While we totally predicted the Bradley Cooper/Irina Shayk breakup, this one took us by surprise. Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin have called it quits after almost 2 years of dating.
What happened–and was it Gwyneth’s fault?
The 29-year-old 50 Shades star and the 42-year-old Coldplay frontman were last pictured together at a Los Angeles sushi restaurant all the way back in November.
Their lack of tabloid photos wasn’t necessarily a cause for alarm since Dakota and Chris seemed happy to keep their romance out of the spotlight.
After his very public divorce from ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, which gave us the gift of “consciously uncoupling,” it made sense that Chris might want a more private relationship.
It seemed like this low-key, no-drama pair was headed for the altar. We’d heard some buzz about a possible proposal, but unfortunately, it’s not meant to be.
“There was talk of engagement, but now he says they have gone their separate ways, which has come as a real surprise to everyone,” an anonymous tipster told The Sun.
The relationship was serious enough that Chris just bought a $5.5 million house in Malibu home for the two of them. Some sources are telling UK tabloids that the rift happened because Chris wanted more kids while Dakota wanted to prioritize her career.
A neighbor told The Express that a moving truck arrived in mid-May to get Dakota’s stuff.
Despite being consciously uncoupled since 2016, Gwyneth invited both Chris and Dakota on her honeymoon with Brad Falchuck. That’s weird, right? It’s not just us?
While Gwyneth prides herself on her enlightened views of relationships–including the fact that she and her husband live in separate houses and only spend 3 nights a week together–there are rumors that she overstepped the boundaries by meddling in her ex-hubby’s love life.
An article published in People last month (right around the time that Dakota was allegedly moving out) insisted that Gwenyth is supportive of Chris. “It’s very important to her to be on good terms with Chris’s girlfriends,” an inside source told the magazine.
“She’s not at all threatened by Dakota and loves that Chris is happy — she’s very secure about sex and relationships and is not competitive in that way.”
In hindsight, was Gwenyth trying to get her side of the story out there before any negative gossip came to light about the breakup?
In September of last year, the pair got matching tattoos–the kiss of death for many relationships. Just ask Ariana and Pete! Chris and Dakota inked matching infinity symbols with two Xs on their arms.
Hers is on the outside of her arm, just above her left elbow. His is on the middle of his left forearm. Kind of odd placements for a tattoo, but at least it’s so small and delicate that they can both easily cover them up.