In February, news broke that Jennifer Lawrence and her boyfriend, art gallerist Cooke Maroney, were engaged. The only proof of this fans received at the time was a blurry photo of Lawrence wearing a ring on that finger. But now we have a soundbite confirming the happy news.
Lawrence gave a brief interview to Entertainment Tonight about the engagement this week at the Los Angeles premiere of Dark Phoenix. “Well, he’s just the best person I’ve ever met in my whole life,” Lawrence said about Maroney. “It was a very, very easy decision.”
Watch her explain this for yourself in the video, below:
This will probably be the only quote we get about Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney’s engagement for a while. The Red Sparrow actress has historically been quite tight-lipped about her personal life. According to Page Six, though, Lawrence was first spotted wearing her ring back in February at a dinner in New York City. “They seemed like they were celebrating and people were talking about [the engagement],” a source told the publication. “The ring was very noticeable. They were sitting back in a corner. She was wearing a cute black dress with white polka dots.”
The couple first started dating back in June 2018. Before this, Lawrence was in a brief relationship with her Mother! director Darren Aronofsky. Prior to that, she dated actor Nicholas Hoult from 2011 to 2014. Lawrence spoke about the latter relationship four years ago in an interview with Diane Sawyer, contextualizing it with the Hunger Games franchise ending.
“These movies had been my life for so long, and they had to come first in everything,” she said. “I was also in a relationship with somebody for five years and that was my life. So my life was this person and these movies, and we broke up around the same time that I wrapped those movies. Being 24 was this whole year of ‘Who am I without these movies? Who am I without this man?’”
No word yet on Maroney and Lawrence’s wedding date, but we’ll keep you posted.