What We Know About Jennifer Lawrence's Past Relationships

Jennifer Lawrence is one of Hollywood's most in-demand and bankable actors. Lawrence began her career on the small screen before starring in high-profile films like "American Hustle." Her best-known work includes two hit franchises, "X-Men" and "The Hunger Games." Moreover, Lawrence received critical acclaim and an Oscar award for her role in the 2012 film "Silver Linings Playbook." By 2016, Lawrence was one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Now married to art gallery director Cooke Maroney, Lawrence has openly discussed many of her past relationships in interviews. That might not be a surprise, as Lawrence is famous for her bold and brash personality.

In 2018, Lawrence was a guest on the podcast "WTF with Marc Maron." Per People Magazine, she revealed to Maron a surprising bit of information. She said, "I'm friends with all my exes, actually." Lawrence explained, "For the most part, yeah, I have a theory: I think it's because I'm blunt. I don't think that you can have any sort of bad relationship with anybody if you're just blunt."

She also added, "All my boyfriends have been wonderful." That said, Lawrence has previously dated several famous men throughout her prestigious career. Here is everything you need to know about her relationships with her "wonderful" former flames.

She was in an on-again-off-again relationship with Nicholas Hoult

Jennifer Lawrence began dating her "X-Men First Class" co-star, Nicholas Hoult, in 2010. Lawrence dished on their relationship in a 2012 interview with Elle. She said (via The Hollywood Reporter), "[My boyfriend] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I'm his best friend too. He's my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody ... We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball, and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, 'Oh, she's got a nice a**.' I never thought we'd have such different opinions on a**es."

Lawrence and Hoult broke up in 2013 for unspecified reasons. However, the couple got back together in 2014 while working on "X-Men: Days of Future Past." By that point, Lawrence was at the height of her fame and still fresh from her Oscar win. In an interview with V Magazine, Hoult revealed how these factors affected their relationship.

According to Elle, he said, "The privacy thing obviously changes but the rest pretty much stays the same." Hoult added, "It's like that thing whereby you don't believe your own hype. I think that's something she's capable of doing, and that's what makes her special, but yeah, it is very odd, and I am just kind of a bystander in many ways. It is well deserved for her. I haven't really seen any change in her."

The real reason behind Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult's breakup

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult called it quits for good in 2014. A source told Us Weekly that scheduling issues ended their relationship. Shortly before this news came to light, Lawrence spoke to Marie Claire about how the couple balanced their relationship and careers. She told the publication, "When we're busy, we agree to mutually ignore each other. Not completely, but neither of us gets mad when the other doesn't text back or call. Life's super-busy."

In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Lawrence revealed how the breakup occurred while she was filming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2," the franchise's final installment. Lawrence explained the situation to Sawyer, saying (via People), "I was also in a relationship with somebody for five years and we broke up around the same time I wrapped the movies. Being 24 was this whole year of, 'Who am I without these movies? Who am I without this man?'"

That said, Hoult and Lawrence have nothing but good things to say about each other. People wrote that Lawrence said, "Nick [Hoult] was a great boyfriend" on "WTF with Marc Maron." On the other hand, Hoult discussed working with Lawrence as exes (Lawrence and Hoult reunited onscreen in 2016 and 2019 for "X-Men: Apocalypse" and "Dark Phoenix") to Elle and said, "It's like going back to school after the summer holidays."

Her relationship with Chris Martin was short-lived

After Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence started seeing Coldplay's Chris Martin. The pair began dating in the summer of 2014, not long after Martin and his wife, actor Gwyneth Paltrow split. They reportedly hit it off at a Coldplay after-party. Sources told Us Weekly that the relationship between Lawrence and Martin was moving fast. Moreover, Lawrence ended up introducing her parents to Martin. Lawrence and Martin broke up in the fall of that year but rekindled their romance by December. A source told People Magazine, "Even though they are both busy, the relationship is solid. They see each other when they can."

The source noted that Martin's priorities were his two children with, Paltrow, Apple, and Moses. Lawrence and Martin were spotted together on outings throughout 2015 before breaking up for a second and final time in August.

A source close to Martin explained the reason behind their breakup to People. They said, "Chris doesn't really want the relationship to end, but he needs to be flexible so he can see his family as much as possible with his own work schedule." They added, "He's crazy about Jen but wants to keep his own schedule and be able to do what he wants when he wants to do it."

Mother! led to the end of her relationship with Darren Aronofsky

In 2017, Jennifer Lawrence starred in the controversial film "Mother!" On "WTF with Marc Maron," Lawrence admitted that she immediately developed feelings for the film's director, Darren Aronofsky. Per the Daily Mail, she also revealed, "He played hard to get for like nine months, maybe longer, which just killed me." Lawrence and Aronofsky, who have a 22-year-age gap, began a relationship in 2016 after completing "Mother!" The two kept their relationship low-key initially but walked the red carpet together in September 2017 at the premiere of "Mother!" in New York.

Although the relationship was said to be flourishing, the couple broke up in November. Sources told People Magazine that their age gap was to blame. However, on Variety's "Actors on Actors," Lawrence explained a different story. "Mother!" was not well received by critics. Speaking to Adam Sandler, Lawrence described how bad reviews may have led her and Aronofsky to call it quits.

She said, "We'd be on the tour together, I'd come back to the hotel, and the last thing I want to talk about or think about is the movie, and he comes back, and that's all he wants to talk about." Before adding, "I was doing double duty of trying to be a supportive partner while also being like, 'Can I please, for the love of God, not think about 'Mother!' for one second?'" Despite their breakup, Lawrence told Marc Maron that they were still friends.

Jennifer Lawrence admitted to having commitment issues

Speaking to Diane Sawyer in 2015, Jennifer Lawrence revealed that she didn't care much for marriage. That was until Cooke Maroney stole her heart. Lawrence and Maroney began a relationship in 2018 after they met through a friend. The couple, who are notoriously private, became engaged in early 2019. Lawrence later spoke about her engagement on the podcast "NAKED with Cat Saddler" and said (via People), "He's my best friend, so I want to legally bind him to me forever."

Lawrence and Maroney tied the knot in October 2019 at a lavish wedding at Belcourt of Newport, a mansion in Rhode Island. Lawrence wore a Dior gown, and attendees included Sienna Miller, Emma Stone, and Kris Jenner. Lawrence told The New York Times in 2022 that she realized she had commitment issues while she was engaged, saying, "When you don't fully know yourself, you have no idea where to put yourself, and then I met my husband, and he was like, 'Put yourself here.' I was like, 'That feels right, but what if it's not?'"

Lawrence told the publication that she was getting cold feet but is ultimately thankful she went ahead with her marriage to Maroney. Lawrence and Maroney have one child, a son named Cy, who was born in February 2022.