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Jennifer Lawrence reveals on ‘Ellen’ she welcomed first child with husband Cooke Maroney

Better late than never… congratulations to first-time mom Jennifer Lawrence!

The “Don’t Look Up” star, 31, confirmed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday that she and her art gallerist husband Cooke Maroney, 37, have indeed welcomed their first child together.

Lawrence called into “Ellen” about a month after reports first circulated that she had given birth. “Thank you,” Lawrence replied after host DeGeneres congratulated her on her new baby.

DeGeneres added that she used to live in the house that Lawrence now lives in with her baby.

“Now I live next door to you, and I’m looking at you living in my house with a brand new baby,” DeGeneres said. “By the way, I do hear you sometimes talking to him, and it’s really cute.”

Her representative Liz Mahoney first confirmed news of Lawrence’s pregnancy to USA TODAY in early September.

In December, Lawrence opened up to Vanity Fair about her hopes to “protect” her children’s privacy.

“If I was at a dinner party, and somebody was like, ‘Oh, my God, you’re expecting a baby,’ I wouldn’t be like, ‘God, I can’t talk about that. Get away from me, you psycho!’ But every instinct in my body wants to protect their privacy for the rest of their lives, as much as I can,” she said.

Jennifer Lawrence attends the world premiere of Netflix's "Don't Look Up" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 05, 2021 in New York City.

Jennifer Lawrence attends the world premiere of Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up” at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 05, 2021 in New York City. 


“I don’t want anyone to feel welcome into their existence,” Lawrence told the outlet. “And I feel like that just starts with not including them in this part of my work.”

Lawrence and Maroney tied the knot at a mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, in October 2019. The couple began dating in the summer of 2018 and confirmed their engagement in February 2019.

Maroney is a director of the Gladstone Gallery, an art gallery with locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Brussels. 

Lawrence, who previously dated her “Mother!” director Darren Aronofsky, told Catt Sadler during a podcast in June 2019 that before meeting Maroney, she wasn’t in the marrying frame of mind.

“I just met Cooke, and I wanted to marry him,” Lawrence said. “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. 

“Fortunately, the paperwork exists for such a thing. It’s the greatest. You find your favorite person on the planet (and) you’re like, ‘You can’t leave.’ “

Jennifer Lawrence reveals her baby’s name, opens up about supporting abortion rights

A few months after welcoming her first child with husband Cooke Maroney, Jennifer Lawrence has revealed the sex and name of her baby – and is opening up about how motherhood has changed everything.

In Vogue’s October cover profile, published Tuesday, Lawrence, 32, revealed that her son’s name is Cy – named after one of her husband’s favorite artists, American painter Cy Twombly – but also noted she’s still figuring out the boundaries of what she’s comfortable sharing about her child.

“It’s so scary to talk about motherhood,” Lawrence said. “Only because it’s so different for everybody. If I say, ‘It was amazing from the start,’ some people will think, ‘It wasn’t amazing for me at first,’ and feel bad,” she said.

“Fortunately,” Lawrence said, she has “so many girlfriends who were honest. Who were like, ‘It’s scary. You might not connect right away. You might not fall in love right away.’ So I felt so prepared to be forgiving. I remember walking with one of my best friends at, like, nine months, and being like, ‘Everyone keeps saying that I will love my baby more than my cat. But that’s not true. Maybe I’ll love him as much as my cat?'”

That ended up not being the case for the “Hunger Games” actress, who said her “heart has stretched to a capacity that I didn’t know about” since welcoming Cy. She hasn’t shared the baby’s birthday, though reports of his birth emerged in April and Lawrence confirmed she was a new mom on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in May.

She continued in the Vogue interview: “The morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over. Like, now is day one of my life. I just stared. I was just so in love. I also fell in love with all babies everywhere. Newborns are just so amazing. They’re these pink, swollen, fragile little survivors. Now I love all babies. Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I’m like, ‘Awwww, preciousssss.'”

As much as Lawrence is feeling “so in love” with her husband and newborn, she also noted how she’s struggling with complicated emotions toward her other family members over their politics following the overturning of Roe v Wade earlier this summer.

Lawrence, who has spoken before about growing up in a Republican family in Louisville, Kentucky, said she has been trying to heal a rift in her family that the 2016 election tore open, particularly since welcoming Cy.

“I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different,” she said. “The information they are getting is different. Their life is different. … I’ve tried to get over it and I really can’t. I can’t. I’m sorry I’m just unleashing, but I can’t (deal) with people who aren’t political anymore. You live in the United States of America. You have to be political. It’s too dire. Politics are killing people.”

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Another reason the overturning of Roe felt so dire to Lawrence: The actress revealed she had gotten pregnant in her early 20s and intended to get an abortion before experiencing a miscarriage.

“I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant (this time),” she said. “Thinking about the things that were happening to my body. And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy. But every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes: What if I was forced to do this?”

The most bizarre thing Jennifer Lawrence has ever read about herself? That Harvey Weinstein rumor

In our internet age, the rumor mill stops for no one, but it’s safe to say celebrities get the weirdest of the weird. However, there’s an added insanity when 1) a rumor comes from a colleague and 2) it comes with as demeaning and invasive a tone as Harvey Weinstein’s alleged claim he had sex with Jennifer Lawrence—take it from Lawrence herself. In a new Vogue interview, the actor doesn’t miss a beat when citing the comment as the wildest thing she’s ever heard about herself.

“That I fucked Harvey Weinstein,” Lawrence replies in her defiant deadpan when asked: “What’s the most bizarre thing you’ve ever read about yourself?” Lawrence is literal about the reading part here—the claim came to light as part of a 2018 lawsuit against Weinstein from a plaintiff who alleges, per Variety, that Weinstein “forcibly performed oral sex on her, repeatedly masturbated in front of her, and threatened to harm her career if she objected.”

In the suit, the plaintiff alleged that Weinstein would often showboat his weight in the industry, alluding to all the ways he could help her achieve her dreams of stardom. After all, he had examples— Weinstein allegedly told her, “I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar.”

In response to the suit, Lawrence released a statement categorically denying the allegations, and condemning the alleged comment as “yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women.”

“My heart breaks for all the women who were victimized by Harvey Weinstein,” Lawrence said in a statement at the time. “I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him.”

Even before the comment, Lawrence had already spoken out against Weinstein and his legal team specifically for misrepresenting comments she and Meryl Streep made in order to make it appear as if the actresses had been defending him from misconduct allegations. The defense team eventually issued an apology.

Although Lawrence may have weathered her fair share of playing defense in the past few years, she shares in the same interview that working in Hollywood post-Times Up has been a different experience.

“I’ve seen huge changes, tremendous changes,” she says, “and more representation.”







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