Bradley Cooper has ''always dreamt of'' having a child.

The 'A Star Is Born' actor admits having his 17-month-old daughter Lea De Seine - who he shares with his partner Irina Shayk - has changed his career and made him appreciate the present.

He told NPR: ''I spent about 15 years going from movie to movie to movie. And then I hit 39 and I stopped and I said, 'What do I really want to do?' I want to tell Joseph Merrick's story in 'The Elephant Man'. So I did that for a year. Then this story came to me, 'A Star Is Born', and then I spent the next four years doing that. And the one thing that I know in the future is: It's worth all the time to dedicate, even if one piece of art comes out of it in a half a decade, that would still be incredible as long as I can feel like it's the movie I wanted to make, which is this movie. So I guess having a child, and having a family of my own - which is a miracle and something I've always dreamt of - has opened me up even more, I guess, to the day, and to be present.''

And the couple are reportedly planning to add to their family soon.

A source said: ''They are both extremely thrilled and feel so blessed. Bradley and Irina love each other so much and this is not gonna be the only kid - there will be a few more after this one. Both families are very happy.