People.com Celebrity Parents Jennifer Lawrence 'Very Happy' About Pregnancy, Source Says: She's 'Looking Forward to Being a Mom' PEOPLE exclusively confirmed last week that Jennifer Lawrence and husband Cooke Maroney are expecting their first baby together By Linda Marx Linda Marx Instagram Twitter Linda Marx is a longtime contributor to PEOPLE in the areas of entertainment, politics, sports, fashion, design, travel and business. She is an internationally syndicated writer and columnist, and a regular writer for a variety of publications on subjects like culture, design, profiles, politics, pets, business, travel, sports, fashion, lifestyle, humor and art. People Editorial Guidelines and Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 15, 2021 08:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Jennifer Lawrence is ready for motherhood. The 31-year-old Oscar winner is currently expecting her first baby with husband Cooke Maroney, PEOPLE exclusively confirmed last week. A film source close to the actress tells PEOPLE in this week's issue that Lawrence is "looking forward" to becoming a new parent. "Jen wanted a family for a long time and found an ideal mate whom she loves, respects and enjoys being around," says the source. "She loves married life, and they have a solid foundation for a baby. She is very happy and looking forward to being a mom." "She loves her work and that will continue," the source adds. "Like other actors, she will balance her career and her life as a wife and mom. She will do it well. Jen is grounded and ready to be a parent because she loves family life." Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Neilson Barnard/Getty RELATED: Jennifer Lawrence Debuts Baby Bump in Floral Jumpsuit in First Photos Since Pregnancy News The source explains that Lawrence is proudly "ambitious and craves her work." "She knows a fulfilled mom is better than one who gives up what she loves then regrets it," the source says. "I doubt that would ever happen with her." Lawrence and Maroney, an art gallery director, were first linked in June 2018 and the pair were engaged the following February. The couple then tied the knot on Oct. 19, 2019, in Rhode Island. For more on Jennifer Lawrence's happy pregnancy news, pick up a copy of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.