Jennifer Lawrence Is Pregnant, Expecting First Baby With Cooke Maroney

Jennifer Lawrence Expecting 1st Child With Cooke Maroney

Jennifer Lawrence is going to be a mom! 

The 31-year-old star of The Hunger Games is expecting her first child with husband Cooke Maroney, the actress’ representative confirmed to People on Wednesday, Sept. 8. 

Jennifer has previously made it clear she would love to start a family, telling Diane Sawyer in 2015, “I definitely want to be a mother.” The next year, she shared with Glamour, “I imagine I’ll have children, and then my whole life will just seem complete.”

Jennifer and Cooke tied the knot at a Rhode Island wedding ceremony in October 2019. During an appearance on a podcast in October 2020, the Oscar-winning actress said her one wedding regret involved her Bachelorette party.

“I had a major sleepover at my apartment, but I will say I regret not planning a big one,” she said at the time. “My friend was getting married close to me, and I went to her Bachelorette, and then we ended up—typical Leo—we called it my Bachelorette.”

This is an exciting time for Jennifer for numerous reasons, as this week saw the release of the first trailer for her star-studded new film Don’t Look Up, also starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep from director Adam McKay.

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Jennifer split from director Darren Aronofsky in late 2017, and the following year, she started dating Cooke, a 37-year-old New York City-based art gallerist. He popped the question in February 2019, and the answer was clearly a no-brainer, despite Jennifer having said previously she wasn’t sure if she would ever marry.

During an interview on the NAKED With Catt Sadler podcast, Jennifer offered insight into her decision to make things official with Cooke. “We wanted to commit fully,” she shared at the time. “And, you know, he’s my best friend. I feel very honored to become a Maroney.”

The Dark Phoenix was even more succinct when she gushed to Entertainment Tonight in June 2019, “Well, he’s just the best person I’ve ever met in my whole life.” 

Of course, we have a feeling the mom-to-be is soon going to meet a person who will be right up there on the list of her favorite people. 

To relive Jennifer and Cooke’s romance, keep scrolling.

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Sparks Fly

In June 2018, the Oscar-winning actress stepped out with her new beau and art gallerist, Cooke Maroney. The two were all smiles during their casual date in New York City, and it was the first time they were spotted as a couple.

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Brewing Romance

That same summer, the couple walked arm-in-arm before they hailed a cab in New York City. Lawrence rocked denim jeans, a sheer blouse, heels and hat while her new man wore a navy blue ensemble and sneakers.

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Packing the PDA

In late June 2018, the two lovebirds were photographed kissing while enjoying a candlelit dinner at the Italian restaurant and wine bar Felice 64. At the time, a source told E! News their date night lasted for about three hours and they appeared to be “totally into each other.”

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Day Date

In July 2018, Lawrence and her beau were spotted in the Big Apple. They were grabbing a bite to eat at a café in downtown, and according to a source there, the couple stayed for two hours before walking to another restaurant to meet up with friends.

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Ooh La La

The following month, the couple flew to Paris, where they were spotted stepping out in coordinating outfits.

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In the City of Love

The pair took their summer romance to the streets of Paris. The actress and the NYC-based art dealer held hands as they walked through the historic European city.

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When in Rome

Not long after their Paris trip, the two flew to Rome in August 2018. The Oscar-winning actress and her boyfriend were photographed exploring the city, hand-in-hand. E! News confirmed the couple visited the Galleria Borghese, the Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri church, the ancient Baths of Diocletian and the Villa Borghese gardens.

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I Love You So Matcha

In October 2018, the two lovebirds were all smiles as they grabbed matcha teas and enjoyed a fun-filled day in New York City. They were seen grocery shopping and getting massages.

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Engagement Rumors Swirl

The couple sparked engagement rumors when Page Six reported they were secretly engaged after being together for a little over six months. The two were spotted having an intimate dinner and, according to the publication, the actress was seen wearing a “massive ring” on that finger. Lawrence’s rep later confirmed the happy engagement news to E! News in February 2019. 

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Inside Jokes

In September 2019, the 29-year-old star was all smiles as she walked with her arm wrapped around her future husband’s.

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City Smooch

In October 2019, the future bride and groom were snapped sharing a smooch on the streets of New York City. 

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Here Comes the Bride

On Oct. 19, 2019, the lovebirds tied the knot in a star-studded wedding held in Rhode Island. Guests included J.Law’s longtime besties Adele and Emma StoneAmy SchumerKris Jenner and Corey GambleAshley OlsenNicole Richie and husband Joel MaddenCameron Diaz and husband Benji MaddenSienna Miller and David O. Russell.

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Her Dream Guy

How did Jennifer know Cooke was The One? “I don’t know, I started with the basics. How do I feel? Is he nice? Is he kind?” she shared on the NAKED With Catt Sadler podcast. “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.”

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Out & About

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Jennifer and Cooke made several rare outings across New York City. 

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Baby on Board

In September 2021, a rep for the Oscar winner confirmed Jennifer is pregnant with her first baby.

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