Bradley Cooper has reportedly been warned by his mother not to get back together with Zoe Saldana.
Gloria Cooper, who is currently living with her son, feels a reunion with Saldana is pointless due to the up-and-down nature of their relationship.
The Hollywood couple originally dated for three months after shooting The Words together - then rekindled their love affair, only to call it quits for the second time in December.
It is rumoured that Saldana is now trying to win Cooper back.
A source told RadarOnline: "Gloria tried to get to know Zoe when they rekindled their romance, but she still didn't think she was a good fit for him.
"So, when Zoe and Bradley started talking to one another again, she told Bradley that their relationship failed twice already, what's the point of going through all of that again?
"Like all moms, Gloria is very protective of her son, and gets to know his girlfriends well. She approved of his ex Renee Zellweger and they are still friends to this day.
"But she just didn't click with Zoe, found her a little difficult to get to know and it seemed like Zoe was perhaps a little intimidated by her.
"You do have to wonder if Bradley will ever find a girl that is perfect for him and his mom!"
There was speculation linking Brad to his Silver Linings Playbook co-star Jennifer Lawrence, but he denied the rumours.