Newly Engaged Jennifer Lawrence's Most Candid Love Confessions

Now that the Oscar-winning actress is engaged to art gallery dealer Cooke Maroney after several months of dating, take a look back at what she's said about romance over her years in the spotlight

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On Her Desire to Get Married

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"I can't wait to be married. I feel like if I find that one person who I want to spend the rest of my life with, who I want to be the father of my children, that I would absolutely not f--- it up. But I'm also not banking on that."

— to Vogue in 2015

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On Her Relationships with Her Exes

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"I'm friends with all my exes, actually. 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. Everybody always knows how you feel at all times and there's no lying, it's just honesty. Everybody's a good guy to each other. All my boyfriends have been wonderful. Nick [Hoult] was a great boyfriend … Every time I go through a breakup, it's not like my heart isn't broken. They just never did anything to, like, devastate me. They were just good people. Maybe that's also the secret. I'm attracted to good people."

— on WTF with Marc Maron in 2018

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On Splitting from Nicholas Hoult

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"When I wrapped the Hunger Games, I wrapped — these movies have been my life for so long, and they had to come first in everything. I was also in a relationship with somebody for five years, and we broke up around the same time that I wrapped those movies. Being 24 was this whole year of, 'Who am I without these movies? Who am I without this man?'"

— to Diane Sawyer on Nightline in 2015

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On Spending Time Alone After Her Breakup from Chris Martin

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"No one ever asks me out. I am lonely every Saturday night. Guys are so mean to me. I know where it's coming from, I know they're trying to establish dominance, but it hurts my feelings. I'm just a girl who wants you to be nice to me. I am straight as an arrow. I feel like I need to meet a guy, with all due respect, who has been living in Baghdad for five years who has no idea who I am."

— to Vogue in 2015

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On Her Feelings About Casual Sex

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"I am all bark and no bite. I always talk like I want dick, but the truth is when I look back at my sexual past it was always with boyfriends … I talk like I like it, but I don't really do it. I am mostly also a germaphobe. I have made it this far without an STI. D--- is dangerous … I am making it clear that I have not had sex in a very long time. I would like to have a relationship, you know. It is hard out there."

— on The Howard Stern Show in 2018

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On Falling for Mother! Director Darren Aronofsky Before They Dated

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"He flew in, pitched me, left. The whole thing was probably an hour and a half, and then I was like, he's hot. I remember I was holding my dog and I shut the door and when the door shut I went, 'Pippy, that's called sexual tension.' He played hard to get for, like, nine months, maybe longer, which just killed me … I mean, I was in love with him for like, two years. I still love him very much."

— on WTF with Marc Maron in 2018

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On the Beginning of Her Relationship with Aronofsky

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"We had energy. I had energy for him. I don't know how he felt about me … I've been in relationships before where I am just confused. And I'm never confused with him."

— to Vogue in 2017

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On How Friend Amy Schumer Comforted Her After She Broke Up with Aronofsky

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"When Darren and I first broke up, I told [Schumer] and I was really sad. The next day I got a bouquet of flowers delivered and I said, 'What is this?' I bring the bouquet of flowers in and there was a note that says, 'I'm so sorry to hear you're gonna die alone. Love, Amy.'"

— on Watch What Happens Live in 2018

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On What Felt Off About a Certain 'Sexy' Suitor

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"I didn't like how he made me feel. When someone makes you insecure, it's strangely exhilarating because you keep trying to fight for that validation."

— to Vogue in 2015

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On Dating Aronofsky During a Press Junket


"Dating the director was different, because 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 a movie. He comes back from the tour, and that's all he wants to talk about. I get it; it's his baby. He wrote it; he conceived it; he directed it. I was doing double duty trying to be supportive partner while also being like, 'Can I please, for the love of God, not think about Mother! for one second.' And then he would start reading me reviews, and I finally was like, 'It's not healthy. I'm not going to do it, because if I read it, I start getting defensive.' Especially because it's my man."

— during Variety's "Actors on Actors" series

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On Maybe Not Getting Married

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"I don't know if I ever will get married and I'm okay with that. I don't feel that I need anything to complete me. I love meeting people —people coming into your life and bringing something … I don't really plan on getting married — I might. I definitely want to be a mother."

— to Diane Sawyer on Nightline in 2015

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On the Differences Between Her and Now-Ex Hoult

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"I wake up earlier in the morning when I have new sponges. That counter doesn't even see it coming. [Hoult] would never wring them out. We were in the kitchen once, and I picked up the sponge, and it was soapy and wet, and I was like, 'See? These are the kinds of things that make me think we are never going to work.'"

— to Vogue in 2013

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On Set Romances

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"You're set up to fall in love with each other. But the same thing goes for, you know, like the f---ing camera guys … I'm looking everywhere. If you're falling in love, you're falling in love. Just be a professional about it."

— on The Howard Stern Show in 2018

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