It seems this über-private couple are still going strong a full 18 months after they were first spotted together on a sushi date in October 2017. According to reports, Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin spend weekends together and seem to prefer staying in to going out, which may be why they aren’t seen very frequently on date nights or other outings.
“Chris lives in Malibu and Dakota seems to love hanging out there,” a source recently told People about Dakota’s and Johnson’s habits as a couple. “They occasionally go for dinner with friends, but mostly have friends over at home. They go to the beach together, and walks around the neighborhood. They seem to enjoy sharing a quiet life. It does seem they are getting more serious.”
The two are also working around their hectic and demanding schedules. As a different source told People, “Dakota has been filming out of state, but most weekends she comes back to Malibu to spend time with Chris. They are very low-key together.”
Even Melanie Griffith, Johnson’s mom, was careful about accidentally revealing too much information about her daughter’s relationship. Speaking with People in 2018, the Working Girl star gushed about Martin, “I adore him!” before quickly adding that Johnson “is very private about her life and I respect that.”
Although they are low-key, that hasn’t stopped people from speculating about their relationship. Last year, pregnancy rumors were out of control after an arch made of pink and blue balloons was accidentally released at Johnson’s birthday party, leading many to believe she was having a baby shower. She went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discourage those rumors after her rep released an official statement refuting the claims.
Plus, Johnson and Martin appeared to get matching infinity symbol tattoos last year and she reportedly spent Thanksgiving with him and his blended family: his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, her new husband Brad Falchuk, and Martin and Paltrow’s children, Apple and Moses. When Tatler magazine asked Johnson about their relationship in her cover story for the magazine, she said, “I’m not going to talk about it. But I am very happy.”
Although neither Johnson or Martin have said anything further since that simple, succinct comment, actions tend to speak louder than words. Based on their weekends spent together and their nights in with friends, their relationship is clearly stronger than ever.