Irina Shayk isn't confessing to a fight with Bradley Cooper and we don't get why

Jul 13, 2016 at 12:35 a.m. ET
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Bradley Cooper and his girlfriend, Irina Shayk, took in a few tennis matches at Wimbledon this week and there was a very awkward moment broadcast for everyone to see. In the clip, Cooper can be seen looking at Shayk with major attitude while she is wiping tears away from her eyes.

Obviously as soon as the internet got hold of the clip, they started giving their reactions to the very public fight between the couple. But Shayk has spoken up and insists that she wasn’t crying, she was experiencing hay fever symptoms. Sources have said that Cooper wasn’t mad at Shayk but was actually reacting to Stefan Edberg, who was seated on the other side of Shayk.

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Each of these explanations separately is completely plausible, but it’s a pretty big coincidence that they happened at the same time.

Cooper just so happened to give Edberg the side eye at the exact same time Shayk was wiping away tears from hay fever and fully avoiding eye contact with Cooper.

I understand why they wouldn’t want to get into what the fight was about with the entire world. It’s bad enough to have to work through a fight with your significant other, having to then talk about it with everyone else on the planet would be exhausting and totally unhealthy.

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But that doesn’t mean they can’t admit to fighting. Every couple fights. Anyone who has someone in their life with whom they’re close and spend a lot of time is going to fight with that person. Hell, other people are the single biggest reason for almost everyone’s tears. Admitting that it wasn’t a perfect day isn’t admitting that they are on the verge of a messy breakup, it just means that they aren’t perfect and Cooper and Shayk both feel a natural human emotion.

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At this point, we’re not going to get the truth and we’ll have to accept that this whole interaction wasn’t a fight but a problem with hay fever. The good news is we can all use this excuse the next time we’re in a fight.

I can hear myself saying it already, “I’m not furious at you, I’m experiencing hay fever.”

Works for me.