Jennifer Lawrence wants to live with Nicholas Hoult, but her mom won’t let her

Jennifer Lawrence

Here are some photos from Jennifer Lawrence’s appearance last week (4/19) on Spanish television show “El Hormiguero” where she was an exceedingly good sport and even shot a few arrows (more like killed her targets — here’s a video clip) to prove her enduring Katniss badassery. Just from looking at her dress, I instantly knew it was a Victoria Beckham design, and I like this one better than the VB dress that she wore at the Madrid premiere of The Hunger Games. Honestly though, I’m not sure how people even breathe in Victoria’s designs, let alone shoot arrows while standing in strappy, high-heeled sandals too. Regardless of the comfort factor, Jennifer’s figure looks stunning in this dress, and Victoria would approve of the watermelon she’s holding in one of these photos.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

But enough about fashion for now. This week’s issue of the Enquirer has a story about how Jennifer and her boyfriend, hottie Nicholas Hoult, are heating up. They’ve been dating since February 2011, and now they feel ready to move in together. However, Jennifer’s mom is reportedly dead set against the idea and has banned Jennifer from shacking up at such a young age (21). This could get tricky:

The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence hungers to play house with her hunky British boyfriend, but her mother has forbidden it.

Now the super-talented 21-year-old actress — who plays heroine Katniss Everdeen in the smash movie hit — is worried about losing beau Nicholas Hoult, 22, insiders say.

“Jennifer is crazy about Nicholas!” a source told The ENQUIRER. “They’re antsy to move into her Los Angeles home together, but her mother Karen is very much against it. She thinks they’re both too young and need to focus on their careers instead of complicating their lives with domestic matters.”

Last year, Jennifer was nominated for an Oscar for her performane as a backwoods teen in Winter’s Bone, which led to her role in Hunger Games.

Based on the best-selling novel, the blockbuster sci-fi action movie takes place in a futuristic North America where teens fight to the death, with the sole survivor receiving honor, gifts, and most importantly, food supplies.

Jennifer met Nicholas in 2010 when they co-starred in X-Men: First Class, and the lovebirds began dating shortly after filming ended.

While Nicholas is begging Jennifer to ignore her mother and put their romance first, she’s thinking twice about their plans to live together, according to the source.

“Jennifer has a lot of respect for her mother, so she’s really torn about living with Nicholas,” said the source. “The bottom line is she’s extremely confused and trying to find a compromise to please both her mom and her boyfriend.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, May 7, 2012]

Honestly (and I hate to say it), Mom is probably correct (they usually are) on this issue. Both Jennifer and Nicholas are relatively young and travel a lot for their respective careers, and they have their whole lives ahead of them. Why jump into a shack-up situation when they can both easily afford their own places and just take turns spending the night with each other? Yeah, I know. Try and tell that to a 21-year-old girl or boy. It just doesn’t work.

Still, I can’t blame Jennifer for wanting to shack up with her gorgeous Brit boy. Wouldn’t you love to wake up to this every day?

Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. LindyLou says:

    21 is too young to shack up…but legally she’s an adult. It’s great that she respects her mother’s feelings on these matters but in the end, she can do whatever she wants.

    • OlsenTriplet says:

      Any age is too young. Sometimes it works out, but too often cohabitation breeds trouble. What else should we really expect from a relationship you’re both only committed to as far as it “works out.”

      Lots of times cohabitation creeps up on a couple and is rationalized with monetary and convenience arguments. It’s not always a big, meaningful decision–and that’s very problematic. Because one day you might wake up and wonder how you got where you are.

      But often it’s intentional, too, and the logic is that it’s a trial marriage, basically, where either person can quit at any point, right? You have an “out,” right? And you’re testing the situation, taking the car for a test drive (because bumper-sticker logic is never flawed).

      And marriage is scary and permanent and you’re not sure if you like someone THAT much. So you’ll just throw away 5 years to a decade on a relationship, until you get married because it was time.

      Once you do get married after living together, you wonder why marriage didn’t fix the problems you had. Or you wonder why this relationship you were so careful to test isn’t perfect, isn’t working out like it should have on paper, and you remember the old days when you could just quit it at any time. And you rationalize that the only difference between now and then is a piece of paper you signed when everyone was smiling, and you figure it’s better to cut your losses now than waste even more time. Divorce.

      Did I just tell my life story?

    • Joshifer says:

      She needs to end up with josh hutcherson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Britney says:

        You go girl, I AM TOTALLY TEAM JOSHIFER. Seriously, other for the fact that he is british their is NOTHING attractive about Nicholas Hoult. BUT I WANT JENN AND JOSH TO BE TOGETHER.

      • yup^^^^ says:

        I totally agree with you. I want them to end up together so badly. I feel bad, too, because there has been nothing but positive articles about this guy and their relationship, but at the same time, I think Jen and Josh would be perfect together!!! In all their interviews, they’re constantly talking about how they’re best friends (best foundation for a relationship) and they are both crazy, etc. and Josh is always complimenting Jen (I think he has a huge crush on her) and GAHHHH! I can’t help rooting for them!

      • Dawn Herson says:

        Yes I totally agree he is ok looking but he’s sure as hell is not hot but you have to think its what’s on the inside not the out. As far as I am concern he must have more on the inside to keep Jennifer around. Because it damn sure ain’t is look. ;-)

      • Lexy says:

        I don’t get why they are even together! He is NOT attractive and Josh Hutcherson is WAY hotter!

  2. T.C. says:

    This has got to be the most normal tabloid story about a young actress in a while. No DUI, no drugs, no sleeping with 5 men at a time. So congrats to these two for only dealing with the regular young people problem.

    • Maguita says:

      How so very true! Quite the refreshing departure of one Lindsay Lohan.

      And I’d rather they shack-up at such an early age than marry at such an early age.

      Hoult looks scary attractive though. He should be playing the next Dracula! Look at that bone structure, and the eyes!

  3. SCREEEE says:

    I’m 22, and I don’t think I’d be pleased to get forceful advice on this kind of matter from my parents. They’ve been dating over a year and they’d like to try living together. Why not? They’re in the perfect situation for it! They’re rich and successful, so a potential split woule be easier to handle (in a practical sense), and all the travelling will probably mitigate and cohabitation problems. No?

    • Squiggles says:

      I am 31 and still get this advice from my parents. But the difference is I have assets. If you live with someone for at least a year, in Canada, you are considered Common Law and when/if you break up, the other person can take half your assets.

      Her mom is probably thinking along the same lines. To protect her daughter for when/if the breakup happens.

      • Nicole says:

        I’m also canadian and in the legal field, and while there are issues that arise with common law relationships it is a myth that as soon as you’ve lived together one year the person can take half your assets. I hear it a lot and its simply misinformation. Of course its much more complex than a regular breakup.

      • Roma says:

        The timing really varies depending upon your province. The assets you bring into the relationship are yours but there can be an issue if one person owns a house and it becomes the “matrimonial home”.

        Everyone should sign a cohabitation agreement before moving in with someone.

      • Squiggles says:

        The scenario I have described happened to people I know. They lived together for a couple of years, talked about becoming engaged. He bought them a house, she left and the house and contents went with her. He was left with nothing, even though it was in his name.

        I may be wrong about the Common Law regulations, but I do know that they have changed the timing (ie. lowered it) from where it is very little actual time together.

        Regardless, I still think her mom is right to protect her daughter. They are still young and there is no guarantee that A) they will stay together for any length of time and B) they will still be able to get roles in 10 years.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Cali’s not a common-law state.

    • Cleo says:

      I’m 20 and I agree with everything you said.But I don’t believe this story is true.They have always been very private and I don’t remember reading a story about them in tabloids. They also seem to have reliable friends and family. Then,”hunger games” happened and the enquirer suddenly have a story with intimate details about them. Maybe this story is true but I highly doubt it.

    • FFS says:

      This kind of mother-intrusion is a recipe for disaster. I’ve been there and it got very ugly. Mama had her time to live, she needs to butt out of her daughter’s personal life before she is cut out of it.

    • Pia says:

      I’m 24 and I wouldn’t either! I guess I am one of the lucky ones who had a mom that trusted me to handle things… I am surprised at all the people here who think 21 is too young to be living together. I started dating my ex when we were 15, we went to the same college together and got an apartment after freshman year in the dorms (how someone can live without a stove, I have no idea). We lived together for a few more years and simply grew apart. Or rather, I continued on becoming an adult while he dropped out of school, couldn’t find a job, had a borderline sex addiction, and a full-blown video game addiction.

      Maybe if he had been forced to live on his own, he wouldn’t have turned out like such a loser, but that’s his problem because I dumped his ass. I wasn’t stupid enough to marry him just because it would have been the “easy” thing to do. All of our friends simply assumed we would get married someday, and were shocked when I dumped him. I waited until he was in Florida visiting his equally lazy and immature mom and said “don’t come back, your shit is in the mail”. Seems harsh I suppose, but he deserved it after the way he used me. I wasted more time with him than I should have, 7 years in all, but I wouldn’t take it back. I learned a lot about myself from that experience, and moving on without him really wasn’t all that difficult, because I was SO OVER him by the time I got rid of him.

      The notion of not living with someone you WANT to live with “just in case” it might screw things up in the future, is absurd. If it DOES screw things up, you weren’t meant for each other. I had some freedom, found a GREAT guy about 6 years older (I think the maturity level has a lot to do with it) and we have been living together for over a year. Things are peachy and there is talk of marriage, but no reason to rush because things are perfect the way they are. If anything, living together has brought us closer and, quite frankly, constantly going between two apartments was inconvenient and expensive. Call me old-fashioned, but I’d rather have this stuff figured out now than be never-married or divorced at 35.

  4. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    I still remember Hoult as the cute goofy son Marcus in About a Boy. Can’t believe how handsome he is now!

  5. Agnes says:

    she’s an adult, makes her own money, and as much as she might respect her mom, she should really do whatever she wants. you’re young once. :)

  6. Franny says:

    Her waist is tiny!

    I started living with my boyfriend when I was 21…but we were both students still and not movie stars. It has worked out pretty well so far since we’re on our 3rd year of living together…

  7. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    I am admittedly out of the loop on this guy, but this story makes me think of my best friend’s guy moving in with her. Didn’t pitch in for rent, utilities, groceries–had it made, and she felt stuck and duped but just relieved to not be alone. Pitiful, but it sounds like he’s working, so I guess youthful hormones are raging and love is in the air.

    Also, do I spot an outie?

  8. fabgrrl says:

    Mom IS right. People don’t seem to get that living together is a huge commitment. They treat it like a “trial marriage” but there is nothing “trial about entwining your life with someone. Look, go ahead and stay at each other’s house every night of the week, have all the crazy, naughty pre-marital sex you want. But until you are ready to make a TRULY lifelong commitment, maintain your own address, even if it is just some shitty studio apartment you never visit. When you live with someone it is VERY hard to break up. So you may stay in an unhappy or unfulfilling relationship because you are too enmeshed with this other person — you’ve committed your day-to-day life before committing yourself mentally. Then after a few years living together, you marry, because that is what you are supposed to do, right? I see this happen to waaaay too many young people, treating living together like no big thing when it really is. Then they wind up unhappily married, because it was too damn hard to move their furniture, give up their cat or dog, and go back to living on one income.

    • cranky chica says:

      +1 : And you’d me amazed how much better your relationship works when you know in the back of your mind that you each have your own place to go, even if you never use it.

      Later, should you decide to do something legal and permanent, like get married, you are in a much stronger place to discuss all the issues that come along with really living and being together.

      Visit all you want, wild crazy sex, absolutely…but never more than a toothbrush. :)

    • Liv says:

      Plus if they last, they still can move in together in a few years.

      Her mom is right. (If the story is true ;-) )

    • lil says:

      I moved in with my boyfriend after six months of dating, when I was 22. We lived in a flat with a couple of flatmates for three years, and now we have our own place.

      It’s a tiny place, and he leaves lights on and I leave my shoes around, so we bicker sometimes, but I love it. I’ve never considered it a trial marriage. I just saw it as the right time. Sure, we moved quickly compared to a lot of people, but we’re happy. We know we’re in it for the long haul.

      There’s nothing wrong with trying cohabitation. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. People who stay in a relationship simply because it’s too much hassle to move the furniture must be insanely lazy. I doubt this is something Jennifer will be dealing with. Even for pets, just work out custody, or just let the partner have the pet. My partner and I have two cats. If we ever fell through I’d take one cat (the cats don’t like each other), my furniture, and get a new place. It’s not rocket science.

      Jennifer’s mom needs to realise that Jennifer needs to make her own mistakes, if this is even a mistake. Jen will be fine – she’s clearly got support at home if things go sour.

  9. Michele says:

    She’s an adult and making her own money to support herself so she should be able to make her own decisions about her living situation with her boyfriend. Her mom needs to butt out and let her adult daughter live her own life IF this story is even true.

  10. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    I call b.s. on this story. Not even worth debating. Anyway, she “seems” very independent, so who knows how she would really feel about this situation. Whatev, they are a cute couple and at the end of the day she is an adult with her own money.

  11. KK says:

    They are both in an industry where “kids” grow up quickly. While I do think she should consider her mother’s advice, only the people in the relationship should be making the big decisions. If it doesn’t work out, she’s young and will move on. But if the relationship sours because of this, momma will feel the wrath of “what could have been” for a loooong time.

  12. LeManda says:

    Wow. I am surprise how many people think 21 years old is young. Maybe it’s because your drinking age is 21? I think this is the time of their lives to be doing these kinds of things. They have been together over a year. Let them play house and see what happens. If they break up, they break up. It’s their lives and Mommy going against it is only going to make them want it more. Let these beautiful young people have their fun!

  13. Cait says:

    I moved in with my bf (now husband) when I was around Jennifer’s age and you’d better believe my parents were pissed! Not only did they think we were too young, cohabitation goes against their religious beliefs. Living together certainly wasn’t easy for us at times, but then again, living with even another same-sex roommate can be difficult. Overall it was a good experience and ended up happily. :) JL and I are from the same hometown and right or wrong, people tend to err on the conservative side around here.

  14. Jenna says:

    Umm…no. I would NOT want to wake up to that every morning. I just do not find him handsome at all!

    Anywho, she’s 21. Kids move out at 18 to go to college and live on their own, and she’s already living on her own…meh. I guess she could if she wanted? Though how long would they actually be living together at the same time, if she’s so busy?

  15. Maria says:

    My parents were pissed when I announced that I was moving in with my then-boyfriend (now-husband) when I was 22 — of course, he’s sixteen years older than me and “moving in” constituted relocating to another state. We’ve been together for eight years, married for almost three. I understand my parents’ trepidation, but Jennifer’s ‘rents? Not so much. 21 may seem young when you’re twice that age, but these people are professional adults. Let them make their own decisions, even if they lead to mistakes. I love them as a couple — talented, they make smart career choices, and they seem great together. I hope they go for it!

  16. lunabell says:

    Eh, I think it’s kind of harsh to say her mom should just butt out because she’s legally an adult. Everyone’s relationship with their parents is unique, but there are lots of people whose parents give them advice and are still very active in helping their kids make decisions even into adulthood :?

  17. the original bellaluna says:

    Bottom line is she’s 21, he’s 22, and they can make their own decisions.

    Does that make them good decisions? Not particularly. But I find it refreshing that JL is making her own money and still respecting her mother’s opinion.

    What I find sad is that it may cost her her boyfriend.

  18. sarah says:

    Please. She’s 21, and can do what she wants.Not to mention that she’s starring in a blockbuster franchise. I think her mother needs to let go.

  19. X says:

    Sorry if I am totally missing something here, but what is that ring-looking thing under her dress around her right boob area? I can’t figure out what in the world it is.

    And her body is insane. Wow.

  20. Rux says:

    Let me just say this, every time I did not heed my mom’s advice about men or anything in general, the shit hit the fan. My husband and I did not move in together until we were married because it was my mom’s wish. BTW, I am 36 — old enough to know to listen to my mom.

  21. skipper says:

    I love her shoes. Can anyone help me out and tell me who makes them?

  22. lil says:

    21 ain’t too young. She seems mature. :)

  23. alex says:

    Re. waking up to that every morning….Took the words right out of my mouth!! Damn he is smoking hot! So sexy in the first series of Skins as well #guilty pleasure!

  24. bettyrose says:

    Let me preface what I’m going to say by stating that she is gorgeous with a perfect figure. She’s what emaciated shapeless actresses should strive to look like. Having said that, I finally read the Hunger Games. Katniss is clearly supposed to be underdeveloped from starving as a child (the way figure skaters and gymnasts never develop adult figures). The books says repeatedly that she weighs less than the other tributes. So I can understand why purists object to such a sexy actress being cast as Katniss.

  25. Brittney says:

    I moved in with my boyfriend when I was 21 and we were both in college. The relationship didn’t work out, but we found that out a lot faster by living together than we would have otherwise. I moved in with my next boyfriend when I was almost 23, and we’re still together (with a house) two years later.

    I honestly don’t see anything wrong with it — times have changed, and living together is an excellent barometer for a relationship.

  26. Lindsey says:

    I do think 21 is too young, but at the same time, if she wants to and believes that the relationship will hold up, then go ahead!

    I’ve found that the ultimate test to a relationship is if you can live together. It’s different spending nights at each others’ places. Living together usually puts great strain on relationships and usually leads to breaking up if it happens to early.

    So I do think she’s too young, but if she thinks the relationship is stable, then they should. Only way to know if it’s a relationship for the long run is to see if it survives the living together challenge.

  27. Kallyn says:

    I think that she can handle it herself and do what she wants, but at the same time I get where her mom is coming from because like some of you said, it is a buisness where kids grow up fast, and that being her only daughter, I see where it would be hard for her to start losing her at just 14 so she would then feel like she is still just a kid