Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She’s Had Two Miscarriages

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In a new Vogue cover story, Jennifer Lawrence opened up about motherhood, pregnancy, and abortion, revealing that she had two miscarriages before giving birth to her son earlier this year.

The first time, Lawrence said she got pregnant in her early 20s and planned to have an abortion before she miscarried, which she said happened when she was “alone in Montreal.” The second, she said, happened after she and her husband, Cooke Maroney, whom she married in 2019, were ready to have a baby. She had to undergo a D&C procedure while filming Don’t Look Up to remove the tissue from her uterus.

Lawrence, who brought up her miscarriages while speaking about the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, also spoke about feuding over politics with her conservative family members in Kentucky, where a trigger law recently banned abortion. “I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant. Thinking about the things that were happening to my body,” she said. “Every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes: What if I was forced to do this?” Later, she expressed anger that poor women would be most affected by the Dobbs decision. “It’s too personal to a female’s existence to watch white men debate over uteruses when they from the bottom of their hearts can’t find a clitoris.”

Lawrence gave birth to a baby boy earlier this year and revealed to Vogue that she named her son Cy after Cy Twombly (Maroney is a gallerist). “It’s so scary to talk about motherhood,” she said, “because it’s so different for everybody.” She confessed that she told one of her friends before giving birth, “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?” But she felt “like my whole life had started over” after giving birth. “I also fell in love with all babies everywhere,” she said, calling newborns “these pink, swollen, fragile little survivors … Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I’m like, Awwww, precioussss.”

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She’s Had Two Miscarriages