After an eventful almost two years that included an accidental gender reveal for a baby they weren’t going to have, a co-holiday with the ex, many dates, and parental approval, Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin’s relationship has reportedly come to an end.
“There was talk of engagement but now he says they have gone their separate ways, which has come as a real surprise to everyone,” a “friend” told The Sun in a report that came out Friday. “Chris and Dakota were very easygoing and always seemed really happy together.” The split apparently occurred without much fanfare last month; since then, Martin has been spotted partaking in such quintessential post-breakup activities as somber bike rides in Malibu, where he lives—“look[ing] downcast,” as the Daily Mail put it in a recent report. There’s nothing like some vigorous exercise to clear out the pores and the emotions.
Of course, this being an anonymously sourced post by The Sun, the U.K.’s least reliable tabloid, any reports should be taken with an appropriate measure of wariness; still, Martin and Johnson haven’t been seen together publicly since the fall, and in March, Martin took out a restraining order against a stalker who was convinced she was dating him (Johnson was also named in the restraining order, as were Apple and Moses, Martin’s kids with Gwyneth Paltrow, according to the Blast). Neither Johnson nor Martin’s reps had responded to requests for comment by the Daily Mail as of the time of publication, so there’s no confirmation from either of their camps yet.
So if the reports are true, as Johnson and Martin’s relationship goes the way of Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk, Alex Greenwald and Brie Larson, and other such seemingly rock-solid, under-the-radar pairings that met their end in the year of our lord 2019, we wish them the best in their endeavors to consciously uncouple.