Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson are so in love, as Coldplay singer calls actor his 'universe'

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Chris Martin share a rare moment of public affection for his longterm girlfriend Dakota Johnson . (Getty Images)
Chris Martin showed his love for longterm girlfriend Dakota Johnson. (Getty Images)

Chris Martin made a rare public declaration of his love for his girlfriend Dakota Johnson during a Coldplay show last night. 

During a concert at the Shepard's Bush Empire in London, the Coldplay lead singer called Johnson his "universe". 

This was in reference to the band's latest single with K-pop band BTS. Just before playing Chris, 44, turned and pointed to Dakota, 32, who was watching the show from the audience. 

He said: "This [song] is about my universe. She's here. Thank you baby."

He continued pointing to her while singing the lyrics: “You, you’re my universe and I just want to put you first."

The romantic gesture was caught on camera by a fan who posted the video on Twitter. 

Despite being together for nearly four years, the couple have kept their romance relatively private. Here's what we know about their relationship. 

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Rumours first spread that the two were dating in October 2017 when they were spotted eating sushi at a restaurant in Los Angeles. A source told People Magazine that they had been "cozy, laughing and affectionate." 

Dakota Johnson starred in Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015.
Dakota Johnson starred in Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015.

Later in the year in November, a fan posted a picture of Dakota at Coldplay's concert in Buenos Aires spurring rumours that they were dating. 

In February 2018, Chris and Dakota had their arms around each other in Malibu.

Later that month, they were seen holding hands at Ellen DeGeneres' 60th birthday party. Martin's ex Gwyneth Paltrow was also in attendance with her fiancé, now husband, Brad Falchuk. 

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Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were married for 13 years. They announced their separation in March 2014. (Getty Images)
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were married for 13 years. They announced their separation in March 2014. (Getty Images)

Paltrow and Martin have two children together: daughter Apple, 17, and Moses, 15. They've remained close since breaking up. 

In September, it was reported that Johnson and Martin had got matching 'infinity' tattoos to symbolise their love for one another. When asked about her relationship with Martin shortly afterwards, Johnson told Tatler magazine: "I'm not going to talk about it, but I am very happy."

The following year in June it was reported that the 'Fix You' singer and the Fifty Shades of Grey' actress had gone their separate ways. However, they must have rekindled their relationship pretty quickly as in August they were papped on a double date with Gwenyth Paltrow and husband Brad Falchuk in the Hamptons, New York. 

In February 2020, Gwyneth Paltrow was asked about her close relationship with Martin and his girlfriend. She told Harper's Bazaar: "I can see how it would seem weird because it’s sort of unconventional. But, I just adore her."

At the start of the pandemic in March, Johnson appeared on her friend Olivia Wilde's Instagram live to demonstrate the importance of washing your hands. But, they weren't her hands she was washing - they were Martin's. 

Coldplay's latest single features K-pop band BTS. (Getty Images)
Coldplay's latest single features K-pop band BTS. (Getty Images)

The couple remained close throughout the early stages of the pandemic. In May, Johnson directed the music video for Coldplay's single 'Cry, Cry, Cry' after pitching it to the director. 

At the beginning of the year, the couple bought a Malibu mansion together. A source told US Magazine they were making it their "primary residence" and were "very excited to move in together." 

In July, the two set off on a romantic trip to Palma De Mallorca, Spain where they were spotted sight-seeing and going on boat rides. 

Martin's latest "my universe" suggests their relationship is still going strong. 

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