Jennifer Lawrence explains why she split from Darren Aronofsky

And it’s heartbreaking

jennifer lawrence

And it’s heartbreaking

Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky split up recently, with the Oscar-winning actress and Mother! director keeping a relatively low profile since the break up.

Jennifer, 27, and Darren, 48, reportedly started dating last September after working together on psychological thriller, Mother!, going on to date for over a year.

In an interview with Adam Sandler this week, as part of Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ series, Jennifer Lawrence opened up about her relationship with Darren Aronofsky, explaining the unseen tensions that come with dating your director.

Jennifer Lawrence in Mother!

‘Dating the director was different, because we’d be on the tour together. I’d come back to the hotel, and the last thing I want to talk about or think about is a movie,’ the 27-year-old explained. ‘He comes back from the tour, and that’s all he wants to talk about.’

She continued: ’I was doing double duty trying to be a supportive partner while also being like, “Can I please, for the love of God, not think about Mother! for one second.” And then he would start reading me reviews, and I finally was like, “It’s not healthy. I’m not going to do it, because if I read it, I start getting defensive.” Especially because it’s my man.’

Going on to explain her respect for her director/ ex-boyfriend, Jennifer explained how working with him was always a goal.

'I heard that Darren [Aronofsky] was making a movie, and I’ve always wanted to work with him,’ she told Sandler. ‘He didn’t have a script yet. He just had these ideas and these metaphors. I thought it was amazing, and I trusted him.’

Going on to talk about the difficulties that come with fame, she explained how early on she would filter what she read about herself.

‘I was only reading positive things,’ she explained. ‘I probably just Googled “I love Jennifer Lawrence.” It was all positive, and I got slammed with anxiety. It’s not healthy to realise how many people are actually looking and listening to you.’

We’re so sad to see Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky split, but it's great that they still have so much respect and love for each other.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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