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Has Jennifer Lawrence quit Hollywood for love? That's the premise behind a new magazine cover story. It's alleged the Oscar-winning actress has "walked away from stardom for her fiance" Cooke Maroney. The claim, however, is untrue.

The new cover of Us Weekly declares Lawrence has suddenly left behind acting to focus on her love life. Inside the magazine it's contended the actress has "quietly stepped away from Hollywood," and further asserted her fiance, an art gallery director, is a "big part of the reason." The publication states, "Jen's shift from Hollywood was a quick one."

The rest of the article is filled with basic biographical information about both Maroney and Lawrence, and one absurd "source" quotation after another that doesn't prove the actress stepped away from movie-making because of her fiance. For example, the tabloid says its tipster shares, "He's very serious about Jennifer" and "smitten with her." The same so-called "Jen source" observes, "They definitely appear to be in it for the long haul." Considering Maroney proposed marriage to Lawrence a month ago, and she happily said "yes," none of those supposed comments are exactly inside scoop.

Notwithstanding those meaningless quotations, the main premise about Lawrence walking away from acting because of her fiance is also untrue. Nor was it a "quick" decision. Long before meeting Maroney, the movie star talked about taking a hiatus. In fact, she only met the art gallery director in 2018, and it was in 2017 that Lawrence announced on the "Today" show she was taking a break from acting.

At the time, Lawrence told Savannah Guthrie, "I don't have anything set for two years," jokingly adding that during her break she might "start making pots" as a hobby. And then towards the end of 2017, in an interview with Elle, Lawrence reiterated she was taking time off from Hollywood, offhandedly saying how she wanted to "get a farm" somewhere and milk goats for a while. Clearly, the decision to stop doing back-to-back films preceded Maroney and is not the reason she's "stepped away from stardom."

Lastly, the tabloid also touts on its cover to have "all the details about her Kentucky wedding." It would stand to reason the magazine would then furnish specifics about when the nuptials will take place; which famous stars will be invited; what her dress might look like; and what food may be served at the reception. None of that is addressed.

The entirety of its information about the wedding reads as follows: "'Jen wants a small, low-key ceremony in Kentucky later this year, and Cooke is just happy to let her call the shots.' according to Grazia." So not only doesn't the outlet have any particular insight about her wedding, but what it does include is just one sentence from what a British tabloid previously claimed. Basically, the magazine knows nothing about her wedding.

It bears mentioning that Us Weekly is the sister publication of the National Enquirer, the Globe, and Star, among others, and often shares resources with them. Just a month ago, Gossip Cop debunked its other related outlet, OK!, when it ran a bogus cover story that maintained Lawrence was planning a summer wedding in Kentucky and a baby. Her rep exclusively told us on the record it was not true. We've once again reach out to Lawrence's spokesperson for an official comment.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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