- Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson have been dating since 2017.
- The Coldplay frontman, 44, and the actress, 32, have kept their relationship out of the spotlight.
- Johnson did, however, make her directorial debut on Coldplay's music video for "Cry Cry Cry."
The Coldplay musician was spotted at the sushi restaurant with the "Fifty Shades of Grey" actress in Los Angeles, a source told People.
The source also shared that they both were "cozy, laughing and affectionate."November 2017: Fans spotted Johnson at a Coldplay concert in Argentina.
Johnson reportedly attended Martin's concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina, according to Elle.
The same month, the duo was seen together in Israel, where they both attended a Nick Cave concert and had dinner at Yam Sheva restaurant in Herzliya.
An eyewitness source told Us Weekly, "They came in and they were really, really nice, like extremely nice. It was a surprise. They sat with Nick Cave too. I didn't see them kiss or hold hands or anything like that. They ordered some starters and not a lot of food."November 2017: Paltrow shared a photo of the musician sitting for Sunday brunch with her now-husband Brad Falchuk.
She included a hashtag that said, "modern family."
"Dakota and Chris are definitely dating. They've gotten to know each other really well and are very comfortable from one another. Chris sends Dakota his music to get her opinion. It's more than just a fling," a source told Us Weekly.January 2018: They were seen together multiple times in California.
The duo had dinner together at Soho House in Malibu, marking the first of a series of dates.
"Chris and Dakota arrived together in Chris' car. They met up with friends and had a fun night. They both seemed very happy. They were flirty, and also left the restaurant together," an eyewitness told People.
Days later, they were seen walking arm-in-arm on the beach.
A source told People, "They seem to be getting more serious. On Friday, they had dinner with friends. They also hung out at Chris' house and went for a beach walk. They didn't see each other over the holidays and seem excited to be catching up now."
Although they entered through a private entrance, Johnson and Martin also attended Stella McCartney's Autumn 2018 Collection together in Los Angeles in January.
"They walked in holding hands and Dakota was not letting go – she was super into the PDA. When Chris let go of her hand, she slipped her arm through his," an eyewitness told People.January 2018: The actress' father, Don Johnson, called his daughter's relationship with Martin "troubling."
At the National Television Awards, a Digital Spy reporter asked Don about his daughter's relationship with Martin.
The actor replied, "Yeah, that's... uh troubling, isn't it? No, she's a big girl, she can handle herself!"February 2018: They attended Ellen DeGeneres' 60th birthday party together.
After the party, Diane Keaton gushed about seeing Martin at the event during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
"I'm gonna talk about Chris Martin. He was with Dakota right — they're a couple. Got it? So, what I'm saying is — he's gorgeous," Keaton said.May 2018: Melanie Griffith, Johnson's mother, told People that she approved of her daughter's relationship.
When asked about Johnson and Martin's relationship at the Global Gift Foundation USA Women's Empowerment Luncheon, Griffith told People, "I adore him!"
The "Something Wild" actress didn't share further details and added, "But she is very private about her life and I respect that."June 2018: The couple was photographed walking Johnson's dog, and a source told People that "they are getting more serious."
Johnson and Martin held hands as they walked the actress' dog, Zeppelin, in Malibu.
"For the past two weeks, they have spent a lot of time together," a source told People.
The source continued, "Chris lives in Malibu and Dakota seems to love hanging out there. They occasionally go for dinner with friends, but mostly have friends over at home. They go to the beach together, and walks around the neighborhood. They seem to enjoy sharing a quiet life. It does seem they are getting more serious."July 2018: They attended a Radiohead concert in Boston, seemingly on a double date with Aaron Paul and his wife Lauren Parsekian.
Fans shared photos of the actress and musician when they were seated at a Radiohead concert in Boston. In one photo, Johnson rested her head on Martin's shoulder.
People also noted that they were joined by "Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul and his wife Lauren Parsekian.
An eyewitness told the magazine, "They stood up for a couple of the ovations."September 2018: The couple was spotted with matching tattoos of infinity symbols.
While Johnson was at the Venice Film Festival, photographers caught photos of the infinity symbol on the actress' arm days after Martin was seen with a strikingly similar tattoo.September 2018: Johnson acknowledged her relationship and said she was "very happy."
Johnson didn't say much about her relationship during an interview with Tatler, but she did drop a hint that it was going well.
"I'm not going to talk about it, but I am very happy," she said in the interview as reported by E! News.September 2018: Martin supported Johnson while she spoke at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City.
She said, "This is my phone number. I want you to call me and tell me your story in a voicemail. Or I want you to send me a message at email@example.com and tell me what you've gone through as a women or girl in the world that's been suffering."
E! News noted that Martin was present in the audience.October 2018: Johnson denied speculations that she was pregnant with Martin's child.
TMZ reported that Johnson and Martin threw a gender reveal party with blue and pink balloons for their families and friends. The outlet also said that Johnson's parents, Julia Roberts, and Sean Penn were present.
A representative for Johnson spoke with Us Weekly to confirm that the actress wasn't pregnant. They also noted that the party was for Johnson's birthday.
On an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" following the TMZ article, Johnson said, "The only thing I'm pregnant with is a lot of good ideas, but not any babies."November 2018: They returned to the sushi joint where they were first spotted in Los Angeles.
Johnson and Martin returned to Sushi Park, the restaurant where they were first seen together in 2017, for a date.November 2018: The couple spent Thanksgiving on the East Coast with Paltrow and Falchuk.
Later that month, E! News reported that they celebrated Thanksgiving in New York with Paltrow, Falchuk, Apple, and Moses.
A source told the outlet, "Gwyneth thinks she is lovely. She gets on very well with her and is happy for Chris. They've spent a good amount of time together and have a very nice friendship. The kids really like Dakota and enjoy spending time with her."December 2018: A source told Us Weekly that the couple would be "engaged soon."
"They'll be engaged soon," the source told Us Weekly. "Chris is head over heels."
The source added that Martin didn't want to propose immediately after Paltrow remarried in September 2018.
"He wanted to make sure the kids didn't have too much change all at once. He's a great dad," the source said.April 2019: The duo was photographed walking Johnson's dog in Malibu.
Blasberg shared an Instagram photo of Paltrow with her arm around Johnson and captioned the picture, "Consciously throupling."June 2019: The Sun reported that the couple had split.
The outlet shared that Johnson and Martin parted ways.
A source told The Sun, "Chris and Dakota were very easygoing and always seemed really happy together. There was talk of engagement but now he says they have gone their separate ways, which has come as a real surprise to everyone."
Days later, a source told Express that Martin and Johnson "could not have been further apart."
The source continued, "Chris made it clear he wants more kids as soon as possible but Dakota's career has really taken off and that's the last thing she wanted to think about right away. It got to the point, last month, where a light seemed to flick on in both their heads and they realized they were pulling in completely opposite directions - so they decided to call it a day."August 2019: Martin and Johnson rekindled their romance.
A fan account shared a photo of the couple at the "Covers" wrap party on Twitter, confirming that Martin and Johnson were seeing each other once again. The following evening, Martin reportedly accompanied the actress to the premiere of her film, "The Peanut Butter Falcon."
"They're planning to spend more time together later this summer," a source told E! News.
Later that month, a source told Us Weekly that Paltrow had encouraged the couple to give their relationship another try.
"Gwyneth is the one who pushed them to do it," the source said.
The "Working Girl" actress gave her stamp of approval while speaking to People at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's Tex-Mex Fiesta in Beverly Hills, California.
"I love my daughter's boyfriend. I think that they're an awesome couple," Griffith said.October 2019: Paltrow wished Johnson a happy birthday on Instagram.
The Goop founder shared a black and white photo of the actress and her dog Zeppelin. She wrote, "Happy 30th birthday to this absolute gem."January 2020: Paltrow said she "adores" Johnson during an interview with Harper's Bazaar.
"I love her," Paltrow told Harper's Bazaar.
She continued, "I can see how it would seem weird because it's sort of unconventional. But I think, in this case, just having passed through it iteratively, I just adore her. I always start to think of the ampersand sign—what else can you bring in, instead of being resistant to or being made insecure by? There's so much juice in leaning in to something like that."February 2020: Johnson made her directorial debut on a music video for Coldplay's song "Cry Cry Cry."
The actress, who launched an independent production company called TeaTime Pictures in February, made her directorial debut on Coldplay's music video for "Cry Cry Cry." The video features several shots of Martin.March 11, 2020: The couple enjoyed a night out together.
Johnson and Martin dined at Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles, confirming that they're still very much together.March 26, 2020: Johnson showed proper handwashing technique - using Martin's hands.
Johnson created a tutorial on how to properly wash hands during the coronavirus pandemic while pretending Martin's hands were her own. The musician stood behind Johnson and made exuberant gestures with his hands.
The actress' friend Olivia Wilde shared the video on Instagram and wrote, "Dakota Johnson: Hand wash CHAMPION."October 12, 2021: At a Coldplay show in London, Martin gave a shout-out to Johnson, who was standing in the audience.
Coldplay performed at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London ahead of the release of the band's ninth studio album "Music of the Spheres."
Before performing "My Universe," Coldplay's collaboration with BTS, Martin pointed to Johnson, who stood on the venue's balcony.
"This is about my universe, and she's here," the musician told the audience, as seen in videos shared on social media.
Martin continued pointing at the actress as he sang the opening lyrics: "You, you are, my universe and I just want to put you first."