Supermodel Irina Shayk is as much a mother as any other mother, which is why she doesn’t quite like the oft-used term “co-parent” as a description of her relationship with ex Bradley Cooper.
“I never understood the term ‘co-parenting,’” she told Elle in a new profile. “When I’m with my daughter, I’m 100 percent a mother, and when she’s with her dad, he’s 100 percent her dad. Co-parenting is parenting.” Fair enough! Although, in defense of writers who have used the term, it’s not a pejorative. It just describes two people who aren’t in a relationship but are both involved in their children’s lives, as opposed to situations where the kids live exclusively with one parent or family member.
As for the parenting that Shayk does—with and without Cooper—she described the A Star Is Born director as “the most amazing dad.” Other than that, she doesn’t really want to talk about him. “My past relationship, it’s something that belongs to me, and it’s private,” she said. “It’s just a piece of my inner self that I don’t want to give away.” Again, fair enough!
At home, Shayk strives for normalcy. “I’m not a fashion person. I’m a regular girl who is home watching Netflix,” she says of her off-duty routine. An accurate description of our past year, too.
She has a healthy attitude toward the tabloids, as well. “I don’t read what is out there. Honestly, I’m too busy raising a child. If they want to write articles [about me], they’re doing their job. I’m concentrating on my life and my friends. The rest is just noise,” Shayk said. Well, at the risk of adding to the noise that Irina Shayk isn’t reading anyway: Glad to hear she’s got such a happy family and positive perspective. Read her full Elle interview here.