BREAKUPS

Irina Shayk Continues Spending Her Post-Breakup Days Posting Stunning, Pantsless Instagrams

The model is putting her business trip to good use.


Rochas blouse; Christopher Kane shoes.

It’s been barely five days since the longtime rumors that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper were going to call it quits became official (at least according to People). And, in what should come as no surprise, those five days have brought yet another flood of unnamed “sources” eager to offer their take on things, which tabloids have eagerly turned into stories with headlines such as “Bradley Cooper Can’t Shayk Lady Gaga?”

Shayk and Cooper themselves, on the other hand, have maintained silence on whether or not their four-year relationship has come to an end. (The same goes for their representatives.) But for Shayk, that’s beginning to change. Unlike Cooper, she’s been spotted out and about over the past few days—at first thanks to the paparazzi, who captured her rolling a suitcase, carrying a puffy jacket, and looking overall immaculate on her way to the airport on the day that their breakup was reported. (It turned out that Shayk was actually on her way to Iceland for work—not necessarily to put as much distance between herself and Cooper as possible—though that didn’t stop the photos from inspiring a frenzy of memes.)

Since touching down in Iceland, though, Shayk has taken the narrative around her in the media into her own hands via Instagram—even though she’s long been vocal about her right to keep her personal life private on the app. (Cooper has appeared on her feed so rarely that in 2016, it made headlines when a segment of his disembodied torso could be glimpsed in the background of one of Shayk’s selfies.)

To be clear: Shayk has made no direct reference to her relationship with Cooper on the account. Still, it seems impossible that Shayk (or her social media manager) wouldn’t realize that anything she posts—not to mention says or does—following reports of the breakup will immediately be subjected to speculation and scrutiny. And yet, Shayk has not refrained from posting; after all, as a working, highly successful model, it’s practically part of her job description. (Her first post-breakup posts, for example, were Instagrams of her latest magazine cover, which Shayk no doubt posed for long before the past week.)

And while she was still plugging a brand in the photo that she posted from Iceland on Sunday, it was definitely a bit more along the lines of a post-breakup “I’m doing just fine”—and quite an impressive one at that. (It’s not easy to inspire jealousy when you’re perching on a rocky outpost near a glacier, sans pants.) And that’s how her followers interpreted it, if the comments are any indication, from fans expressing sentiments such as “Bradley Cooper, thank you” to fellow fellow top models like Shalom Harlow and Lara Stone turning to emojis to express their support. Miley Cyrus, meanwhile, extended a benevolent invitation: “Come over and swim lol.”

On Monday, she followed up on that post with another pantsless photo of herself, this time in a much lusher setting. Once again, the post got hundreds of thousands of likes, including—gasp!—from Lady Gaga’s ex-fiancé, Christian Carino, and once again, Shayk tagged a brand. If the one-piece bathing suit with minimal backside coverage she wore to take in a waterfall was technically spon-con, though, no one seemed to mind; judging from the ultra-supportive comments section, her fans would be overjoyed to collect a paycheck.

As for what Cooper’s been up to, there’s no word just yet.

Related: Irina Shayk Gets Intimate: On Her Body, Her Daughter, and Confidence on the Red Carpet

In Memoriam of 2019’s Celebrity Breakups

John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan have dated on and off three times over the past 10 years. Now, almost exactly a year after Ryan announced that they were engagement, the couple has reportedly once again called it quits.

Alo Ceballos/Getty Images

Ten years after they first met, and eight years after they married, the actress Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker have decided to divorce. “Our union was such a gorgeous ride,” they wrote in a joint statement posted to Nash’s Instagram.

Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Almost exactly a decade after they got married in October of 2019, Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend announced that they were separating via Instagram, writing, in part: “We will always be grateful for the love we’ve shared and will always work together to raise our two beautiful dogs.”

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Food Network star Sandra Lee formally announced that their relationship had come to an end in late September, several months after they prompted rumors by selling their joint house in Westchester.

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Topshop heiress Chloe Green and Jeremy Meeks (formerly known as “Hot Felon” thanks to a viral mugshot that launched his modeling career) have officially split after two years together. The two share a one-year-old son, Jayden, but have reportedly been broken up for the past couple of months.

Pierre Suu/Getty Images

After eight months of marriage and roughly ten years together, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth confirmed that they will separate. Cyrus was spotted with Kaitlynn Carter (ex of Brody Jenner) on vacation in Italy, which raised a few eyebrows, while Hemsworth has reportedly been spending time in Australia with family.

VALERIE MACON/Getty Images

With just one year of dating under their belt, Trace Lehnhoff and Antoni Porowski decided to call it quits in August 2019. The Queer Eye star—who met the Flipping Out design associate via Instagram DM—confirmed the split to People.

Jamie McCarthy

If Entertainment Tonight‘s source alleging that Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter never legally married, despite holding a wedding ceremony in Bali in 2018, well, that may be for the best. The pair brought their five-year relationship to a close in early August.

Amy Sussman/Getty Images

At the outset of August, Aaron Carter confirmed that his relationship with Lina Valentina, which lasted nearly a year, had come to an end.

Courtesy of @lina_valentina

The Olympian skier (and upcoming American Horror Story star) Gus Kenworthy and actor Matthew Wilkas called it quits in July. Their relationship began in 2015, when Kenworthy slid into Wilkas’s DMs.

Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images

Four years after Tom Hanks officiated their wedding, Allison Williams and Ricky Van Veen announced that they were separating. The actress and cofounder of College Humor and Vimeo had been dating for four years, after meeting at a viewing party for The Bachelor.

Emma McIntyre/VF18/Getty Images

“We know our relationship meant so much to so many people, especially trans folks, giving them hope that this kind of love is possible for them as well,” the actress Laverne Cox wrote in the caption of an Instagram announcing her breakup with Kyle Draper, her boyfriend of two years.

Andrew Toth/Getty Images

Alas, the fact that 32-year-old Matthew Hussey is a relationship coach didn’t stop his relationship with Camila Cabello from ending over a year after they first met, on the set of the Today show.

Emma McIntyre/VF19/WireImage/Getty Images

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have done their best to keep their relationship private since they began dating four years ago, over the course of which Shayk gave birth to their daughter, who’s now two. In June, however, People reported that the pair has split—a turn of events that tabloids (and fans of A Star Is Born, which Cooper directed and starred in opposite Lady Gaga) have been predicting for months.

Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

Shanina Shaik and DJ Ruckus announced their separation in June, a year after they got married on a private island owned by Lenny Kravitz.

Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

Anna Camp and Skylar Astin announced their separation after two-and-a-half years of marriage. The couple began dating in 2013, shortly after starring together in Pitch Perfect, and married in October 2016. According to a statement from the former couple, there’s no scandal, and the “decision was made mutually and amicably.”

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images

In just a few short months, Bella Thorne has gone through not just one but two breakups this year. Two months after ending things with her ex-girlfriend Tana Mongeau in February, Thorne split from Mod Sun, her boyfriend of a year. The breakup appears to be amicable, though, as Thorne shared a selfie with the rapper on Instagram, along with the caption, “I will always love you. All good things must come to an end.”

Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Demi Lovato has largely been staying out of the spotlight since she overdosed last summer, but in the past few months, she’s begun returning to the public eye, often in the company of Henri Levy, designer of the label Enfants Riches Déprimés. After four months of dating, which saw Lovato give Levy a puppy for Valentine’s Day, though, the pair has reportedly split.

Courtesy of @henrialexanderlevy

If you didn’t know that Rita Ora and Andrew Garfield were reportedly dating, you’re not alone. In any case, it’s apparently already in the past; their relationship, which seems to have begun in November, has “fizzled out,” according to the tabloids, which seem to have been the only ones aware of it in the first place.

Jamie McCarthy

For the second time in five years, 44-year-old Ryan Seacrest and 26-year-old Shayna Taylor, who defended the E! host when he was accused of sexual misconduct, have parted ways.

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Two days after they ominously attended two different post-Oscars parties, news broke that the 41-year-old actor Zachary Quinto and the 29-year-old artist-slash-model Miles McMillan are no longer an item. Before that they’d been dating for nearly six years.

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

It took two public cheating scandals for 27-year-old Tristan Thompson and 34-year-old Khloé Kardashian to part ways. Less than a year after the first, which broke practically at the moment that Kardashian was giving back to their daughter, True, Thompson’s alleged infidelity again returned to the spotlight. (This latest instance is unfortunately even messier, involving the Kardashians’ 21-year-old comrade Jordyn Woods.)

Jerritt Clark/Getty Images

Bella Thorne and the YouTube star Tana Mongeau announced that their year-long open relationship had come to an end on Twitter, with the latter noting that she will “love [Thorne] forever.”

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Adriana Lima has been making quite a few life changes as of late: The past few months have seen her both officially retire from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and publicly make the decision to only take her clothes off if there’s a cause involved. In January, it turned out those changes had carried over to her personal life, too, following the announcement of her split from the Turkish writer and self-help guru Metin Hara, whom she’d been dating for the past year and a half. Her marriage to herself, on the other hand, appears to remain intact.

Courtesy of @metinhara

The Disney Channel star Peyton List and the Shameless actor Cameron Monaghan first came together in 2017, when filming the film Anthem of a Teenage Prophet in a rather remote section of Canada, at which point they began dating. They then broke up in January, though you may still see them together, seeing as they’re still wrapping up the film’s press circuit.

John Sciulli/Getty Images

Ten years after his band, Phantom Planet, became forever associated with the unforgettable theme song for The O.C., lead singer Alex Greenwald began dating the actress Brie Larson. It wasn’t long before she gave him a shout-out in her Oscar acceptance speech and they got engaged, but unfortunately, not all things last forever: While they reportedly “remain close,” the couple has since called things off.

Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Fittingly enough for the wealthiest person in the world, Jeff Bezos stands a chance to break the record for the most expensive divorce ever, following his split from MacKenzie Bezos (née Tuttle), which she and the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon announced on Twitter about a week into 2019.

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Lily Allen’s breakup with Meridian Dan, a grime MC from North London, not only marked the end of their three-year relationship but also, according to Allen, marked the first time she’s been single since she was 15.

Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images

Shortly after breaking up with Lauv, aka the singer Ari Leff, the singer Julia Michaels shared her New Year’s resolution on her Instagram Stories. It read, quite simply, “no more dating narcissists.” Prior to that, the pair was thought to have been dating since last October, a month after they collaborated on the song “There’s No Way.”

Courtesy of @lauvsongs
1/29