It’s “Us vs. the World!” in this situation. Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson’s romance has remained a closely guarded secret, but their tale is as heartwarming as any love ballad you’ve ever heard.
Exactly two years after his divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow was finalized in July 2016, Us Weekly confirmed exclusively in December 2017 that the Coldplay singer had moved on with the Fifty Shades of Grey star. After a decade of marriage, the ex-couple — who have two children together, Apple and Moses — announced their “conscious uncoupling” in March 2014.
A source told Us that the two were “definitely dating” and “getting serious” in late 2017 after they were spotted out together several times. At the time, the insider went on to say that the couple had “gotten to know one another really well and were very comfortable with one another.” “To get her opinion, Chris sends Dakota a CD of his music. It’s not just a one-night stand.”
An unnamed insider said that Martin was drawn to Johnson because of his free-spirited nature. Chris has a youthful spirit and therefore it makes sense for him to be with someone younger, as the insider explained. “It makes sense that he dates actresses because he likes creative people.” In this way, Dakota is very much in line with his personality.”
The singer of “Fix You” and the Texan hit a rough patch in their relationship in the summer of 2019. When Dua Lipa and Martin were spotted kissing at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, it sparked rumors that Martin and Johnson had broken up. Later, a representative for Martin denied that the kiss had ever taken place.
Johnson appeared at a handful of press events in August 2019 to support the British musician following reports of their split. Everything pointed to a renewed romance, and Paltrow had a major role in it. A source revealed exclusively at the time that “Gwyneth is the one who pushed them to do it.” Chris’s happiness makes Gwyneth happy. The best is all that she desires for him.”
In September of last year, Brad Falchuk, the actor who plays Politician, married her. Paltrow has previously admitted that co-parenting with her ex-husband hasn’t always been easy, despite their friendly relationship.
According to the Shakespeare in Love star on The Drew Barrymore Show in September 2020, “Chris and I committed to putting them first and that’s harder than it looks because some days you really don’t want to be with the person that you are getting divorced.” When it comes to family dinner, however, you do what you say you’ll do. What do you do when you remember your past? You take a deep breath and you look at the person in the eye. You smile at them. You hug them and you recommit to this new relationship that you are building.”
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They jetted off to Israel for a romantic getaway in December 2017 and Us exclusively confirmed that they were “definitely dating.” At a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles, the two were also spotted together According to a source, “it’s more than just a fling.”
After initially telling a Digital Spy reporter that her relationship with Martin was “troubling” while on the red carpet at the National Television Awards, Don Johnson, the actress’ father, later retracted that statement. Not at all! She’s a big girl, and she can take care of herself!”
Diana Keaton appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her encounter with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin at the 60th birthday party of Ellen DeGeneres. “He was with Dakota Johnson’s, yes — he and she are together. I understand?” she asked. As a result, “So, what I’m saying is — he’s stunning.”
A major endorsement from Melanie Griffith, Johnson’s mother, was given to Us and other media outlets at a women’s empowerment event. “He’s the best!” Griffith burst into tears. “I respect her decision to keep her private life private.”
During an interview with Tatler, the Suspiria star revealed that she and the “Yellow” crooner were “very happy.” “He was already engaged,” a source told Us.
Arm tattoos of an infinity symbol and the letters X and O appeared on both of their arms in the same month.
In an interview with Tatler, the Suspiria actress revealed that she was “very happy” with the “Yellow” singer. Later, a source told Us that Martin was “head over heels” for the woman of his dreams and that he was already thinking about marriage.
Despite rumors to the contrary, Johnson’s rep confirmed to Us Weekly that the actress had not hosted an s*x reveal party at her residence. The pink and blue balloons were actually for Johnson’s birthday party.
After denying the pregnancy rumors for a second time, Johnson appeared on Ellen later in the month. “It’s not like I’m expecting any children; all I have is a lot of good ideas.”
When a source told Us that Paltrow and Falchuk were engaged “soon,” Us reported that the father of Apple and Moses “wanted to make sure the kids didn’t have too much change all at once” because Paltrow had married Falchuk just three months earlier. The insider went on to say, “He’s a great dad.
In Malibu, the camera-shy couple was spotted taking Johnson’s dog for a walk. A few months had passed since they were last pictured together.
After only a year and a half of dating, there were already rumblings of marital strife. As recently as last year, Martin was linked to reports that he had kissed Dua Lipa at the UK festival Glastonbury, but his representative quickly denied the claims. According to a
rep, “They were both in the same area of the festival, which was with a larger group of friends.”
Johnson and the “Something Just Like This” singer rekindled their romance less than two months after it had cooled off. Martin joined his girlfriend at the Los Angeles premiere of The Peanut Butter Falcon days after the duo hit a wrap party for The High Note.
We’re all one big family now! During an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the Goop
founder revealed her true feelings about her ex-husband’s new flame. According to Paltrow, she and Brad Pitt are in a romantic relationship. “I can see how it might seem strange because it’s a little out of the ordinary,” he continues. “However, in this case, having passed through it repeatedly, I just adore her,” she says. In the wake of their brief 2019 split, a source told Us that Paltrow “pushed” the couple to reconcile.
She used Olivia Wilde’s Instagram to demonstrate the proper hand-washing technique in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Martin’s hands are washing hers, indicating that the couple’s relationship was still intact during quarantine.
Coldplay’s “Cry Cry Cry” music video was directed by Johnson, but she insisted that there was no special treatment for her. According to her account in Marie Claire, “Not because they’re partial to me at all,” the band chose her storey despite the fact that she had written it and pitched it to them as every other director had.
What’s next? When a photo of Johnson wearing a massive emerald ring on her left hand while shopping for the 2020 holidays surfaced, it was immediately assumed that Martin had proposed. Back then, neither celeb had anything to say about the rumours.
After spending millions on a Malibu mansion in January of 2021, the “In My Place” singer and Lost Daughter actress were “making it their primary residence,” according to a source. According to an insider, “They are thrilled and happy with their purchase” and “very excited to move in” together.
A boat ride and town walk in the Balearic Islands were part of the couple’s romantic vacation in Spain.
Prior to Coldplay’s performance of “My Universe” in London, Martin paid tribute to his girlfriend. A story about the universe I inhabit. The crowd erupted in applause when he mentioned Johnson, who was sitting on the balcony, and pointed to her.
In a November 2021 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actress High Note said, “[Post-COVID safety protocols have been] weird.” Since they’re older, I can’t be around my parents if I’ve been working.” However, my friends and I [Martin] have been spending a lot of time together, and it’s been great.”
She also told the publication that she and her husband had been binge-watching Netflix’s Squid Game, describing it as “so intense.” She added. There are times when it’s joyful and other times when it’s horrifying,” she continued. In addition, that’s a rather unique combination.”
For the first time, Johnson gave us a glimpse into what she and Martin enjoy doing on their own. This has been a long-term relationship, she told Elle UK. There are times when we go out, but we both work so hard that it’s nice to stay at home and be cozy and private. ‘” Parties are mainly held in my house.
The Sundance Institute filmed a video Q&A with Cha Cha Real Smooth star Dakota Johnson, and Martin accidentally appeared in the video as he appeared to assist Johnson with some technical difficulties. As soon as Johnson entered the room, the Coldplay frontman made a peace sign with his fingers, and he quickly left. The star of Lost Daughter was unfazed by the awkward situation.