Leading Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence, best known for starring in the X-Men and Hunger Games films, is set to welcome motherhood soon. The 31-year-old actress is expecting her first child with husband Cooke Marooney, PEOPLE confirmed the news. A source close to the actress has told the magazine that Lawrence is "looking forward" to becoming a mother. The source has stated, "Jen wanted a family for a long time and found an ideal mate whom she loves, respects and enjoys being around. She loves married life, and they have a solid foundation for a baby. She is very happy and looking forward to being a mom." 

Speaking about Jennifer Lawrence’s work plans, the source added, "She loves her work and that will continue. Like other actors, she will balance her career and her life as a wife and mom. She will do it well. Jen is grounded and ready to be a parent because she loves family life." The source also said that Lawrence is "ambitious and craves her work." Furthermore, the source told PEOPLE, "She knows a fulfilled mom is better than one who gives up what she loves then regrets it. I doubt that would ever happen with her." 

Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Marooney, an art gallery director, first made headlines in June 2018 and got engaged in February 2019. The couple tied the knot on October 19, 2019, in Rhode Island. On the work front, Lawrence, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2013 film Silver Linings Playbook, will next be seen in the science-fiction black comedy Don't Look Up, which includes a star-studded ensemble cast featuring names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep.