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Jennifer Lawrence Is Engaged! Who Exactly Is She Marrying?

The lucky man is none other than Cooke Maroney, and he's one of New York City art scene's most eligible bachelors. 



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After months of trying to keep their relationship low-key, J-Law and Cooke were spotted happily drinking and dining at posh French café Raoul's in the Big Apple—and she had a massive ring on that finger!

Neither the actress nor representatives from either of the lovebirds' camps have actually confirmed the news themselves, but many are taking this glittering accessory as a sign of wedding bells to ring in the near future. 


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Additionally, the couple appeared to be "celebrating" a happy occasion in the company of friends, further fueling speculations that the Oscar winner indeed get engaged to her beau recently. 

If you're shocked about the news and feel the need to find out more about Jen's future husband (and really, who doesn't?), we got you covered!



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How did they meet?

They were introduced by common friend Laura Simpson just a little over a year ago. Hitting it off right from the get-go, they became an inseparable pair, and their romance has only deepened since that day. 


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They're serious about each other? 

Aside from their engagement being obvious proof of their no-nonsense commitment to each other, Jen and Cooke were reportedly taking things very seriously since summer last year. They never saw other people since being introduced, and have gone on several trips around the world since: Paris and Rome in August, and lots of PDA-filled excursions around NYC in between out of town vacations. 



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What does Cooke do for a living?

Unlike Jen's exes who were also high-profile Hollywood names, Cooke is a rather private individual whose life isn't put on display for public viewing (even his Instagram is for friends only). So far, what we know about him is that he's a New York University graduate and a professional art dealer turned art director who currently works at Manhattan's prestigious Gladstone 64 gallery. 


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Who is his family?

Although Cooke appears to be a self-made man perfectly capable of caring for a wife-to-be like Jen, his family is also rather well-off. His parents apparently own a large swatch of farmland in Vermont, but it isn't just any ordinary countryside property. They're the family behind Oliver Hill Farm, a charmingly quaint destination favored by wedding party planners and bed and breakfast lovers. 



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What's he like, overall?

Described to be a quintessential NYC man who enjoys nights out with friends and discovering the city's endless hip and happening spots, Cooke still knows how to put a limit on his partying and drinking. Basically, he knows how to have fun, but is still a responsible adult. At 33 years old, Cooke looks like he's got his life together, and settling down with "The One" who happens to be one of this generation's most famous actresses is the next logical step to take. 


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Engaged before their first anniversary as a couple, we can't wait to see how this whirlwind romance plays out. Congratulations to this beautiful couple!


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