Just one week after she reunited with ex-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky at the BAM Gala, it looks like Jennifer Lawrence has a new man in her life. Reports have surfaced that the actress is dating New York art gallerist Cooke Maroney, and it’s all thanks to her best friend, Laura Simpson.
According to US Weekly, the 27-year-old Oscar winner has been seeing Maroney for a few weeks after Simpson introduced them.
But, despite her new relationship, Lawrence is still good friends with Aronofsky, and she told comedian Marc Maron on his podcast back in February that she is friends with all her exes.
“I have a theory. I think it’s because I’m blunt,” Lawrence said. “I don’t think that you can have any sort of bad relationship with anybody if you’re just blunt. Everybody always knows how you feel at all times and there’s no lying, it’s just honesty.”
Jennifer Lawrence was looking for love and art gallerist Cooke Maroney volunteered as tribute: https://t.co/TsuUkm5FMO
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The X-Men Apocalypse star met Aronofsky in 2016 when he was casting Mother!, a film she starred in. Despite the fact that he is 22 years older, Lawrence said that when she met him, she immediately thought he was hot, and there was sexual tension. But, he played hard to get for about nine months, and it killed her.
They ended up dating for a year before calling it quits last fall. But, Lawrence says she does still love him, and she called him her “very good friend” when she introduced him at the BAM Gala. At the event, Lawrence wore a white structured bodice dress with a clutch and strappy silver heels. Aronofsky opted for a navy suit with a black button-up and matching tie.
Lawrence says that while they were together, they had energy. She explained that she had previous relationships where she was confused. But, she was never confused with him.
The actress may be on good terms with all of her exes, but there is one guy who she stays far away from – John Mayer. The Your Body Is A Wonderland singer told Andy Cohen recently on Watch What Happens Live that Lawrence doesn’t want anything to do with him.
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Mayer explained to Cohen that he doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to celebrity relationships, and many people are uncomfortable around him. But, a lot of Cohen’s A-list friends will humor Mayer on a friend level, but also keep their distance.
The 40-year-old went on to say that it is fun to hang out with Cohen’s celebrity friends – especially those who care about their image and will not date him. Mayer then thanked Cohen for that opportunity, and the Bravo host responded by saying that he wants his friends to see Mayer in the light that he sees him.
Jennifer Lawrence has not responded to the rumors surrounding Maroney or Mayer.