LOS ANGELES, March 14 — Jennifer Lawrence’s family reportedly think Liam Hemsworth is a better match for her than Chris Martin.
The 24-year-old actress and 38-year-old Coldplay frontman were first linked last year, following his split from his wife Gwyneth Paltrow. Both have remained quiet about the romance, although they have been pictured together.
Jennifer is known to be good friends with her The Hunger Games co-star Liam, 25, and her loved ones are apparently pushing for them to take things to the next level.
“Liam and Jen have always been close — there’s a real bond between them and they turn to each other when they have problems,” an insider told British magazine Heat.
“Her friends and family are desperate for her to ditch Chris — they feel Liam’s a better match and doesn’t carry all the baggage of Gwyneth and children.”
Chris and Gwyneth have daughter Apple and son Moses together and have tried their best to keep things civil for the sake of them. That means they still spend a lot of time together — they were even seen with each other on Valentine’s Day this year.
This is said to be difficult for Jennifer to get her head around, which is why she has been leaning on Liam.
“Jen wants commitment from Chris, but he is still spending time with Gwyneth because of the kids. Jen’s sometimes lonely and Liam is filling that gap. They’re in contact all the time. There’s genuine love there between them,” the insider said.
Jennifer has praised Liam in interviews in the past, calling him wonderful, kind, sweet and funny. Last November it was claimed they were getting closer thanks to promotional duties for their flick The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, when Jennifer was on a break from Chris.
“They’ve always had insane chemistry, but they’ve never been single at the same time before. In fact, when they first met on the set of The Hunger Games, Liam’s then-fiancé Miley Cyrus flew out, possibly to keep an eye on them, I think, because she was jealous,” the insider said. “Jen and Liam have been friends for years and she’s always confided in him about the drama in her love life. “ — Cover Media