J. Law’s rep confirmed the news to Us Weekly on Tuesday, February 5, days after the actress stepped out wearing a new ring on her left hand.
The newly engaged couple’s relationship first made headlines in June 2018. Lawrence, 28, previously dated Nicholas Holt from 2011 to 2014 and her Mother! director Darren Aronofsky from November 2016 to October 2017.
Scroll down to find out more about the Oscar winner’s 33-year-old fiancé!
1. He’s a high-profile gallerist
Maroney serves as the director of New York’s Gladstone gallery, which represents many A-list clients including Lena Dunham’s father, Carroll Dunham, as well as Anish Kapoor, Richard Prince and Bjork’s ex-boyfriend Matthew Barney, according to The Cut.
2. He met Lawrence through a mutual friend
According to Page Six, the Red Sparrow star’s best friend, Laura Simpson, introduced her to Maroney. “[Jennifer and Cooke] have been very private and careful not to be seen together,” an insider told the New York Post column.
3. He’s in the New York City social scene
Out and about! Maroney has been spotted at many “high-end art openings” in the city, per Page Six, and he frequently hangs out in The Hamptons.
4. He attended New York University
Maroney reportedly went to high school in Middlebury, Vermont, and then continued his higher education at New York University where he studied art history.
5. He’s super passionate about art
Pride and joy! In a February 2015 interview with Artsy, Maroney expressed his enthusiasm for his profession. “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.”
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