During this week’s episode of former E! News reporter Catt Sadler‘s podcast Naked with Catt Sadler, the Oscar winner shared new details about her ultra-private relationship with Maroney and her wedding planning process.
“He’s the greatest human being I’ve ever met,” Lawrence gushed of Maroney, a 34-year-old art gallery director. “He really is, and he gets better.”
“I don’t know, I started with the basics,” the actress, 28, continued, when asked why she chose to marry him. “‘How do I feel? Is he nice? Is he kind?’ It’s just — this is the one, I know that sounds really stupid but he’s just, he’s — you know. He’s the greatest person I’ve ever met, so I feel very honored to become a Maroney.”
Maroney and Lawrence got engaged in February, when the Dark Phoenix star was spotted wearing an engagement ring during a night out in New York City. The couple has been linked since last June, and has been spotted out on numerous dates in the last year.
“I definitely wasn’t at a place where I was like, ‘I’m ready to get married,'” Lawrence told Sadler. “I just met Cooke and I wanted to marry him. We wanted to marry each other, we wanted to commit fully.”
“He’s my best friend. I want to legally bind him to me forever,” she continued jokingly. “And fortunately the paperwork exists for such a thing. You find your favorite person on the planet and you’re like, ‘You can’t leave!'”
The Hunger Games star also shared that she’s not nervous about her wedding day — and she’s already picked out a dress.
“I’ve been in a good place,” she said. “I haven’t been neurotic about it. I’m like too lazy to be neurotic. I saw a dress I liked and I was like, ‘That’s the dress.’ I saw a venue and I was like, ‘Cool, we got the venue.'”
Though she’s been taking wedding planning in stride, Lawrence said she had one “bridezilla moment” recently, while organizing her bachelorette party.
“I thought I didn’t want to have bachelorette party, and then last minute I decided I did,” the actress said. “Then nobody was available because it was last minute. And then I started crying. I was like, ‘I don’t even know why I’m crying. I didn’t know that I wanted a bachelorette party. I guess I just feel pathetic.’ [Maroney] was like, ‘Oh my god, you don’t need to feel pathetic.'”
Asked how she knew her fiancé was “the one,” Lawrence said “it was a very, very easy decision.”
“He’s a great guy,” a source close to Lawrence told PEOPLE in February. “He’s smart and funny and I think really keeps her on her toes and he doesn’t treat her like a celebrity like the other boyfriends did.”
“He’s definitely the coolest guy she’s dated,” the insider added. “[He’s] not affected by Hollywood.”
Dark Phoenix is now playing.