Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger’s split took everyone by surprise. Now a source cited by Popeater reveals the reasons for the rupture.
“They were such a great couple that we are all shocked,” a friend of Renee’s told the site. “We all thought for sure they were going to be together forever after they moved in together last fall — we’re really sad.”
The source also revealed Renee didn’t show up at the Golden Globes in January in order to be with Bradley when his father died. “But after that she wanted a ring, and he just wasn’t ready to propose.”
Before starting their journey together, the two actors had short-lived committed relationships.
Renee was married Kenny Chesney in 2005, but soon divorced citing “fraud.” Bradley separated from wife Jennifer Esposito in 2007 after only four months of marriage.
“There is no doubt both of these people have not had a great experience being married — however, Renee was ready to give it another try with Bradley,” a friend of the couple’s told Popeater. “She’s 41 and has an Oscar. She’s starting to think about children and settling down while Bradley loves his life exactly as it is. It’s taken him a long time to be an A-list actor, and he’s enjoying all the perks, fame and opportunities that have come his way following ‘The Hangover.’”
“They are both in very different places in their lives and unfortunately just grew apart.”