Cooper claimed that at age 29-33, he experienced “major breakthroughs,” which set him on the path to self-discovery and a better understanding of his work and his relationships. The change, which Arnett described as a “metamorphosis” that had been “awesome” to witness, also led him to find peace in fatherhood when he welcomed daughter Lea with Irina Shayk.

“Every single thing is absolutely shaded or brought out in glorious colors by the fact that I get to be a father to a wonderful human being,” Cooper said. “It’s just the absolute greatest thing.”

The actor also couldn’t help but to gush about his 5-year-old, playing an audio recording of the little one singing Baha Men‘s “Who Let the Dogs Out” on the podcast. The adorable moment resulted in Cooper texting his Hangover co-stars: “Hangover 4: Let’s do it.”

Cooper now shares custody of LeaWith Shayk following their 2019 split. Calling the model an “incredible” mother, he added of being a parent, “I love it. She is the best mother I have ever seen.