Bradley Cooper's ex-wife Jennifer Esposito has sent gossips into a spin with the release of her book after branding one of her former lovers a "master manipulator".

The Crash star is set to lift the lid on her life and loves in new tome Jennifer's Way, and she uses the memoir to take aim at an unnamed ex.

She writes that despite an "entire marching band squad of red flags" when she met the mystery man, she fell head over heels, describing him as "funny, smart, cocky, arrogant and a master manipulator".

Esposito goes on to claim the relationship left her in a low place, especially as she was battling celiac disease, adding, "I became very sad and I felt very alone."

After attending a spiritual convention, Esposito decided to step away from the romance, explaining, "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."

The actress refuses to name the man in her book.