Jennifer Lawrence Dishes About Life as a New Mom


| LAST UPDATE 09/07/2022

By Christiana Holland
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We've really missed JLaw. Her witty humor and confidence have been a little MIA, and we know why. She is now a first-time mom and kept it pretty lowkey for the sake of her family. Now, she is back and telling us all what life is like as a family of three. Here's what she had to say about her new bundle of joy!

Jennifer Lawrence welcomed her first child in February 2022. Now, with a 6-month-old and an upcoming premiere for her new film, Causeway, she's the ultimate supermom. While juggling fame and feeding time, she spoke out on how she and her husband, Cooke Maroney, are coping. The Hunger Games star revealed the sex of her child, a boy, and his name, Cy. Like most celebrity children's names, there's always a background story, and his is pretty unique. Since Maloney is an art gallerist, they decided to name their child Cy after the post-war American painter Cy Twombly. Now with baby Cy in the world, JLaw has taken on a real-life role and the most valued role of her career. Still, Lawrence explained, "the morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over. Like, Now is day one of my life. I just stared. I was just so in love."

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Lawrence recalls strolling around at 9 months pregnant with her close friend. She joked that "she didn't know if she'd love her baby more than she loved her cat. "Maybe I'll love him as much as my cat?" But, to her dismay, she found a love she never thought could exist, claiming, "My heart has stretched to a capacity that I didn't know about. I include my husband in that." After reflecting on her past films about her childhood and mother, it's crazy to believe she is witnessing her own child's journey. However, it was not an easy road for Lawrence as she opened up about two past miscarriages, one during her 20s and the other while filming Don't Look Up. So, she is incredibly "thankful" for her "smooth pregnancy" this time. 

Jen further explained the "euphoria" of Cy is "impossible." On another cuteness level, she discussed his baby steps, learning how to smile, and that he's now "on the precipice of laughing" - not to mention his unheard-of fear of avocados. Maybe this is something he'll grow out of? LOL. We wish the best for Jen, Cooke, and baby Cy but are also super excited for what JLaw has in store for us. Stay tuned!

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