UPDATE: Jennifer Lawrence, 28, and Cooke Maroney, 33, are officially engaged! “We can confirm,” JLaw’s rep told HollywoodLife.
ORIGINAL STORY: Jennifer Lawrence has used her break from Hollywood to focus on her relationship with New York City art dealer Cooke Maroney. All of the time they’ve been able to spend together over the past eight months has made her realize he’s “the one” as she’s reportedly engaged to him. Page Six reports on Feb. 5 that the couple was seen having a cozy dinner at NYC eatery Raoul’s and that she had a massive ring on that finger. An eyewitness told the outlet that “It was a giant rock. They seemed like they were celebrating and people were talking about it. The ring was very noticeable. They were sitting back in a corner. She was wearing a cute black dress with white polka dots.” Jennifer, 28, and Cooke, 34, began dating in June of 2018 after reportedly being set up by her BFF Laura Simpson.
The site reports that the Oscar-winning actress has been sharing the engagement news “with those closest to her.” During her promotional tour for her 2018 spy flick Red Sparrow, Jennifer said she’s be taking an extended break from her hectic career. Hollywood’s highest paid actress has shot only one film since then, and it was just to reprise her role of Mystique in the X-Men related Dark Phoenix due out later in 2019. She’s just been chilling out and enjoying life, photographed out and about in NYC with Cooke on numerous occasions and always holding hands or putting on PDA.
Cooke is J-Law’s first serious relationship following her one year romance with her mother! director Darren Aronofsky, 49. They split in late 2017. Before that Jennifer dated Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, 41, and her X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult, 29. After initially gaining fame through her first Oscar nomination for 2010’s Winter’s Bone, Jen catapulted to super stardom, landing the lead role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games trilogy (which was stretched into four films), starred in three X-Men movies, and collaborated with director David O. Russell on pedigree dramas Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and Joy. She won an Oscar for Best Actress for 2012’s SLP and earned a Best Supporting actress nod for their second movie. collab.
Jennifer was so busy making films for the past eight years that in 2016 she joked about the lack of romance and a boyfriend. Extra’s A.J. Calloway asked her about her love life and she responded “What dating life?” and then “No. None,” when asked if she was kidding that she didn’t have a man in her life. “No, I m not. It’s really sad. I haven’t felt the touch of a man in…” she continued before they both erupted into laughter. Less than three years later she’s found the guy she’s going to marry!