(CNN) — There's been much speculation about which women are coming in and out of Bradley Cooper's life, but there's one special lady who's taken up residence with the Oscar nominee: his mom.
As a man who's rumored to have a pretty active dating life, that sounds like it could be a problem. But as Cooper, 38, tells the May issue of Details magazine, it really isn't that bad.
"The best way I can answer that is to say we're surviving. Both of us. Let's face it: It's probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It's life," the "Hangover III" actor said.
"And right now, two years after my father's death, this is where we are. My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other."
Don't misunderstand - "it's not without complications," he continued. "It's not like I live in a compound and she's in the guesthouse. No. She's in the next room. But here's the thing: She's a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches. If that wasn't the case, there's no way."
Rolling with the punches just might involve grandkids soon, as Cooper added that he does want to start a family of his own one day.
"I really hope I have that experience in my life," he told Details. "I saw how much joy fatherhood gave my own dad. So I hope it's part of my journey. You go through stages in your life, and fatherhood seems like a natural stage."
His next movie, "The Hangover Part III," opens May 24.