updated 08/01/2014 AT 3:20 PM ET
•originally published 08/01/2014 AT 5:30 PM ET
Kentucky-born Lawrence, 23, and her British boyfriend, 24, maintained a long-distance relationship, which the Oscar-winner said worked for them, because they weren’t in a rush to take things to the next level.
“We’re so young that it would almost be like, if we lived in the same city, what would happen? We’d be living together,” she told Marie Claire in May. “At least this way he’s in the same boat as I am: We can go out and have our own lives and know that we have each other.”
Reporting by MELODY CHIU and JULIE JORDAN