What is this, the week of big-name celebrity pregnancies? First, we got confirmation that Olivia Munn’s got a bunn in the ovunn, then Kylie Jenner told everyone she’s currently pregnant again, and now we’re learning that Jennifer Lawrence is having a baby with her husband of almost 2 years, Cooke Maroney. I was sure the only time JLaw was going to make me say, “Wow, okay” this week about some baby-based news was after I saw those baby bangs in the trailer for Don’t Look Up.
31-year-old actor/Oscar winner/event stumbler Jennifer Lawrence and her 37-year-old art dealer husband have been together for a little over three years and married for almost two, and now they’re about to become parents. This will be the first baby for both Jennifer and Cooke. JLaw’s gestational news was confirmed by her rep to People magazine:
The 31-year-old Oscar winner is expecting her first child with her husband, art gallery director Cooke Maroney, PEOPLE can exclusively confirm. The actress’ rep confirmed the happy baby news to PEOPLE on Wednesday.
Although I’m sure we all could have put two and two together and figured this out ourselves, two and two being “Being seen in public with a baby bump” and “Also covering her baby bump with some extra-roomy overalls” (aka the clothing item of choice when you officially hit the “Fuck a waistband” trimester).
Jennifer Lawrence is pregnant !!! pic.twitter.com/sjQIOVPS20
— Jennifer Lawrence Updates (@JenniferUpdates) September 9, 2021
The Daily Mail writes that Jennifer Lawrence was seen out strolling around the streets of New York City yesterday, on the same day her rep confirmed she was pregnant. Before that, she hadn’t really been that much in public, because she was laying uncharacteristically low. Which could probably be chalked up to the fact that she didn’t have a movie to promote since 2019’s Dark Phoenix, and she could easily take some time off as America’s most relatable woman. But oh no, she’s got Don’t Look Up to sell, which means we might be on the brink of the ultimate realness promo tour. We’ll get stories of pregnancy farts on Stephen Colbert, and anecdotes about slamming an entire family pack of tacos from Taco Bell on Jimmy Kimmel, and maybe if we’re extra lucky, a segment on Jimmy Fallon that ends early after Jennifer candidly reveals the baby is kicking her bladder and she needs to leave before she pisses herself.