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Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk unveil baby girl’s chic French name

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Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have welcomed their first child together.

According to E!, the couple are now the proud parents of a baby girl – and the actor and supermodel have decided to bestow a seriously cool name upon their daughter.

A seriously French name, in fact.

Her name is Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper.


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The meaning of the name “Lea” is “the bringer of good news”, while “de Seine” literally translates to “from Seine” – the beautiful French river that runs through the centre of Paris.

As Vanity Fair points out, the moniker may be “an ode” to Cooper, who is proficient in the language and reportedly studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence for six months during college. 

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk watch the tennis at Wimbledon - 2016

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk watch the tennis at Wimbledon - 2016

No other details (or photos) have been released as of yet.

Cooper, 42, and Shayk, 31, first began dating in 2015 – and the couple are famously private about their personal lives.


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However the supermodel has previously spoken of her desire to have a family, calling it the “most important thing on this earth”.

Speaking last year, she said: “I think family is the reason why we are here. I love my job and it's very important to me. I really enjoy what I'm doing but it's not the most important thing in my life – family is, friends, people who I love. 

“My father was married to my mother for more than 20 years and, yes, definitely one day I want to have a family because that is the most important thing on this earth.

“I don't think there is a perfect time. I think it's more important to have the right person by your side. My sister had her baby when she was 22, and for her that was the perfect time. I will be 31 in January, so maybe soon it will be my perfect time. I don't know – time will tell.”

Ellen DeGeneres is among those who have congratulated the couple.

Taking to Twitter, the comedian and chat show host wrote: “Congrats Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper on your baby!”

Then, in a reference to his hit film The Hangover, she added: “Bradley, you're going to be a wonderful dad. Just don't take the baby to Vegas.”

Images: Rex Features

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