After Chris Martin of Coldplay voluntarily ended his decade-long relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014, his dating life became substantially more secret. Martin seems to have found true love with Dakota Johnson after past relationships with Jennifer Lawrence and Annabelle Wallis.
Although they’ve kept their romance under wraps, they just celebrated three years together. The following is a synopsis of the romance.
Rumors of a romance began after Johnson and Martin were photographed eating at Los Angeles’ Sushi Park. According to a witness to the excursion, the duo was “cozy, laughing, and loving.”
By mid-November, fans had seen Johnson during Coldplay’s show in Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to Lainey Gossip, it was the last gig of the band’s Head Full Of Dreams tour—and Johnson was watching from a VIP vantage point.
The following month, multiple sources verified to Us Weekly that the possible pair was together. “Dakota and Chris are dating,” a source said.
“They’ve developed a strong bond with one another and are comfortable with one another. Chris gives Dakota his songs to elicit her feedback. This is more than a fling.”
A sighting during Nick Cave’s Israel performance confirmed this report. They then enjoyed supper at Herzliya’s Yam Sheva restaurant. “They walked in and were kind, almost impeccably lovely.
“It caught us off guard,” one eyewitness told the site. “They sat next to Nick Cave as well. I did not see them kiss or hold hands in any way. They ordered a few appetizers and a little portion of the meal.”
Johnson and Martin were photographed at Soho House in Malibu, California. “Chris and Dakota came together in Chris’ vehicle,” an eyewitness said. They gathered with pals and had a good time.
They both seemed to be very content. They exchanged flirtatious glances and also exited the restaurant together.”
A week later, People observed the pair strolling down Malibu’s beach, with a source claiming they spent “the most of the weekend together.” “They seem to be becoming more serious,” the source said. They had supper with pals on Friday.
Additionally, they visited Chris’ residence and went for a beach stroll. They haven’t seen each other in a while and seem ecstatic to be meeting up today.”
According to reports, people were back on their date night routine at Stella McCartney’s fall collection showing. They opted off on the red carpet, but an observer said that the duo remained nearby once inside the event.
“They entered holding hands, and Dakota refused to let go—she was quite into the PDA,” the eyewitness said. “She put her arm around Chris’s when he let go of her hand.”
Later that month, Don Johnson, Dakota’s father, seemed to confirm her connection with Digital Spy. When questioned about his daughter’s relationship, he said, “Yeah, that is… um… troublesome, isn’t it?” No, she is a mature young lady who is capable of handling herself!”
The pair made an appearance at Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday celebration in mid-February, which Paltrow and her fiancé Brad Falchuk also attended. The two held hands outside the celebrations while speaking with Drew Barrymore.
The duo was photographed strolling around Malibu with Johnson’s dog, Zeppelin, a few months later. According to People, a source revealed details about Johnson and Martin’s connection.
“They’ve spent a lot of time together over the last two weeks,” the source stated. “Chris resides in Malibu, and Dakota seemed to enjoy her time there. They sometimes eat with friends but prefer to entertain them at home.
They spend time together at the beach and on walks around the neighborhood. They seem to love living a peaceful existence. It seems as if they are becoming more severe.”
The pair were photographed at a Radiohead performance in Boston the following month by a Twitter user. They seemed to be on a double date with Aaron Paul and his wife, Lauren, from Breaking Bad.
“They stood for a handful of the standing ovations,” a concertgoer said, adding that they sat for most of the performance. Martin and Johnson were previously seen heading into the event hand in hand.
Martin attended the Global Citizen Festival in New York City before Paltrow married Falchuk. E! reported Martin’s attendance in the crowd as Johnson talked onstage on the need of sharing sexual assault tales.
As further evidence of the pair’s closeness, they seem to have gotten matching tattoos. When Johnson was pictured at the Venice Film Festival, E! noticed the matching ink.
She has an infinity symbol tattoo on her left elbow with two Xs. Martin was previously seen with the same tattoo in a similar position at an event in Los Angeles.
TMZ said a week later that Martin and Johnson were hosting a gender reveal party at his house. The couple’s blue and pink balloon arches sparked rumors that they were expecting.
Johnson’s parents, including mother Melanie Griffith, were in attendance, celebrities such as Sean Penn and Julia Roberts.
Soon after, Johnson’s spokesperson confirmed to Us Weekly that the festivities were for a birthday party and not for any gender reveal.
Johnson repeated that remark on Ellen the following month, adding, “Well, the only thing I’m pregnant with is a bunch of very fantastic ideas.” However, there are no infants.”
Paltrow’s continuing support for her ex-romance husband’s into the new year. She was effusive in her praise for Johnson during a Harper’s Bazaar cover story interview. Paltrow said, “I adore her.” “I can understand how it may seem strange due to its unorthodox nature.
However, having gone through it repeatedly, I guess I admire her in this situation. I’m always reminded of the ampersand sign—what else can you bring in instead of resisting or becoming insecure? Leaning into something like that has a lot of juice.”
Martin and Johnson were sighted in Palma De Mallorca, Spain, where they enjoyed a boat trip and strolled together. They locked arms while wearing black baseball hats.