According to New York Daily News’ Confidential blog, much of Jennifer’s Way focuses on the actress’ battle with celiac disease. But at one point, she began dishing on a mysterious man with “an entire marching band squad of red flags.” Still, Jennifer Esposito agreed to go out with this suitor, as she did not expect the relationship to last long.
But instead, the relationship quickly became serious, even though the mystery man had a “mean, cold side” and “his personality could flip on a dime.” Jennifer Esposito also described this ex-boyfriend as “funny, smart, cocky, arrogant and a master manipulator.” She particularly lamented how he focused primarily on himself.
“I became very sad and I felt very alone,” Jennifer Esposito supposedly said of her relationship with Bradley Cooper.
Jennifer Esposito’s relationship with this mystery man ended after she attended a seminar at the Agape International Spiritual Center. “Within days, my relationship hit an all-time low, and within a week it was over,” she wrote. “Abruptly, rudely, and with the exact callousness that I’d come to expect from him.”
While Jennifer Esposito never revealed this mystery boyfriend’s name, there is evidence that she was referring to Bradley Cooper. The next section of Jennifer’s Way describes how the actress landed a starring role on the sitcom Samantha Who, which premiered in 2007. Jennifer Esposito and Bradley Cooper were married from December 2006 to May 2007. So if Esposito wrote this part of her book in chronological order, it seems likely that Cooper was her “cocky, arrogant” ex.
Bradley Cooper briefly dished about his marriage to Jennifer Esposito during a 2011 interview with Howard Stern. But unlike the actress, Cooper appeared to have no hard feelings towards his ex.
“It was just something that happened,” Cooper said. “The good thing is, we both realized it...Sometimes you just realize it. It just wasn't right. It's interesting...things happen!”
Thankfully, both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito have moved on from their failed marriage. Cooper is currently dating model Suki Waterhouse, while Esposito recently announced her engagement to Louis Dowler.