Why Bradley Cooper did not attend the Met Gala with Irina Shayk

He was missed! Bradley Cooper was unable to attend the 2019 Met Gala on Monday, May 6, with his girlfriend, Irina Shayk, due to a work conflict.

A rep for the actor-director, 44, told USA Today that he was in Los Angeles working as a producer on post-production of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie.

Cooper’s A Star Is Born costar Lady Gaga was one of the cohosts for this year’s Met Gala, which was themed “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” The pop star, 33, served as a co-chair at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City alongside Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, Harry Styles, Serena Williams and Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele.

Bradley Cooper Did Not Attend the Met Gala 2019 With Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City.Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Shayk, 33, was by the Hangover star’s side throughout much of the 2019 awards season, joining him at the Golden Globes in January and the Oscars in February. He also brought his mom, Gloria Campano, to the Oscars as well as the SAG Awards, which Shayk missed due to a work obligation in her native Russia.

While the couple are notoriously private, Cooper made sure to give the Victoria’s Secret model a special shout-out during his acceptance speech at the BAFTA Awards in London in February. “I have to thank Irina for putting up with me, for all the music I was trying to make in our basement for a year,” he said.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk arrives at the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Gloria Campano, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk arrive at JFK airport on February 7, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by ECP/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for National Board of Review)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Irina Shayk, Bradley Cooper arrives at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awardsat The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attend the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 03: (L-R) Irina Shayk, Bradley Cooper, and Emily Blunt attend the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 3, 2019 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival )
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are seen walking in soho on October 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are seen walking in Soho on October 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Actor Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are seen walking in soho on October 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk and their daughter Lea are seen arriving at the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attend 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination', the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk look on prior to the Men's Singles Final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend day eleven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 08, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attend 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actor Bradley Cooper (L) and model Irina Shayk leave the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attend the Arop Charity Gala At the Opera Garnier under the auspices of Madam Maryvonne Pinault on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attends the Red Obsession party in Paris to celebrate L'Oreal Paris's partnership with Paris Fashion Week. L'Oreal Paris spokesmodels accessorised with accents of red to celebrate the launch of the new Color Riche La Palette on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images For L'Oreal)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend the L'Oreal Red Obsession Party as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Cyril Chapuy, Lewis Hamilton, Bradley Cooper Irina Shayk attend the Red Obsession party to celebrate L'Oreal Paris's partnership with Paris Fashion Week on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. L'Oreal Paris spokesmodels accessorised with accents of red to celebrate the launch of the new Color Riche La Palette. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images For L'Oreal)
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The Avengers: Endgame star and Shayk started dating in April 2015 and went public with their romance the following March during Paris Fashion Week. They are the parents of 2-year-old daughter Lea.

Though the pair have been going strong for years, the chemistry between Cooper and his costar Gaga, both on screen and during their intimate Oscars performance of “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, sparked rumors that they were secretly in love. However, Shayk was not bothered by the speculation. “Irina knows that Bradley and Gaga are artists,” a source told Us Weekly exclusively in February.

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