The actor, 46, and supermodel, 35, took their 4-year-old daughter Lea to the Nutcracker — more than one week after they began fueling dating rumors.
While the former Hollywood couple's outing may have just been coparents spending time with their little one, their evening together comes on the heels of the duo sparking reconciliation speculation.
After calling it quits in 2019, the Silver Linings Playbook star and Shayk — who began dating in 2015 — were seen earlier this month taking a romantic stroll in New York City. The former lovebirds' sighting raised more than a few eyebrows, given that the handsome hunk was seen smiling ear-to-ear, while his baby mama held on tightly to The Hangover actor's arm, Radar reported.
Meanwhile, Shayk was last linked to Kanye West. The alleged flames were first spotted together over the summer while in France for the rapper's 44th birthday.
As rumors of Shayk and West's potential romance began to make headlines, OK! learned Cooper was far from thrilled with their blossoming relationship — but not out of jealousy, claimed sources. “[Bradley is] worried she could get caught up in Kanye’s controversies or over-the-top publicity stunts," an insider spilled.
Another source previously insisted Cooper would be "fully supportive" of Shayk's happiness, but the OK! insider maintained he was "furious" his baby mama was getting involved with “someone who’s behavior is erratic, to say the least.”
Given that the two-time Grammy Award winner is "already a very hands-on parent to Lea," an insider pointed out: "Bradley was already concerned about Lea getting recognized or labeled for being his and Irina’s daughter. But now with Kanye, that’s an entirely different level of celebrity. He doesn’t want that for Lea."
Luckily for Cooper, he didn't have to worry about Shayk's blossoming romance for long, as she and West's short-lived fling came to an end in August. Neither Shayk nor Kim Kardashian's estranged husband ever directly addressed their relationship, but an insider noted in September: "It was never a serious thing that took off."