Baby boy or girl? When will she give birth? Questions swirled today after Jennifer Lawrence and her husband, Cooke Maroney, announced their pregnancy news to People. The 31-year-old actress confirmed that she is expecting her first child. But her due date has not been revealed yet.
JLaw, most famous for her roles in The Hunger Games and the Academy Award winning Silver Linings Playbook, first announced the exciting baby news on Wednesday. Her husband, Cooke Maroney, 37, is an art gallery director.
The couple, who met in June 2018, have yet to announce whether it will be a baby boy or girl. They became engaged in February 2019, and got married shortly after in October.
According to Page Six, Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke were introduced to each other through Laura Simpson, one of Jennifer’s longtime close friends. Her emerald-cut diamond engagement ring was reportedly designed by Alison Lou, a NYC-based jewelry designer who has also worked with fellow A-listers Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid, and Paris Jackson.
JLaw had previously dated her X-Men: First Class co-star Nicholas Hoult from 2010 to 2014, and then Mother! director Darren Aronofsky in 2016.
In 2019, just before the wedding, Jennifer said that her husband was “the greatest person I’ve ever met.”
“He really is, and he gets better,” she told the Naked with Cat Sadler podcast at the time. “I feel very honored to become a Maroney. He’s my best friend, so I want to legally bind him to me forever.”
The couple got married at the Belcourt of Newport estate in Rhode Island, a museum designed in 1894 by the American architect Richard Morris Hunt, inspired by Louis XIII’s hunting lodge at Versailles.
Celebrities in attendance at their wedding included Adele, Amy Schumer, Ashley Olsen, Cameron Diaz, Emma Stone, Kris Jenner, Nicole Richie, and even more big names.
Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney now reside in Manhattan, N.Y., on the Lower East Side, where they’re often spotted out and about buying groceries.
The couple also own a home in Beverly Hills, Ca., which was reportedly targeted by a potential intruder just this past year. According to Page Six, the 23-year-old walked right through their front door at around 9:15 p.m. hoping to meet Jennifer Lawrence and was restrained by the actress’ security team until authorities could arrive. The intruder was later arrested for misdemeanor trespassing.
It has been a busy season for celebrity pregnancies. Just this past week, comedian John Mulaney announced that he and his new girlfriend Olivia Munn are expecting their first child, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are expecting their second child, Cardi B and Offset welcomed their second child, and Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender just welcomed the birth of their first baby.
It’s unclear how far along in the pregnancy Jennifer Lawrence is, but she did not appear to be showing back in May when the couple were photographed in matching outfits while out in New York.
The pair are usually very private about their relationship, especially since JLaw was the victim of a hack into her Apple iCloud and Sony private account that leaked nude photos and emails back in 2014.
“It was so unbelievably violating that you can’t even put it into words,” Jennifer Lawrence said at the time. “You can just be at a barbecue and somebody can just pull them up on their phone—that was a really impossible thing to process.”
Jennifer ultimately decided not to sue, saying that it wouldn’t bring her any peace of mind over the incident, and the hacker was sentenced to nine months in jail in 2017.
Joking with MTV in 2014, she said that she “couldn’t even count” how many times tabloid newspapers had said that she was pregnant when she was not. This time, it’s real!