Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 25 January 2015

Bradley Cooper ‘comforts Arterton’

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton and Bradley Cooper have apparently grown close over the weekend.

The British actress attended the BAFTA ceremony in London last night, where Bradley was nominated for best actor for his turn in Silver Linings Playbook.

The pretty star put on a brave face despite it being reported over the weekend she had split from her husband Stefano Catelli.

It seems The Hangover star was doing his best to make sure Gemma kept smiling, apparently even taking her to a special pre-BAFTAs event on Friday.

“Brad and Gemma have become firm friends and, as she’s feeling down at the moment, he wanted to show her a good time while he’s in London,” a source explained to British newspaper The Mirror.

“After hanging out at Harvey Weinstein’s Silver Linings bash at Little House Restaurant they decided to share a car to Rose, where they spent a few hours partying together at a table.”

It seems Bradley could also do with some cheering up, after narrowly missing out on the best actor prize to Lincoln star Daniel Day-Lewis last night.

Following their reported weekend together, a budding friendship could be on the cards.

“Brad’s a really nice guy and he and Gemma seemed like they were getting on very well,” the insider continued.

Gemma has always been a fan of Bradley’s.

In November the brunette wrote a flattering review about the Silver Linings Playbook leading man for Variety magazine.

“We fall in love with Pat. He is the perfect combination of fragile and strong; the winning heart-melting formula (men, take note). He can also sort of dance, which is also adorable. I’m so excited to see where Bradley Cooper’s career will go from here,” she gushed in the piece.

Gemma and Stefano allegedly ended things a few months ago, however a spokeswoman for the actress declined to comment.

The star is reportedly still “devastated” and “in no rush” to move on.

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