Jennifer Lawrence isn’t the kind of gal to rush onto Instagram and show off her flashy new diamond ring—one of the many reasons why we love her. However, this makes an in-depth Internet search for every single detail of her engagement an absolute necessity.
For those at the back: J. Law has a fiancé.
If you’re late to the search party, here’s what you need to know.
Who, why, how, when?
Following speculation on Tuesday night, after Lawrence was reportedly spotted out at Raoul’s in New York “rocking a massive ring on her finger”; her reps confirmed that she and Cooke Maroney are officially engaged.
In classic whirlwind romance fashion, the low-key couple started dating last summer and moved in together after just two months. Eight months in and it’s apparently official. Don’t worry, you can find snaps of the Oscar-winning actress’ mystery engagement ring here.
Spoiler: it’s stunningly modest, not “massive”.
Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney are reportedly engaged.
Congrats to the happy couple! ?❤ pic.twitter.com/dZDPn0SFZv
— Jennifer Lawrence (@JLdaily) February 6, 2019
Commit this name to memory
If you’re struggling to recall where you’ve heard the name Cooke Maroney before, that may be because you haven’t. Unlike Lawrence’s previous boyfriends—Chris Martin, Nicholas Hoult and Darren Aronofsky spring to mind—her latest and very much official beau isn’t famous.
Maroney, 34, studied art history at New York University and is now a director at Gladstone 64—the Gladstone Gallery’s Upper East Side Location. The gallery represents a number of high-profile artists, including Lena Dunham’s dad, Carroll Dunham.
Apparently, Maroney is a respected player in the industry, and a source told The Cut that he’s pretty chill but “goes to a lot of art-world parties.” Basically, you have permission to re-watch every episode of Gossip Girl in celebration.
Asking for a friend
Yes, he’s on Instagram, and yes, his account is private.
How did they meet?
According to several reports, Lawrence’s non-celebrity best friend Laura Simpson introduced them last spring.
While we’re happy for the happy couple, we’re betting that their low-key relationship is indicative of a quiet wedding to come.