Jennifer Lawrence typically avoids sharing details about her private life, but in a recent interview with American Vogue, the first-time mum revealed the name and sex of her newborn baby.
The 32-year-old Hunger Games alumni told the publication her and Cooke Maroney's baby is a boy named Cy "after the postwar American painter Cy Twombly, one of Maroney’s favourite artists", the outlet explained.
She also admitted to finding it "so scary to talk about motherhood".
Lawrence elaborated: "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.' 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?'"
She continued: "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. Newborns are just so amazing. They’re these pink, swollen, fragile little survivors. Now I love all babies. Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I’m like, Awwww, preciousssss.
Lawrence added: '"So many of my films in the past have been about my mother, my childhood.
"I wonder what will happen now that I’ll be witnessing somebody else’s childhood. And I wonder what he’s going to be talking about with his therapist. 'She wouldn’t put me down. She kisses me on the mouth. She asked me not to go to college.'"
As for how motherhood has changed her, she said: "My heart has stretched to a capacity that I didn’t know about.
"I include my husband in that. 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?"
She later gushed: "I mean the euphoria of Cy is just—Jesus, it’s impossible.
"I always tell him, I love you so much it’s impossible."
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