Jennifer Lawrence has welcomed her first child with Cooke Maroney!
The couple was seen on a walk with their infant just last week, but have yet to make a public statement about the arrival. The "Hunger Games" actress and art dealer have kept their pregnancy journey private, with only a quick peek allowed at the "Don't Look Up" premiere in December.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lawrence said that this was a choice she made in order to protect the privacy of her child. She explained,
"If I was at a dinner party, and somebody was like, ‘Oh, my God, you’re expecting a baby,’ I wouldn’t be like, ‘I can’t talk about that.’ But every instinct in my body wants to protect their privacy for the rest of their lives, as much as I can. I don't want anyone to feel welcome into their existence. And I feel like that just starts with not including them in this part of my work."
As for why she's kept the rest of her life so private recently, Lawrence has found it important to protect herself and her family after a decade in the spotlight. She elaborated,
"I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I'd gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn't do anything right. Then I felt like I reached a point where people were not pleased just by my existence. So that kind of shook me out of thinking that work or your career can bring any kind of peace to your soul."
With the new addition to her family, Lawrence said she's happy with where her life is at. She has always been vocal about wanting children in the past, stating,
"Everybody has this idea: You have children, and your entire life is complete. That's how I imagine it. I imagine I'll have children and then my whole life will just seem complete."