Jennifer Lawrence Is Engaged to New York Art Gallery Director Cooke Maroney

By Tiffany Meier

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is engaged to her art director boyfriend, Cooke Maroney, multiple media outlets reported.

The “Hunger Games” actress was spotted wearing a “massive ring” and enjoying a “cozy dinner” with Maroney at a French restaurant in New York City recently, reported Page 6, which first broke the news.

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Lawrence’s representative confirmed to Page 6 that Lawrence and Mahoney are indeed engaged after dating since last June.

They Met Through a Mutual Friend

Lawrence and Maroney were introduced by mutual friend Laura Simpson, reported the publication. “They met through Jen’s friend Laura,” a source previously told Page 6 in June of last year, saying the relationship had “been going on a few weeks” at the time the news broke, but they had “been very private and careful not to be seen together.”

Who is Cooke Maroney?

Maroney is a part of New York’s art scene and is a director at Gladstone 64, a gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, reported The Cut. His clients include Lena Dunham’s father, Carroll Dunham; Richard Prince, Anish Kapoor, Ugo Rondinone, and Bjork’s ex-partner, Matthew Barney, according to Page 6 and The Cut. Before that, Mahoney worked at the Gagosian gallery after studying art history at NYU. And before that, he grew up with his parents in Vermont, reported Elle.

Within the art world, Maroney seems to be a respected player. “He’s definitely respected. He’s not a big player, but he’s a player,” a contact who knows him from the art world told The Cut.

In 2015, Maroney gave an interview to Artsy, where he talked about online art sales.

“In the art world, the way information is shared is rapidly changing,” he said at the time. “A growing group of internet-savvy collectors are searching for art online with galleries eager to provide it.”

While Maroney appears totally absent from Facebook and Twitter, with only a private Instagram page just shy of 2,000 followers, he’s no stranger to parties. “He’s definitely fun-loving but I wouldn’t say he’s out of control,” a source told The Cut. “He likes to have fun, a young good New York guy who likes to participate and have fun.”

While the “Red Sparrow” actress and Maroney have been keeping their relationship private, sources have told outlets Lawrence is very happy. “She is smiling like I have never seen her do with any of her previous boyfriends,”a source told People last August.

In addition to being spotted in New York, the two have also been seen together in Paris and Rome.

They were also seen attending the premiere of “The Favourite” together, which stars Lawrence’s ex, Nicholas Holt, who she dated from 2011 to 2014. Lawrence also previously dated her “Mother!” director Darren Aronofsky from November 2016 to October 2017, reported Us Weekly.

Lawrence is known for her role in the 2012 romantic comedy “Silver Linings Playbook,” where she won the Oscar as best actress. She is also known for her role as the heroine archer Katniss Everdene in the blockbuster “Hunger Games” film series. She’s been nominated for three other Oscars for her roles in “Winter’s Bone,” “American Hustle,” and “Joy.”