Irina Shayk is a Russian model who is not only known for her physique and beautiful face, but also for dating equally attractive and successful men. She is now still happily involved and expecting her first baby with The Hangover actor Bradley Cooper after a long term publiziced relationship with professional football player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Who is Irina Shayk?
Irina Shayk was born in Russia to a Volga Tatar father and a Russian mother. She inherited her looks from her father who, although a Russian, is dark-skinned. That is why most people mistake her to be South American (mostly Brazilian) and not Russian.
According to Heavy, her father died when she was 14 years old due to complications from pneumonia. The family was left with very little money and so her mother had to work two jobs to provide for them. She went to a music school when she was young and then went and studied marketing after high school. However, she failed it and enrolled in a beauty school with her older sister instead.
The beauty school was where a local modeling agency saw her and urged her to participate in the 2004 Miss Chelyabinski. She won the pageant and that was the beginning of her modeling career.
Irina Shayk was internationally recognized in 2007 when she became the face of lingerie brand Intimissimi. She also had her debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue the same year. She became very popular with her Sports Illustrated shoots that Victoria Secret had to sign her in. Her career continually grew and she scored her first film in 2014, Hercules.
Irina Shayk’s relationship with Bradley Cooper
Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper started dating each other in April 2015. It was about a month after her relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo ended. November of the same year, Shayk and Cooper moved in together in the former’s apartment in New York’s West Village.
The beautiful couple were not shy putting their love on display. They were seen smitten over each other while vacationing in Italy’s Amalfi Coast. But the best of their relationship is yet to come. US Weekly confirmed that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper are expecting their first child.
Shayk showed the world her baby bump during the recently held Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show in Paris. The model wore a red bra with a beaded long sleeve top to partially cover her growing belly.
Congratulations to Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper!