Entertainment Movies Bradley Cooper and Huma Abedin 'Still Getting to Know Each Other,' Says Source: 'It's Casual' The actor and political staffer were reportedly first introduced by mutual friend Anna Wintour earlier this spring and have been quietly seeing each other for months By Emily Strohm Updated on July 20, 2022 09:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Bradley Cooper and Huma Abedin are keeping their new romance under wraps. The A Star is Born actor/director, 47, and the political staffer, 45, were reportedly first introduced by their mutual friend, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, earlier this spring and have been quietly seeing each for months. "They are dating but it's not a full-speed-ahead type thing yet," a Cooper source tells PEOPLE. "It's still in the earlier stages." While the couple is in no rush to get serious, sources say it's a good match. "Bradley is fascinated by her. Huma is very international and has seen and done so much," says an entertainment insider of Abedin, who has been an aide and adviser to Hillary Clinton for more than 25 years. "He finds this intriguing and challenging." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Kevin Winter/Getty A political source adds that the duo has a surprising amount in common: "They are both serious-minded people dedicated to their work and doing the right thing. Huma is smart and a straight-shooter. They make an interesting pair." Theo Wargo/WireImage; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Abedin was previously married to disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, who pleaded guilty to sexting with a minor in 2017. The pair shares 10-year-old son Jordan. Cooper and his ex Irina Shayk — who split in 2019 after four years together — share 5-year-old daughter Lea De Seine. For more on Bradley Cooper and Huma Abedin, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. "They both want to keep good relationships with their former partners because of the kids," says the insider. Anna Webber/Getty Despite busy work schedules (Cooper is currently filming his next movie Maestro, which he's also directing, while Abedin's bestselling memoir Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds is set to be made into an upcoming television series starring Freida Pinto) they appreciate the time they get to spend together. "It's casual," says a second Cooper source. "They have private dates and they are still getting to know one another." For more on Cooper and Abedin's new relationship, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.