I never thought of it that way but I definitely think your thoughts have merit and totally make sense to me.
Yes, I got that vibe as well. Cookie doesn't have to worry about Andre because he is self reliant. She also is timid to approach him because she thinks he is ashamed of her. So she keeps waiting for him to reach out to her. If you notice, whenever Andre deigns to give her attention Cookie is kind, and loving. As we have seen in a previous episode, Cookie is willing to do what it takes to prove her love to Andre even though she knows Andre is trying to use her.