Jennifer Lawrence on Cooke Maroney: “He’s The Greatest Person I’ve Ever Met”

"I saw a dress I liked and I was like, ‘That’s the dress.’"

Jennifer Lawrence wearing dress by Rosie Assoulin attends
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Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney’s wedding date might still be an unknown to the public, at least, but one thing piece of critical information that has just emerged is what inspired the actress to tie the knot. Lawrence just made a rare statement about her relationship with her art bro fiancé, explaining why she decided to go through that thing called marriage.

Her reasons for wanting to marry Maroney are as relatable as you can expect, coming from Hollywood’s princess of relatablility. As Lawrence explained on the Naked with Catt Sadler podcast, “I started with the basics. ‘How do I feel? Is he nice? Is he kind?’ It’s just — this is the one, I know that sounds really stupid but he’s just, he’s — you know. He’s the greatest person I’ve ever met, so I feel very honored to become a Maroney.”

Even though Lawrence and Maroney have only been dating for a little over year — they were first spotted together last June, on a date in New York City — the actress debuted her engagement ring at Paris Fashion Week back in February. Lawrence, though, was as surprised as everyone else by her engagement, as she just revealed that marriage was never something at the forefront of her mind. “I definitely wasn’t at a place where I was like, ‘I’m ready to get married,’” she said. “I just met Cooke and I wanted to marry him. We wanted to marry each other, we wanted to commit fully… He’s my best friend. I want to legally bind him to me forever. And fortunately the paperwork exists for such a thing. You find your favorite person on the planet and you’re like, ‘You can’t leave!’”

Lawrence’s casual take on getting marriage wasn’t the only relatable thing she said. She also talked about her bachelorette party, which resulted in tears. “I thought I didn’t want to have bachelorette party, and then last minute I decided I did,” she said. “Then nobody was available because it was last minute. And then I started crying. I was like, ‘I don’t even know why I’m crying. I didn’t know that I wanted a bachelorette party. I guess I just feel pathetic.’ [Cooke] was like, ‘Oh my god, you don’t need to feel pathetic.’”

These days, though, Lawrence is feeling a lot better about the stress of wedding planning. “I’ve been in a good place,” she said. “I haven’t been neurotic about [wedding planning]. I’m like too lazy to be neurotic. I saw a dress I liked and I was like, ‘That’s the dress.’ I saw a venue and I was like, ‘Cool, we got the venue.’” The rest of us will have to wait to find out where exactly that will be, although New York City is the rumored pick.

Related: Jennifer Lawrence Wore an Actual Wedding Dress to Her Engagement Party

23 Engagement Rings to Lust Over This Fall

This fall, Tiffany & Co unveiled its newest engagement ring, and it does not disappoint. The ring’s brilliant stone, which comes in both yellow and white diamond, sits on a delicate band that falls slightly lower on the finger. The result is stunning and classic. Tiffany True Engagement Ring, price on request, 800-843-3269,

In classic Spinelli style, this three-band engagement ring is perfect for the bride who aspires to mix romance with modernity. Spinelli Eros Ring, $6,000,

If you are looking for a solitaire ring, this has to be one of the best on the market; the yellow gold band feels classic and timeless. Cartier 1895 Solitaire Ring, price on request,

With its sculptural design and layered diamond pavé, this ring is truly lust-worthy. Ana Khouri Simplicity Ring, $8,132,

This sleek band is perfect for the minimalist bride. Repossi Gold Diamond Ring, $4,700,

The brilliance of this ring is in the contemporary band style paired with a classic solitaire. De Beers Platinum and Pavé Engagement Ring, $3,050,

This unique dual band will stand out from your everyday engagement ring. Carbon & Hyde Gemini Ring, $3,680,

This baguette-diamond band is understated and classic; it will hold the test of time. Ashley Zhang Engagement Band, $4,895,

Inspired by the Art Deco nature of the ’20s, this ring merges the old with the new. A designer to watch! Shahla Karimi Emerald Belt Ring, $6,700,

This unique emerald and diamond ring is a beautiful alternative to the classic engagement ring. Jemma Wynne Open Emerald and Diamond Ring, $6,916,

Why have one diamond when you can have two? This ring is absolutely a showstopper. Ashley Zhang Margaret Asscher Cut Engagement Ring, $14,600,

This off-center baguette-diamond band is truly one of a kind. Suzanne Kalan Baguette Diamond Band $5,600,

This solitaire ring rivals classic versions with its beaded band. Van Cleef & Arples Perlée Solitaire, $3,650,

With its small white diamonds interspersed around the band, this Pomellato ring is perfect for a more understated and time-honored look. Pomellato White Diamond Band, $1,250,

This open ring with its two unique stones is the ultimate modern engagement ring, and a beautiful symbol for two people coming together. Messika White Gold Open Diamond Ring, $10,500,

This emerald-cut diamond engagement ring is simple and elegant. Chopard Pavé Engagement Ring, price on request,

This brilliant-cut solitaire ring is a true classic. Bulgari Solitaire and Pavé Diamond Band, price on request,

This Nina Runsdorf ring, with its unique shape and color, is a piece you will look forward to wearing every day. Nina Runsdorf Blue Topaz Flip Ring, $6,950,

This Zoe Chicco gold diamond band is a wonderful starter ring. Zoe Chicco Gold Ring, $3,525,

This alternative engagement ring designed to sit flat on the finger is another showstopper. Eva Fehren Rose Gold Geometric Ring, $12,795,

Forevermark’s floating-diamond engagement ring with its brilliant diamond is a ring you will hate to take off. Forevermark White Gold Diamond Ring, $6,000,

Although not typical, this Foundrae ring is sure to become a cherished possession. Foundrae Diamond and Enamel Ring Band, $1,995,

This vintage-style Monique Pean ring with its brilliant-cut round diamond is one for the ages. Monique Pean White Diamond and Platinum Ring, $26,340,

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