Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson's Relationship Timeline
October 2017: Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson first spotted together
In October 2017, Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson were first spotted together on a romantic sushi date in Los Angeles.
While both representatives for Chris and Dakota declined to comment on their rumoured romance, an eye-witness told People that the pair were "cozy, laughing, and affectionate."
November 2017: Dakota Johnson spotted at Coldplay concert
Less than one month after they were first spotted together, Dakota was photographed by fans watching Chris perform on stage during his Coldplay show in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
January 2018: Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson photographed together in Los Angeles
As rumours of their romance continued to circulate, Chris and Dakota were spotted several times together throughout January 2018.
Speaking to People, a source revealed that the new Hollywood couple were spotted together again at Malibu's Soho House.
"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," the source shared.
One week later, the pair were spotted on their first PDA-packed outing as they strolled arm-in-arm along the beach in Malibu.
September 2018: Dakota Johnson confirms her relationship with Chris Martin
While the news may have not come as a surprise to many fans of the couple, Dakota seemingly confirmed her romance with the Coldplay frontman during an interview with Tatler, telling the publication, "I'm not going to talk about [my relationship], but I am very happy."
November 2018: Dakota Johnson celebrates Thanksgiving with Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
After confirming their relationship, Dakota and Chris reportedly spent their Thanksgiving celebrations with Chris' ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow and the former couple's two children, Apple and Moses, alongside Gwyneth's new husband Brad Falchuk.
"They're a total modern family and had a great time celebrating together," a source told People.
August 2019: Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson holiday with Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk
After keeping their relationship out of the public eye for over one year, Chris and Dakota were snapped swimming together at the beach in the Hamptons, New York alongside Gwyneth and Brad.
January 2020: Gwyneth Paltrow comments on Chris Martin's relationship with Dakota Johnson
Speaking in an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Gwyenth opened up on her relationship with her ex-husband Chris following their divorce, including her relationship with Dakota.
"It's a lifelong commitment to constantly reinvent your relationship with your ex, which you do presumably because you have children together. I don't see a reason to do it if you don't have children together," she told the publication.
Discussing her relationship with Dakota, Gwyneth said, "I love her. 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."
December 2020: Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson spark engagement rumours
Over three years after being first spotted together, Chris and Dakota sparked engagement rumours after images were released that showed Dakota sporting a large emerald ring on that finger.
January 2021: Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson move in together
According to People, Chris and Dakota moved in with one another in January 2021, with the couple sharing their new home together in Malibu, California.
"She seems to enjoy [Malibu] as much as Chris does. They both love the outdoors and often take beach strolls," a source told the publication.
November 2021: Dakota Johnson's father opens up on Dakota's relationship with Chris Martin
Discussing the couple's engagement rumours, Dakota's father Don Johnson told Good Day New York, "If she's happy, I will be happy, and he's a lovely guy, and if she decides to get married, I would imagine that there would be grandchildren not too far out for that."
December 2021: Dakota Johnson opens up on her relationship with Chris Martin
Speaking in an interview with Elle, Dakota shared a glimpse into her day-to-day life with Chris.
"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 home and be cozy and private."
March 2023: Chris Martin shares Dakota Johnson's impact on Coldplay concerts
While Coldplay concerts are known for their innovative energy-generating solutions, such as kinetic dancefloors and cycle stations, Chris shared that Dakota contributed to making Coldplay concerts more accessible for those who are hearing impaired.
Speaking on Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, Chris shared that Dakota gifted him a SubPacs device, which he described as "kind of like a body armour that you put on" that connects to the bass output and allows the concertgoer to better feel the vibration.
"We started using [SubPacs] and it's been so amazing and it should get better and better. We have ten or twenty now of those packs so if you're hearing impaired, we have an area where you put on the pack and you can feel the show."
October 2023: Gwyneth Paltrow comments on her friendship with Dakota Johnson
During an Instagram Live, Gwyneth responded to a fan who asked about her relationship with Dakota, with Gwyneth telling her audience, "We're actually very good friends. I love her so much. She's an adorable, wonderful person.