Bradley Cooper & Renee Zellweger's Awkward Reunion

Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger

Guess there's not a lot of love lost for this pair, who faced off at the Costume Institute Gala.

There's no question that celebs lead the fabulous life: gifting suites, couture gowns, gated mansions, need we go on? Yet one of the distinctly not-so-fab parts of being a boldface name is living your private life in the public eye—especially when all of those eyes are on you in an uber-awkward moment. Just ask Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger, whose icy encounter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute gala was on display for all to see.

"They stared for a quick second, surprised and straight in the face and turned away. It was an awkward moment, and they split in separate directions," a source told Page Six of the exes' encounter. Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper Break Up

Why so tense? Well, the breakup is still pretty fresh—the two parted ways in March after nearly two years of dating. Since that time, the press has paired cutie Cooper with everyone from Jennifer Aniston (shocker!) to Sandra Bullock, so Zellweger might be wondering what's fact and what's fiction. And with The Hangover 2's release looming, we're guessing that's just the beginning of the Bradley buzz.

But don't feel too sorry for Zellweger, as the petite thespian seems to be doing just fine. According to US Weekly, she recently celebrated her 42nd birthday in Manhattan with 15 of her closest friends by her side—just like any sassy singleton would! As the ladies of SATC taught us, female friendship is enough to cure any love hangover.

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