Jennifer Lawrence & Cooke Maroney are engaged after dating for eight months

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

Quick, off the top of your head, name Anne Hathaway’s husband! Can you do it? I do this for a living and even I had to look it up. Adam Shulman. His name is Adam Shulman. I bring up Anne Hathaway and Adam because I think that’s happening with Jennifer Lawrence. J-Law split from Darren Aronofsky in late 2017. She was single for a few months, then she quietly began seeing Cooke Maroney, an “art dealer” type in New York. They’ve been quietly doing each other for maybe about eight months, tops. Which is forever in Hollywood years, so let’s get married.

Jennifer Lawrence and her boyfriend Cooke Maroney may be making it official soon. Page Six can exclusively reveal that the two were spotted having a cozy dinner at Raoul’s and Lawrence was rocking a “massive ring” on her finger.

“It was a giant rock. They seemed like they were celebrating and people were talking about it. The ring was very noticeable. They were sitting back in a corner. She was wearing a cute black dress with white polka dots,” a spy told us. The low-key couple were also spotted dining at Elio’s on the Upper East Side over the weekend. But some friends of J.Law told us they haven’t heard any news of an engagement as of Tuesday afternoon.

A rep for Lawrence would not confirm if she’s engaged.

[From Page Six]

Hours later, both Page Six and People Mag got confirmation from Jennifer’s rep – the initial Page Six story was true, and they’re engaged. The reason I brought up Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman in the beginning is because I think that, like Anne, Jennifer was legitimately and truly tired of dating “celebrities” or famous/shady men. Nicholas Hoult, Chris Martin, Darren Aronofsky, it was just too much. So she went looking for a “normal guy” who was low-drama and she marrying the first one who asked her. I predict a down-home yet low-key wedding in Kentucky.

PS… I have this 30 Rock line stuck in my head because sometimes 30 Rock had the perfect pop-culture joke: “A-listers always have surprise weddings now, Liz. Timberbiel, Beyon-Z, Anne Hatha-Nobody.” I MISS 30 ROCK.

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

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  1. Darla says:

    I will just go back to what I said yesterday on the Liam Neeson thread – these actors are so dumb they are lady boner killers.

    So while she may get a lot of “she could do so much better!” IMO she may very well have done so much better.

    • Kittycat says:

      Who would be better?

      • Darla says:

        Oh sorry, badly phrased. What i meant was I think by marrying this guy she is probably doing so much better than any actor she could have married.

    • Erinn says:

      I agree, Darla. I think she’s making a wise choice. She could continue dating entitled douche bag actors or musicians, or she could go be much happier with someone who’s at least low-key in comparison. He’s not a bad looking guy, either.

    • joro says:

      I agree with this. To many people value fame and money more than the quality of the guy and the relationship. I could careless about Jlaw but if this guy treats her well then good for her.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yup…how many times have us celebitches said “she needs to date someone who’s NOT in the biz like a lawyer or something” about ANY NUMBER of actresses who have dated d-bag actors/musicians?

  2. Kittycat says:

    Doritos coated fish and moonshine alcohol!

    But I give it 2 years tops.

  3. Scal says:

    Good luck to them. Hope she’s smart enough to get a ironclad prenup.

  4. Janey says:

    Does she get dressed in the dark?

  5. Jegede says:

    I called it!

    Jen’s been very open about wanting this.

    Happy this dude’s not 3x her age.🙏🙏🙏

    Taylor Swift next.

    • Kittycat says:

      Funny I think Taylor and Joe will breakup.

      She needs material for her next album.

      • Jegede says:

        Re: Taylor & Joe – Shall we make it a bet? 😉😉😉

      • elimaeby says:

        I completely agree. Everyone is waiting on Tay’s engagement, but if it doesn’t come this spring, it’s over. Guarantee. Poor Big-Eyes Joe.

      • Case says:

        Agreed. I think Taylor and Joe have been happy and more real than her past relationships, but I don’t think he’s “the one.”

      • Spicecake38 says:

        I’m on the fence with Taylor,she DOES need material for her new album,but it seems she/they are super quiet too,aren’t they living the simple country life or something in England?I could also see Taylor wanting to be hitched by 30, not that that is the magical age or cut off or anything,but I think she could be image conscious enough to want marriage by a certain age.My 2 cents

  6. PhillyGal says:

    I just want to see this “massive ring”.

    • Jegede says:


      Maroney hangs out with the jet-set and apparently his dad’s loaded, so I wonder if it’s a new ring, or family heirloom.

    • Erinn says:

      I live for the ring shots. I’m a sucker for anything sparkly.

      • xdanix says:

        Oooh, me too! And it sounds like this one might be REALLY sparkly, yay!

        And congrats to her! I really like her, I hope he’s the real deal and she’s found lasting happiness with this guy.

      • Erinn says:

        Same, xdanix – I get why people got exhausted by her… but I do love her. I hope she’s genuinely happy. Now she needs to get on it with the ring photos and give the people what they want!

      • sequinedheart says:

        The Oscars, what a perfect place to reveal that rock! timing, people…

  7. Mia4s says:

    I know a few people have said this, but I keep reading his name as Cookie Monster….which makes the real story far less interesting when I realize my mistake.

    Congrats I guess, but I like my version! 😁

    • launicaangelina says:

      I will never not see Cookie Monster from now on. 😂

    • SM says:

      After reading this comment I actually went back and read his name for the first time. Impossible to memorize so Cookie Monster it is. All her boyfriends seem like a downgrade from Nic Hault

    • Elisa says:


    • Celebitchy says:

      This is probably going to be the comment of the week on our podcast this week! It will at least be an honorable mention.

    • Steff says:

      If it’s revealed that Jlaw doesn’t call him Cookie as a nickname, I will have no choice but to cancel her.

    • Pandy says:

      OMG, cannot not think Cookie Monster – thank you!!!! Otherwise, will be surprised if they do marry and if so, surprised if they make it to year 2. Although, perhaps she’s come to her senses after dating Old Man Aranofsky.

  8. Babadook says:

    I’m halfway through season 6 of watching 30 Rock for the first time and I’m already mourning cos I don’t have that much left. Some of the humour is a little dated now (the treatment of gay/trans/poc is hella questionable esp in the early seasons) but I’m taking it as ‘of its time’.

    • minx says:

      I loved, LOVED 30 Rock.

    • Erinn says:

      It was and always will be one of my absolute favorites. It was just so clever… and there’s so many things happening that you just don’t catch until later, or maybe not even until your second or third watch lol. I still quote it all of the time.

  9. Rea says:

    Kaiser, did you mean to put doing each other in the first paragraph? Or was it meant to be dating? Even if it is a typo it gave me a chuckle this morning. 0

    • Mia4s says:

      LOL! I just spotted that. Even if it’s a typo, leave it. It’s amazing…and probably true. 🤷‍♀️

  10. Loretta says:

    OMG I’m so happy for her! I feel a little emotional because for me she’s always a girl but she’s growing up.

  11. girl_ninja says:

    I’m happy for her, she seemed to want to connect and have a relationship with someone for awhile now. It’s hard out there man!

  12. Caseymams says:

    Just here to say I miss 30 Rock too! Under appreciated show for sure.

  13. Fanny says:

    He looks like a douche to me.

    If there’s anybody to compare him to I’d say Drew Barrymore’s ex – mega-rich kid who inherited Daddy’s business and seemed ok until it turned out he was spoiled and controlling.

    Adam Shulman was a guy who worked for a living and he and Hathaway took things at a normal pace. Anne had a few years to learn that he was truly a nice guy who supported and loved her even during stressful situations. She didn’t rush into anything after 8 months.

    • Amanda says:

      He does run with a pretty douchey crew, including Paris Hilton’s ex.

    • Dee Kay says:

      I love Hathaway as an actress but as a person, she seems so extra that I think it’s great she married someone who seems sooooo low-key. He proved he could keep it low low low key over several years.

  14. Amy McLaughlin says:

    I can’t believe you made a 30 Rock reference and didn’t mention that, if she wanted to, J.Law can now go by Jenna Maroney!

    • lucy2 says:

      Haha, that’s awesome! I miss that show.

      I’m surprised by this, I didn’t think Jennifer was all that interested in getting married, but congrats to them!

  15. Carmen says:

    I almost forgot who she was.

  16. savu says:

    BRING BACK 30 ROCK! That show set a trend for others but it feels like nobody knows it.

  17. Diamond Rottweiler says:

    Thinking at 28 she’s in the “Well, lots of my friends are getting married, and I’ll maybe want kids at some point, so better lock it down asap” position so many women reach at her age. Which is, I suppose, reasonable. But man, 8 months. I always tell my younger friends, “Wait until the super intense rainbow sex sparkles wear off a little– which is at about the two year mark for most relationships, if you believe the science–THEN see if you still want to marry someone.” And of course they never listen, which is the privilege of youth.

    • Rosie says:

      Agree. He might be perfect for her but why rush?

    • lucy2 says:

      Maybe they’ll have a long engagement?

    • Veronica says:

      Honestly, I think short engagements make more sense at that age than with younger people. You’ve gone through enough partners to know what works. You know what you want, and if you’re ready to settle down, you’ll do it. Half of getting married is feeling ready for it.

    • Jenn says:

      @Diamond Rottweiler I was surprised at this news, but it also kind of makes sense? She has enough money that she could take it easy, enjoy married life, do the family thing…! Maybe get a degree? She’s done enough award-winning “prestige” stuff that she could return to work whenever she’d like, I’m sure. Sounds pretty idyllic, if you ask me!

      To speak to @Veronica’s point: I married in my 30s, to my shock. My now-husband proposed after just three months of dating, which I thought was LUDICROUS. Still, I’d just asked him to move a long distance with me (and to a pretty unpleasant location), so when he popped the question I was like, “hm… that’s actually fair. That would be a fair transaction. I could make that deal.”

      Speaking to @lucy2’s observation, we *did* have a longer engagement — that was actually my one condition. Point is, all that good advice kinda goes out the window when “you know.” Every relationship has its own organic timeline. 🙂 Which isn’t to say that this isn’t good advice, @Diamond — it is!! Definitely KNOW the person and whether you work well as a team, and that you can still stand them when sex takes a backseat — but for my husband and me, it clicked pretty quick! We’ve been together longer than our previous longest relationships (six years each!), so — even though we’re still relatively young, and potentially have a long way to go (God willing) — I’m calling ours a success. <3

  18. Case says:

    This is nice. Good on her for marrying a non-Hollywood guy.

  19. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Im not mad at her. I mean eight months is pretty quick, but…at least he isn’t Aronofsky. *shivers* I’m pretty much pro any relationship that isn’t with him. Or Chris Martin. I do mourn her relationship with Nicholas Hoult, they were cute together, but I think they simply outgrew each other.

  20. tw says:

    He’s not a normal guy. He’s a NY douche who comes from money and hangs with a douche crew. See Fyre fest type bros.

  21. FF says:

    Still not convinced this isn’t a staged relationship to give JLaw an all-new, “responsible wifey” look on for the “I’ve grown up a lot and am mature now” comeback tour.

    Sure, Jan. Call me when they’ve been married for 15 years. I’m fine saying I was wrong but I am not buying it until then.

  22. Suz says:

    While I really think she’s just following her friend Amy Schumer and quickly marrying and having a family with the first normal she finds, I am still so glad she didn’t end up with Darren Aronofsky. Dude is a creep and was condescending af to her in some of those mother interviews. This dude seems dopey and belongs in the Fyre Fest doc but ehhhh.

  23. Anna says:

    Is it just me or is he really, really, really plain looking?

    • Lex says:

      I’ve seen those above photos maybe 4 times and I never once even looked at his face hahah I was preoccupied by her – clothes, face, bag, shoes.
      I just looked. He is attractive enough I guess?

  24. Livelonghappy says:

    And bump watch begins in three, two, one…

  25. Sun in Libra says:

    Blind Gossip is saying she’s pregnant. And 30 Rock is the greatest show of all time.

  26. Luci Lu says:

    Is she wearing a slip? Whatever it is, it looks dirty and stank.

  27. Amelie says:

    Good for her! I think she’s way better off being with a guy who isn’t famous.