Thursday, May 15, 2014
BRADLEY Cooper was left “blindsided” when ex-wife Jennifer Esposito discussed their short-lived marriage in her new book.
Without naming names, the former Blue Bloods actress apparently blasts Cooper as a “master manipulator” with a “mean, cold side” in her new memoir.
The pair wed December 2006, and Jennifer, 41, slapped the American Hustle star, 39, with divorce papers just four months later.
“Jennifer hasn’t said word one about her marriage to Bradley all these years. She’s wanted to take the high road,” said a friend.
“But publishers told her there was no way she could write a book about her life and not give readers something about her marriage to one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. She did it – reluctantly.”
Jennifer describes Cooper as “funny, smart, cocky, arrogant and a master manipulator,” and writes that she fell under his spell despite “an entire marching band squad of red flags.
“Bradley certainly isn’t proud of that period of his life. But he feels like he’s grown as a person since then – and he and Jennifer agreed long ago to never talk about their marriage and divorce.
“He feels blindsided. What Jennifer wrote about him certainly doesn’t do him any PR favors in Hollywood.”