the easiest ways he achieved that was to wear his father’s wedding ring around his neck on a long chain, keeping it near his heart.


He initially chose to wear the wedding band as a memorial to the close relationship between his parents, but in 2018, he changed his mind, and he has since been wearing the marriage symbol around his neck.

How is Bradley’s life with his mother going after his father’s death?

Bradley’s love for his mom grew following his father’s passing. He started to spend more time with her, and they even went to Europe together. The widow was also advised to move in with the actor in his Los Angeles home.


Bradley Cooper and his mother Gloria Campano arriving at the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Bradley Cooper and his mother, Gloria Campano, arriving at the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 27, 2022, | Source: Getty Images

She lived in a guest house, as many would have thought, but the “A Star is Born,” the actor claimed she was in the room next to his. He mentioned how close-knit the family was and said that losing a loved one had transformed their lives and that they needed one another to get through the pain. Bradley added.


“We’re surviving. Both of us. Let’s face it: It’s probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son.” “It’s life.”

Bradley decided to be extra vigilant in protecting his mother as he did with his father. He kept his daughter with him during the coronavirus pandemic and banned visitors.


Bradley Cooper and Gloria Campano attend the "Joy" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 13, 2015 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Bradley Cooper and Gloria Campano attend the “Joy” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 13, 2015, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

The actor revealed that Gloria uses a colostomy bag and that the infection would be fatal if it touched her. As a result, he kept strangers out of his house and lived contentedly with his two dogs, their mother, and his daughter, whom he homeschooled.


Bradley, overly protective of his mother, does not mind showing her off to the public on red carpets, even when she is uneasy.

The singer made a stunning appearance at the Oscars in 2019 with his mother as his date and Irina Shayk, his ex-girlfriend. Together, they strolled the red carpet.


Gloria Cooper and Bradley Cooper at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Gloria Cooper and Bradley Cooper at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Three years later, he pulled the same prank again, but this time it involved just his mother. The couple posed together while hugging each other on the red carpet while wearing identically colored clothing. They looked dashing.


Gloria Cooper and Bradley Cooper at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Gloria Cooper and Bradley Cooper at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

He is not only a beautiful son when he is the center of attention but also a fantastic son when he is not. He was spotted strolling beside his mother in New York in February 2020. Cooper, who will be 48 on January 5, 2023, carried his mother’s purse while she walked with the help of a cane.

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