Newly engaged Jennifer Lawrence & Cooke Maroney stepped out in NYC

Jennifer Lawrence and fiance Cooke Maroney exit from il Buco Italian restaurant

Tuesday afternoon/evening was when Page Six first reported the rumor that Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney got engaged. It was soon confirmed by her rep, and many outlets ran “Who Is Cooke Maroney?” pieces Tuesday night and all day Wednesday. Then last night, Cooke and Jennifer stepped out for dinner at Il Buco in New York. PASTA. They got some Italian food, good. Gotta carb-load!

I actually love the vibe of this – so many newly-engaged couples step out for what are obvious pap-strolls to “show off the ring” and give the press new photos of them for all of their reporting. If that’s what this is, I like Jennifer’s “leave me alone” vibe. She’s wearing pants, not bridal white. It also looks like she turned her engagement ring around on her finger so we wouldn’t be able to judge the size of diamond (which is reportedly quite big). I believe that she didn’t want to be photographed last night.

As for all of those pieces about “who is Cooke Maroney,” I’ll summarize some stuff: he is the director of the Gladstone gallery and he represents a lot of high-end artists like Anish Kapoor and Richard Prince; he’s a regular at high-end art openings and he hangs out in the Hamptons. He rents an apartment in Tribeca. He grew up in Middlebury, Vermont and he has a degree in Art History from NYU (he graduated in 2007). He’s a Democrat. I’ve seen people claiming that he’s rich or his family is rich or he’s “old money,” but I haven’t seen any evidence that he comes from a crazy-wealthy family. Don’t get me wrong, I think he probably comes from an upper-middle class – or even wealthy – family, but I’ve seen no indication that he’s, like, a secret Rockefeller or something.

Jennifer Lawrence and fiance Cooke Maroney exit from il Buco Italian restaurant

Jennifer Lawrence and fiance Cooke Maroney exit from il Buco Italian restaurant

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  1. Lolly says:

    Eh, I think he’s cute, if not a little bro-y for my tastes. But I do love her pants here.

  2. p says:

    I don’t think a wedding is going to happen,,,,

    • Eliza says:

      Bag in front of belly the other day. Quick engagement. A wedding might not happen but I think something else might be on its way.

      • Dani says:

        That’s what I thought too, immediately.

      • Embee says:

        I agree! Hey, pregnancy is the number one people get married (statistic courtesy of my hairdresser when I got knocked up then engaged lol, so, all the grains of salt) so more power to her. I think she was ready and he seems interesting and reasonably down to earth. Mazel Tov!

      • minx says:

        Yep, agree.

  3. Tw says:

    Her skin and hair. To be 28 again. Sigh

  4. Jegede says:

    He’s the better looking of all her exes IMO.👀

    JLaw in the polka dot dress yesterday show how slender she’s become. Her legs were tiny.

    Must be prepping for the sample dress fitting.🤷‍♀️

  5. Kara says:

    Those LV pants are ugly AF.

  6. Booradley says:

    Sorry, I don’t think all of a sudden her picker has gotten better. Other than Nicholas Hoult which truthfully I don’t know anything about all of her exes seem like douchebags. Hopefully this guy is better but again really we don’t know anything about him so chances are he’s probably douchebag too

  7. PlayItAgain says:

    She’s pregnant.

    • Jegede says:

      Serious question – why are some insisting she’s pregnant?
      Is it yet another reveal from the totally credible ‘blind gossip’?🤨😆

      Cause these recent pics of her indicate she’s actually thinner than ever (well her legs anyway).🤷‍♀️

    • Mia4s says:

      Could be. She has absolutely nothing lined up to film this year (Bad Blood has no start date right now). However if so I never think that’s a great reason for an engagement. Get married because you want to get married, not because of “oops”! That rarely seems to work out in the long run.

      (And yes, I’m still reading his name as Cookie Monster. I’m stuck on it. )

      • Teaspilled says:

        I sort of assumed she stopped lining up films due to Me Too movement in Hollywood . She got her start with Bryan Singer and then went straight Harvey Weinstein. I think maybe she wanted a break because I’m sure she has dealt with crap or didn’t want to be around when s hit hits the fan

      • Carlo says:

        @Teaspilled that isn’t true. She has her breakout role with Debra Granik and her first X Men movie was with Matthew Vaughn.

      • Mia4s says:

        @Teaspilled she got her start years ago as a child actress and her big break was with two female producers and a female director named Deborah Granik (first Oscar nod). That led to Hunger Games and her first XMen movie directed by Matthew Vaughn. And then the Weinstein Oscar movie. Let’s be accurate when we discuss these things so these monsters don’t end up with more credit they don’t deserve or erase the accomplishments of women like Granik.

        Although Hollywood is indeed a garbage place so if she is taking a break? Good.

      • otaku fairy says:

        It would be completely understandable if she wanted a break from the misogyny and the drama.
        I’m glad she didn’t end up married to or having a baby with that last guy she dated. He looks better too.

    • Loretta says:

      Because a woman get engaged only if she’s pregnat (rolleyes)

      • Teaspilled says:

        Sorry if I implied she didn’t earn her spot. I like her a lot. I’m just saying her name was getting dragged with the two big predators and them even making false claims about her. Even in a non sexual way she was being dragged for accepting roles she was offered. She should take a break. And good for her to be engaged. Hopefully she’s very happy.

      • Amelie says:

        I hate when people assume that the only reason a woman gets engaged at a young age is because she’s pregnant. It’s insulting to assume that a woman’s only choice, after getting pregnant, is to marry a man so that she isn’t ridiculed by society.

  8. Lilla says:

    I hope they will be very happy together.

  9. Melania says:

    She’s so beautiful. I’m very happy for her but now I need the Bad Blood movie. The Theranos story is so interesting

  10. Carlo says:

    She’s stunning

  11. HeyThere! says:

    I am amazed how she is able to keep such a low profile when she’s not working!!! That’s great for her and truly amazing that people let her. This engagement attention will die down and they can get back to their normal routine. I bet the wedding is this Autumn! Maybe on her parents farm in Kentucky/Tennessee(can’t remember)?!

    • lucy2 says:

      I am too – we’ll go months without seeing photos or anything, and she’s one of the biggest stars in the world.

  12. Amanda says:

    She looks like a young, blonde Carla Bruni in that semi-profile shot.

  13. Barrett says:

    Ha this kind of a boring non story for me!!!

  14. Dorothy says:

    I feel like he’s been tricked “buy me a ring showing commitment just between us” and then bam “engaged”. This is not happening loook at his face. 3-6 months this story will be dead and zero plans will have been made. Busy schedules and location differences will be the reasoning given, but this clusterphuck is the moment it ended in his mind

    • Kcat says:

      Yes, he’s been tricked by a rich, gorgeous, famous woman into marriage. I can see you you got that from the one shot of him exiting a restaurant while being subjected to paparazzi.

    • lucy2 says:


    • Darla says:

      Hilarious. Where do people come up with this stuff?

    • Polly says:

      Dorothy you must have very long arms to be able to reach so far.

    • Suz says:

      He always looks like that in their pap strolls.

    • Killjoy says:

      LOL…woman has RBF and she’s a miserable person. Man has RBF and it’s because he has obviously been tricked into proposing to an Oscar-winning, gorgeous, independently wealthy woman he’s been dating. WHAT A WORLD WE WOMEN LIVE IN.

  15. Jules says:

    Jennifer Lawrence is such a beautiful woman!-happy for them both…they seem like a very nice couple!

  16. T says:

    Hope they are happy. And I wanna see the ring!

  17. Rose says:

    They look nice together. They haven’t been together long, so we will probably see a long engagement.

  18. Michel says:

    And from what I understand, the man is “blessed,” shall we say? Go J-Law.

  19. Dani says:

    How do you pronounce his name lol that’s all I’m here for. Don’t care for her – she sucks at picking boyfriends but is it Cook? Cookie? Cookay?

  20. Kwill says:

    One little tidbit I found interesting is that his Gallery represents Lena Dunham’s father. I would have assumed that had something to do with how he and Jennifer met. Apparently that is not the case. They were introduced through a different friend. It is just a random connection though.