Jennifer Lawrence & Cooke Maroney ‘appear to be in it for the long haul’

Los Angeles premiere of 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Bad Boy Story'

I keep forgetting that Jennifer Lawrence is dating Some Guy. His name is Cooke Maroney, and he’s involved in the art world – he works for a gallery or something. It’s a bit like Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn – everything is low-key, or maybe everything is performatively low-key. In Jennifer and Cooke’s case, I do think it’s pretty low-key, genuinely. We can go months without hearing about them, which is probably why I keep forgetting that they’re a thing. Anyway, Us Weekly has a vague update: Cooke and Jen are in it for the long haul. Or something.

For Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney, the odds are in their favor! “Things between them are very serious,” an insider exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly, noting that the actress, 28, and the art gallerist, 33, have already moved in together. “They definitely appear to be in it for the long haul.”

Us first reported in June that the pair had been seeing each other for a few weeks. “Cooke plays very coy when speaking about her to his friends and colleagues,” a source told Us at the time. “He is clearly smitten about her.”

[From Us Weekly]

I tend to think of this kind of relationship as “pulling a Hathaway.” After dating and fooling around with a few problematic men (one of them a major con artist), Anne Hathaway just started going with a Normal Guy, and then they got married and had a kid and everything worked out. After several okay-to-awful relationships with famous dudes, maybe Jennifer is pulling a Hathaway. She’s tired of the drama. So she’s just going to settle down with a Normal. Maybe. I tend to think this guy is just a filler relationship before she finds another famous boyfriend, but what do I know.

Los Angeles premiere of 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Bad Boy Story'

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  1. meh says:

    I WANT THAT DIOR BAG. thats all i got from this.

    • chlo says:

      The bag is beautiful! I don’t like it with the dress though. I don’t think I like that dress in general. Or maybe I’m just jealous because it’s 22 degrees in Chicago right now. Doesn’t matter when the photo was taken. I’m still jealous.

    • Dani says:

      The bag is the only nice part of her outfit.

      • Parigo says:

        What Dani said. Black leather bag with pink summer dress…noooo. I don’t dislike her, but she does have the worst style.

      • Rae says:

        I just want to grab the whole dress and yoink it all to the right. Isn’t that bugging her? One strap is practically in her underarm.

    • mia girl says:

      That is what I noticed too…and am so happy to see her carrying the Dior saddle bag . I have a first edition in jean & leather from almost 20 years ago! Hang on to stuff folks because things always come back in style.

      • LadyMTL says:

        I’m so envious! I remember wanting one of those saddle bags as well, but they were out of my price range – I was in my very early 20′s at the time (and had just finished uni) so I definitely did not have the money for a Dior anything, hah.

        One day I’ll splurge and buy one, one day…I’ll keep telling myself that for another 20 years.

      • mia girl says:

        LadyMTL – you are more than welcome to borrow mine! :)

    • Sonia says:

      Really? The shape is so ugly, it looks like an organ.

      • LWT00 says:

        yeah I’m not a fan either. And the big D is also a turn-off for me.

      • Steff says:

        The colored ones are uglier. I don’t mind the black one.

      • geekychick says:

        It reminds me
        of
        my high school days and how every rich girl
        just had to have a Dior saddle bag. And it was early 00′s so they were hideous: denim, “Jamaica-Marley” colours on top of “loggoed” fabric…shudder. Every time I look at them, it takes me back to all the kitsch of “new money”.
        Simple Chanel or simple vintage artisan, handmade leather bags are much more versatile and quality is incomparable (especially vintage artisan ones-those from my mom still hold up!).

    • Famika says:

      Her figure is amazing!

  2. Eva says:

    This type of article gives me vibes that will end soon. Was not that so with Darren?

  3. Div says:

    I don’t know, she likes her privacy and famous partners make it far harder to be private. I could definitely see her sticking it out with this guy, or finding another “normal” boyfriend rather than getting another famous one.

  4. Honey bear says:

    She has a fantastic figure.

  5. lobstah says:

    Didn’t she move in with Chris Martin, as well? And another ex? Why is that a sign that this is IT?

  6. tw says:

    J Law is a a major hottie. I sometimes forget because I think she’s got not so great style. But I digress. This guy is not really a “nice, normal guy.” He is an art dealer and NYC scene guy. Not low key and normal by any stretch.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah quick google search shows a hipster-type with an unfortunate douche-face. He might be the nicest dude in the world, but at first glance he looks like trouble. She looks REALLY happy in photos with him though so let’s hope my incredibly superficial hot take is wrong.

    • sequinedheart says:

      I thought from a quick glance at him in the pics above, that dude is built and kinda hot.. but yes – a quick google search spoils that real fast.

  7. Veronica says:

    Honestly, “playing coy” might be a fun way of saying he’s legitimately respecting her privacy. *shrugs* Sometimes it works if one partner is fine with being successful in the background rather than a celebrity. He has his own money, so it’s not a massive difference in power dynamics economically.

    I’ll give her credit that she’s an actress who likes privacy and actually acts like it. Outside of promotional projects, we really just don’t see that much of her. She’s more or less off the radar unless she wants us to see her.

  8. RedWeatherTiger says:

    Cannot read anything other than “Cookie Maroney.”

  9. Loretta says:

    She’ becoming more and more beautiful. Growing up she’s losing the baby fat of her face. She’s already beautiful but she will become gorgeous

    • Galan Gal says:

      I don’t know about that. She’s pretty but she just naturally has a round face. It’s what’s always made the Dior ads look so weird – she’s posed like a model but it looks like someone drew a pretty face on a potato.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Leave us potatoes alone ;-; we can’t help it!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I’ve always loved her heart shaped face with the high cheekbones. I don’t think she looks like a potato at all, but beauty/beholder and all that.

    • Jules says:

      @Loretta: Agreed.

  10. Kebbie says:

    She seems happy with him. Darren seemed like a pretty patronizing and condescending guy, maybe this guy treats her better. That’s my impression at least, who really knows?

  11. Suz says:

    Good for her. And him. Much better than creep-o Darren Aronofsky.

  12. Famika says:

    Has she had a hit film lately?

    • Jules says:

      @Famika: Eh, when you have earned 5.7 billion at the box office, four Oscar nominations, plus Best Actress Oscar winner…you see where I’m going with this?. Lawrence has accomplished what no other actress her age has accomplished- she’s fine.

    • Famika says:

      Just wonder if her last film did well.

      • Jules says:

        About as well as (or better than) her contemporary Saoirse Ronan’s new film MQoS did…only with far less of a budget, so good.