New reports say that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is dating Hollywood actress Dakota Johnson. As a matter of fact, some people say that the couple actually began dating two months ago but have managed to keep their relationship under the radar until now. From what we know they’ve been spending a lot of time at Chris’ home and Dakota thinks that he is a good influence on her. What’s more, her family and friends see how happy Chris makes her. After Chris' painful divorce, many of his close friends and family members are happy to see him properly moving on and finding love again.
Ever since the pair has begun being seen together, multiple sources say that Dakota and Chris are more than just casual daters. They are serious about each other and want to take their romance to the next step. Of course, the only thing that would get in the way is Gwyneth Paltrow or at least Gwyneth Paltrow’s opinion. Something tells us that Chris’ ex-wife still likes to orchestrate what goes on in his life. And if she’s not a fan of her ex-husband’s girlfriend, there’s a good chance that she might not be able to hang out with Chris and his kids. It is very likely that Gwyneth wouldn't take too kindly to her ex-husband dating a much younger attractive women whose star is on the rise. When it comes to Dakota Johnson, could Gwyneth just be jealous? Here are 15 photos of Dakota that might point to the answer being yes.
15 Is Gwyneth Paltrow Jealous Of Dakota Johnson?
Gwyneth Paltrow is an A-list star in her own right. We know that. She’s the biggest star on every red carpet and she’s won her fair share of accolades, including a Best Actress award at the Oscars. But at the same time, critics think that Gwyneth Paltrow might be jealous of Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson’s relationship. Here’s why.
Dakota, as well know, is young, hot, and she’s one of the up-and-coming stars in Hollywood right now. Everyone wants to know more about Don Johnson and Melanie Griffin’s prodigy daughter. Plus, she’s not part of the “over 40” Hollywood crowd like Gwyneth is. She’s only getting started and that’s what makes her so exciting to fans. She might not have A-list status, but that might all change the moment she goes public with Chris Martin.
14 But Does Gwyneth Think Dakota Is D-List?
At the same time, though, there’s a good chance that Gwyneth Paltrow might not be taking their relationship too seriously. After all, Gwyneth knows who the real star is, and that is her. Dakota Johnson might be young and hot, but she doesn’t have the same status or the same clout that someone like Gwyneth Paltrow has in the entertainment industry. There’s no one else like her.
Plus, since Gwyneth is now engaged to get married to her future husband Brad Falchuk, she might just treat this as Chris’ way of moving on, too. But of course, we don’t know that for sure. What we do know is that it would be quite surprising if Chris brought Dakota as his guest to Gwyneth’s wedding, right? Now that would be something to talk about!
13 Yet Dakota Doesn’t Care About Opinions
Let’s put it this way. If Dakota Johnson was the kind of actress that really cared about other people’s opinions, there is no way that she would agree to star in a franchise like Fifty Shades of Grey. For some people that is career suic*de. But for Dakota, it was her way of putting her name on the map. And she has no shame about it, either, even if 50 Shades if often mocked and ridiculed by critics.
Dakota has even admitted back in 2015, “I'm proud of Fifty Shades of Grey. I don't need to distance myself from that. The more work I do, the more the general public sees the different things I can do. Do I think it opened doors? Yeah. More people know my name.” Say it loud and proud, Dakota.
12 Dakota Is A Risk Taker
Anyone who has been keeping up with Dakota Johnson on social media will say that she is definitely a risk taker. She loves to tease but without showing too much than she has to. She knows how to play the game very well without being overboard.
Of course, the same can’t be said about Gwyneth Paltrow. Yes, Gwyneth always makes headlines for being an A-list star who has impeccable red carpet style. But she’s had a few mishaps in the past that she would probably want her fans to forget about (like her Pepto-Bismol colored dress she wore while accepting the Oscar for Best Actress). Plus, you can’t really say that Gwyneth is a fun fashion fan the same way Dakota is. The two women are definitely in different leagues when it comes to their style.
11 Dakota Is More Realistic
Now, no one knows what kind of person Dakota Johnson is behind closed doors. But we do know is that she is far more realistic about growing up and living in Hollywood than Gwyneth Paltrow would like to admit. Dakota knows that La La Land is a strange place and she’s making no apologizes about it. She also knows that the entertainment industry can be emotionally damaging for a lot of people. That’s why she tries to stay away from the crazy parts, as hard as it might seem.
Dakota has said, “Los Angeles is a really strange place. I grew up there like a normal kid, but it was not until I experienced other parts of the world that I realized how really and truly bizarre to the core it is – inside the homes of the powerful and damaged.”
10 Her Family Life
Gwyneth Paltrow grew up thinking that she was Hollywood royalty. And in some ways, she was, especially since she can call people like Steven Spielberg her godfather. While you can say that Dakota Johnson grew up the same way, she’s more open about her dysfunctional Hollywood family and some of the issues that she saw while growing up. And for Dakota, it wasn’t always easy and perfect and she’s comfortable accepting that fact.
She didn’t have normal parents and she certainly didn’t have a normal childhood. It was Hollyweird, to say the least. Dakota has said, “I grew up around really not normal people. My family is generally Hollywood. They're all artists; they're creative people who are advocates for expressing themselves. But I also have to say I'm not impressed with Hollywood.”
9 But What About Nepotism?
If there’s one thing that Gwyneth Paltrow and Dakota Johnson both have in common (other than their link to Chris Martin) is that they grew up very privileged and partly are where they are today because of nepotism. Hey, you have to call a spade a spade when you see one. They have Hollywood careers just because they have two very famous people who have helped them get where they are today. Of course, this isn’t something that Gwyneth would say out loud. But it is something that Dakota has hinted to more than once in her interview.
She once said quite honestly, “My parents had some problems of their own that put me in a position of having to deal with very grown-up stuff at a very young age. I needed some help with that, therapy-wise.”
8 Chris’ Attraction To Dakota
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or Harvard graduate to figure out one of the reasons why Chris Martin is dating Dakota Johnson. I mean, half of the world has seen Fifty Shades of Grey, even if they don’t want to admit to it. And we’ve all seen how Dakota Johnson looks in her birthday suit – and it’s safe to say that no one was complaining. And Chris certainly isn’t, either.
Dakota has genetically blessed with her parent’s Hollywood genes. The camera loves her and it shows in each and every photo that’s taken of her. She’s a gorgeous woman with a classic look that Hollywood loves. When it comes to Gwyneth Paltrow, we can’t really say the same. Yes, she looks great for her age but let’s be honest here: Gwyneth puts a lot of work, effort and money into the way she looks. Dakota really doesn’t have to try so hard, if you know what we mean.
7 But Does She Want A Future With Him?
Of course, if Dakota and Chris are indeed getting hot and heavy, Dakota needs to realize that Chris comes with some baggage. To be specific, his two children, Apple and Moses, with Chris’ ex-girlfriend Gwyneth. If she wants to spend time with Chris, she is gonna have to spend some time with them, too.
But is Dakota ready for a new role as a stepmom? Here’s what she once said, “The idea of being at home and picking up kids from school and cooking dinner and then the husband comes home – there's something that seems really nice to me 'cause I never had that growing up. And it seems so enticing. But in my mind, I'm like, 'Well, I'll just play that in a movie and go about my own life, bizarre as it is.'”
6 She Knows What Being In The Public Eye Is Like
Actually, both Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin knows what is feels like to have their lives scrutinized to the very last detail by people who have never met them in their lives. Chris knows this all too well as he was married to Gwyneth for over a decade. So that’s probably why they are being careful not to make the same mistake again. That’s why they’ve been hiding out for the most part while trying to avoid being spotted in public together.
Dakota once recalled, “When mom and dad were at the height of their careers, and things were super crazy, and they couldn't leave their houses, there wasn't social media. It was all about autographs. Now, everyone's the press. I feel fame is perforated: it can be glorious, but it can completely destroy a human, too.”
5 Would Dakota Quit Her Career For Chris?
This is highly unlikely as Dakota Johnson has goals and aspiration to be a huge Hollywood star. Plus, Chris’ career is very important to him, too. That’s what they have in common. With a few box office successes underneath Dakota’s belt, she is close to getting there. But at the same time, she wants a normal life. She wants the kind of life that she’s never experienced before and that’s one away from the spotlight and definitely far away from Los Angeles. And one day it might happen.
She told reporters once, “I think about my dwindling anonymity, and that's really scary because a very large part of me would be perfectly happy living on a ranch in Colorado and having babies and chickens and horses – which I will do anyway.”
4 Will She Convert To His Lifestyle?
There’s no denying that Chris Martin’s lifestyle has been mainly influenced by Gwyneth Paltrow and their decade-long marriage. As we all know, Gwyneth is a huge health nut. She once said that she would rather try crack than cheese in a can. I know that’s stretching it a bit, but if it’s not organic, Gwyneth won’t touch it. And apparently, Chris Martin is the exact same way. Sure, he will have a McDonalds burger once in a while, but he is very conscious about the things that he puts in his body. Dakota might have to take note.
Chris has said in the past, “Once a week, I don't eat for 24 or 30 hours. Your brain becomes very lucid about ideas. It also made me so grateful for food and for life, basically, and that's why a lot more joy is coming through our music, I think.”
3 What Does Chris Think About This?
While there’s a good chance that Gwyneth will have something to say about seeing her ex-husband with a Hollywood siren like Dakota Johnson, what we really want to know is what Chris thinks. Is he ready for a high-profile relationship and marriage again? Is that something Dakota is willing to be a part of?
Of course, Chris knows what he wants. He’s been doing this way longer than most celebrities. He’s even once said, “I know I am in a band that is famous, and my private life is famous. I get it, and it's fine. Even when I grew up in a village, people wanted to know who was going to the dance with whom, and I understand, but I think if I engage with it too much, it won't be that healthy.”
2 How Does Gwyneth Factor In All Of This?
At the same time, we know that Gwyneth won’t be shying away from being included in Chris and Dakota’s relationship. Now, that’s not to say that they are going to all be best buds anytime soon. But there’s a chance that Gwyneth will force everyone to take a group picture on Instagram together, just because. She wants the world to think that everyone is getting along, even if that might not be the case. It’s all about what other people think, right? Gwyneth has made a huge effort in trying to show people that she and Chris are tighter now more than ever before.
Speaking about his relationship with Gwyneth now, Chris has said, “Just because a romantic relationship ends doesn't mean that the other facets of your relationship have to end... or, indeed, doesn't mean they can't get better.”
1 What’s Next For Chris Martin And Dakota Johnson?
Considering the fact that Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson have just started dating, we really don’t know what is next for the couple. They could be dating for just a few short weeks, months or years, for that matter. Either way, something tells us that they will be trying to keep their romance under the radar for as long as possible. Dakota won’t be taking Chris on the red carpet with her and Chris won’t be pulling Dakota up on stage during any of his upcoming concerts. It’s without a doubt that these two want to be together, but without all of the attention that comes with the tabloid press.