Things are reportedly getting serious between Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson and Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, and they are ready to take their relationship to the next level. But, before the couple ties the knot, Johnson wants to improve things between her and Martin’s ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow.
“Things have been frosty at best between Gwyneth and Dakota since she started dating Chris,” says an insider. “Dakota has been thinking of ways to improve their relationship.”
Radar Online is reporting that Martin and Paltrow are still close after their divorce, and they are successfully co-parenting their 14-year-old daughter Apple and 12-year-old son Moses. During an appearance on The Late Show, the Goop founder even told host Stephen Colbert that Martin is “really like my brother, we’re very familial. It’s nice, it’s great.”
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The 41-year-old Martin started dating the 28-year-old Johnson at the end of last year, and there are rumors that the two could be getting married in the next few months. And, Paltrow revealed back in January that she is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk.
Paltrow met Falchuk back in 2014 when she made a guest appearance on Glee, just a few months after she and Martin announced that they were “consciously uncoupling” after ten years of marriage. We don’t know yet if Martin received an invitation to watch his ex-wife get married again.
Obviously, if Martin didn’t get an invitation, then Johnson won’t either. But, either way, an insider says she wants to extend an olive branch to Paltrow by getting her the perfect gift – expensive flowers and spa gift certificates.
According to insiders, Paltrow has not been a fan of Martin’s previous lovers – like Alexa Chung, Anna Wallis, and Jennifer Lawrence –, and she is not a fan of Johnson. But, Martin was hoping that she would be the girl who Paltrow would finally approve of.
Johnson is determined to win Paltrow over because she is serious about Martin and wants to settle down with him. She also wants to be part of Apple and Moses’ lives, but she realizes that will be a lot easier to do if she is on Paltrow’s good side.
Despite their busy schedules, Martin and Dakota Johnson have been spending a lot of time together over the past two weeks, with the actress hanging out with Chris Martin at his Malibu home. They have also went out to dinner with friends, gone for walks around the neighborhood, and spent time at the beach.