Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney have been happily married since 2019, but the Oscar-winning actress recently admitted that her journey down the aisle wasn't entirely smooth. In fact, there almost wasn't a wedding at all.
According to Us Weekly, Lawrence felt "uncertain" ahead of her wedding to Maroney. In a recent interview with The New York Times, The Hunger Games actress discussed her latest movie, Causeway—which she filmed during her engagement—and how she related to her character's struggle to commit to a partner. "When you don’t fully know yourself, you have no idea where to put yourself," she told The New York Times. "And then I met my husband, and he was like, ‘Put yourself here.’ I was like, ‘That feels right, but what if it’s not?’”
Ultimately, she's happy she didn't back down. “When I’m home with my husband making this family, I’m so happy I stayed,” Lawrence admitted. “I’m so happy I didn’t freak out and cancel the wedding and run away and go, ‘I’ll never be taken down!'”
Lawrence and Maroney—who welcomed their first child, a boy named Cy, in February of 2022—were first linked as a couple in 2018. The pair reportedly met through a mutual friend and got engaged in February of 2019, less than a year after they first started dating. Their wedding—which Lawrence thankfully did not call off—took place on October 19, 2019, in an intimate celebration at Belcourt of Newport in Newport, Rhode Island, a reportedly haunted mansion that regularly serves as ceremony and reception venue. Page Six reports that the wedding was a star-studded affair, attended by A-listers such as Adele, Kris Jenner, and Emma Stone.
Today, Lawrence says the couple's relationship is on extremely solid footing. In a Vanity Fair interview in November 2021, Lawrence looked back on the previous two years of marriage saying, “I really enjoy going to the grocery store with him. I don’t know why but it fills me with a lot of joy. I think maybe because it’s almost a metaphor for marriage. ‘Okay, we’ve got this list. These are the things we need. Let’s work together and get this done.’"
Today, she and Maroney, an art gallery owner, are enjoying life as parents to their nearly one-year-old son. "So many of my films in the past have been about my mother, my childhood. I wonder what will happen now that I’ll be witnessing somebody else’s childhood," Lawrence says. "And I wonder what he’s going to be talking about with his therapist. ‘She wouldn’t put me down. She kisses me on the mouth. She asked me not to go to college.' I always tell him, ‘I love you so much it’s impossible.'”