Jennifer Lawrence & Darren Aronofsky split, will no one think of the Oscar campaign?!

Jennifer Lawrence , Darren Aronofsky at the New York Premiere of Paramount Pictures' Mother! at Radio City Music Hall

I updated the Jennifer Lawrence story on Wednesday to include this break-up information, but it’s worth a separate post too. Jennifer and Darren Aronofsky have broken up! They were together for about a year and a half. In interviews, Jennifer claimed that they started up after ‘mother!’ completed filming, but I remember there were a lot of rumors about them before then too. The general “rule” of celebrity couples is that you stay together through the Oscar season, then quietly announce your split in March. So this is odd, right? Despite the poor performance (overall) of ‘mother!’ Jennifer is still waging an Oscar campaign, and she just split with her director, the same guy she was praising to high heaven in interview after interview.

Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky have called it quits, ET has exclusively learned from multiple sources. The former couple dated for roughly one year after working together on the 2017 film Mother!, directed by Aronofsky.

A source says the breakup happened last month. It was an amicable split and they remain friends.

Another source tells ET the pair’s last public sighting was at the Governors Awards in LA on Nov. 11 and although the two were already broken up, they sat together and were friendly. It’s not awkward, the source adds.

[From Entertainment Tonight]

I actually have my fingers crossed that Jennifer dumped him because she had a moment of clarity: oh, right, I’m 27 years old, I’m America’s Farty Sweetheart, and I’m dating a 48-year-old dude who was abusive to me as an actress. Enough of this! As much as I’d like Jennifer to get back together with Nicholas Hoult, I suspect they’ve both moved on and there’s no looking back romantically. So who should Jennifer date now? You know whoever it is, we’re probably not going to like him. Oh, I hear Chris Pratt is single! (God I really hope that doesn’t happen.)

Jennifer Lawrence attends Moma for 'Mother' screening with Darren Aronofsky

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  1. QueenB says:

    I feel this was more about not looking like anything happened with Pratt than any actual romance or lust.

    If this was in any kind real, if she can be attracted to an old white guy that looks like an egg she must feel like a kid in a candy store, the world is full of them. Good for her.

    • C says:

      “if she can be attracted to an old white guy that looks like an egg she must feel like a kid in a candy store, the world is full of them. Good for her.” lmao 🤣👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Des says:

      AHAHAHAHAHA yeah but we all make terrible choices from time to time. That’s how we get to drink wine with our girlfriends years later and say “can you believe I did that???!” I don’t grudge Jen that one mistake. I’m glad she didn’t compound it into a marriage (although he’s not the marrying kind iirc with Rachel Weisz)

      • Sandra says:

        I’m just glad she didn’t compound it into having his baby (he IS the impregnating his actresses kind with Rachel Weisz and possibly Natalie Portman)

      • KBB says:

        Natalie Portman’s son looks like the dancer she’s married to, Rachel’s son looks like a mini-Darren.

      • magnoliarose says:


        Her son looks like her father too. Natalie’s husband is a massive a-hole so I am not sure if that is better or not. I hope she gets rid of him.

    • FraNrk18 says:

      She’ll probably end up with another older director type again (one example maybe Ben Stiller , older,separated,divorced, controlling , but makes her laugh this time ) …..but after a PR – romance with a actor close to her age.

      Anyone who can describe HW as fatherlly, definately has a terrible picking device when it comes to partners.

    • Anna says:

      My husband is an older white guy and he’s very attractive. People are sometimes attracted to white people, whether you like it or not. I really wish we would stop using someone’s race as an insult.

  2. teacakes says:

    Good riddance to scarfy pretentious rubbish lol. I hope she finds someone better.

    And now looking at him just reminds me of Meet Me in the Bathroom (v good book btw) and indie NY-based musicians of the early 2000s dropping minor asides about how Aronofsky was a film school wankstain trying to latch on to cooler people. He’s nearly 50 and no different now.

  3. Jane says:

    Nic has definitely moved past her judging by the bikini clad brunette is is seen with

    • KBB says:

      Her name is Bryana Holly, a playboy model that used to date Brody Jenner. But she’s blonde, unless that’s not who you’re talking about?

    • machalatastic says:

      I have a feeling they she and Nicolas (last name??) will hook up when shooting the upcoming X-Men moving.

      I feel like she probably had *something sexual* w/Pratt, but they are BOTH at fault (if that indeed happened). Tired of people calling the women the homewrecker/mistress when it takes two to tango and the man involved is just as guilty.

      • ichsi says:

        They’ve already shot the new X-men movie this summer and Nick still is with that model, who funnily enough looks like a pornier, more plastic version of Jennifer.

  4. Astrid says:

    Wishing her the best. Arron didn’t seem like a good choice, considering all that is happening. She should be with somebody young and funny.

  5. manta says:

    Well, maybe a little time spending not dating anyone would do her some good. Immediate rebounds are rarely our best picks, and I feel it’s even worse in her case.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’m always of the opinion that a little time a lone, focusing on oneself, career, travel, etc, is a good idea.

      • SJ says:

        I just stopped by to comment that IMO, JLaw is very overrated as an actress. And all the BS with this Director dude seemed like waaay too much drama. He was taking advantage of his power as the Director against her in the relationship.

        She needs to learn to be on her own.

  6. Sherry says:

    So happy she dumped him. As for who she should date now, I think she should marry Rob Kardashian, then she could be a member of the family she loves so much! I kid.

    In all seriousness, I don’t know who she should date, but certainly not some pretentious older man like Aronofsky.

  7. lannisterforever says:

    Lord help me but I can really see her and Chris Pratt together. I love them both so I wouldn’t mind the coupling, but the backlash would be horrible.

    • Lady D says:

      Robert Pattinson is single now that him and FKA Twigs have broken up.

    • kibbles says:

      I can see JLaw and Pratt together as well. They have a similar look and are the most popular (though not the most talented) stars today. They are also funny in a very goofy and annoying way. Maybe they are too much alike that they would drive each other mad.

  8. Jamie42 says:

    She and Nic were really a good couple–he seems more grounded than she is–but he has clearly moved on.
    I find myself wishing she could find a nice guy and settle down. But definitely not Pratt.

    • QueenB says:

      Why settle down? She talked about not needing to be married or a permanent relationship.

    • Mia4s says:

      No need to settle down now…or ever if she doesn’t want too.

      He’s kind of icky and she’s made some odd choices but as long as she continues to follow the two cardinal rules of dating questionable blokes:

      1. Don’t marry them!
      2. Don’t get pregnant!!!

      She’s fine.

  9. WestHollywood says:

    She should date RPatz, he’s single too… She was fawning over him during her Winter’s bone promo and he called her amazing once…

    • detritus says:

      oooh, i actually kind of like this? he might be a touch too pillow biter for her though.

    • ElbaQ says:

      And Katy Perry admitted to farting in front of him, so he probably won’t be opposed to dating another Farty Sweetheart.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      I like this one…….but I think I really just want to have them work together, if only for the all the wacky filter-free promo these two would surely bring.

      • Another Anne says:

        I would LOVE to see them doing promo together. They’re both very unfiltered, there would be amazing quotes coming from the two of them.

  10. Barrymore says:

    1. Can she cancel the campaign now. Jeez
    2. Can she be alone? Like why jump into another relationship

    • kibbles says:

      It’s embarrassing that anyone involved with mother! would believe that it should be considered for any Oscar. It was a huge flop. If it does get any awards, we’ll know they will be undeserved, and only won because of JLaw and Aronofsky’s influence.

      • Katherine says:

        Scorsese said that mother! is a masterpiece. And other AMPAS members said that

      • SJ says:

        @Katherine LOL and other AMPA members said that it was crap & some walked out towards the end of the Academy screening.
        That’s been the general industry reaction to mother! from what I have been told.
        Such a mixed reaction won’t garner big noms like BP or BD

      • Jane2222 says:

        No, Mother has attracted glowing praise within the industry – Andy Serkis was raving about it the other day. People want to hate on the film, but it has very strong critical support. Having said that, it’s not Oscar bait – and I doubt Lawrence is seriously campaigning for it, just drawing attention to the very good reviews for her performance in it for the benefit of future campaigns.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I bet Lena Dunham thought it was a subversive masterpiece. She should stop campaigning and just let us forget it. The relationship was never going to survive the bad reviews. It is for the best. She is too young to be saddled with someone who looked down on her and disapproved of her.

      • SJ says:

        @Jane2222 Yes some celebs are supporting it, but OTHERS have mixed to negative reactions on the film. It was revealed that when mother was screened for the AMPAS back in September some people walked out and some just didn’t like it.
        A friend who saw it at a studio screening basically said the same thing. Very mixed.

        Just because a couple high profile celebs are saying good things doesn’t mean that’s what everyone in the movie industry thinks as a whole. You need more than mixed reactions to score a BP nom.

      • Juliette says:

        @SJ mother! has 74 on Metacritic with 100s from Los Angeles Time, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Playlist, Cinevue among the others and 90 from Indiewire, Village Voice, The Wrap, Vox, Screen International.
        Yes, the film has detractors but also many critics and people of the industry who love it.

        “Just because a couple high profile celebs are saying good things doesn’t mean that’s what everyone in the movie industry thinks as a whole” yes, and only because some people walked out and some just didn’t like it desn’t mean what everyone in the movie industry thinks as a whole.

      • Juliette says:

        “She should stop campaigning and just let us forget it.” Why? Everyone is campaigning (look at Chastain who is campaigning every year and then she isn’t even nominated), she is proud of her performance (and she’s right because it was one of her best) and of the movie. Look at Gyllenhaal who is campaigning for a flop even writing letters to critics (they were posted on twitter) and buying a Hollywood Award (those prizes are bought by the studios, it has been demonstrated). No one says he should stop campaigning. Or Winslet, or Kruger or many others. Only Lawrence must it stop? And why? Because you don’t like her as an actress, you didn’t like the movie or you don’t like Aronofsky. Sorry but I disagree.
        And for the record she is campaigning but she’s doing far less than others and those who closely follow these things know it

  11. Tiny Martian says:

    How is she vetting for Harvey? This comment doesn’t even make any sense.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Aaaaaand, now the comment i replied to has been removed, so my own comment doesn’t make any sense, either, lol!

    • Otaku fairy says:

      It doesn’t have to make sense. Remember: Misogynists love their alternative facts. We saw that on the last JLaw thread.

    • Sandra says:

      In the Hollywood Reporter podcast that came out on Monday, she said Harvey was paternal to her, but then in the same breath said she’d called him a sadistic monster to his face. So he’s both paternal and a sadistic monster in her mind – girlfriend might benefit greatly from some therapy.

      • A says:

        @Sandra, That’s not exactly a surprising description? All monsters are human. They show different sides of themselves to different people, or even to the same person. Harvey Weinstein is a horrible human being, but he was also charismatic and good at what he did in the film business. Him being nurturing and paternal to JLaw while simultaneously being shite to others aren’t mutually exclusive things. It’s standard protocol for abusive people, especially someone as calculating as Weinstein who you can bet banked on the “good” reputation he was building as a cover for his heinous behaviour.

      • Sandra says:

        @A The point is Jennifer was saying she thought both of these things of him at the same time. This is different than, say, when Gwyneth Paltrow recently came out and said she considered him her “Uncle Harvey” UNTIL he revealed his true colors to her. Jennifer is saying she viewed him as a father-like WHILE also viewing him as sadistic. That’s what is worrying.

      • A says:

        @Sandra, Ooooh ok. I still think that that’s pretty apt as a description for Harvey Weinstein, but you’re right. It is worrisome that if she knew both of those things that she was able to tolerate him regardless. JLaw in general comes off like she has a high tolerance for bullshit because she thinks she’s “tough” and “one of the guys” or whatever. I wouldn’t be surprised if she just figured that she’s able to “handle” Weinstein and his bad side because she’s “tough.” But if that’s the case then….yikes.

      • Grace says:

        @A Jlaw didn’t know about Harvey’s abuses.

      • A says:

        @Grace, she said (as @Sandra explained) that he was paternal towards her, but she always knew he was a sadistic monster. She reconciled the sadistic monster side of him in spite of what that behaviour entailed, because he nurtured her career. Regardless of whether she knew about his abuses or not, he was already a pretty awful person in terms of how he treated other people, and that didn’t ring any alarm bells for her. She’s a great actress, but she fancies herself as some kind of tough cookie which creates this blind spot for her where she lets atrocious behaviour slide, and that’s troubling.

      • Jussie says:

        I mean, you’re literally describing every single person in Hollywood. Most of the major producers are terrible human beings. As are many of agents, managers, financiers, directors etc. Every actor who isn’t a crappy person themselves has worked with many crappy people, and overlooked their behaviour.

        It’s a problem, but it’s not a problem remotely specific to JLaw, and I don’t know why she’s always singled out.

      • Jayna says:

        Spot on.

      • Jussie says:

        I don’t see what’s odd about that. He’s always been spoken about that way ie. as an overall terrible human being who could nonetheless be exceptionally nurturing and supportive of talent. It’s not like JLaw was the only one tolerating him for that reason. Thousands of people felt the same. That was literally Weinstein’s reputation since the 90′s, a horrible man who’ll support you and your film like no one else.

        It’s not particularly unusual. I’ve had bosses who were real monsters in many ways, but who could also be the most generous and supportive people in the world if they saw something in you. It’s possible to see the overwhelming bad and also appreciate the good, and vice versa.

  12. marc kile says:

    My god that guy gives off a douche vibe in every picture he’s in she’s waaaayyyyy better off without this KARMIC LEECH.

  13. Nicole says:

    Maybe she should be alone for a minute. She seems like a girl who has an awful picker.
    And if she jumps in with Chris Pratt no one is going to believe they didn’t hook up on Passengers. So yea no. Also they are both so similar I can’t see it working long term.
    Single. Just stay single for a bit.

  14. Mildred Pierce says:

    I don’t think they are broken up for real. They will get back together after Oscar season. Its all about campaigning without mentioning each other. She did the same with Nicholas.

  15. lightpurple says:

    Do we actually know who dumped who? She was gushing about him throughout the movie promo and hardly seemed like she had had enough of him or their relationship. Wouldn’t surprise me that he dumped her because she’s not “deep” enough or he found someone else on his level of pretentiousness.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I believe he would have turned nasty when her star power didn’t bring success and thought(still thinks) she is to blame for the movie not working. Can’t you see someone like him thinking he made a mistake by allowing her to convince him to put her in his film? If he blamed the audience, he would undoubtedly blame her. He’s done it before, and he had more success with his other “muses” who admittedly were better actresses, but he’s not worthy of any of them.

      • Nicole Savannah, GA says:

        I have a close friend that collaborates with DA and he would blame her in a second.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Hi there Nicole,
        I haven’t seen you around. I hope all is well.

        I have known some like that. They put a woman on a pedestal and then turn on them when they don’t meet their impossible expectations or they are involved but not responsible for their failure.

  16. Lala says:

    If she gets with Pratt, even now that they’re both single, the backlash will be huge. It will look like their affair did happen at the time, and she will be labeled as a homewrecker. I personally do not think anything happened between them, but some people certainly do.

  17. CynicalAnn says:

    She also dated Chris Martin. I hope her new type isn’t older, divorced guys with kids. She’s too young to have to make that kind of compromise. Really, Jennifer (while I find you grating in tv interviews) you’re clearly successful and beautiful-you could do better.

    • StormsMama says:

      I was just thinking she should date Owen Wilson
      But maybe you’re right
      How about Luke Wilson?

  18. Honeychurch says:

    Can I gossip-wish for Harry Styles? That would be hot and filled with drama.

  19. MARIA F. says:

    How about her and Brad Pitt? A young blonde actress for him? Used to be more his M.O….

    • Lady D says:

      I think she is too large for him. He likes them slimmer.

      • Juliette says:

        I saw her live and she’s very tall and slim

      • detritus says:

        Juliette, he likes them VERY thin.

      • KBB says:

        Rachel was always quite curvy when she was with him. Slim but voluptuous.

      • magnoliarose says:

        He likes runway model thin. Aniston said it once and lost weight when she was with him.

      • Fleur says:

        Echoing the Brad likes em thin comment. Gwyneth was a total waif when they were together. Jennifer Aniston’s weight plummeted as soon as she started dating him (which was so sad because her body was curvy and beautiful pre Brad!), and Angelina got seriously scary skinny shortly after they got together and hasn’t really regained the weight for years. She’s starting to look a little healthier, though. I like Brad a lot, I enjoy many of his films and think he’s beautiful to look at, but no man is worth dropping 20 healthy pounds for. I do think his preference for skiiiiny girls is accurate based on his past. I’d say he should go back to Thandie Newton because they were GORGEOUS together, but at least she had him in his prime.

      • magnoliarose says:


        I heard AJ got too skinny for him though and he worried about her health and well being. She does look a little fuller, but I wish she gained a bit more. I am the last to thin shame, but she looked great in MAMS and as Lara Croft. She was beautiful pregnant and early on but she didn’t seem to be healthy or doing well sometimes.

      • Wilder says:

        I always remember when Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt got together because she lost at least 10 pounds over that summer. In the last episode of Friends before the break she still had some cute curves; when it came back on in the fall, she was a rake. It was bizarre. That was the era of the Atkins craze – Aniston was the face of the high-protein, low-carb diet. Anyway, yeah, I agree that Brad likes them thin.

  20. ell says:

    god no, why would you wish pratt on her (or anyone)??

  21. Ninetta says:

    What about Tom Hiddleston?

  22. pinetree13 says:

    GOOD! My biggest hope is that the reason they broke up is she found a wonderful new therapist who pointed out his abusive behavior. I know that’s not likely but I truly hope that to be the case so that she’ll be on her own for a bit and make a better choice next time.

  23. Mannori says:

    she needs a “civilian” now. No competition and no industry power games. Or just stay single for a few months and get to know herself better before dating again.

  24. mtam says:

    Aside from Hoult and Martin (as far as we know) she seems to have a type… Powerful men who are abusive (maybe in different ways). Weinstein who she considers “Parental”, David O. Russell who is possibly the most emotional unhinged and vicious director ive ever read about—who she calls “the love of her life.” and now with Aronovsky who she fell for while he basically emotionally abused her into giving him that performance. Girl might need to see a therapist about that is all im saying.

    • Juliette says:

      She wasn’t in a relationship with Weinstein or Russell so your comment about her having a type is so wrong. Her boyfriends were Hoult and Martin besides Aronofsky so I would say that her type is a British man

    • jenna says:

      “He basically emotionally abused her into giving him that performance” — this is completely hyperbolic. He’s very tortured artiste annoying, but there’s so little so-called evidence about Aronofsky being abusive.

      I have no idea why that narrative keeps getting spun.

      • Ellie says:

        @jenna – both he and Jennifer confirmed that instead of getting her medical help when she dislocated a rib and couldn’t breathe, he turned the camera around to focus on her face and filmed it for his mess of a movie.

        Emma Watson confirmed that he withheld clean water from the cast of Noah and when she told him she was too sick to work from drinking dirty water, he told her to use it for her scene.

        Russell Crowe and Darren confirmed that Russell got hypothermia when shooting Noah. Russell said he thought he was going to die. A reporter was on set when this was happening and Darren’s reaction was “Poor guy. But I’ve gotta get this shot.”

        Mickey Rourke said that he needed to break during The Wrestler from getting thrown around so much and Darren made him keep going.

        Both Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis confirmed that Darren tried to manipulate both of them into hating each other (keep in mind they already had an established friendship) in order to make the rivalry in Black Swan seem more realistic.

        Darren has a history of abusing his actors.

    • Sandra says:

      @juliette, mtam didn’t specify romantic relationships.

  25. You Are Not Your Selfie says:

    Why does she have to date another celeb?

  26. Grace says:

    People are really obsessed with Jlaw, they’re proposing names as her next boyfriend or propose themselves all over the internet LOL. It’s been years since I’d seen all this fuss for a movie star

  27. A says:

    I don’t think they were ever that serious to begin with. After the relationship stopped being new and fresh and interesting, they probably took stock of what they were each left with– a controlling, pretentious douchebag and a fairly immature 20-something with pretty mediocre taste in art (although, this is Darren Aronofsky we’re talking abt–I doubt his taste is anything to write home about either). I don’t think they have a whole lot in common at the end of the day, hence why they broke up.

    It bothers me a bit to see JLaw dating older men. Especially older men with kids from previous relationships. It always feels like they’re embarrassed by her, or they think she’s the fun relationship/mid-life crisis that they get to have before they move on to other things. I don’t like JLaw a whole lot myself, but I always figure that in life, you being embarrassed about yourself is enough. You don’t need others feeling that way about you too, esp not someone you want to be in a relationship with. So I hope she finds someone who’s around her age, who’s fun to be with, who lets her grow up on her own terms but still loves her, all foibles considered.

    • Grace says:

      @A I think their relationship was serious.She was also alone with his son (they were photographed together) and you normally don’t leave your son with your girlfriend if wasn’t a serious thing.
      He wasn’t embarassed by her at all, on the contrary he seemed to be amazed she wanted him.

      • SJ says:

        Uh no @Grace he seemed embarrassed by her. Whenever he was asked about her Kardashian tent or love of reality shows in interviews he rolled his eyes and was like “yeah I wasn’t into that” and didn’t want to talk about it.
        And those photos with his son were clearly set up, so they probably wanted us to think they were serious by having her walking around NY with his kid. I feel like if they were legit and happy they wouldn’t feel the need to prove it with pap photos.

      • A says:

        @Grace, I can’t speak to whether the photos with his son were staged or not, but I disagree that he was amazed that she was with him. Darren Aronofsky is a lot of things, but he’s not someone who’s short on ego.

      • Grace says:

        @SJ maybe he was embarrassed by Kadarshian tent but if you saw his Instagram videos and listened to what he said about her you understood how much he adored her and I’m not his fan.
        So in your opinion a dad set up pics with his giirlfriend and his son to make people believe that they were serious? Please, this is pure nonsense. Aronofsky has never used his son and keeps him always protected by paparazzi and journalists. It’s a fact. I understand that people didn’t like this couple but this is ridiculous. They were serious, then it didn’t work but this is the truth. And I say it in an objective way.

      • SJ says:

        @Grace you can say you’re being “objective” but the way you insist he was “in love” with her makes you sound anything but. No one knows what really went on in that relationship aside from JL & DA, and seeing a couple of Insta videos or soundbites of how Aronofsky enjoyed working with JL doesn’t mean it’s a fact they were serious. It’s just ur opinion.

        And using a kid in a pap walk isn’t ridiculous, celebs do it all the time, DARREN has included his son in some pap walks even when he was with Rachel. So yeah, I think he & JL organized a pap walk with the kid to get people to believe they’re serious and happy or whatever.

  28. Kyra Wegman says:

    I suspect she just doesn’t recognize when she’s in abusive relationships, whether they’re familial, professional or romantic.

  29. Valiantly Varnished says:

    All I have to say is: I CALLED IT! I said they would be split up before Oscar season and I was right.

  30. magnoliarose says:

    JL can be reckless with her image. It isn’t an industry that rewards public honesty. Eventually, the public turns against the wild child types, and they either burn out or do something that permanently turns people off. Especially women; Angelina is a prime example. AJ was never America’s sweetie so she has her fans and they stick with her.
    JL’s fanbase is deeply patriarchal, intolerant and mainstream. They slut shame with abandon and relish a “slut’s” downfall. KStew can be controversial, Emma Stone cannot. Example: Meg Ryan had an affair with Russell and Crowe, and never recovered. Jen Aniston and Garner made a bunch of crap movies with minimal damage.
    It isn’t fair, and I personally hate this attitude, but it is the unfortunate downside of fame for women.

  31. sage says:

    Their coupling never looked like it was going to go the distance, so it’s not surprising that it ended. She can do better.