Warm Bodies' Nicholas Hoult "Very Proud" of Ex Jennifer Lawrence, Is Rooting for Her to Win Oscar

Actor has nothing but supportive words for his former flame, who's the frontrunner to win this year's Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook

By EOL Staff Jan 30, 2013 12:44 PMTags

Nicholas Hoult has nothing but warm words to share about ex Jennifer Lawrence.

The Warm Bodies star is speaking out about his former flame, three weeks after the two reportedly called it quits.

And despite going their separate ways, Hoult, 23, remains ever so supportive of Lawrence, 22, who's been racking up some serious hardware this awards season—including a SAG trophy on Sunday—for her acclaimed performance in Silver Linings Playbook.

"Yeah, very proud," Hoult tells E! News about his ex at Warm Bodies' L.A. premiere Tuesday, adding that he's rooting for her to win the Oscar.

The duo met on the set of 2010's X-Men: First Class and managed to keep a low profile despite all the Hollywood hubbub.

"He is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I'm his best friend, too," Lawrence mused to Elle magazine last month. "He's my favorite person to be around and he makes me laugh harder than anybody."

Good to see the two seem to have found their own silver lining, post-breakup—as supportive friends.