This couple just went from maybe f-cking to definitely dating. The Daily Mail has new photos of Jennifer Lawrence on a date with Darren Aronofsky in New York. When I first saw the photos, my first reaction was "Ew." Does that make me an asshole? (You can see all the photos here).
Let's be real for a second. Darren Aronofsky is no Nicholas Hoult. He's no Chris Martin. In these photos, he's wearing a man scarf only a mother could love. Seriously, the scarf. The newsboy cap. The pants. There is nothing about Darren Aronofsky, especially in these photos, that does it for me. The question is: does he do it for Jennifer Lawrence?
As my colleague and Lainey's co-host on The Social Melissa Grelo would say, "there's a lid for every pot." It doesn't matter if I'm not down with Darren's "I'm an artsy director" facial hair if JLaw is feeling it. Maybe he's her lid? Speaking of lids, I just did the Lainey Hotness Litmus Test and pictured him on top of me. It didn't go well. Am I being an asshole again?
Darren Aronofsky has a 10 year-old son with Rachel Weisz. Jennifer’s last relationship that we know of was with Chris Martin. Aronofsky is 47. Lawrence is 26. The age difference doesn’t bother me as much as his wardrobe. Yesterday, PEOPLE reported on J.Law and Aronofsky’s “doggy date.” They are holding hands while walking Jennifer’s dog Pippa. PEOPLE’s source says that Jennifer likes that Darren is “low-key.” As Lainey has written before, J.Law knows how to keep her sh-t locked. So, if they’re now being papped openly kissing and holding hands, my guess is that whatever these two are doing is getting serious. Well, serious enough that she’s cool with being seen with him in that outfit.
Back to the kissing photos. We know how unreliable Photo Assumption can be but I'm going to assume anyway. JLaw looks super happy and affectionate towards him in half of the pics. They’re hugging and laughing and if you squint really hard, they even look pretty cute together. In the pics where they are kissing, however, Jennifer is leaning away from Darren while he’s leaning in. It could be because she’s just as much repulsed by his scarf as I am or she’s flirting. I’ve totally done this move. You know, the leaning away and playing coy while you make the man WORK for it. We’ve all done it. Again, I’m totally assuming things based on a handful of photos but if this is what is happening, Darren Aronofsky is doing it for Jennifer Lawrence – heinous scarf, newsboy cap and all.
In an attempt to not be a completely superficial bitch, I looked up interviews with Darren Aronofsky because sex appeal isn’t always just physical. Maybe he’s got a sexy voice or some serious swagger, right? Well, check out the interview below and judge for yourself.