By Char Adams
November 04, 2016 04:16 PM

Things are heating up between Jennifer Lawrence and her director boyfriend Darren Aronofsky.

The couple was spotted holding hands and locking lips when they stepped out for a romantic night out in New York City on Wednesday. Lawrence, 26, wore a black coat and thick scarf around her neck while smiling and chatting with the 47-year-old director, who wore a cap and gray scarf.

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A source close to the Hunger Games actress confirmed the romance to PEOPLE last month, saying that Lawrence and the Black Swan director have “been hanging out and are casually dating.”

A source also told PEOPLE that the Oscar-winning actress was “less stressed out” in her new romance.

“She struggled when she dated Chris [Martin] and seemed very stressed out,” the source said. “With Darren, it will probably be different. He does not attract attention like Chris does.

“He does not seem like a person who enjoys being a celebrity. Jennifer is the same.”

Over the summer, Lawrence and Aronofsky collaborated on a still-untitled project together that also stars Ed Harris and Javier Bardem.

On Sunday, the pair were seen going for a stroll in New York City along with Lawrence’s dog, Pippa.