J-LAW’S TORMENT OVER EX
With her career on hiatus, friends reveal Jen is struggling to move on from The EXÉ
It’s not been the easiest of months for Jennifer Lawrence. After all, the star has been going through a breakup after separating from director Darren Aronofsky at the end of last year. And as Look reported a few weeks ago, Jen’s been having some time out, focussing on other projects and having some well-deserved R&R. However, according to an insider, time out of the spotlight has also given Jen the chance to think – and we hear she’s been taking a trip down memory lane and reflecting on her relationship with ex-boyfriend, 28-year-old Nicholas Hoult.
The pair were together for five years, and although they split over three years ago, we’ve heard Jen, 27, has always acknowledged Nick as a huge chapter in her life. Speaking about their relationship in November 2015 (and giving us all the feels FYI), Jen admitted feeling lost after the romance ended: ‘I was also in a relationship with somebody for five years and we broke up around the same time I wrapped the movies. Being 24 was this whole year of: “Who am I without these movies? Who am I without this man?”’ According to a friend, it’s a feeling Jen is reportedly revisiting.
‘Jen has always looked at Nick as her first love,’ explains a friend. ‘She’s stayed in touch with him and he’s always the first person she calls when she’s down or needs someone to talk to.’
Last month, it was reported that Jen and Nick had been spending an increasing amount of time together and some fans were hopeful they were about to reignite their relationship. But while nothing has been confirmed, it seems the pair were just hanging out as mates, as Nick is with his girlfriend of just over a year, 24-year-old model Bryana Holly.
‘Jen does wonder if she made a mistake letting him go, but she’s not the type to be bitter – she knows that Nick has his own life to live,’ says a pal. ‘He’s very much loved-up with Bryana and describes her as The One. Jen accepts this, but it is hard – she’s very happy for him but deep down it hurts. Nick and Jen found fame together and they were so supportive of each other – she always assumed they’d end up together, eventually. But, things have changed, and Jen knows she has to accept that.’
The one that got away, right Jen?
Jen has always looked at Nick as her first love
Nick with girlfriend Bryana Holly