Inside Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney's Low-Key Love Story

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Get to know the man who stole Jennifer Lawrence's heart.

Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most famous women on the planet, but she and husband Cooke Maroney manage to fly way under the radar. In September 2021, it was reported that the cute couple were expecting their first child; they welcomed their baby, a little boy named Cy, in February 2022, and if you ask J.Law, she couldn't have picked a better husband to embark on this adventure with.

When asked why Maroney is The One, Lawrence gushed about her future husband in June 2019 to Entertainment Tonight, "Well, he's just the best person I've ever met in my whole life. It was a very, very easy decision."

Learn all about Jennifer Lawrence's husband Cooke Maroney, the man who stole the Oscar winner's heart!

Is Jennifer Lawrence married?

Yep! However, just because the 31-year-old Oscar winner is now a Mrs., it doesn't mean she's changed all that much from her days as a single gal loving life with her girlfriends.

In fact, in October 2020, she revealed that her husband sometimes takes a backseat to the other important folks in her life. "I'm married and I have slumber parties like once a week," she confessed on Heather McMahan's Absolutely Not podcast. "My friend came over and it was not planned, but she ended up spending the night and slept in my bed and my husband slept in our guest room."

In another podcast interview (this time in June 2019 on Naked With Catt Sadler), Lawrence confessed that when they met, saying "I do" wasn't necessarily on her to-do list. "I definitely wasn’t at a place where I was like, ‘I’m ready to get married,'" she explained. "I just met Cooke and I wanted to marry him."

In fact, she added, "We wanted to marry each other. We wanted to commit fully ... He’s my best friend, so I want to legally bind him to me forever. And fortunately the paperwork exists for such a thing. It’s the greatest. You find your favorite person on the planet and, you’re like, 'You can’t leave!' So I wanted to take that offer."

Is Jennifer Lawrence pregnant?

Not anymore—she's a mom now! A rep for Lawrence confirmed to PEOPLE in early September 2021 that she and Maroney were expecting their first child together. Around that time, the first paparazzi pics surfaced of J-Law's baby bump peeking through an adorable pair of floral-patterned overalls.

The couple welcomed their son Cy in February 2022. Lawrence revealed that the baby boy was named after painter Cy Twomby, one of Maroney's favorite artists, and that motherhood has changed her in profound ways.

"I mean the euphoria of Cy is just—Jesus, it's impossible," she told Vogue for their October 2022 issue. "I always tell him, 'I love you so much it's impossible.'" She added, "My heart has stretched to a capacity that I didn't know about. I include my husband in that. And then they're both just, like, out there—walking around, crossing streets. He's gonna drive one day. He's gonna be a stupid teenager and be behind the wheel of a car. And I'm just gonna be like, Good night! You know? Like, who sleeps?"

"The morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over," she said later on in the interview. "Like, 'Now is day one of my life.' I just stared. I was just so in love," she said, adding, "I also fell in love with all babies everywhere. Newborns are just so amazing. They're these pink, swollen, fragile little survivors. Now I love all babies. Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I'm like, 'Awwww, preciousssss.' "

Who is Cooke Maroney?

Maroney is an art gallerist based in New York City, and he reportedly isn't interested in fame at all. An insider told PEOPLE about Maroney, “He’s a great guy. 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. [He’s] not affected by Hollywood.”

Jennifer Lawrence is seen out for a walk by the Hudson river with her husband Cooke Maroney on May 24, 2021, in New York City.<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MEGA/Getty Images;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">MEGA/Getty Images</a></p>
Jennifer Lawrence is seen out for a walk by the Hudson river with her husband Cooke Maroney on May 24, 2021, in New York City.

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When asked what she loves about Maroney, Lawrence told Sadler, "I don't know, I started with the basics: '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... you know. He's the greatest person I've ever met, so I feel very honored to become a Maroney."

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When did Jennifer Lawrence get married?

J.Law made it legal with Maroney on Oct. 19, 2019 in Newport, Rhode Island after an eight-month engagement. Celebrity guests included Emma Stone, Amy SchumerKris JennerAdele, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden.

For their wedding site, the couple chose Belcourt Mansion, built as a summer cottage for banking heir and socialite Oliver Belmont and his horses in 1894. The property was purchased by Carolyn Rafaelian, founder and CEO of jewelry company Alex and Ani, in 2012.

The bride reportedly wore a Dior gown, but it seems the high-end label had little to do with why Lawrence chose it; as she told Sadler on her podcast, “I like saw a dress I liked. I said, ‘Oh, that’s the dress.'”

In fact, she maintained a laid-back attitude toward wedding planning... most of the time. As she admitted to Sadler, "I haven’t been neurotic about it [because] I’m too lazy to be neurotic. Yesterday was my only bridezilla moment where I cried 'cause I thought I didn’t want to have a bachelorette party, and then last minute, I decided I did."

Ahead of her wedding, Lawrence also shared her entire, eco-conscious wedding registry via Amazon.

“Planning a wedding is so exciting, but it can be overwhelming,” she said in a statement accompanying the registry. “For anyone else needing a little inspiration, I thought it would be fun to collaborate with Amazon to share a few of my favorite registry wish-list items. It’s so easy, and you can find everything you need all in one place.”

Lawrence admitted in a November 2022 interview with The New York Times that she was apprehensive about changing her name when she tied the knot.

"God, I had such a feminist meltdown about changing my name because it's my identity. It's the first thing I'm given."

However, her fame actually made it easier to change her last name in her personal life.

"I was born with the name Jennifer Lawrence, but that got taken from me when I was 21. And I never got it back," she said. "So it didn't feel like I was giving up anything. That name already belongs to them."

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When did Jennifer Lawrence get engaged?

Maroney reportedly popped the question to Lawrence in early February 2019. At the time of their engagement, a source gushed to PEOPLE that Maroney is an "ideal mate" for the actress. "They have many of the same interests in the arts, culture and living a life that includes both of their passions, yet sits outside of it," the source said. "They respect each other and see the world in a similar fashion."

In May 2019, the couple celebrated their upcoming nuptials with an engagement party at Brooklyn's River Café. While Lawrence has managed to keep many, many details about her engagement, wedding and marriage under wraps over the past few years, a photo from the bash posted to social media by stylists Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson showed off the stunning, long-sleeved, blush-hued gown J.Law wore that night from L. Wells Bridal (worth a reported $2,300).

How long did Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke date?

Lawrence and Maroney dated for less than a year when he proposed to the Oscar winner.

How did Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney meet?

Lawrence's best friend, Laura Simpson, introduced her to Maroney. An insider told Page Six of the pair in June 2018, “They met through Jen’s friend Laura … The relationship has been going on a few weeks. But they have been very private and careful not to be seen together.”

After that initial encounter, another source told Entertainment Tonight, "When they were introduced last spring, the timing was perfect because they were both single, and just enjoying an evening out with friends. Things couldn't have worked out any better because they have so much in common and truly hit it off. They both come from close-knit families. Cooke in Vermont and Jennifer in Kentucky and then left and built successful careers. They both love to travel but also just enjoy just being alone together."

Are Jennifer and Cooke still together?

Lawrence and Maroney are going strong! Though the actress adores Maroney, she admitted that she almost got cold feet before walking down the aisle, something she experienced while filming Causeway in 2019.

"When you don’t fully know yourself, you have no idea where to put yourself,” she told The New York Times in late 2022. "And then I met my husband, and he was like, ‘Put yourself here.’ I was like, ‘That feels right, but what if it’s not?’” Worry not: She added, "Then I went back, and when I’m home with my husband making this family, I’m so happy I stayed. I’m so happy I didn’t freak out and cancel the wedding and run away and go, ‘I’ll never be taken down!’”

Is Cooke Maroney rich?

Yes, Maroney has money. Case in point: His engagement ring for Lawrence is worth an estimated $60,000 to $100,000.

What does Cooke Maroney do?

Maroney is the director of Gladstone 64, an art gallery in New York City's swanky Upper East Side. The gallery features works from numerous high-end and well-respected artists, including some by Girls star Lena Dunham's father, Carroll Dunham.

A source told The Cut, “[Maroney is] definitely respected. He’s not a big player, but he’s a player [in the art world]. I’d say he understands what good art is, as opposed to a lot of art dealers who just like to go to parties and do deals. I know that he likes contemporary but I know he also appreciates modernism. I think he really has solid taste in art and he’s a very good art dealer, and I expect a fruitful career out of him.”

Maroney has also reportedly worked with sculptor Matthew Barney (aka Björk's ex-boyfriend) and at Gagosian gallery, which has several Manhattan locations, as well as outposts in London, Paris and Beverly Hills.

Maroney's father, James Maroney, was also an art dealer.

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Where did Cooke Maroney go to college?

Maroney attended New York University, where he earned a degree in art history. (According to some reports, he double-majored in art history and economics, which would be the perfect educational background for working as an art dealer.)

Where is Cooke Maroney from?

Maroney was born in New York City but spent time growing up in Vermont. In fact, his parents, James Maroney and Suki Fredericks, own Oliver Hill Farm in Middlebury, Vermont, where you can book an overnight stay!

What is Cooke Maroney's age?

Maroney is 38 years old, which makes him about six years older than Lawrence.

What is Cooke Maroney's net worth?

Maroney's net worth is estimated at approximately $25 million, thanks to the high-value art deals he's helped make. While that's an astronomical amount, it's still no match for his better half, who's reportedly worth a whopping $160 million. In fact, she was named the world's highest-paid actress in 2016.

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