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Bradley Cooper relying on mum to cope with the death of his father

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Apr 16, 2013 | 1:24pm EDT

Actor Bradley Cooper is still struggling to come to terms with the 2011 death of his beloved father, but living with his mother is helping him deal with his grief. The Oscar nominee moved mum Gloria into his home after his stockbroker dad Charles Cooper lost his battle with cancer two years ago, and the hunk reveals they've been leaning on each other ever since to help get through the heartache. Opening up to Details magazine, Cooper says, "(My mum and I are) surviving. Let's face it, It's probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It's life. And right now, two years after my father's death, this is where we are. "My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other. So here we are. But don't get me wrong, it's not without complications. It's not like I live in a compound and she's in the guest house. No. She's in the next room. "But here's the thing - she's a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches. If that wasn't the case, there's no way (this would work)." And the Silver Linings Playbook star hopes to form the same close bond with his own children one day, adding, "I saw how much joy fatherhood gave my own dad. So I hope it's part of my journey."

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