“American Hustle” hunk Bradley Cooper’s intimate phone chats with ex-girlfriend Renee Zellweger prompted his latest love, Suki Waterhouse, to dump him, insiders say.
British model Suki, 21, reportedly ended their year-long romance saying she was “too young” for the 39-year-old actor. But A close source claims the relationship began to unravel weeks ago when Suki tried to ban Bradley from contacting Oscar winner Renee, 44.
“Suki was getting fed up with Bradley vanishing for hours at a time to talk to Renee,” the source told The ENQUIRER. “Besides that, he was opening up to Renee about his family, his health and even his sobriety. Suki felt Bradley should be confiding in her about those things.”
Renee and Bradley met while filming “Case 39” in 2006 and started dating in 2009. They split in March 2011, but have remained tight even though Renee is seeing musician Doyle Bramhall ii, 45.
A friend of Renee’s told The ENQUIRER : “Yes, Renee is talking to Bradley. She’s close to signing a movie deal with his pal Daniel Craig and she’s begged Bradley to put in a good word for her.”
Meanwhile, Suki appears in the upcoming rom-com “Love, Rosie” and dreams of an acting career, but Bradley gives her little encouragement, added the source.
“Knowing that Bradley is helping Renee – an established actress – and not her really hurt Suki,” said the source.
Finally, Suki begged Bradley to cut all ties with Renee, although there was no indication they were doing anything improper.
“Bradley told Suki she was being unreasonable, and refused,” said the insider. “Now she’s decided it’s time to move on.”