Who Is Jennifer Lawrence's Fiance Cooke Maroney?

Stop the presses: Jennifer Lawrence is engaged! After eight months of dating, her boyfriend, Corey Maroney, put a ring on it. We offer our condolences to everyone who was holding out hope that the ultimate girl-next-door would one day stumble upon your Tinder profile or slide into your DMs (For a girl who doesn't really use social media, that's next to impossible.)

According to The Cut, Maroney is a few things. He's a "nice-slash-fun dude," a "great dude" and "an all-around good guy and a nice guy." He adores the Taken film franchise and even saw Taken 3 on the very first day it was out (He was apparently the only one there). He also "likes beautiful women" which is pretty evident considering he's chosen J.Law as a life partner– but who is he really? Maroney and Lawrence have kept their relationship as under wraps as possible, and information about the art dealer is scarce.

Here's everything we could possibly find on Lawrence's elusive fiancé. May the odds be ever in her favor, and with divorce rates floating around 50 percent, marriage is at least slightly safer than the Hunger Games.

He's hip in the New York art scene

Sometimes, all a star needs to settle down is to find someone outside of Hollywood. Jennifer Lawrence ended up getting just that. According to The Cut, her new hubby-to-be is an art dealer. More specifically, Maroney is the director of Gladstone Gallery in New York (There's also got a location in Brussels). Before that, he worked at Gagosian, a prestigious network of galleries that includes spots in Beverly Hills, New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong. 

While Maroney isn't the biggest player in the biz, a source who reportedly knows him from the art industry told The Cut that he's "definitely respected."

"I'd say he understands what good art is, as opposed to a lot of art dealers who just like to go to parties and do deals," the insider said. "I know that he likes contemporary, but I know he also appreciates modernism. I think he really has solid taste in art, and he's a very good art dealer, and I expect a fruitful career out of him."

He's a New England boy at heart

Unlike Lawrence's past dating history, Maroney's roots are planted far from Hollywood (or London, as she's been known to date a Brit or two). The art dealer is pretty much a pure-bred New Englander. According to a profile on Medium, Maroney's family moved to Vermont in 1986 to chase a quieter life on the farm. They were reportedly "tired of raising their two-year-old son in the city." His father ended up splitting his time between the New York art world, where he served as a part-time art dealer, and working around the fields and livestock. As a child, Maroney spent most of his time in Vermont with his mom and sister, where they "grew a big vegetable garden and raised sheep, pigs, turkeys, and chickens." He later went to NYU to pursue a degree in art history, which ended up actually coming in handy. (Who would have thought?)

Strangely enough, there was a point in time when J.Law had her own dreams of farm life. In a 2017 Elle interview, the star said she wanted to take a break from acting and buy a farm. "I want to be, like, milking goats," she said. We're not saying it's fate, but it sure seems like it.

Maroney likes to party

Jennifer Lawrence has a penchant for being the life of the party. The Vogue cover star orders McDonalds at awards shows, is basically the queen of red carpet photobombs, and even has a drunk alter-ego named Gail (who we kind of want to be BFFs with, too). It's not surprising that she'd fall for a man who also likes to have a good time.

According to The Cut, Cooke Maroney is a regular at parties in the art world, but not in a way that's "out of control" (like what we've heard about Gail, who really needs to be kept away from the rum cocktails and conch shells). "He likes to have fun," an anonymous source told The Cut, describing him as a "good New York guy." Seriously, can we have a fiancé who takes us to fancy art parties, too?

He's used to dealing with celebs

For us average folks, dating an A-lister seems quite intimidating — especially if it's someone who was once considered the highest paid actress in America. Thankfully, Maroney is used to the limelight. The art dealer has been known to brush elbows with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. According to The Cut, Maroney's gallery represents some high-profile clients such as Bjork's ex, Matthew Barney; Richard Prince; and Carroll Dunham — the father of former Girls actress Lena Dunham. He also appears to be pals with socialite Paris Hilton.

E! News reported that Maroney follows the heiress on Instagram, which generally wouldn't mean a whole lot considering she has an upwards of 10 million followers, but he also posed alongside The Simple Life star's ex, Stavros Niarchos, in Mexico in 2013. Yes, that's a very loose connection, but we're kind of picturing a Gossip Girl-type world of socialite drama where Maroney had to pick sides in the breakup. Do you think J-Law would have bonded with Hilton over a Happy Meal? Do heiresses eat Happy Meals?

Summer loving happened so fast

For a time in 2015, Jennifer Lawrence was going through the ringer with love (which may be actual proof that modern dating is more vicious than The Hunger Games). The star told Vogue that guys were generally "mean" to her, but that she "can't wait to be married."

"I feel like if I find that one person who I want to spend the rest of my life with, who I want to be the father of my children, that I would absolutely not f**k it up," she said. "But I'm also not banking on that."

Three years later (or about a decade in Hollywood relationship time), J.Law met Maroney. It was the summer of 2018, and their love blossomed so fast it took only a few weeks for the paps to find out. According to Page Six, the Hunger Games star was introduced to future Mr. Lawrence through her best friend, Laura Simpson, and the pair was "careful not to be seen together" in order to keep things as private as possible.

The Mother! of all breakups

Love makes people do crazy things, like starring in a film that set the record for Lawrence's worst box office opening ever, but everything has a silver lining (she should know it by the playbook). Jennifer Lawrence's 2017 mega-flop Mother! ultimately led her to meeting Cooke Maroney. The flick's poor performance caused tensions in her then-relationship with the film's director, Darren Aronofsky. In an interview with Variety's "Actors on Actors," Lawrence revealed that reading Mother!'s reviews was "not healthy." The star claimed she normally lets films go, but Aronofsky made it difficult to forget the flop.

"He comes back from the [press] tour, and that's all he wants to talk about, and I get it," she said. "It's his baby. He wrote it. He conceived it. He directed it. I was doing double duty trying to be a supportive partner, while also being like, 'Can I please, for the love of God, not think about Mother! for one second?'"

Lawrence and Aronofsky split in 2017, a few months before Lawrence met Maroney. Perhaps if Mother! was a box office smash, the pair never would have crossed paths.

Jen's European birthday bash

J.Law and Maroney weren't dating very long before they went on their first international vacation. It took them all but two months to ship off from New York to the City of Love (Our boyfriends won't even take us to Taco Bell). In August 2018, after a few weeks of canoodling around New York, the couple was spotted hand-in-hand in Paris. According to People, they looked "comfortable together," which is really the bare-minimum when it comes to relationships. They also stayed at the Ritz, which if you haven't heard, is a pretty classy joint well-suited for fancy art dealers and A-listers. An insider told the magazine the pair "seemed happy" and mostly "went walking together."

Lawrence's Paris trip must have gone pretty well because her and Mahoney continued their trek through Rome just a week later. People reported that the couple's Roman holiday was a birthday bash. Lawrence had just turned 28. Like their Parisian vacation, they couple strutted around in easy summer outfits while holding hands. How cute!

They moved in together after seven months

Moving in together is a huge step in a relationship, and it's one indicator that Jennifer Lawrence has found herself in an actual whirlwind romance and not just a light breeze of love. According to Us Weekly, things were getting "very serious" between the couple in January of 2019. An alleged insider revealed that the pair had already moved in together, a mere seven months after meeting through a mutual friend.

It's not exactly clear where Lawrence moved, but we know she's probably not living in the New York property she already owns. According to Variety, the star purchased the 3,184 square foot Tribeca apartment for just over $9 million in January of 2017. By May of that same year, she was already renting it out for $27,500 per month (building amenities include such necessary things as a 71-foot indoor pool, a Turkish bath, and massive roof deck, if you're interested). She also purchased an $8 million L.A. home in 2014, but reports suggest the pair is residing in the Upper East Side (a huge step up from Panem's District 12).

Maroney is cool with exes

It's safe to say that most people don't get along with their exes, but Cooke Maroney seems totally cool with Jennifer Lawrence's former flames. She, who has managed the almost impossible feat of remaining friends with people she used to date, actually brought Maroney to her ex's movie premiere. Is it scandalous or sweet? It's hard to tell, but probably the latter.

According to Us Weekly, Lawrence and Maroney were spotted at the premiere for Nicholas Hoult's The Favourite in September 2018. She dated Hoult between 2010 and 2014, after falling in love on the set of X-Men. The pair has remained friends and even filmed together after calling it quits. Darren Aronofsky — Lawrence's most recent ex — was also in attendance. Two exes for the price of one!

"I don't think that you can have any sort of bad relationship with anybody if you're just blunt," she told Marc Maron (via Us Weekly) "Everybody always knows how you feel at all times and there's no lying, it's just honesty. Everybody's a good guy to each other."

Their social media accounts are locked up tight

Despite the fact that she seems like an open book in interviews, Jennifer Lawrence is notoriously private when it comes to her life online. It shouldn't be surprising considering the star had a traumatic nude photo leak in 2014 that left her feeling, in her own words, "gang-banged by the f***ing planet." In a 2014 BBC interview (via E! News), the star said she'd never get a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account. "It's because the internet has scorned me so much that I feel like it's that girl in high school that I'm like, 'Oh, you want to talk about her? Yeah I'll do that!' Take my hoops off, I'm ready to go," she said.

Today, Lawrence has sort of changed her tune. In an interview with InStyle, the star admitted she has a secret social media account and uses it as a "voyeur." Her new beau, Cooke Maroney, isn't that different. The art dealer keeps his accounts locked up tight. He has a private Instagram and Facebook account (though his photo on Facebook is a Google maps screenshot, so there's also a chance it's a catfish).

Let the (secret engagement) games begin

Eight months after Cooke Maroney and Jennifer Lawrence started dating, the pair confirmed that it was engaged — but they definitely kept it a secret for at least 24 hours before spilling the beans. According to Page Six, J. Law sparked rumors when she was spotted wearing a "massive ring" while out at a restaurant called Raoul's on Feb. 4, 2019. "It was a giant rock," an alleged insider told the gossip mag. "They seemed like they were celebrating and people were talking about it. The ring was very noticeable. They were sitting back in a corner."

Two days prior, the pair was spotted dining on Italian fare in the Upper East Side. There was no mention of a ring, so it's suspected the actual proposal took place sometime between Feb. 2 and Feb. 4. On the evening of Feb. 5, shortly after Page Six posted those rumors, a representative for the actress told Fox News the pair planned to tie the knot. Let the games begin!