A star couple is born: Bradley Cooper and Huma Abedin are dating, sources tell Page Six exclusively.
Hillary Clinton’s top aide – and former wife of disgraced politician Anthony Weiner – has seen the limelight in recent months, according to multiple insiders.
They were introduced by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who is close to the two.
“Anna definitely played matchmaker,” a well-placed source said. “She’s best friends with Bradley and adores Huma.”
A Hollywood insider confirms that “Bradley has been quietly dating Huma for a few months now, [and] they kept him very calm.
“Bradley broke up with [actress] Dianna Agron and started dating Huma.
The well-placed source adds that Abedin “told a few friends” that she had a “new man… but she didn’t say who it was. She kept it very close to her chest.
“They are perfect for each other,” the source said. “They are both in power, politics and human affairs.”
A representative for Abedin had no comment, while the representative for Cooper did not return a request for comment.
Page Six learns the high-profile pair arrived at the Met Gala together on May 2 and then went their separate ways for the red carpet. Footage shows Abedin, 46, in a canary yellow dress posing for the cameras, with Cooper, 47, keeping her distance behind her.
Abedin said Wintour, 72, was one of his most supportive friends following the Weiner sexting scandal.
While promoting her memoir ‘Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds’ in November, Abedin, an observant Muslim, told The Cut how she lost her virginity to Weiner when she married him. at 32 years old. She said the couple, who share 10 year-old son Jordan, are now in the “final stages” of their divorce.
“Bradley is a big step up from Anthony Weiner, to say the least,” the Hollywood insider says.
Weiner, the former Democratic congressman from New York, was sentenced in 2017 to 21 months in prison for sexting with a minor. He served approximately 15 months at Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass.
“I was heartbroken, dragged, trampled, humiliated. I lived in shame, in shame, for so long,” Abedin told The Cut. “Looking back, I was in extreme trauma.”
Abedin said Wintour had been a big help, adding that they were going on movie dates: “And just being outside and being with her, I just kind of felt normal and loved.”
Abedin and Weiner, 57, now live and co-parent in the same Union Square building.
Cooper was recently spotted filming “Maestro” — a biopic about bandleader Leonard Bernstein directed and starring the Oscar-nominated actor — in New York City. He has a 5-year-old daughter, Lea, with his model ex-fiancée, Irina Shayk, who was also at this year’s Met Gala.