Here’s why everyone’s talking about Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper’s custody battle

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Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk’s relationship has been a point of conversation this year, with rumours circulating after the release of his and Lady Gaga’s Academy Award winning film, A Star Is Born.

After reports that the couple had been spending time apart, it was confirmed by PEOPLE that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk had split after four years of dating.

The couple began dating in 2015, welcoming their daughter Lea De Seine in March 2017.

It was news of their reported custody battle however that has got everyone talking.

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An insider reportedly confirmed to PEOPLE that having ended their relationship amicably, Bradley and Irina are now focusing on sharing custody of their daughter. But according to Grazia, co-parenting is proving difficult, with Bradley reportedly wanting Lea to live with him in La and Irina wanting her daughter to be with her in New York.

Before the news of their split, there were reports earlier this year after awards season that the actor and director was devoting all his time to Irina and Lea, with a source telling PEOPLE: ‘Since the award season ended, Bradley spends every day with his family.’

The source continued: ‘Most days, Bradley and Irina take Lea out for activities together. Sometimes they just stroll on the beach. Bradley and Irina seem great. It seems Bradley hasn’t spent any time with Lady Gaga. He has been all about his family.’

Bradley and Irina are yet to respond.

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