Jennifer Lawrence & Darren Aronofsky: It’s Over!
So, remember how Jennifer Lawrence started dating Darren Aronofsky last year after they worked together on Mother?
It was an odd romance. Aronofsky, despite being a director, was something of a mystery man. Also he is 21 years her senior.
But all good things — and also this relationship — must come to an end.
Okay, so Mother was critically acclaimed (well, it received generally positive reviews). We’re always here for anything with Michelle Pfeiffer in it, honestly.
Jennifer Lawrence stated that she had a crush on Darren Aronofsky even before they did the film, even back during the casting phase.
At the time, J Law was 26 and Aronofsky was 47.
(Serious question time: have any of you ever had a crush on someone two decades your senior? At the risk of sounding ageist, I sure haven’t)
They kept things friendly during the production of the film, but Jennifer Lawrence says that she essentially claimed him as her boyfriend when they finished filming.
Remember, folks — we don’t need to understand a relationship or the basis for attraction to be happy for others.
However, their relationship — like literally all romantic relationships — wasn’t going to last forever.
Entertainment Tonight reports that, after about a year of dating, Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky have called it quits. They report this based upon information from multiple sources.
Honestly, some people’s responses to this was that they’d forgotten that the two of them were dating at all.
Compared to past romantic entanglements like X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult and Coldplay‘s Chris Martin, Aronofsky proved to be a relatively low key romantic interest.
There’s no telling if the two just had busy schedules or decided to just leave it as a fling or if they had a full-blown falling out or realized that their personalities were too different.
Not too long ago, however, they were both singing each other’s praises in interviews.
Aronofsky referred to J Law as a “once in a generation talent,” which is some pretty serious praise.
And Lawrence, in turn, called the director “brilliant” as well as “incredibly instinctual.”
Obviously, those were both conversations about the other in their professional lives.
Jennifer Lawrence has really identified herself as the instigator of their relationship, but given the way that Aronofsky gushed about her, we’d say that the interest wasn’t completely one-sided.
“Well, I don’t know what makes her great — maybe it was her parents, maybe it was the Kentucky water,” he joked about her.
Okay, that’s a bit awkward. (Honestly, “Kentucky Water” just makes me think of getting a cup of water at Kentucky Fried Chicken — no offense to the citizens of Kentucky)
He continued at the time:
“I have no idea, but she’s, like, a once-in-a-generation talent, and just a whirlwind and a hurricane and an earthquake and a thunderstorm of talent.”
Jennifer Lawrence is an Oscar-winning talent and obviously a great actress, but most of us aren’t describing her like some sort of destructive goddess made flesh.
But maybe that’s the secret to hooking up with Jennifer Lawrence? We wouldn’t know.
Without knowing more about the breakup, we can’t say with any degree of certainty whether she’ll want to cool her jets for a while … or immediately jump into a new relationship.
Like, did they break up because of cheating? Depending on who cheated, we could be looking at a very lengthy dry spell or a very short one.
If they just weren’t having fun anymore or the age difference got weird or if competing schedules were a problem, though, maybe J Law will be seeing another special someone before too long.
But whomever she starts dating next, it probably won’t be Chris Pratt.