Bradley Cooper Penned a Column About 'Friends-With-Benefits' When He Was 18

This is everything. Philadelphia Inquirer writer Tommy Rowan took to Twitter on Tuesday, January 23, to share an archived Philadelphia Daily News article that just so happens to have been written by Bradley Cooper — when he was 18 and an intern at the time. 

The piece — which included a high school prom photo — looked to answer the age-old question: "Can best friends who are of the opposite sex hook up with each other without destroying their friendship?”

In Cooper’s 18-year-old experience, “yes … so far.”

The intern at the time boldly wrote about his personal experience with high school best friend Deborah Landes.

 

“There has always been an underlying attraction between the two of us; however, it was never confronted until this year,” Cooper wrote. “Before, we could never fathom the idea of being more than just friends, especially because she was involved in a relationship with a friend of mine. After they broke up, things began to change.”

Cooper continued that they decided to start dating and that he was “amazed at how everything just sort of flows.”

He added that it worked out because there was no pressure on the relationship given they were graduating soon.

"Because we are both seniors, I realize that we might as well just enjoy the time we have left before we go to college," Cooper concluded. "Because once college hits, our relationship will definitely return to a 'best friendship.'"

What do you think? Can best friends hook up without ruining the friendship? Sound off in the comments!  

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