For nearly a year, Bradley Cooper has kept his relationship with British model Suki Waterhouse on the quiet side, although not quiet enough to avoid judgments about their age difference (he's 39; she's 22). At one point, he seemed to thumb his nose at the talk by cuddling up with Suki in a park while reading a copy of "Lolita." Now, however, B.Coop appears ready to put the romance front-and-center: He made two high-profile outings in as many days with his baby-faced squeeze.
On Saturday, the Oscar-nominated actor attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards without his usual red carpet escort -- his mom, Gloria. Instead, he walked into the show solo, although not without incident. At one point, he struggled to remove Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk from his swimsuit area, the same guy who once attempted to kiss Will Smith (and received a slap for his efforts).
Inside the ceremony, Cooper sat at a table populated with his "American Hustle" colleagues and cozied up to Waterhouse, who was decked out in a strapless black-and-white Andrew Gn dress and a vintage curly 'do. She eventually scooted her way onto his lap, an opportunity he used to rest his scruffy chin on her bare shoulder.
This marks the couple's highest-profile appearance to date, and it comes seven months after Suki was seen on Bradley's arm backstage at the Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards.
The day after the SAG Awards, the fair-haired pair popped up sporting winter gear at the Sundance Film Festival, where they held hands while taking a paparazzi-accompanied stroll around Park City.
"Drunk in love bey bey," Waterhouse tweeted on Saturday, in an apparent reference to both her state of mind and appreciation of Beyoncé.
Click on for pics of Bradley and Suki at Sundance, along with the moment his crotch was attacked at the SAG Awards …