Jennifer Lawrence felt like her life ‘started over’ after giving birth to her son
Six months after giving birth to her son, Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence, 32, is opening up in Vogue’s October cover story about becoming a mom and how it’s changed her life — and worldly views — forever.
“I mean the euphoria of Cy is just — Jesus, it’s impossible,” she proclaimed. “I always tell him, I love you so much it’s impossible.”
The Causeway star shares baby Cy with husband Cooke Maroney, 38.
“My heart has stretched to a capacity that I didn’t know about,” she continued. “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?”
Still, although being a parent has brought an abundance of joy to the actress’ life, she had worried about how her love would manifest after giving birth.
“It’s so scary to talk about motherhood. Only because it’s so different for everybody,” the Don’t Look Up star explained. “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?’”
Of course, all that concern faded away on the day Cy was born.
The morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over,” Lawrence shared. “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.”
For Lawrence, who suffered two miscarriages before having Cy, it’s been an uphill journey to get to this moment.