Bradley Cooper and Huma Abedin are dating, sources tell Page Six exclusively. The top aide to Hillary Clinton — and former wife of disgraced politician Anthony Weiner — has been seeing the A-lister for the past few months, according to multiple insiders.
They were introduced by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who is close with both of them. Abedin has said Wintour, 72, has been one of her most supportive friends in the wake of Weiner’s sexting scandal. A Hollywood insider confirms that “Bradley has been quietly dating Huma for a few months now, [and] they’ve been keeping it really quiet.
Global branding and public relations expert Mark Borkowski told The Post of Abedin and Cooper: “It has all the potential of having one of the most interesting power relationships we’ve seen since Amal and Clooney.” For one thing, it could be a chance for Abedin to finally shake her reputation as Anthony Weiner’s beleaguered ex-wife and Clinton loyalist. “She has all this back history: Hillary, the husband and the laptop,” Borkowski said, referring to how, just before the 2016 presidential election, an investigation of Weiner’s computer led to a reopened FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of private emails when she was secretary of state.
Nine-time Academy Award nominee Cooper has vented his frustration at not being taken seriously. Speaking on Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes’ “SmartLess” podcast in June, he said he was still treated like an impostor among the Hollywood elite, admitting he has wondered: “What the f–k is this town?”
But political insiders say his relationship with Abedin may well boost his stature in Democratic and wider political circles. Cooper, a self-confessed “fan of politics,” was asked in 2012 if he would ever run for office. “I don’t know, I actually think it is a very noble profession,” he said.
Howard Stern recently revealed that he’s considering Bradley Cooper as his running mate on the ticket. “This guy is gonna bring in the female vote like you wouldn’t believe,” he added. “My vice president: Vice President Bradley Cooper. I know, it sends chills up your spine…. I told him I’m announcing it today.”