Update, September 17: Wait, what now?? According to Page Six, Lawrence, Maroney, security, a photographer, and a friend were all spotted at New York's marriage bureau on Monday. So they may actually be officially married already! They are planning a larger event in October, so this is very much giving me Sophie Turner-Joe Jonas vibes (remember when they got real-married by an Elvis impersonator in Vegas? Memories.). This may also make sense, considering that sometimes the big blowout event is not the legally binding event.
A Twitter user who has since deleted the tweet in question said, "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!" Soooo that feels pretty permanent to me.
Lawrence and Maroney are very private about their relationship, but Lawrence did open up recently to The Cut, saying, "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 in the planet and you’re like, you can’t leave. So I wanted to take that offer."
You guys! I love this! Also, please make it red-carpet official.
Update, February 5: Jennifer Lawrence is engaged to Cooke Maroney, per People, who confirmed the news with Lawrence's spokesperson. A source told Page Six that Lawrence has been wearing an engagement ring: "It was a giant rock. They seemed like they were celebrating and people were talking about it. The ring was very noticeable." She's also been sharing the news with her family and friends, the two outlets reported.
Original post: Jennifer Lawrence has stepped away from high-profile relationships. After Nicholas Hoult, Chris Martin, and Darren Aronofsky—all of whom the star remains friends with—she's recently been spotted with someone who hasn't been in the spotlight very much: Lawrence's reported boyfriend Cooke Maroney. While they haven't made their red carpet debut, and the couple remains tight-lipped about their relationship, we do know a few things about Lawrence's new guy.
He's an art dealer.
Maroney is based in New York City, which is where he and Lawrence have usually been spotted. He's a director for the well-known Gladstone 64 gallery on the Upper East Side, which represents high-profile artists like Anish Kapoor, and he used to work for the famous Gagosian gallery.
There aren't many photos of him, but he's known to attend big-name art events, like the Museo Jumex Opening After Party in November 2013. Maroney's seen here (right) with socialite Stavros Niarchos.
And here he is again:
He understands the market.
In 2015, in an inteview with Artsy, he explained how the modern art market is evolving. "In the art world, the way information is shared is rapidly changing," he said. "A growing group of internet-savvy collectors are searching for art online with galleries eager to provide it."
A source told The Cut in June 2018: "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."
He's from the Northeast.
According to Metro US, he hails from Vermont (he went to high school in Middlebury) and went to NYU for college. His parents reportedly own a farm in his home state and prefer the quiet life. They're the "third organic dairy in Vermont and arguably the biggest."
He hasn't been in the spotlight.
Apart from an occasional art show or event, Maroney has been pretty quiet and less well-known. He does have an Instagram, but it's private. Sources have apparently described him as "an all-around good guy and a nice guy.”
The couple was first spotted in June.
At that point, the couple had been dating a couple weeks, introduced by Lawrence's BFF Laura Simpson. "Cooke plays very coy when speaking about her to his friends and colleagues,” a source told Us Weekly. “He is clearly smitten about her.”
They prioritize privacy.
A source told Page Six: "They have been very private and careful not to be seen together."
They love casual dates.
Whenever Lawrence and Maroney are spotted, it's usually out walking, en route to dinner, or even food shopping. Stars, just like us! They also made a short trip to Paris in August, according to People, and “seemed happy, occasionally holding hands” while mostly out walking.
He has joined Lawrence at an event.
The pair attended a premiere of The Favourite, according to Us Weekly, and go figure: Two of Lawrence's exes, Hoult (who stars in the movie) and Aronofsky were there.
They've reportedly moved in together.
In January, a source told Us Weekly that the couple was getting super-serious. "They definitely appear to be in it for the long haul."
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