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Rob Lowe Thought He Texted Congrats To Robert Downey Jr., But Sent To Bradley Cooper Instead

Well, that was awkward.

Rob Lowe sent a congratulatory message to Robert Downey Jr. after his Golden Globes win earlier this month. Only problem was he sent the well-wishes to Bradley Cooper, who lost his category.

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“Downey does this amazing acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, and I’m so excited for him so I text him, ‘So glad you won,'” Lowe revealed on Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! “That is the most beautiful acceptance speech I’ve heard in a long time. Boy, do you deserve it. I hit it and I realize, ‘Oh s—. I just sent that to Bradley Cooper.’”

Cooper was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama. He lost to Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy.

Lowe then sent a second text.

“I said, ‘No, no, I meant that for Robert Downey Jr,’” he said. “Now that’s even worse! I made the guy feel worse! It was terrible.”

Lowe claimed the snafu happened because he accidentally “inputted the wrong numbers into the wrong names” on his phone.

Kimmel then informed him that it’s possible to unsend messages now. Lowe was surprised. “I didn’t know! Now I know.”

Third time is usually the charm, but Lowe later sent a third text in hopes of reaching Downey. You guessed it, Cooper again.

Fortunately, Cooper was cool with it. “He literally said, ‘No, no, no. It’s fine. I like living vicariously through these mistakes.’”

Watch the moment above.

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