After a speedy engagement, Jennifer Lawrence finally tied the knot with her art dealer beau, Cooke Maroney. According to People, the stars exchanged vows in front of 150 people, including A-listers and a possible ghost or two. The wedding took place on the coast of Rhode Island at the posh — and possibly haunted — Belcourt of Newport. Though it wasn’t quite the same weekend as Halloween, the couple had all the spooky vibes along with some food trucks and a rocking all-night party.
There’s not a whole lot we know about Lawrence’s relationship with Maroney. The pair has more or less kept its union hidden from the public eye, aside from occasionally being snapped by the paps at a dinner date or a stroll down a NYC street. In the months leading up to her nuptials, however, Lawrence has been willing to share a little bit more about her best friend-slash-husband. While it seems like a match made in heaven, it’s certainly not what we’d think of when we think of a Hollywood whirlwind wedding.
Before Cooke Maroney, Jennifer Lawrence was losing hope for love
It’s not easy dating as an A-lister. There’s a reason celebrity marriages tend to last all of 30 seconds, and Jennifer Lawrencewasn’t naive to the fact that finding your person is really, really hard — especially in the age of Tinder and especially when you were, at one point, the highest paid actress in Hollywood. That’s intimidating, and it’s not surprising that JLaw was starting to lose hope.
Before the actress settled down with Cooke Maroney, she had a pretty dismal perspective on love. In a 2015 interview with Vogue, the star admitted that guys were “mean” to her and “no one ever asks [her] out.” She explained, “I know where it’s coming from, I know they’re trying to establish dominance, but it hurts my feelings. I’m just a girl who wants you to be nice to me.” On the subject of marriage, she was even less optimistic: “I feel like if I find that one person who I want to spend the rest of my life with, who I want to be the father of my children, that I would absolutely not f**k it up. But I’m also not banking on that.”
The Oscar-winner also jokingly suggested that her best bet was probably meeting someone who had been “living in Baghdad for five years” and didn’t recognize her, but she thankfully didn’t have to travel 7,000 miles to find a husband. She met Maroney stateside through her BFF Laura Simpson, according to Page Six.
Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney moved in together really fast
Moving in with a significant other is a major milestone — and one that can make or break a couple. Then again, if Jennifer Lawrence could survive The Hunger Games, cohabitation is probably a breeze. At the very least, it typically doesn’t involve swarms of Tracker Jackers and clouds of toxic fog unless you live in Panem and are supremely unlucky. Either way, the star didn’t seem to be sweating it when she moved in with Cooke Maroney after just a few months of dating.
In January 2019, an alleged insider told Us Weekly that the pair had already shacked up. That marked seven months since they were first spotted strolling around New York City — but which apartment did the couple call home? By all accounts, it looks like the actress and art dealer settled down in Manhattan instead of her $8.2 million digs in Beverly Hills.
According to Variety, Lawrence shelled out more than $9 million for a massive, 3,200-square-foot condo in Tribeca in 2017 but quickly rented it out at $27,500 per month. It’s safe to say that it must’ve been an investment property, but there were also rumors that she was renting a luxury, “high-floor condo” on the Upper East Side. This is presumably where she lived with Maroney, but Variety reports that the couple were house-hunting for a more permanent spot in the Big Apple in May 2019.
Marrying Cooke Maroney was an 'easy decision' for Jennifer Lawrence
Marriage is one of the biggest decisions of a person’s life, but it wasn’t very hard for Jennifer Lawrence. Apparently, when you know, you know, even if it’s only been eight months. According to People, their relationship reportedly started in June 2018, and Cooke Maroney popped the question the following February. Although it’s unclear exactly when the proposal went down, Lawrence’s people confirmed the news to Fox as soon as she was spotting rocking a giant sparkler on that finger.
Lawrence’s romance with Maroney moved surprisingly fast, especially considering she dated her X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult for four years and never got anywhere near as serious. This time around, Lawrence admitted to Entertainment Tonight that “it was a very easy decision” because Maroney is “the best person [she’s] ever met in [her] whole life.” The actress did open up about why she chose to tie the knot during an episode of the podcast Naked with Catt Sadler, and it seemed like she came to a pretty logical conclusion despite being swept away in a total whirlwind.
“I don’t know, I started with the basics,” she admitted. “‘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.”
Cooke Maroney doesn't treat Jennifer Lawrence like a celeb
It’s pretty hard to ignore the fact that Jennifer Lawrence is one of the biggest stars of the decade. At one point, she was the highest earning actress in Hollywood and she’s literally the face of The Hunger Games, a film franchise that grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Her fame is hard to escape, but apparently, Cooke Maroney doesn’t let it get in the way.
According to a source who spoke to People, the art dealer “doesn’t treat her like a celebrity like the other boyfriends did.” In fact, the alleged insider claims Maroney is “definitely the coolest guy she’s dated. [He’s] not affected by Hollywood.” While Maroney isn’t a celebrity himself, he is used to hanging out with the Hollywood elite. The Cut reports that art dealer works with esteemed artists like “Lena Dunham’s father, Carroll Dunham, Richard Prince, Anish Kapoor and Bjork’s ex Matthew Barney.”
It seems like Katniss has finally met her match. Let the games begin!
Jennifer Lawrence is still friends with all of her exes
While the rest of us are refreshing our ex’s Instagram accounts hoping for the slightest hint that they’re miserable, Jennifer Lawrence is apparently cheering hers on. Despite tying the knot with Cooke Maroney, the star still manages to remain friends with almost all of her exes, and she seems to go to great lengths to support them. Her excellent friendships can probably be attributed to the fact that none of her former flames actually broke her heart, they just broke her “like, confidence.”
“I’m friends with all my exes, actually,” she said during a 2018 episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast (via E! News). “For the most part, yeah, I have a theory: I think it’s because I’m blunt. I don’t think that you can have any sort of bad relationship with anybody if you’re just blunt. Everybody always knows how you feel at all times and there’s no lying, it’s just honesty. Everybody’s a good guy to each other. All my boyfriends have been wonderful. Nick [Hoult] was a great boyfriend.”
Clearly, Maroney isn’t the jealous type, because, according to Us Weekly, he supported Hoult alongside Lawrence at the September 2018 premiere of Hoult’s film, The Favourite. To make matters more awkward, Lawrence’s most recent ex, Mother! director Darren Aronofsky, was also in attendance. Most of us would avoid this situation at all costs, but apparently not JLaw.
Jennifer Lawrence wasn't ready to tie the knot when she met Cooke Maroney
It seemed like Jennifer Lawrence was one of the last of her friends to tie the knot. According to Vogue, her best friend Justine Ciarrocchi got married in the fall of 2015 and her other best friend Laura Simpson tied the knot the following year. Lawrence was even part of Simpson’s bridal party. Around that time, she clearly had wedding fever, and told the fashion magazine that she “can’t wait to be married.” Strangely enough, by the time she met Cooke Maroney in 2018, the star had completely changed her tune.
In an episode of the podcast Naked with Catt Sadler, the Oscar winner admitted she wasn’t really ready to get married when she met her art dealer beau, but she volunteered as tribute anyway. “I definitely wasn’t at a place where I was like, ‘I’m ready to get married.’ I just met Cooke and I wanted to marry him. We wanted to marry each other, we wanted to commit fully,” she told Sadler, adding, “He’s my best friend. I want to legally bind him to me forever. 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!'”
Who were Jennifer Lawrence's bridesmaids?
Jennifer Lawrence’s initial view on weddings was hardly traditional. Though the starlet has been a bridesmaid on numerous occasions (and seemingly worked her way through a real-life version of 27 Dresses), she didn’t want to have a bridal party of her own. How very royal of her.
In her 2016 Vanity Fair cover story, Lawrence admitted that she’d been a bridesmaid a whopping four times because all of her friends were “getting married and having babies.” Though she likes weddings — and even teared up at Amy Schumer’s nuptials — she hated the thought of ever donning a matching dress again. “There needs to be a bridesmaids’ union. It’s horrendous,” she told the outlet. “If anyone asks me again, I’m going to say, ‘No. That part of my life is over. I appreciate the ask.’ If I do ever get married, I don’t think I will have bridesmaids. How can I rank my friends?”
While it’s still unclear if Lawrence ended up changing her mind, Star claimed she was struggling to “find female friends to fill out her bridal party.” That’s pretty hard to believe considering Lawrence’s long-standing bonds with celebs like Emma Stone and Schumer. Odds are that she simply wanted to fly solo.
Jennifer Lawrence only had one bridezilla moment
Jennifer Lawrence is the kind of gal who’s low key enough to literally order McDonald’s from the Oscars red carpet, so, course, her wedding-planning process was shockingly laid back. In an episode of the podcast Naked with Catt Sadler, the star admitted she was “too lazy to be neurotic” about her nuptials. “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,'” she admitted.
Nonetheless, even the calmest brides have their moments. Lawrence’s came not while planning her wedding, but while planning her bachelorette party. The actress initially didn’t want to have one at all but changed her mind at the last minute and struggled to find friends who could tag along. “Nobody was available because it was last minute,” she told Sadler. “And then I started crying. And 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.'”
Hopefully, she got some of her meltdown on tape in case she ever wants to audition for Bridezillas (because you never know if an Oscar on the shelf is enough for a program with such prestige).
Jennifer Lawrence's wedding dress got its own hotel room
Let’s be real: next to the bride, the dress is the most important wedding guest. Forget the groom, the maid of honor, and any of the gaggles of celebs that were part of Jennifer Lawrence’s big day. Despite JLaw’s notorious lowkey vibe, her dress was anything but — and just like every other guest who got a save the date, it deserved a swanky hotel room of its own.
When Lawrence chose an esteemed designer like Dior to make her custom bridal gown, it was kind of obvious things were going to get pretty serious. According to People, Dior’s entire design team flew into Rhode Island a day ahead of the wedding, and checked the dress into a “private guest room at the Hotel Viking.” The following day, the team carefully loaded the gown into the car themselves. In other words: the dress had more security than Lawrence, and she, like most humans, took nine months to make. We’re not sure how long the dress’ creation took, but we know that Lawrence couldn’t have ordered the gown more than eight months prior unless she had it waiting before Maroney popped the question.
At the time of this writing, barely any photos of the star’s gown have surfaced, so there’s no way to tell how lavish it really is. All we can see from one blurry photo acquired by Elle is that it has puff sleeves and some sort of embellishment.
Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney's wedding reception was an all-night party
We already know Jennifer Lawrence loves to party. There’s no other way her drunk alter-ego Gail would even exist, let alone have swallowed a bunch of worms from a bunch of conch shells during a beach vacation (a real thing J. Law actually admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that she did). According to The Cut, Cooke Maroney seems to like a good party as well, and “goes to a lot of art world parties.” With two people who love a good time as much as JLaw and Maroney, there was no way their wedding reception wasn’t going to be an all-out bash — especially because the guest list included A-listers like Adele, Kris Jenner, and Ashley Olsen.
According to People, the after party started around 12:30 a.m., and the couple hired Boston’s Baddest Food Truck and Maine-ly Lobstah to cater snacks. They were serving guests until around 3:15 a.m., and then started serving security (yes, everyone got in on the party). Lawrence and Maroney were the last people standing. They left around 5:30 a.m. after reportedly sticking it out until every last guest left, because they wanted to “personally say goodbye” to everyone. Talk about being a good host! Here’s to hoping Lawrence and Maroney have since recovered from their inevitable hangovers.
Did Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney secretly tie the knot before their wedding?
We know Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney had a lavish wedding ceremony in October 2019, but in September, rumors floated around that the pair had already secretly wed. According to Page Six, the actress triggered the tabloids when she was spotted at NYC’s marriage bureau with Maroney, two security guards, an unnamed pal, and Mark Seliger, a photographer who’s shot covers for Vanity Fair and GQ. We admit that having a photographer along for the ride is a little suspect, as was the fact that Maroney appeared to be “covering his ring finger on his left hand” when he left the building, but the main source of the rumors seems to be an anonymous onlooker who was also applying for a marriage license at City Hall.
Page Six reports the witness apparently tweeted (and deleted), “When you go get your marriage license and Jennifer Lawrence walks by to tie the knot before your eyes. Yeah, kids, City Hall is COOL. The place to go!”
Do we believe Lawrence secretly tied the knot? Who knows? It’s not uncommon for a celeb to have a private, courthouse wedding. Just look at Jutin Bieber who married Hailey Baldwin in a New York City courthouse, then had a second religious ceremony about a year later. Since Lawrence was spotted holding a piece of paper, it could very well mean the pair simply applied for their marriage license, but you never know.
You won't catch Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney online
Jennifer Lawrence is the veritable queen of interview TMI, but you won’t catch her sharing that kind of stuff online. Part of her hesitation comes from a traumatic nude photo leak that she experienced in 2014. The star told The Hollywood Reporter that it left her feeling like she had been violated “by the f***ing planet,” so it’s not really surprising that she avoids social media all together. Per an interview with BBC 1 (via E! News), Lawrence does not have a Twitter or Instagram account — at least not publicly. She has been known to secretly browse with a finsta, but there’s a slim chance of her ever going public with it.
“I really don’t want to welcome [online backlash] unless it’s absolutely necessary,” she told InStyle. “I don’t want to put myself out there for no reason. Unless I’m promoting something or something really burns my onions, you won’t hear from me.”
Cooke Maroney is equally as tight-lipped online, which is probably a huge relief for his ultra-famous wife, who seems to roll in circles with people who share similar views (her BFF Emma Stone also avoids social media, for example). As for Maroney, he has a private Instagram account, which is a major tease to fans who want to know what the heck his bride’s wedding dress actually looks like. Come on. Throw us a bone! At least sell a photo to People like the Real Housewives.
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