Bachelor boy Bradley Cooper is reportedly worried that speculation about his sexuality will harm his career, with the star allegedly thinking his status as Hollywood's go to hunk is under threat from rumours that he's gay.
Brad has been linked with a string of beautiful stars over the years, including recent ex Olivia Wilde, Cameron Diaz, Denise Richards, Isabella Brewster and Renee Zellwegger, however as ever with male celebs Brad's bachelorhood has prompted rumours.
A source told The National Enquirer: “The rumors about Bradley are swirling again."
Allegedly Brad wouldn't be too concerned, but the timing of the wicked whispers as he campaigns to win a Best Actor Oscar has apparently irked the 'Hangover' star.
Bradley Cooper at the Golden Globe Awards (Photo: Brian To/WENN)
The source said: “He’s been able to laugh them off in the past, but this latest one comes right when he’s on the verge of becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and is campaigning for an Oscar.
“Now the floodgates have opened, and people in Hollywood are once again wondering, ‘Is he or isn’t he?’ Bradley believes the cruel rumor could damage his leading man status.
“Bradley always seems to be on the hunt for his next girlfriend. “I’m sure he’d like to get married and finally put the questions about his sexuality to rest.”
Recent rumours also linked Brad to his 'Silver Linings Playbook' co-star and fellow Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence, however Cooper laughed them off, citing the age difference as making such a match up unlikely.