When Bradley Cooper began dating relatively unknown model, Suki Waterhouse, back in March of 2013, everyone was a little confused. Bradley had just come out of a long term relationship with fellow Hollywood star, Renee Zellweger, but was suddenly seemingly serious with Suki, who had practically appeared out of thin air.

bradley cooper suki waterhouseBradley has called Suki "the one"

Suki, who was born in 1992, is 17 years younger than her Oscar nominated beau and since beginning her now year long relationship with Bradley, her career has gone from strength to strength. Since Bradley announced at the BAFTA awards on Sunday night that she is “the one” for him, we take the time to really delve in and ask, who is Suki Waterhouse?

Native Londoner, Suki, is the eldest daughter of one of the UK’s top reconstructive surgeons. After being ‘discovered’ in a London pub at age 16, Suki decided to leave school in order to focus on her modeling career. Three years later, at just 19 years old, she took part modeling in a lingerie campaign for high street store, Marks and Spencer, before going onto model for women’s designer clothing brands Alice + Olivia and Coast. A month before she began her relationship with Cooper, Suki was featured in Vogue’s Today I’m Wearing - a monthly feature which focuses on street style, taking photographs of fashionistas around big cities and asking them who and what they are wearing.

Suki first met Bradley at the Elle Style Awards in 2013 and says that the pair “hit it off almost immediately”, dancing at the after-party before heading off to a club together. The pair apparently danced the night away and have been practically inseparable ever since. Suki was even sat next to Bradley when he took that infamous bromance selfie with Gerard Butler at last year’s Wimbledon final. At that stage perhaps the couple weren’t yet serious enough for Bradley to ask Suki if she wanted to be in the selfie as well!

Suki Waterhouse Elle Style AwardsSuki Waterhouse Was Discovered at the age of 16.

2013 was definitely the year for Suki Waterhouse. She has been named as the face of fashion power house Burberry, helping to launch a new male fragrance in October 2013, as well as modeling for global brands such as H&M, Pepe Jeans, Swatch, Max Studio and Lucy in Disguise. Stunning Suki has also appeared on the front covers of glossy magazines Elle UK and Tatler.

It seems like the only way is up for Suki Waterhouse, and we should definitely get used to seeing a lot more of the fresh-faced model in the future! Now that Bradley has declared her as “the one” perhaps we should also keep an eye out for a large sparkler appearing on her left ring finger!

Suki Waterhouse BurberrySuki Waterhouse at the Burberry Prorsum Show