Although the couple likes to keep things low-key, it doesn’t change the fact that they are goals. The “Hunger Games” actress, Jennifer Lawrence, found her soulmate in Cooke Maroney when they initially met through a close friend.
After meeting each other, it wasn’t long before things escalated. An inside source told Us Weekly in an exclusive statement that “things between them are very serious.”
The 31-year-old actress and Maroney have been together since 2018, and recently confirmed that they are having a baby together.
Lawrence’s representative revealed that the star is pregnant with her first child. This exciting news came two years after she and Maroney tied the nuptial knot.
As the couple gears up for a new phase of their lives, here’s a refresher about how far their love has come for one another
They First Met In 2018
Lawrence met Maroney through a mutual friend. They soon started dating, while keeping their relationship off social media. However, an inside source told PEOPLE that the duo had chemistry right away. “She is smiling like I have never seen her do with any of her previous boyfriends,” the source said.
In August, the duo took a trip to Rome and Paris. They were photographed holding hands in the City of Lights. In the months that followed, they were spotted several times kissing and out on dates in New York City.
Later that year, Lawrence was spotted wearing a large diamond engagement ring.
“Well, he’s just the best person I’ve ever met in my whole life. It was a very, very easy decision,” she told Entertainment Tonight after accepting his proposal. “He really is, and he gets better,” the actress went on about her man.
This came after a source told Us Weekly that the couple was “very serious” about each other. “They definitely appear to be in it for the long haul,” the source said, noting that the duo had moved in together.
“Cooke plays very coy when speaking about her to his friends and colleagues,” the source added. “He is clearly smitten with her.”
Page Six also reported at the time that the couple “seemed like they were celebrating” something at Raoul’s restaurant.
“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,” they wrote.
Going Public In 2019
In June 2019, Lawrence finally opened up about her relationship with Maroney for the first time. She did this during a podcast interview with Catt Sadler for Naked.
“He’s the greatest human being I’ve ever met. I wasn’t at a place where I was like, ‘I’m ready to get married,’ I just met Cooke and I wanted to marry him,’ she gushed. “We wanted to marry each other, we wanted to commit fully. He’s my best friend, so I want to legally bind him to me forever,” she noted.
Months later, the couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony held on Rhode Island. Several A-list stars were in attendance. This included Adele, Kris Jenner, Amy Schumer and Emma Stone.
After they said their vows, the newlyweds hosted a wedding reception at Belcourt of Newport. This was a stunning mansion designed by esteemed architect Richard Morris Hunt in 1894. For her big day, Lawrence donned a wedding dress designed by Christian Dior.
After the ceremony, the couple headed to their luxury honeymoon; a resort that cost $12,700 per night. Located in Indonesia, it consisted of private pools and a slew of activities for the newlyweds to partake in.
Pandemic Life In 2020
Throughout the pandemic, the couple made several outings across the city. One time, they were spotted donning black sunglasses and outfits that fit right in with the most fashionable New Yorkers.
According to Vogue, Lawrence mashed a faux fur print jacket over a military jacket, with a tee. She paired it with black J Brand jeans and combat boots.
Maroney, on the other hand, went all black in a shearling-lined coat, black top and jeans, plus gray athletic sneakers. They both wore masks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Growing Their Family In 2021
Following a series of rare public appearances from Lawrence and Maroney in New York throughout the pandemic in 2020, fans were delighted to hear that the couple were now expecting their first baby together.
Neither Lawrence nor Maroney have publicly commented on the pregnancy, but a representative for Lawrence confirmed that she is expecting.
The actress was spotted by the paparazzi for the first time with what looked like a baby bump on display in early September.
We couldn’t be happier for the duo and we wish them a safe delivery and infinite happiness in this new phase of their lives!