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A Look inside Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin's Relationship That Started Quietly Back in 2017

Titi Dokubo
Jun 15, 2022
02:20 P.M.
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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson, the actress known for her role in the Fifty Shades film franchise, started dating in 2017, and the couple has kept their relationship off the radar. Here is a look inside the couple's relationship.


On June 13, 2022, Dakota Johnson stepped out in a series of looks that caught the fashion world's attention. The actress, whose wardrobe is brimming with unique statement pieces, has an eclectic style which she always shows off.

Despite her eclectic styles, the actress also knows how to pull off suit ensembles that turn heads. In her recent outing, Dakota Johnson donned two precision-cut looks.

Dakota Johnson arriving at her hotel on June 13, 2022 | Source: Getty Images


Johnson arrived at her hotel in New York wearing a louche black Patou suit that featured a double-breasted blazer with oversized pockets and gold buttons. She paired the blazer with a pair of wide-leg tailored trousers.

She accessorized her look with black square-frame sunglasses, black Jimmy Choo sandals, and Patou circular brass earrings.

Dakota Johnson at the premiere of "Cha Cha Real Smooth" at the 2022 Tribeca Festival on June 13, 2022 | Source: Getty Images


For her second outing to the premiere of her film "Cha Cha Real Smooth" at the Tribeca Film Festival, Johnson opted for white. Johnson wore a white single-breasted blazer mini dress with a shawl lapel.

The back of the dress, by Area, featured an open back with gorgeous massive crystal decoration organized in a spine and ribcage style. She paired this look with transparent pointy heels and a black Gucci bag.



In December 2017, after the couple had been spotted out together on different occasions, a source confirmed that they were "definitely dating" and getting serious.

The source revealed that the couple, who jetted off to Israel for a romantic getaway, had come to know each other well and were comfortable with one another.

Dakota Johnson at the 2022 Met Gala on May 2, 2022 | Source: Getty Images


In May 2018, Johnson's mother, Melanie Griffith, approved of her daughter's relationship and the need for privacy. Griffith said:

"I adore him! She is very private about her life, and I respect that."

By September 2018, Johnson made a rare comment about her relationship. She admitted that she was happy with her love life, and within a month of her statement, there were rumors that she was pregnant.

Dakota Johnson at the closing night premiere of "Cha Cha Real Smooth" at the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 30, 2022 | Source: Getty Images


However, her representative dispelled the rumors as the pink and blue balloons fans saw were for her birthday party. Later that month, Johnson had to deny the pregnancy rumors again. She said:

"The only thing I'm pregnant with is a lot of good ideas, but not any babies."

A year after they reportedly started dating, a source revealed that Martin was "head over heels." They predicted that the couple would soon be engaged. Nearly two years after dating, there were rumors of trouble in paradise.

Dakota Johnson at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images


Soon after reports of their breakup made waves, Martin was seen supporting Johnson at a few press events. Sources revealed that his ex-wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, was crucial to their reunion. The source said Paltrow only wants the best for Martin.

Johnson was pictured wearing a large emerald ring on her left hand while shopping for the 2020 holidays, raising speculation that Martin had proposed.

Dakota Johnson at the Deadline Contenders Film: New York on December 4, 2021 | Source: Getty Images


Neither star addressed the rumors but bought a property together in January 2021. In December 2021, Johnson said:

"We've been together for quite a while, and we go out sometimes, but we both work so much that it's nice to be at home and be cozy and private. Most of the partying takes place inside my house."

Johnson and Martin are still going strong in 2022 as photographers spotted them going out for a casual day date in New York city.

Dakota Johnson at the 2021 Gotham Awards on November 29, 2021 | Source: Getty Images



Johnson's first significant relationship was with her childhood sweetheart, Noah Gersh when she was either 16 or 17 years old. She described him as her "anchor" through high school and after she left school. As she became more famous, their relationship ended around 2012.

There were rumors that Johnson dated actor Jordan Masterson, Welsh model and musician Matthew Hitt, and even rumors of her dating fellow actress and model Cara Delevingne.