Even though Jennifer Lawrence and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky have been spotted kissing on the streets of New York City and were even rumored at one point to have gotten engaged (spoiler alert: they hadn’t), we didn’t have official confirmation of their romance — until now.
J.Law, who is featured in four gorgeous commemorative covers for Vogue‘s 125th September issue, spoke to the mag about her year-long relationship with the filmmaker, who she met on the set of the upcoming psychological thriller Mother! Jennifer said she and Darren didn’t start dating until after the movie wrapped. “We had energy,” she said, jokingly adding: “I had energy for him. I don’t know how he felt about me.” The Oscar-winner also opened up about her straightforward, no-games relationship with Darren, who she describes as an “amazing father” to his son with ex, Rachel Weisz. “I’ve been in relationships before where I am just confused,” she said. “And I’m never confused with him.” Jennifer also praised Darren’s low-key vibe. “I normally don’t like Harvard people, because they can’t go two minutes without mentioning that they went to Harvard,” she said. “He’s not like that.”
Jennifer, 26, also said she recently had the chance to watch the completed film, which was written and directed by Darren, 48, and in which she stars alongside Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Kristen Wiig. “When I saw the movie, I was reminded all over again how brilliant he is,” she said. “For the past year, I’ve been dealing with him as just a human.” Darren said he was equally impressed with his girlfriend’s on-set skills. “It’s such a raw, natural talent she has,” he told Vogue. “I always kind of compare her to Michael Jordan.”
Although the talented couple seems super happy, they admitted that there is one habit of Jennifer’s that Darren just can’t wrap his head around: her obsession with: reality TV. According to Jennifer, members of the Mother! crew helped her set up a “Kardashian tent” — a “happy place” that she could escape to in between shooting scenes for the intense thriller. “I wasn’t involved in that,” Darren said. “I was like, ‘What are you talking about, the Kardashians?'” Jennifer added with a laugh, “He just finds it so vastly disappointing.” C’mon, Darren.