“He’s into bettering himself, and his career and doesn’t want distractions,” the source said. “When he does a role, he stays in character, at least partly, all during filming.”
But early in his time together with Shayk, Cooper spoke to friends about wanting to marry her.
“He said she was ‘the one'” in 2015,” the source said, who added that the couple has been “on and off for about a year now,” trying to work on things for the sake of their 2-year-old daughter.
Cooper and Shayk recently attended Jerry Seinfeld’s 65th birthday party at New York’s Cafe Carlyle in late April.
“I have a lot of friends who share a lot of their personal life on Instagram or social media, very publicly,” she said. “I admire it and I think it’s great — but I think it’s all about personal choice. Because my work requires me to be out there, I just decided my personal life will be quiet. That’s why it’s called personal, because it’s something for you and your family, and I feel happy with it.”
CNN has reached out to reps for both Cooper and Shayk for comment.