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Congratulations! Oscar award winner Jennifer Lawrence is engaged

Jennifer Lawrence is engaged to Cooke Maroney after eight months of dating.

The Oscar winning actress, 28, confirmed she is to marry the New York art gallery director, 34, on Tuesday after he popped the question with a ‘giant rock’.

The happy news comes after the couple were spotted dining together in New York at Raoul’s, with Jennifer seen showing off a ‘giant rock’ on her finger.

A source who witnessed the scene told PageSix the two and their pals were definitely celebrating something.

The star’s representative later confirmed the engagement to multiple outlets.

The two were introduced by Jennifer’s best friend Laura Simpson and have been dating for eight months.

‘It was a giant rock. They seemed like they were celebrating and people were talking about it,’ said the source.

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‘The ring was very noticeable. They were sitting back in a corner. She was wearing a cute black dress with white polka dots.’

Cooke works at New York’s Gladstone Gallery, which represents artists including Lena Dunham’s dad, Carroll Dunham, as well as Richard Prince, Anish Kapoor, and Bjork’s ex, Matthew Barney.

He is known on the art party scene and previously worked at the prestigious Gagosian gallery.

While he is now very much part of the New York social scene, Cooke, like his new fianceé grew up in the countryside, spending his childhood on his parent’s farm in Vermont.

Maroney’s father was an art dealer in Manhattan and previously served as the Head of American Paintings at Christie’s before the family decided to move to the country.

While neither Jennifer or Cooke have spoken publicly about their relationship, insiders have gushed about their chemistry, with a source telling People in August: ‘She is smiling like I have never seen her do with any of her previous boyfriends’.

For Jennifer, the romance begun just months after she split from Mother! director Darren Aronofsky, 49, in November 2017 after dating for about a year.

It has been claimed that their age gap caused a problem in their romance, as well as Jennifer admitting they were never able to switch off from talking about work.

Before the director, Jennifer enjoyed a romance with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, beginning in August 2014, just five months after his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow filed for divorce.

The a-list couple dated for four months before they broke up the first time in October of that year before reuniting in December and breaking up again in August 2015.

Jennifer’s longest relationship was with her co-star Nicholas Hoult, enjoying a on/off five year relationship after they met on the set of X-Men First Class in 2010.

The Kentucky-born actress and British star were together for three years before a brief split in 2013, only to reunite both off and onscreen in X-Men: Days of Future Past ahead of their final August 2014 split.

In November 2015, the actress candidly reflected on the relationship, which ended around the same time she wrapped her hit Hunger Games film franchise.

‘I was also in a relationship with somebody for five years and we broke up around the same time I wrapped the movies. Being 24 was this whole year of, “Who am I without these movies? Who am I without this man?”‘ she told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer.

Nicholas welcomed a child with his lingerie model girlfriend Bryana Holly last year.

While many of her past romances have been conducted under the gaze of the world, Jennifer and Cooke have enjoyed their romance away from the public eye, taking low-key trips to Europe and being spotted on dinner dates in Cooke’s home city of  New York.

While they haven’t walked a red carpet together, in September Jennifer took Cooke with her to the New York Film Festival premiere of The Favourite — which stars her ex Nicholas Hoult and her close friend Emma Stone.

Also in attendance was the actress’ other ex Darren Aronofsky.

Jennifer has been open about her journey to finding the one in past interviews, telling Vogue in 2015: ‘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**k it up,’ before quipping: ‘But I’m also not banking on that.’

The actress, who counts the likes of Adele, Emma Stone and Taylor Swift among her close friends, has firm views when it comes to the details of her big day, telling Vanity Fair in 2016 that she won’t be having bridesmaids when she walks down the aisle.

‘Weddings rock, but I will never be a bridesmaid again,’ she explained. ‘There needs to be a bridesmaids’ union. It’s horrendous. If anyone asks me again, I’m going to say, “No. That part of my life is over. I appreciate the ask.” If I do ever get married, I don’t think I will have bridesmaids. How can I rank my friends?’

-DAILY MAIL

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