Los Angeles : Actor Bradley Cooper says he is more than happy to part with his cash when he takes his model-girlfriend Irina Shayk out for posh meals, especially to give a generous tip.

The actor said on a radio show that his father “instilled” the tradition in him. “I grew up with having that instilled in me from my father so I’ve always been generous. For a 120 pounds meal… I’d tip probably 30 pounds, or 35 pounds… Yeah that’s about right,” Cooper said, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The star added that once upon a time he was on the receiving end of customers’ appreciation. “I waited tables. I was in the kitchen up until college, and then I was the worst waiter in the world for a very short time,” he added.