Celebrity Parents Jennifer Lawrence Is Pregnant, Expecting First Baby with Husband Cooke Maroney Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney are having their first child together, PEOPLE can confirm By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines and Chelsea White Chelsea White Chelsea White is West Coast Digital Night News Editor at PEOPLE. As a senior news editor, she assigns and edits stories across verticals from crime to style. Prior to working at PEOPLE, the award-winning journalist has covered everything from the Oscars to violent gang wars for media outlets across the globe including The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Star and Celebuzz as well as producing content for Us Weekly, Women's Weekly, Woman's Day, NW and OK! Magazine. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 9, 2021 12:24 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Jennifer Lawrence is pregnant! The 31-year-old Oscar winner is expecting her first child with her husband, art gallery director Cooke Maroney, PEOPLE can exclusively confirm. The actress' rep confirmed the happy baby news to PEOPLE on Wednesday. Lawrence and Maroney were first linked in June 2018 and the star and the art dealer, 37, were engaged the following February. Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney. JD Images/Shutterstock RELATED GALLERY: Who's Due Next? Celebs Who Are Expecting The couple tied the knot on Oct. 19, 2019, in Rhode Island. Maroney and the Hunger Games star held a wedding reception for 150 guests, including celebrity friends Adele, Amy Schumer, Kris Jenner and Emma Stone. RELATED Video: Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney to Be Married on Saturday at Luxurious Rhode Island Mansion The ceremony took place at the luxurious Belcourt of Newport estate, a mansion in Newport that was designed in 1894 by American architect Richard Morris Hunt. For more on Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney's baby news and other top stories, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. The estate was inspired by Louis XIII's hunting lodge at Versailles and is currently home to Carolyn Rafaelian, CEO of Alex and Ani. Jennifer Lawrence Says Husband Cooke Maroney Doesn't Mind Her Weekly 'Slumber Parties' with Friends In June 2019, Lawrence called Maroney "the greatest human being I've ever met" while speaking on Catt Sadler's podcast, Naked with Catt Sadler. "He really is, and he gets better," said the mother! actress. backgrid Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. When asked why she chose to marry Maroney, Lawrence continued, "I don't know, 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," she added.