Bradley Cooper’s old opinion piece on best friends hooking up reappears as he sparks romance with Gigi Hadid in high school.

Bradley Cooper’s old opinion piece on best friends hooking up reappears as he sparks romance with Gigi Hadid in high school.

Bradley Cooper’s high school opinion piece about best friends hooking up has resurfaced amid his budding romance with supermodel, Gigi Hadid. 

The Oscar-nominated actor, 48 – whose latest project, Maestro, was released on Netflix earlier this week – wrote the article back in 1993 when he was a senior in high school at Germantown Academy, per the New York Post.  

The piece was published in the teen section of the Philadelphia Daily News, and he began with the question: ‘Can best friends who are of the opposite sex hook up with each other without destroying their friendship?’ 

He then continued, ‘In my case, yes…so far. I know that once you take that step over the platonic line everything is supposed to change.’ 

‘Suddenly you start to hate that guy she always told you was hot. But that’s not really true in my case.’ 

Bradley Cooper's, 48, high school opinion piece about best friends hooking up has resurfaced amid his budding romance with supermodel, Gigi Hadid, 28; seen earlier this month in London

Bradley Cooper’s, 48, high school opinion piece about best friends hooking up has resurfaced amid his budding romance with supermodel, Gigi Hadid, 28; seen earlier this month in London

The Oscar-nominated actor had written the article back in 1993 when he was a senior in high school at Germantown Academy, per the New York Post

The Oscar-nominated actor had written the article back in 1993 when he was a senior in high school at Germantown Academy, per the New York Post

The Hangover actor explained that both he and ‘best friend’ Deborah Landes ‘still talk to other people, although the conversation does get a little more tense.’ 

Cooper added that the pair were able to ‘cross that line’ and ‘maintain’ their friendship because ‘we really don’t know how to be anything other than best friends.’ 

The star also explained that there ‘has always been an underlying attraction between the two of us.’ But due to his friend dating someone else for some time, the pair couldn’t ‘fathom the idea’ of being anything aside from best friends. 

After Deborah broke up with her boyfriend, the two ‘talked about’ their feelings for each other. Although he had initially assumed that dating each other would feel ‘weird,’ he admitted that it had been ‘very relaxed.’ 

‘We have simply brought our friendship to another level,’ Bradly added, and later expressed that the pair were simply enjoying their time together before graduating. 

‘Because once college hits, our relationship will definitely return to a “best friendship.”‘ 

In conclusion, Cooper had penned, ‘It is somewhat easy to say that everything is cool now, because we are still in school. The real test will probably come when I have to hear about how much fun she is having at the shore this summer.’ 

Earlier this week, the Hollywood star stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon while promoting the biographical drama, Maestro. 

The piece was published in the teen section of the Philadelphia Daily News, and he began with the question: 'Can best friends who are of the opposite sex hook up with each other without destroying their friendship?'; seen earlier this month in London

The piece was published in the teen section of the Philadelphia Daily News, and he began with the question: ‘Can best friends who are of the opposite sex hook up with each other without destroying their friendship?’; seen earlier this month in London 

Earlier this week, he stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon while promoting the biographical drama, Maestro, and also talked about a recent high school reunion

Earlier this week, he stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon while promoting the biographical drama, Maestro, and also talked about a recent high school reunion

'I was early and I put the sign out front. It said Germantown Academy and then people came and I welcomed them and I put my name tag,' he shared; seen earlier this month in NYC

‘I was early and I put the sign out front. It said Germantown Academy and then people came and I welcomed them and I put my name tag,’ he shared; seen earlier this month in NYC 

During the interview, Bradley had a humorous conversation about his 30th high school reunion that he recently attended. ‘It was great,’ the star said of the experience. 

‘I got there early,’ the father-of-one continued, followed by a short pause. Fallon then said, ‘So you went there. You went there early.’ 

Cooper nodded and while starting to laugh, he responded with ‘Yeah.’ The audience also burst out laughing during the funny moment. 

While attempting to discuss the reunion, both the actor and talk show host kept laughing and had trouble staying serious. At one point, the SNL alum asked, ‘Who’d you see at first?’ 

Bradley laughingly replied with, ‘I saw, like, people I went to high school with,’ which prompted Fallon to say, ‘Oh, you’re kidding me!’ 

After another moment laughter, Cooper was able to tell the story and recalled, ‘I was early and I put the sign out front. It said Germantown Academy and then people came and I welcomed them and I put my name tag.’ 

‘When I was in high school, I used to go by Brad and now I go by Bradley. I felt it was some weird imposter but that is my real name Bradley.’

Jimmy asked if his former classmates ever get starstruck, and the actor said, ‘No, it was awesome. It was just regular. I think time has passed and it was just cool.’ 

Bradley's resurfaced opinion piece also comes amid his budding romance with model, Gigi Hadid - after the pair were first linked back in October; the model seen in September in NYC

Bradley’s resurfaced opinion piece also comes amid his budding romance with model, Gigi Hadid – after the pair were first linked back in October; the model seen in September in NYC

Bradley’s resurfaced opinion piece also comes amid his budding romance with model, Gigi Hadid. 

The pair were first romantically linked in October after they were spotted grabbing dinner together in the Big Apple. 

Cooper and Hadid have been seen on various occasions since then, including earlier this month when the beauty supported the actor at the grand opening of his new food truck earlier this month in NYC.

He opened the mobile eatery with Angelo’s Pizzeria owner, Danny DiGiampietro, called Danny and Coops Cheesesteaks. 

A source told People in an article published on Friday that their relationship is ‘going really well’ and added ‘They are getting more and more serious. Gigi’s been spending time in Philadelphia with Bradley too.’

‘They were pretty low-key when they were in town recently and had a date night in a private room at a local restaurant.’ 

The insider continued, ‘They were quietly dating for much longer before it went public and were very hush-hush, trying to see if things would work between them. They had several months together privately and things have been going really well.’ 

Bradley previously dated supermodel Irina Shayk and the former couple share daughter Lea, six – who recently made a cameo in Maestro. 

Bradley previously dated supermodel Irina Shayk and the former couple share daughter Lea, six - who recently made a cameo in Maestro; father daughter duo seen in L.A. earlier this month

Bradley previously dated supermodel Irina Shayk and the former couple share daughter Lea, six – who recently made a cameo in Maestro; father daughter duo seen in L.A. earlier this month

Amid Cooper and Hadid's relationship, Irina (pictured) has also been moving on with retired NFL quarterback, Tom Brady

Amid Cooper and Hadid’s relationship, Irina (pictured) has also been moving on with retired NFL quarterback, Tom Brady

She also notably made her red carpet debut at the L.A. premiere of the film alongside her father who sweetly held her hand during the festivities.

On Thursday, the A Star Is Born actor had to leave a Maestro press conference to rush to his daughter’s side after getting an emergency call from her school nurse. 

Gigi also shares daughter Khai, three, with her ex and former One Direction member, Zayn Malik. 

Amid Cooper and Hadid’s relationship, Irina has also been moving on with retired NFL quarterback, Tom Brady. 

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