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Bradley Cooper's mother instigated reunion

Bradley Cooper's mother instigated reunion

Bradley Cooper's mother was instrumental in his reconciliation with Suki Waterhouse.

The 'American Sniper' star and the British model separated after two years last month, but fuelled rumours they were back together just two weeks later when they were spotted kissing at Californian festival Coachella, and the 40-year-old actor's "change of heart" over committing to the 23-year-old beauty reportedly came after a lengthy chat with his mum Gloria.

A source said: "Bradley had thought he was ready to settle down but when the subject of marriage and children came up with Suki, he freaked out and broke things off.

"But he's missed her and after talking about it at length with his mum, Bradley had a change of heart.

"She gave him some really good advice and it made him realise he wanted Suki in his life.

"She encouraged him to pick up the phone. Luckily, Suki was willing to meet up and talk."

The couple enjoyed a lengthy chat over the phone and met for dinner in Los Angeles before agreeing to spend the week together, though they plan to take things slowly.

The source added to Grazia magazine: "They got on really well and went on to spend the rest of the week together in Venice, California at his home there, before deciding to head to Coachella.

"There's still a big attraction but they both know they have a lot to iron out.

"He's realised she's The One so they're going to work hard to get their relationship back on track. They know it won't be easy, but they're both hoping they can work it out."