Suki Waterhouse opened up about 'isolating and disorientating' breakup from Bradley Cooper

The two parted ways in 2015

Suki Waterhouse and Bradley Cooper head to J Sheeky restaurant for dinner on September 15, 2014 in London, England.
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Suki Waterhouse has addressed her "dark and difficult" relationship with Bradley Cooper, close to 10 years after their 2015 breakup.

Suki has previously talked about how hard the circumstances of that split were for her, saying: "I never thought I’d be OK again."

But in a new interview with British Vogue, the Daisy Jones and the Six star said she's now thriving.

"I really will say that I’m pretty strong at this point, but when something very public happens to you and the story behind it is dark and difficult, and you’re actually not doing well, and you can’t explain yourself to the world, that’s very isolating and disorientating," she told the magazine. "It probably has taken a decade to work myself out and actually be able to have this expansion in my life."

Suki and Bradley's relationship lasted two years, with the singer being 21 at the beginning of the romance, while the Star Is Born actor was 38.

Speaking to Vogue, Suki said: "Your 20s are pretty sadistic. The love I experienced [then] was only ever a fetishisation, and I think when you only get loved in that way, you only get punished."

Suki, now 32, feels like things are smoother in this decade of life. "When you get into your 30s you’re almost instantly afforded a little bit more respect," she said. "It’s kind of delightful and shocking at the same time."

Alongside her successful entertainment career, the "Good Looking" singer has been in a happy relationship with actor Robert Pattinson since 2018, with the two getting engaged in December 2023 and welcoming their first daughter together in March 2024.

In April, the star shared a gorgeous photo on Instagram of herself holding the baby, captioning it: "welcome to the world angel."

We're so glad Suki has found her happiness.

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.