Jennifer Lawrence opened up about finding joy in her wedding rehearsal dinner, particularly after Robert De Niro’s departure. In a recent interview with E! News on January 7, the acclaimed actress revealed the challenges she faced as a bride, describing the experience as “awful” due to the stress leading up to and during her wedding to Cooke Maroney.
Reflecting on the stressful moments, Lawrence expressed the difficulty of truly enjoying the celebration. She recounted a specific incident during the rehearsal dinner when she noticed her “Joy” co-star, Robert De Niro, “wandering around” and immediately felt he would be more comfortable elsewhere. In response, she discreetly urged him to leave, noting, “I looked over, and I saw Bob, who doesn’t know anybody, and he’s kind of wandering around, and I immediately was like, ‘No, this isn’t what he wants to be doing. I don’t want him here.’ So I went over and whispered, I was like, ‘Go home,’ and he was nice — he talked to my parents and was polite — but I was like, ‘Go.'”
According to Lawrence, De Niro’s departure genuinely improved her experience. She recalled another stressful moment when she was concerned about her guests feeling cold. Despite reassurances from friends, her mother, Karen Lawrence, provided a reality check by acknowledging the freezing conditions and emphasizing the seriousness of the situation.
The Oscar-winning actress tied the knot with art dealer Cooke Maroney in October 2019 at the Belcourt of Newport mansion in Rhode Island, with notable celebrities like Adele, Emma Stone, and Kris Jenner in attendance. Despite the challenges, Lawrence shared in an earlier interview on Catt Sadler’s “Naked” podcast that she hadn’t been overly neurotic about wedding planning. She found a dress she liked and a suitable venue, emphasizing the simplicity of her approach.
While Lawrence wasn’t actively seeking marriage at that stage in her life, she expressed her readiness to “commit fully” to Maroney, emphasizing the genuine desire they shared to marry each other.