Who Is Gary Lawrence? Father Of Jennifer Lawrence

by Manisha Mon May 16 2022 Updated On Fri Sep 09 2022
Who Is Gary Lawrence? Father Of Jennifer Lawrence

Gary Lawrence is a celebrity dad. He is a construction worker by profession. He owns a construction company. He was born in Indian Hills, Kentucky. 

His daughter is an Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. He is married to Karen Lawrence.

He has two sons, Blaine Lawrence and Ben Lawrence

Gary Lawrence with his daughter Jennifer Lawrence
Gary Lawrence with his daughter Jennifer Lawrence Source: Instagram

Marriage And Children

Gary is happily married to Karen. They have been married for more than 35 years.

They met each other at the University of Louisville, where Karen attended the university and Gary's father was the Dean of Students

They are blessed with three children.

The couple founded a summer camp called Hi-Ho, which offered outdoor activities from fishing to paddle boating and horseback riding for children and teens.

Gary Lawrence with his daughter Jennifer Lawrence and wife Karen Lawrence
Gary Lawrence with his daughter Jennifer Lawrence and wife Karen Lawrence Source: Pinterest

Daughter's Relationship Status

Jennifer is happily married to Cooke Maroney. Cooke is an art dealer in New York City

They started dating back in 2018 when they were photographed kissing while enjoying a candlelight dinner. 

They both made a serious effort to keep their romance far from the public eye. 

Jennifer Lawrence with her husband Cooke Maroney
Jennifer Lawrence with her husband Cooke Maroney Source: Pinterest

They confirmed their relationship in 2018. In 2019, she was spotted wearing a big ring on her ring finger. 

After less than a year of dating, she got engaged to Maroney. 

She confirmed her engagement during the premiere of her movie X-Men. They were committed to each other. 

The couple exchanged their wedding vows in 2019 during a lavish ceremony in Newport, Rhode Island, at the Belcourt mansion. 

They had a very private ceremony with some celebrity guests and their families. 

They spent the first month of their marriage in quarantine. They got a chance to spend more time together. 


Gary is 65 years old. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall. He weighs around 80kg. He is of white caucasian ethnicity.

Net Worth

Gary's net worth is estimated to be $850,000 as of 2019.

Jennifer Is Pregnant With Her First Child

In September 2021, Jennifer confirmed to People magazine that she and her husband were expecting their first child together. 

The actress had given the first glimpse of her baby bump while dining out in New York City.

There are no details on the baby's due date, name and gender, as Jennifer is a very private person, and all those details will remain under wraps for the time being. 

The couple is very much excited to start their new journey as parents. Jennifer wants to keep her pregnancy as private as possible. 

She wants to protect their privacy for the rest of her life. 

Jennifer always wanted to become a mother in her 20s, but she never knew who the father of her baby would be. 

But she found an ideal man. Now she can enjoy the journey of motherhood.

Jennifer Shared A Funny Incident On Jimmy Fallon Show

Jennifer grew up with horses. She had many horses. She said that she was a cheerleader

When she was in a cheerleading competition, her mother said something to her from the audience.

She did not understand what she was trying to say. 

Jennifer was doing her stuff and was wondering what she was saying. 

Her mother from the audience said that one of her horses named Bones was dead. 

Jennifer made fun of her mother for her timing. 

An Interesting Fact About Gary

Gary runs her daughter's foundation JFAF (Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund), with his family member. 

Jennifer is the first daughter from Gary's family side in 50 years. Gary is grandfather to his five grandkids. 

He also accompanies his daughter to some of her events. 

Gary freaked out after watching Jennifer's horror movie "Mother."

Gary found his lost ring after 40 years which he had lost while playing basketball during middle school.

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