Bradley Cooper: Best Celebrity Son Ever

Getty ImagesDon’t call him a mama’s boy. In the May issue of Details, actor Bradley Cooper revealed a surprising secret—he lives with his mom. The actor says his mother Gloria moved in with him when his father Charles passed away from cancer in January 2011. "Let's face it: It's probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It's life. And right now, two years after my father's death, this is where we are. My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other.” A Hollywood actor putting the breaks on the fast life to move in with his mom? That's the first reason he's the best celebrity son around. Here are five more reasons why Cooper's the best kid a Hollywood mom could ask for.

Reason 2: He considers his mom a pal. Whether Cooper has to take out the trash or clean his room is anyone’s guess but mother-son friction aside, he’s clearly evolved to that surreal point in life where you realize that those who brought you into the world are actually people and not just parents. "But don't get me wrong," Cooper told Details. "It's not without complications. It's not like I live in a compound and she's in the guesthouse. No. She's in the next room. But here's the thing: She's a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches. If that wasn't the case, there's no way."

Reason 3: He takes his mom to glitzy events.
No doubt Cooper had his pick of leading ladies to take to the Oscars in February where he received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in "Silver Linings Playbook." Instead, he took his mom as his date. “It’s very exciting to be here, this is my first time at the Oscars!” Gloria told Ryan Seacreast on the red carpet. Oh, and she wore sneakers under her gown.

Reason 4: He takes relationship cues from his family. Although Cooper has had a string of loves—Jennifer Esposito, Renee Zellweger, Zoe Saldana, and now British model Suki Waterhouse—at heart, he wants to settle down. In January, he told The Daily Mail: “I would say I am a romantic, for sure. I think most guys are deep down. I look at my parents, who have been married happily since 1963, and my Grandparents are the same. What guy wouldn’t want that? I think the thought of a traditional family home is awesome. Traditional roles are becoming a thing of the past, but I think there is something still really charming about them.”

Reason 5: He fulfilled his father's dream. According to OK! magazine, Cooper’s father, a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch, had an itch for acting so Cooper arranged a cameo for his dad in his 2010 film “The A-Team.” That year, Cooper told David Letterman: "It was one of the best experiences of my life. The guy loves to improvise. He wanted to improvise with Jessica Biel. He was supposed to stay in his seat, but he got up...He wanted to have a conversation with Jessica!"

Reason 6: He's got perspective. In March, Cooper spoke to GQ about his dad passing away and shared the wisdom he gained from the experience. “My father gave me two gifts – having me and dying with me. I used to be the kid that got the shakes if I had to talk in public; now, I just don’t get nervous about stuff….I can’t control everything. I watched my father die and I realized that is the way we are all going to die. For me, it was a switch from knowing something intellectually to knowing it by tangibly experiencing it. It rewired my neurological system. It almost did the opposite of motivating me…It was about keeping the main thing the main thing.”