‘My whole life started over’: Jennifer Lawrence confirms baby’s gender and name as she embraces motherhood
'I was just so in love. I also fell in love with all babies everywhere': Jennifer Lawrence talks about motherhood in latest interview
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: New mother, Jennifer Lawrence finally gave a glimpse into her life after becoming a mother to her son in February. The actress speaks for the first time about motherhood in a new interview with the October issue of Vogue Magazine and confirms the gender of her first child as well as his name, Cy.
The 'Silver Linings Playbook' star gushed over how she has fallen in love with being a parent. The star said that after friends warned her that she may not "fall in love right away," it was "scary" to talk about becoming a mother, but she admitted that as soon as she gave birth it felt like it was "day one of my life." Looks like Jennifer is head over heels for being a mother.
The multi-award winner actress and her gallerist husband of three years, Cooke Maroney, welcomed their son six months ago but up until now had not confirmed the gender or the name. The actress now revealed that the new parents decided on the name Cy after the postwar American painter Cy Twombly, who is one of her husband's favorite artists.
The 32-year-old actress explained to Vogue why she has so far been reluctant to speak out about her baby, she said, "It's so scary to talk about motherhood. Only because it's so different for everybody. If I say, it was amazing from the start, some people will think, it wasn't amazing for me at first, and feel bad."
She added, "Fortunately, I have so many girlfriends who were honest. Who were like, 'It's scary. You might not connect right away. You might not fall in love right away'. So I felt so prepared to be forgiving."
"I remember walking with one of my best friends at, like, nine months, and being like, 'Everyone keeps saying that I will love my baby more than my cat. But that's not true. Maybe I'll love him as much as my cat?'"
Although Jennifer was all up in the lead-up to welcoming her first child, she admitted that there were also fears about not being able to connect with her child. Luckily it all went away when they met for the first time.
"The morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over. Like, now is day one of my life. I just stared. I was just so in love. I also fell in love with all babies everywhere," she gushed. "Newborns are just so amazing. They're these pink, swollen, fragile little survivors," Jennifer continued. "Now I love all babies. Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I'm like, 'Awwww, preciousssss...'"
Furthermore, the Oscar winner mentioned how watching her husband become a father made her fall more in love with Cooke, she explained, "My heart has stretched to a capacity that I didn't know about. I include my husband in that."
She continued, "And then they're both just, like, out there—walking around, crossing streets. He's gonna drive one day. He's gonna be a stupid teenager and be behind the wheel of a car. And I'm just gonna be like, Good night! You know? Like, who sleeps? I mean the euphoria of Cy is just—Jesus, it's impossible," Lawrence said. "I always tell him, I love you so much it's impossible."