Things Are Getting Serious Between Dakota Johnson & Chris Martin

Jan 16, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. ET
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Updated Jan. 16, 2018, 10:45 a.m. PT: Things are heating up between Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin. The newish couple was spotted over the weekend on a beach date in Malibu looking happy and cozy.

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Even though they've been dating for a while, Martin and Johnson usually keep their relationship pretty private. They're rarely seen together, and Johnson even attended the Golden Globes last weekend without Martin, which definitely raised some eyebrows. Even though these new pictures make them look like a happy couple, you wouldn't know it from how they usually act in public. Then again, who can blame them for wanting to keep their budding relationship out of the public eye?

Will 2018 be the year they fall in love? Here's hoping!

Original story, published Dec. 12, 2017: We've got a new Hollywood couple to obsess over! Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has apparently done another conscious uncoupling, splitting up with Jennifer Lawrence and getting together with Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson.

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Johnson and Martin have been rumored to be dating for a while now, and a source recently told Us Weekly they're definitely a real thing.

"Dakota and Chris are definitely dating," the insider said. "They’ve gotten to know each other really well and are very comfortable from one another. Chris sends Dakota his music to get her opinion. It’s more than just a fling."

They're apparently serious, taking big trips together; Johnson and Martin were seen together in Israel last month, where they went to a Nick Cave concert. Afterward, they were spotted having a bite to eat with Cave at Yam 7 restaurant in Herzliya.

"They came in and they were really, really nice, like extremely nice. It was a surprise," an onlooker told Us Weekly. "They sat with Nick Cave too. I didn’t see them kiss or hold hands or anything like that. They ordered some starters and not a lot of food."

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That was after Martin and Johnson were spotted on what appeared to be a date at a Los Angeles sushi joint.

"Chris and Dakota walked in together and sat at a table for two tucked away in the corner," an eyewitness said about their outing, which happened last month. "They seemed very happy to see each other and immediately jumped into conversation. She was catching him up on work and the different projects she has coming up. She was telling him where she is going to be and asking him what he thought. They both seemed to really respect each other’s opinions. Chris was very charming and personable. His face lit up when he was talking to her. He hummed a little bit and asked her what she thought of a song. She clearly loves his music and was really into it. They were flirty and laughing the entire meal. He paid for dinner and held the door for her. They both thanked the chefs on the way out."

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Neither star has officially confirmed a relationship, but this seems like the real deal if you ask us.

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