Crash star Jennifer Esposito has some harsh words for ex-husband Bradley Cooper in her book, Jennifer's Way.
The 41-year-old actress was married to the American Hustle actor for eight months in 2007. In her new memoir, Esposito says she was never really attracted to Cooper, but that she went on with their relationship anyway because she didn't think it would last.
"He was funny, smart, cocky, arrogant, and a master manipulator," she writes. "I didn't necessarily find him that attractive, but I figured that I could enjoy his sense of humor and nonsense for a while."
"One date became two, two dates became four," she writes of the couple's 18-month courtship.
"We had fun, but he also had a mean, cold side. His personality could flip on a dime, but that kind of behavior was familiar to me. I'd spent plenty of time walking on eggshells in my childhood home as well as on certain sets, so I quickly learned my role in the relationship and went forward accordingly. But the relationship was about him and what he needed, and nothing else... It wasn't all bad all the time, so I figured this was just my lot, and I took the good with the bad, even though the bad was extremely bad."
The Blue Bloods actress goes on to say that, "within days, my relationship hit an all-time low, and within a week, it was over."
"Abruptly, rudely, and with the exact callousness that I'd come to expect from him, but this time, I did nothing but agree to end it," she writes.
Cooper has yet to react to his ex's comments, but he did tell Howard Stern in 2011 that his marriage to Esposito "was just something that happened."
"The good thing is, we both realized it," he added. "Sometimes you just realize it."
Esposito's healthy eating guide and memoir is out now.