Here’s what the 33-year-old model had to share with the mag…
On the meaning of her daughter’s name (Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper) with ex Bradley Cooper: Irina explained she’s named after her paternal grandmother, Galina. She added, “The second part is the Seine, like the river in Paris.”
On motherhood and remaining authentic to oneself: “You have to be really truly yourself for your kids, otherwise you’re living in a lie. Tell me one reason why, just because you’re a mother, that you need to wear a longer skirt. No! I don’t believe in that. I really don’t… Why should you have to change who you are and how you feel just because you become a mother? I’m like, tell me why. Tell me one reason! I don’t believe in that… I really believe if you love something, you can prioritize your time. [Motherhood] is just an addition to your life.”
Irina also spoke extensively about the public’s interest in her life with her ex, Bradley Cooper. Read all about it right here.
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