Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin have been quietly dating since late June

Jennifer Lawrence

Believe it or not, this is a photo of Jennifer Lawrence leaving a Coldplay afterparty on July 1. I didn’t think anything of these pictures when they surfaced. Lots of celebrities like bad music, you know? It turns out that JLaw wasn’t only there for the music. Here’s where it gets interesting. She and Nicholas Hoult officially split again in late July. Theories for the split included JLaw’s “exploded ego” and conflicting schedules. The Independent said the split really happened a few months ago. The timeline is a bit iffy.

After the breakup, Nick jumped into filming Equals with Kristen Stewart. They talked about their chemistry at a Tokyo press conference. Nick and KStew went out for sushi and may have gone for piercings together. Everyone (including me) assumed that Nick and JLaw would eventually get back together. Maybe not.

E! reports that JLaw has been seeing Chris Martin since late June. I’m not surprised to see Chris dating. Gwyneth Paltrow has clearly moved on with a jumpoff. Am I surprised that Jennifer and Chris are now a thing? Hell yes:

Super-hot (and seemingly unlikely) couple alert!

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin are seeing each other, multiple sources confirm to E! News. We’re told that the pair has been spending quality together since late June after the Oscar winner split with her X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult.

The Coldplay frontman and ex Gwyneth Paltrow announced their separation after more than 10 years of marriage in March. Since the breakup, the exes have remained more than amicable and were even still living together at their Brentwood home in June.

Meanwhile, E! News exclusively reported in August that Lawrence called it quits with Hoult earlier this summer, with a source telling us that the breakup was “very amicable,” adding that their successful careers made it difficult to find time for their relationship. “They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship,” the insider said.

The Silver Linings Playbook star was photographed for the first time since the split last week in NYC, where she was snapped arriving at an airport while flashing her toned tummy in a white crop top.

“I’m a big fan of all things British,” the Hunger Games actress said in an interview with The Sun back in January. “I get to spend some time there now and again and I like that I can go for fish and chips wearing the most awful outfit and it’s cool, you know?”

Presumably, Martin is now part of that equation.

[From E! Online]

Honestly, I am in shock. We heard reports that Chris and Alexa Chung had cooled off. The Star story about Jennifer and Bradley Cooper getting flirty was obviously not true. I figured JLaw would start dating someone soon, but Chris Martin? Did not see that coming. She does like Brit boys although she could do better than Chris. If they’re enjoying themselves, why not? You know, Goop and JLaw are polar opposites. Chris probably enjoys being with someone who enjoys the little things (farts) instead of “curating” snobbery.

Us Weekly adds to the story. Jennifer recently attended the NYC Coldplay concert. Chris made a Hunger Games reference onstage and blew a kiss towards the VIP area where JLaw was seated. God, this is so weird.

Here’s a photo of Chris at the same afterparty as JLaw. Does he look victorious?

Chris Martin

Jennifer Lawrence

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News & Fame/Flynet

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  1. Kiddo says:

    I am inexplicably delighted by this coupling.

  2. Truthtful says:

    Sorry but I find this pairing not only weird but atrocious and cringe worthy!
    She is way too young for him!

    • JennySerenity says:

      Yeah, I’m not shipping Chris + JLaw at ALL. Chris Martin has always inexplicably grossed me out for starters. Also, JLaw could do sooo much better. So, was she a part of the “unconscious coupling” and Alexa was just a smokescreen, or is this truly just a brand new development? It does seem like there was some overlap between Nick & Chris; if there was, I definitely shade her for that.

      Color me shocked. I never would have put these two together in a million years.

      • Liv says:

        Agree so much! I can’t believe it! And yes, she could do much better. I’ve nothing against him, but he’s just…I don’t know. Boring? Plus he has two children. Not a good idea for a jump-off. Ugh, Jennifer, get yourself together and move on to another brit!

        Maybe she just wants to make Nick jealous? I really can’t picture them making out!

      • Amanda says:

        I’m not all that surprised and this really has Gwen 2.0 written all over it in some ways. I always thought Chris Martin was into the fact that Gwen was it it girl — fresh off an Oscar win and previously dated brad Pitt. It was like a status grab for him. Now he’s got another young blonde it girl fresh off an oscar win. Seems similar to me.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @JennySerenity, who wrote: “Yeah, I’m not shipping Chris + JLaw at ALL. Chris Martin has always inexplicably grossed me out for starters.”

        Agreed! I have never understood the big ‘Woo’ about Chris Martin or his band.

      • Rae says:

        Agreed. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    • Audrey says:

      The age difference is awkward

      But she’s old and experienced enough to make the choice so I’m not grossed out by it

      I don’t feel like she’s naive or being taken advantage of so it’s okay but odd

    • bettyrose says:

      +1000!! The age difference should be what we’re all analyzing. This isn’t a fun, casual pairing. If a recently divorced mother was jumping off with a 23 year old, we’d be calling her a fool.
      Edited: oops, I had no idea CM was still in his 30s. I assumed he was older than Goop, so estimated him at 43.

      But yeah JLaw’s an adult, so she’s responsible for her own choices, and this might be the end of my fangirl love for her.

      • Kiddo says:

        Why can’t it be fun /casual? That’s exactly what I think it is. A palate cleanser for both after break-ups. Wasn’t Martin pretty inexperienced in relationships prior to Goop? Aside from dating, the range of ages within my group of friends is pretty wide.

      • bettyrose says:

        Well, I wrote that when I thought the age difference was 20+, but even at a 13 year difference, the social politics of a not-yet-divorced dad jumping off with a hot young twenty something (in this case, Hollywood’s IT Girl) is a celebration of male privilege. JLaw is old enough and savvy enough to understand the long standing social implications of what she’s doing.

      • Kiddo says:

        I think you are over-analyzing just two people dating. Supposedly, Goop and Chris was both messing around on each other while still married with kids. I’m not seeing any male privilege angle here. Jennifer is wealthy and powerful on her own. She’s not an average Jane off the street who is unfamiliar with Hollywood. She probably wields more power than Chris.

      • Jane says:

        I seriously hope it’s fun and casual. Can you imagine being the step-mother to Goop’s kids?

      • bettyrose says:

        Kiddo – Precisely because JLaw is so high profile, I hoped for more from her than being just another Hollywood stereotype. She has the right to live her own life and have fun with older men, but unlike my dalliances at her age, hers send a message on a larger scale. She’s young and rich but I guess she’s not very powerful. She still has to play the game by Hollywood’s rules, being arm candy to an older divorcee, an arrangement that helps his image a lot more than hers.

      • Maria says:

        how has Jennifer Lawrence to play the hollywood game being armcandy? she gets awards for everything and her movies bring in huge dollars, everyone wants to work with her. she can not go bigger than she is now. critical and commercial success together are very rare, Meryl Streep or Cate Blanchett are critics darlings but they only have the occasional big hit.
        Jennifers career is a phenomenon and she did it without being the armcandy.

        X-Men and Hunger Games still have guaranteed big Boxoffice in the near future. Girl is set in place. no one is near her, no actress and no actor.

        also Chris Martin has NO power in hollywood. he has more than we have, but come on. he could maybe get her a record deal, but dont you think some label would give Hollywoods IT girl a deal without being attached to a male musician.

        this is really reading too much into it.

        i cant with this way of feminist thinking, its always shows the woman as weak and as the victim, its downright sexist. even ignoring obvious facts that Chris Martin isnt a hollywood mogul and she is no starving D-list actress with big dreams.

        you hear so many women say “i love older men” so its really unfair to put the blame only on the guy.

      • bettyrose says:

        Maria –
        First, I have never in my life heard a woman proclaim that she loves older men. I guess I don’t travel in those circles, being “gen x” the older men we know come from a much different generation with very different attitudes about women, and women my age generally don’t romanticize dating baby boomers (or older), so I acknowledge my view point might be generational. Chris Martin is about my age – and I think men my age are pretty great, so I can see why a younger woman would be interested in dating a gen X guy.

        My point in this scenario though is that it’s just so g-d cliche. Yes, she’s currently more famous than he is, but she’ll be washed up like goop in 15 years, whereas Chris Martin will always be able to parlay his brief fame into filling small venues in his 50s/60s and dating increasingly younger women, if he so chooses. JLaw is just his first step in that direction. Meanwhile, her dating him is her first step into being aged out of roles for young women. Could I be overreacting here? Certainly, but let’s revisit this topic in five years and see where each of their careers/relationships are at that time.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        I’m actually more interested (in a purely ghoulish way) in the 16-17-year age difference between Jennifer Lawrence and Goop. I’m not usually this heartless about such matters, but it just seems … right … in Goop’s case.

    • Addie says:

      totally agreed! Chris Martin is such a fraud!!!! If he truly shuns the spotlight – why date another starlet? I think he is a grade A creep. Team Gywneth.

  3. Tiffany27 says:

    What an odd a** coupling.

  4. Leaflet says:

    JLaw has gone from bad to worse. Why date a much older dude who is divorced with kids. I don’t care how good dude might be in the sac or how “connected” I may feel to him, dude has lived a lifetime, as far as relationships are concerned, above her. A newly divorced guy + baggage = gross. Jlaw please date somebody more close to your age because sometimes you don’t even act your age.

    • T.C. says:

      So much baggage and he isn’t even divorced yet. Two completely different stages in life. Messy.

    • Kiki says:

      Finally someone agrees with me

    • Suze says:

      I don’t think 13 years is that much of a gap. There have been celebrity couples featured here on CB with much greater age gaps and most commenters haven’t had an issue with it – Jeff Goldblum and his latest marriage comes to mind.

      What I find interesting is that these women have very, very different public personas. Privately, who knows, they may be more alike. But it’s almost like Chris Martin is making a statement here.

      We’ll see what happens. If they last more than a few months, I’ll be amazed.

      In the meantime, it’s great celebrity gossip. Look, it’s even making the looming Bey/JayZ split look like small potatoes.

      • Luca26 says:

        Yeah Brangelina are 12 years apart for instance it’s an odd pairing for sure but Jlaw is a consulting adult.

      • bettyrose says:

        AJ was a 30 year old mom when she hooked up with Brad.

      • Leaflet says:

        JLaw is not mature enough right now to date a man with kids, and I doubt that Jen can handle that. Martin is NOT even divorced yet. NOT divorced. In fact, I believe that he may have been physical with Alexa Chung and JLaw at the same time. By the way, anyone have a timeline on that? As I stated down thread. Martin is no prize. This older dude is in the midst of a declared break up and is screwing every chick in sight. I doubt he really cares for either of them. What’s more, is that all of the celeb women are jocking Martin as if he’s “golden” because the tabloid painted GOOP as an elitist or a villain of sorts in the relationship. This dude is in the process of divorce for a reason. Also, Pitt wasn’t screwing a host of other women besides Angelina. This dude is running around all of these girls like a baseball field trying to see how many bases he can get to on public sympathy.

      • Luca26 says:

        Actually Angelina was 28 or 29 only 5 or 6 years older then JLaw. I mean I don’t think it will last but she isn’t 18 or something. She’s old enough to make her own choices.

      • Truthtful says:

        @Luca26: Yes Angie was 29 but she was already twice divorced and mom to a little kid… very very different in term of experience.

        Plus I think that the maturity change is huge between being 24 and 28!
        At 24 your brain hasn’t fully mature yet and you are still basically a kid while at 28 your are a woman with already your own mistake and path you are discovering bait more who you are.

        And she doesn’t need to be 18 to be too young for a 37 yrs old dad of 2 in the midst of a divorce…

      • Leaflet says:

        @ Luca26,
        I’ll bet Katie Holmes wished she never chose the route with Tom Cruise. Katie was what, like 27? And Cruise was like, 43? The point is, Katie Holmes was in no way prepared for the relationship she was in with Tom. He was way older than her and ran her like a train on a railroad. Now, Katie Holmes doesn’t even look like herself anymore. She was beautiful and youthful, but now she looks like she’s aged 20 years. I mean those older guys can really put a wammy on a young woman, why doo you think a lot of them go for them anyway? So that they can have more leverage over them. Martin knows that JLaw isn’t emotionally mature enough for this yet. Just because JLaw is female doesn’t mean she’s mature enough yet. JLaw needs to realize this because, unfortunately now, Katie Holmes is stuck looking like, who done it? Most of her former glory is gone. All because she wanted to date an older man.

      • Suze says:

        I don’t know – I can’t work up any righteousness over the age difference or the fact that Martin has kids. There is no indication that this a serious relationship or that it will even last over a few months. If it does, they can leap those hurdles. Right now they are just both consenting adults who are dating. JLaw is by all accounts a pretty savvy person and no naive innocent. She wouldn’t be where she is if she were.

        Is Martin “screwing every chick in sight”? I’ve only heard of two – really he is a rock star so I don’t find that particularly surprising. And It’s not like Paltrow is holding herself above the fray here, either, she is still married, too. And dating.

        And you’re right, Pitt wasn’t screwing everyone in sight when he fell in love with Jolie – he was just screwing his wife.

        There is no moral high road here. Shrug. Right now it’s just good gossip.

      • Allie says:


        24 is not a kid. You are a grown ass woman. Dating someone is their 30′s not that weird.

      • Truthtful says:

        @Allie: well science strongly disagree with you: the brain frontal lobe doesn’ tmature before not really a grown ass woman…

        And there is big difference between dating 31 yrs old fun and outgoing and a 37 yrs old father of 2 divorcee… the guy is more pushing 40 than a 30 -something

    • M.A.F. says:

      Yep yep. I’m around his age and I still wouldn’t touch him.

      • Ally8 says:

        Exactly. It’s this arithmetic that makes it a yuck:

        age gap + attractiveness gap + cool factor gap

        All in his disfavor. Plus, he just looks like French actor Pierre Richard to me:

        Except Pierre Richard is funny and charming onscreen.

      • Leaflet says:

        @ M.A.F , @ Ally8,
        I second those opinions. Chris Martin is gross. I’ll bet Martin has a lot in common with Paltrow and is more of an elitist than he appears to be. Bottom line, dude had to have had something in common, behavior wise, with Gwyneth for him to be attracted to her and she him. I’m not fooled by the poor Chris Martin façade painted by the public. No one chooses a mate without having something in common with them.

  5. An says:

    They would make the absolute weirdest couple! 😂

  6. Sullivan says:

    Love. This. Looking forward to some goooooood gossip.

  7. Allie says:

    Rude to call Coldplay bad music.

    This is shocking but I kind of like it.

  8. Detritus says:

    What? I am mind blown. People still like Coldplay?

    And Goop gonna be MAAAAD. Younger, better hair and she eats Cheetos.

  9. Wallamalooo says:

    She deserves better. Gag.

    • Anne tommy says:

      It’s only recently that someone of J Law’s age would be considered immature, my mother went to work at 14 and basically that was the end of childhood so she is old enough to make her own choices. That said, I don’t see what she sees in Chris Martin who always seems v suited to goop in as much as they both seem quite dreary, if she wants an older guy she’d be better with B Coop.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        Not me … I don’t think 24-year-olds are immature at all. But then too, when I was 24-years-old most of the people I went to High School and/or college with were married and had kids.

        Jennifer Lawrence has been out on her own for a few years now. She certainly wasn’t living with her parents in 2011 when she filmed “X-Men: First Class.”

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        I started working when I was twelve, it had nothing to do with being mature enough to be in a relationship with an older divorced dude. Just because people were forced to make life changing choices at 14, doesn’t mean it was a good thing.

    • Wilma says:

      Yup, if you’re gonna take Alexa Chung’s leftovers, why not go for the OG, Alex Turner?

  10. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    I just want to see the look on Goop’s face (*cackles*). Come on–I know I’m not the only one. JLaw has the career that she wishes she had. At this point, Goop is SO lucky she did those Ironman movies, because that’s all she’s known for–I asked my little sister about her, and she had ZERO idea as to who I was talking about until I said she was the chick from Ironman.

    • Skyblue says:

      I disagree-I think Jlaw has the career Gwyneth used to have. Anyway, I digress…I clicked on this article fully expecting it to say April Fools Day! I thought this even though I know full well it is August. Chris Martin? Ick! I cannot get down with grown (middle age) men wearing tiny childrens tee-shirts and horrid multi-colored tennies. Ick ick ick.

      • Sammy says:

        GP never had J Law’s career. She did critically acclaimed movies but the never made a lot of money and the box office bait movies she did sucked (Shallow Hal). Also even in her prime she was a cold and snobbish fashion girl who dated some really hot men. Let’s not pretend that dating Brad didn’t help her career.

      • alex_r says:

        No, no, no, Paltrow never had JLaw’s career. As a Hervey girl, she had a lot of hype but not enough follow through. Which movie of hers made as much bank as those Hunger games movies? She also had that one Oscar unlike JLaw’s one win and two nominations.

        Personally, I am not a JLaw fan any more but even I have to admit that very few actors have had the kind of success (critical and commercial) that JLaw has had at such a young age. And she can do much better than a older guy like Martin.

      • Luca26 says:

        Nah Goop at her peak was nowhere near JLaw now. Goop was famous for sure and she got the Oscar but JL already has 2 additional nominations plus an Oscar and two franchises. Goop was mostly famous for being pretty and dating famous men. She only had one or two genuine hits in like 97 and it’s been smoke and mirrors outside of Iron Man.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        To be fair, she was in Seven, Emma, Shakespeare in Love, and Jefferson in Paris. She has done some serious work, not all of it very well received, like the Sylvia Plath biopic for instance.

      • Marny says:

        Gwyneth’s movies maybe haven’t made as much as Jennifer’s (unless you count Iron Man) but after Anthony Hopkins worked with her he said that she & Jodie foster were the best actors he’d ever worked with. They’re both very talented.

      • H2O says:

        “Marny says:
        August 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm
        Gwyneth’s movies maybe haven’t made as much as Jennifer’s (unless you count Iron Man) but after Anthony Hopkins worked with her he said that she & Jodie foster were the best actors he’d ever worked with. They’re both very talented.”

        Yes we can count Iron Man. It’s the same category as Hunger Games. In the film Gwyneth made with Hopkins, she made me cry so I tend to agree with his appraisal.

      • Josefa says:

        Goop’s career definitely never took off like Jen’s has. Jen’s career truly is crazy, pretty much every film she’s done in the past 4 years has been both a commercial and critical success. Not many actors can say that, regardless of their gender or age. Gwyneth was in plenty of succesful films in the ’90s, but she was just another well known actress of her generation.

        Though I do think the comparisons are unfair, in the sense that Hollywood wasn’t as obsessed with franchises in the ’90s. Being the actress who brings both Mystique and Katniss Everdeen to life sure plays a crucial role in Jen’s popularity.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @We Are All Made of Stars, who wrote: “To be fair, she was in Seven, Emma, Shakespeare in Love, and Jefferson in Paris. She has done some serious work, not all of it very well received, like the Sylvia Plath biopic for instance.”

        To be honest, I think the ‘only’ reason Gwyneth Paltrow got the small role in the 1995 film “Seven” was because she was dating Brad Pitt at the time and he and Morgan Freeman were the stars of the film. I was shocked when she won the Best Actress Oscar for “Shakespeare in Love” in 1998 as I was so sure Cate Blanchett would win it for “Elizabeth.” I ‘did’ think she was good in “Emma,” though.

        Ironically, Gwyneth was 24-years-old when her engagement to Brad Pitt ended. She had secretly been hooking up with Ben Affleck on the side (he was one of two or three guys she hooked up with while dating/engaged to Pitt). She then began a relationship with Ben, which lasted–off and on–about 2 1/2 years.

    • Frida_K says:

      I was totally cackling over this yesterday when I heard. It’s just so… wow!

      Goopy’s head must be ready to explode. Here she is, with her creepy-looking and uninteresting jump off and there her ex-husband is with a much younger woman who is a well-known actress, widely recognized for talent, and considered by many to be very pretty. Plus her hair is way better than Goop’s straw matting. The coup de grâce, as it were.

      *cackles like a WITCH*

      • Leaflet says:

        Truthfully, Martin is doing all of this whoring with so many women, and he’s not even divorced yet. I wonder if these Hollywood chicks are taking him seriously? Martin doesn’t appear to really be thinking of any one else but himself right now. I wonder if he was dating Alexa and JLaw at the same time. Wouldn’t be surprised at all . Maybe JLaw is just only interested in the physical aspects and doesn’t care if he’s been seeing other women, and she’s just only one of them. From the timeline, it appears that JLaw may have been seeing both Hoult and Martin at the same time. Not sure. Martin sure isn’t dealing with just one chick. He’s no catch in my eyes. If I were JLaw, I’d watch my tail, if you know what I mean? The man is in the position of divorce for a reason.

    • Hmmm says:

      Goop was offered Kate Winslet’s part in Titanic, but chose to do Sliding Doors instead. She could have had a high profile career if she wanted to.

      • supposedtobeworking says:

        And very publicly and shamefully commented on kissing Leo at her birthday party by saying something like ‘ and wwwwww, what is he, like 12? My brother came and pulled me away and yelled ‘what are you doing?!” She’s ben a jerk for a long time.

        And she isn’t famous because of her movies, she’s famous because she had show biz parents who opened doors, famous godparents who provide access, and some decent action in a few good movies. Jennifer has done it all on her own. (Although I have yet to see a movie she has made *hangs head*)

  11. BengalCat2000 says:

    “A lot of celebrities like bad music…” That made me LOL for some reason. He looks like an epic Tool but the gossip about this pair will be so much fun!

  12. Toot says:

    I’m all for it if it annoys Gwyneth. lol Oh yeah, if they like each other too. lol

  13. lisa2 says:

    I’m not even talking the age difference.. I think it is a bit off that a young woman of 23/24 would want to get in a relationship with a man not yet divorced with 2 young children.

    Maturity wise she just seems and act very young for her age.. and now she is dating a MAN in the sense of experience and life. And it is a very quick thing. Maybe she should have waited a bit and enjoyed being single for a longer time.

  14. ran says:

    Nooooo girl what are you doing? You don’t need this kind of baggage in your life.

  15. maybeiamcrazy says:

    I don’t understand why would a young and extremely successful actress would date a man with two kids. Why would she even want that kind of baggage? Oh well, good luck to them anyway.

  16. Dani2 says:

    Most unexpected couple ever.

  17. Dingo says:

    Weird. Think at JLaw as a stepmother to a 10 and 8 year old! I know they are just dating – but still.

  18. T.C. says:

    She seems to have a type: odd looking English men. I would have never guessed this coupling in a million years. I hope it’s only a short fling because do you really want to date GOOP’s ex? She will be shading you left and right and JLaw is too young to be a step mom to two children.

  19. vikw says:

    lol Nicholas Hoult doesn’t have an instagram. That account is somone pretending to be him. All the pictures that are him and jlaw together are photoshopped and they are actually different pictures. For example this picture & this picture are these pictures

  20. Jaderu says:

    Totally out of left field.
    I’m gonna need a pic or some receipts for this one.
    Shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

  21. Jaderu says:

    Totally out of left field. LOL
    I’m gonna need a pic or some receipts for this one.
    Shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
    PS Sorry about the double post. See how shocked I am?!?!

  22. Beth says:

    If she’s gonna date an older British dude, I think her and Cumberbatch would have a great time. They’re both really silly. But I like Chris Martin. I think this is interesting.

    (Coldplay’s new album really quite sucks, but I don’t they’re “bad music” per se.)

  23. bubulle says:

    Random pairing for sure. Goop is fuming, what a disgrace her and her new beau can’t hold the comparison.

  24. Kcarp says:

    Is she really all that different? Or is she better pretending? I mean it is her in the top pic with something covering her face. I never understood how people think that doesn’t draw more attention.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      Maybe Gwenyth had just thrown some homemade pizza in JLaw’s face, that she had baked in her backyard pizza oven, you know, the one all us peasants should have, so JLaw had to cover her (very yummy) pizza covered face!

    • Artemis says:

      Girl is often serving us Leo ‘jump in garbage can with umbrella in face while wearing a hoodie’ realness but people are blind to it because she’s cute and harmless. She’s not even papped that much and she can’t handle it without flipping the bird.

  25. DJ says:

    With her loving all things British comment, is she saying that British people don’t know how to dress?

    • Truthtful says:

      I don’t think so , I think she is saying that british people are more relaxed and don’t judge you on your outfit ( and it’s true and really refreshing)

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        That’s true. I moved to England earlier this year and I find it comforting to know that when I have a bad day and don’t want to give a crap about my looks, I can go to the grocery store or some pizza place in my sweats and with no make-up on and I won’t be judged by anyone. No one will even notice. Some people were so relaxed that some store and restaurant owners had to put window signs that they won’t allow people wearing pajamas inside but that’s pretty much the only barrier besides nudity and obscenity.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Sooo….sounds like a lot of people dress crappily in England just like they do in the US. Nothing special here.

      • Truthtful says:

        @ We are all made of starts: not it’s not that… it’s a very different feeling, your outfit doesn’t define you in Britain, you can go have tea at the mandarin oriental on a bad day with no effort in London you can’t be pass the front door in NYC if you do the same.

        Plus it’s an attitude because actually I think most british people dress quite well, but it’s the fact that you don’t get judge!

        In the US your outfit defines who you are in the eye of strafers (posh shops, restaurants, other people, etc…) in Britain it doesn’t! Very very different

    • Ronia says:

      She says that in Britain (I suppose she means England, really) you can go out without the need to put your red carpet make up and your fanciest dress, get food in a paper wrap and sit somewhere to enjoy it without being photographed from all sides and being discussed on websites weeks after that. It’s true not only about Britain. Europe in general doesn’t have this obsession with celebrities. One can sit next to a celebrity everyday in a cafe. No big deal. No sighs, no selfies, no screams.

    • Adrien says:

      She said British people are low maintenance and aren’t really concerned about perfection, something like that.

  26. Jen2 says:

    Dueling relationships. Better than dueling banjos. They are uncoupled, then act like they want to be re-coupled, at least according to her publicist. She is accused of cheating, he says we are close, but not together, she goes to Utah with her new man (a blue eyed guy named Brad–oy), he turns up with Lawrence (a young blonde Academy award winning actress). They both seem to be chasing the past.

    This should be juicy and kind of icky for quite some time.

  27. Ladybug says:

    I just flat out don’t believe this. It’s too weird.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      I don’t believe it either, he blew a kiss to her from stage and this means a torrid love affair? I don’t think so. First, she can’t be that big a fool. Second, he’s gross, what young woman wants that hot mess? I think this story is BS.

  28. Alex says:

    I hope it’s true and she’ll change under his influence from this obnoxious, loud girl who acts like a teenage brat and cringeworthy actress to “beyond-boring” celebrity that everyone is fed up with. And then she will just disappear from the media permanently. Also, maybe JLaw has a thing for strange English men but he also has a certain type…

  29. Dan says:

    Yeah Nick Hoult doesn’t have instagram. Someone above has posted proof.

    As far as this rumor, I hope it isn’t true. Why would she want to date someone 13 years older with an ex wife and 2 kids? I don’t get it.

  30. SpookySpooks says:

    I really like him, I really dislike her and I do agree, what an odd couple.

  31. TX says:

    Well, good for Chris! I’m guessing JLaw is the opposite of Goop in so many ways. I imagine being married to Gwen is exhausting. It’s probably a nice change for Chris…maybe it will inspire him to write some good music for the first time in forever?

  32. Lucy2 says:

    I thought at first this was just a silly rumor, but now it seems there might be something to it. I don’t really get her attraction to him, but whatever.
    I bet Goop is secretly PISSED. JL is the it girl Goop imagines she still is. I wonder if she’ll feed bad stuff about her to the tabloids.

  33. als says:

    Is that JLaw in the first picture or Leo DiCaprio?

  34. InvaderTak says:

    Wonder if there was some overlap with Alexa Chung and Jlaw. This whole thing seems kinda weird.

    • Zee says:

      Seems like there was overlap with Nicholas and Chris, too…..weird pairing. The strangest thing is I don’t think it would have been announced unless they were kind of serious…or maybe they have photos of the two together for next week’s tabloids …

  35. Black Veronica Lake says:

    Jennifer is an old soul. Make a good couple. That man is so talented.

  36. Altariel says:

    I’ll never understand Chris Martin’s looks…does he need a blood transfusion, sun, meat, what is it?? I don’t know much about Jennifer Lawrence other than she is Hollywood’s untouchable It Girl Darling. After living with Goop for so long, I say let the guy have some fun with someone who won’t lord it over him. She is young for him, but she seems grounded.

  37. eliza says:

    She certainly likes the pale, thin Brits. She seems to have a type.

    I applaud her for being able to sit through a Cosplay concert. I couldn’t do it. *shudders*.

  38. Ann says:

    Oh, good. Now they can wear bad outfits and eat fish and chips together. What a stupid thing to say. I give it a couple of weeks.

  39. GIRLFACE says:

    I think this is kind of awesome mostly because the GOOP is probably compulsively picking heirloom beets right now and can’t stop making rustic wild rice squab fricassee and endive chèvre crudités. It’s true that most celebrities like bad music. I think they will last, just like that ‘Yellow’ song-painfully, hyperbolically, whiningly, for years? Ah, romance. Awkward age differences and circumstances are awkward.

  40. abby says:

    Assuming this is true …
    On a personal level, I am not sure what to think. I guess JLaw and Martin are both sort of odd and occasionally say silly/insensitive things. Neither seems comfortable with their fame. I am not sure she is mature enough to deal with an older man with kids, who is not yet divorced. And they’re both fresh out of newly ended relationships. I think a bit of time to reflect and simply be single would benefit both. This could get messy.
    But maybe they are both just having a bit of fun for now. And maybe that’s what Martin and JLaw need right now, a bit of fun.
    You never know with relationships but I suspect this will be short-lived.

    On a gossip level, this is hilarious! JLaw (also a Harvey girl like Goop) has everything Goop wishes she had professionally.
    - multiple Oscar nominations and one win. She delivers critically-acclaimed roles regularly.
    - two highly successful film franchises (Hunger Games and X-men) and JLaw is a major character/lead in both, not just a minor player.
    - JLaw has the face, body and allure for the major cosmetic endorsements.
    - JLaw just turned 24

    Goop must be seething! No wonder we are getting word that she has moved with Brad 2.0

    Anyway, seriously though if this is true, I wish them all the best – Gwyn & Brad 2.0 and Martin & JLaw. However it turns out in the end, hopefully they can all remain civil and amicable.

    • aquarius64 says:

      I was thinking the same thing. It still doesn’t change the fact that Paltrow’s boyfriend is a downgrade. She’ll flaunt the new guy to save face, but Hollywood will be laughing behind her back. Given the parties involved, cue the shading and catfights. The gossip gods are amused.

  41. bettyrose says:

    “She could do better than Chris” < understatement of the year.

  42. ran says:

    I don’t see how the timeline is iffy? She broke up with Hoult late May and then she started seeing Martin one and a half month later.

  43. Mari says:

    Nääh.. I would rather see her with Robert Pattinson than with Chris Martin. If she prefers dating British men that is. They would be so fun together. Why would she want to date a middle aged man with kids and eternal attachment to Goop?

  44. Dancinnancy says:

    Because single dad lead singer of Coldplay has a more accommodating schedule than Nic Hoult? Ok.

  45. FrenchLily says:

    Oh nooooooooo. Love her. Don’t like him at all !

  46. Josefa says:

    Oh God no. Jennifer is into relationships with bizarre age disparity AND Coldplay?! Way to ruin my image of her. Please God, don’t let this be true.

  47. Tiffany says:

    If she had just taken the pap picture, she would have just been another celebrity at an after party. But no, she had to pull that stunt. Guess what Jennifer, events like that are pap bait. I can’t with this girl anymore.

  48. Suki2 says:

    Not sure why but they all come off a bit worse for this. I know next to nothing about CM, but this makes him seem sort of mean – breathtakingly selfish at the very least. I suppose they all are. That’s what they have in common.

  49. Liz says:

    I give Alexa Chung a lot of credit for not getting into a relationship with a soon to be divorced father of two who is on the rebound. It seems Chris is having a middle-age crisis. He’s into a goofy, but smart and successful 24-year-old. What’s next? A teenager. I think it’s his way of one upping Goop.

  50. Victoria1 says:

    ewwwwwwwww. She was cute with Nick. Major downgrade Jen. MAJOR.

  51. don't kill me i'm french says:

    Chris Martin must have a magic penis!
    Yet i never understood how his mariage with Goop was able to wirk so long time for a that mismatched couple .Now this …! Is he doing his middle-life crisis and is JLaw doing her Kiki Dunst groupie phase?

  52. serena says:

    Well, I like Coldplay music and it’s a bit insulting reading ‘bad music’.. everyone’s tastes are different, you don’t need to judge.

    Anyway, this couple seems so weird. I guess the timig is a bit strange.. did Jlaw cheat on Nick? She surely moved on pretty fast.. meh, I liked her a lot but these days I really don’t anymore.

    • Adrien says:

      Coldplay weren’t slaughtered by the music press for making bad music. Brian Eno was their producer. Critics hated them because they made safe, pop-sounding, sappy music which is the opposite of what a rock band should be – rebellious, unconcerned about pop charts, etc. They stuck to the same formula which made them an arena friendly band. Personally, I love some of their songs and they are enjoyable to watch live.

      • serena says:

        I was talking about this-> “Lots of celebrities like bad music, you know?” in this article.
        Anyway I mostly agree with you, lately they’ve been doing safe pop-charts music but I still enjoy them and think they’re one of the best band of the last years.

  53. Noneya says:

    I suddenly had the strong urge to listen to “Creep” by Radiohead.. when I got to you tube, I decided on “Karma Police” instead.. what’s that? This is a random post? No more random then that “coupling”.. now, if you’ll excuse me…. “For a minute there, I lost myself, I lost mysellllfff”…

  54. Jules says:

    If it is true….I see it as a temporary relationship. A summer fling, both having a bit of fun, nothing serious at all. I know too many people who have ended relationships with other people only to start dating other people (many with children) so, it’s not exactly unheard of. Odd couple?…sure, but it doesn’t bother me, mostly because opposites attract.

    Though I don’t know that much about Martin, perhaps he’s a nice guy that came along right at a time when Lawrence needed him. Maybe that is what is happening here…two people just out of long term relationships, feeling hurt not to mention lonely…it happens. I do believe, having said all that, that this relationship will be brief….also, there still has been zero confirmation adding to the theory that this is a summer fling. I would bet money on that.

  55. From North of Boston says:

    How very Tom Cruise of him…

    Jumping off from his older, former IT-girl, wife to a new younger IT-girl.

    And while she’s old enough to make her own decisions, I’m old enough to go “Ewww” at this one.

  56. TWINK says:

    I saw him on Graham Norton last year or a couple years ago and thought he came across as really sexy and I totally would but he’s not photogenic at all, he looks very funny in still pics!

  57. Maria says:

    i dont know where i stand. both are big names and would attract a lot of attention on their own. so it seems weird that there are no more reports about them dating. makes you think celebs can actually hide a lot more then they let on. or its a made up story.

    if its true i dont understand both. they both seemed and personally said that they dont like fame. if you then date someone else that famous it seems hypocritical. everyone was waiting to see who Jennifer would date and with Chris maybe even more so and see how to stirr up drama with Gwyneth.

    for guys in rock bands its normal to date young women, its not like those young women are forced to do that and a man being in a band seems to suspend a lot of common sense in quite a few women. i wouldnt have thought that Jen would date a divorced father of two who was married to another oscar winning actress.

    there could also be some overlap between Chris and Nicholas, but i doubt the media will go there, they love her way too much to actually look into stories that could make her look bad. And i mean come on a touring musicians has more time than her ex actor boyfriend LOL what a silly excuse.

    at least Chris can now eat some burgers with his girl :)

  58. tc says:

    You all are letting your GOOP hatred blind you to how messed up this is. He is an old man with two kids. She should not be with him. And if for some reason she were to ignore GOOPY’s desires and feed the kids burgers, she would be completely in the wrong, as any father’s girlfriend or step mother would be when they deliberately flaut the mother. There is nothing wrong with raising your kids vegan. Hot Cheetos are not a human right, and it’s perfectly acceptable not to feed your kids junk.

    And I agree with another commenter that these two women are more similar than you’d think. They just have different shticks, and in 20 years people will be as annoyed with Jen Law as they are with GOOPY now. In fact, given how fast people burn through celeb gossip these days, you’ll probably all be sick of her in about 5.

  59. Jules says:

    @TC: I think it’s important to remember that absolutely nothing has been confirmed yet. I sincerely doubt, even if they are “quietly dating” now, that either is prepared to walk hand in hand into the sunset together…I mean, think about it, I don’t think this is anything more than dating. Dating doesn’t equal marriage/eternity. The whole thing could be over by September and the gossip rags will move onto something else.

  60. Jules says:

    ETA: In my opinion, Jennifer Lawrence and Gwenyth Paltrow are indeed polar opposites, maybe Martin is enjoying spending time with someone who doesn’t adhere to all those restrictions. It doesn’t mean it’s serious, just different, fun, and most likely, brief.

  61. Miss M says:

    She could do so much better than this…

  62. Irishae says:

    I’m all for gossip (I’m interested to see any kind of GOOP fallout and I do think it’s sort of an odd couple), but lots of Judgey McJudgersons here regarding two consenting adults. An age difference or the fact that one person has kids and another doesn’t certainly riles up the hens. It’s real life and these things happen. Don’t understand. Soooo glad my relationship isn’t up for critique here! :)

    Good for them.

  63. Nina says:

    ZOMGMidlifecrisis. What a tradedown after the goop and Alexa Chung! That twenty year old weight obsessed country bumpkin ??

  64. Kreist says:

    I don’t think what is freaking everyone out about this couple is the age difference, it has a lot more to do with the fact that he is technically still married and has two kids, 10 and 7. We can’t picture JLaw hanging with two kids yet, looking out for them. It’s weird.

    About the overlap, Jlaw and Nick were last spotted together in may 20 -something in germany.

  65. BadAssCompass says:

    well Coldplay did make soundtrack for Hunger games 2, so that might be the reference and the reason JLaw was in VIP attendance
    but then again, it’s not that big of an age difference really, he seems dorky and more of a man-child, I suspect she’ll be mentally a teen long in her 30s , so it’s a match.

  66. bored_01 says:

    I’m thinking this puts Chris a point ahead on the post conscious uncoupling contest inside Gwynneths head

  67. Reece says:

    Using my armchair psych degree here…
    JLaw is the polar opposite of Goop, as Kaiser said.
    JLaw may have always had a teenage celeb crush on CM growing up so it’s a fantasy fulfillment coupled with a recent breakup.
    CM gets an ego boost (he needed one?) from JLaws new gf (fan-girl) attention.
    Seriously, this is the only way I can grasp this. It won’t be long term but as long as they have fun while it’s lasts. *shrug* smh Weird.

  68. Nikita says:

    And, everything is better than goop! Good for them. I like them both. Why not. Hes cute, ive been on 3 coldplay concerts and he is cute. You should visit their concerts ;-)

  69. Bread and Circuses says:

    Oh, I don’t believe this. Not for a second. She could just be a 24-year-old going out to concerts, making friends, and having fun being a celebrity. If she’s in the vicinity of a single guy, that doesn’t mean she’s dating him.

    Has JLaw got something coming out? Why are the tabloids trying so hard to couple her up with someone lately?

  70. NewGirl says:

    I don’t like Jennifer Lawrence that much. Just because she is a high profile actress, I don’t think Chris Martin is a major downgrade and I don’t even like Chris Martin (I do agree with a previous post stating that he seems more of a man-child…that has never been appealing to me )…Personally the coupling is just weird to me….but whatever…

  71. Christin says:

    I would guess that Gwynnie isn’t too happy. Late yesterday or today, Seinfeld’s fame-hungry wife posted a photo and comment about what a fabulous loyal friend Goop is and how she is surrounded by good friends or something to that effect.

  72. mary says:

    Who cares. She can do whatever she wants. She can be a lesbian. She can be bisexual. She can date Chris Martin. For all I care, she can be in a three-way with Bradley and Chris. Maybe Michael Fassbender and Jennifer are having dirty sex. Good for her. She’s 24 yrs old. Have fun. Live your life. She’s not hurting anyone. Chris is not that much older than she is. At her age, she’s not a child. She’s a grown woman with a career. The only thing I care about are her movie projects. Jennifer is attached to The Glass Castle and Burial Rites. These need to happen like yesterday. I love both of these books and want to see them on the big screen. On a side note, while Jen was filming in Montreal, my friend ran into her outside a coffee shop we frequent in our area. She was with the lead singer of Arcade of Fire and said that in person she’s very impressive and leggy and incredibly sweet.

    • Truthtful says:

      Yeeah she can do whatever she wants and have fun… but we are here on a gossip board well theres’ that.

      “Chris is not that much older than she is.” Well I have to desgaree here, the age gap between a 24 yrs old and a 37 yrs is huge…. the same one that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher had… and Ashton was even older, and with a career and everything.

      Age isn’t just a number. Age means something about your stage in life and the experience you have had, and your are not having the same ones in your early 20′s and when pushing 40.Not mature how mature (or think you are) you are at 24 no mater your career you are in now in the same maturity and experience level of someone who had 14 years of experience before you.

  73. Sway says:

    He must be so thrilled to finally be with a girl who actually eats.

  74. Nev says:

    You all seem to forget Gywneth always comes out looking better on top. And more chic to boot. Stay tuned. Haha

  75. Ostone says:

    Gossip gold! Who knew Chris Martin had it in him? I bet Gwynnie is furious! And to the ones saying 24 is too immature, I am 25, married, a home-owner and managing an IT team for a Fortune 500 Corporation. Youth doesn’t mean a woman doesn’t have her sh*t together. However I think the **aww shucks!** attitude of JLaw is just a façade, not really her personality. Who knows, but I hope this pairing isn’t anti-climatic and brings us gossip gold! Jlaw and Chris Martin at the Oscars for example!

  76. dan lopez says:

    I m not buying this coupling at all. he is too old for her, and she too goofy for a grown 30 something year old man. i’ll believe it when i see photos of them together or an official press release from him/her JMHO

  77. Alex says:

    on the list of things that didn’t happen…this didn’t happen lol. Not only do I not think Jen is the type to cheat but she just broke up with her boyfriend because of distance and busy schedules. No way would she jump into another relationship in June (which would be major overlap with Nick) with someone just as busy as her who lives in a different country again. I love how the basis of this is going to coldplay concerts (which she has been to with her THG castmates) and all the “sources” went to E news of all places? Yea I’m going with CM needed a “rebound” to combat GOOP’s relationship news

  78. drea says:

    If true, this is funny as hell. It’s most probably not going to last all that long, but it’s going to be such an entertaining couple of months (weeks?). The PR industry is going to the mattresses.

  79. Lola says:

    Really don’t get people dissing the age difference. I met my husband at 25. He was 35. Six years and two kids later we are very happy. If he had had two children and an ex wife it wouldn’t have made a difference. You like who you like.

  80. M.A.F. says:

    Are we sure she isn’t babysitting his two kids?

    What an odd pairing.

  81. Bobbiesue says:

    I’m not buying this coupling. I believe that “sources” went to E! because Goop’s romance with Falchuk is full keel and people are reporting sightings of them out and about. Not one peep of this romance before now…and timed just after the rumors of Gwynnie? They may be hooking up but it’s almost like it was created to take heat off Goop for looking like the philanderer. If anything, Huvane had his fingers in this. Putting these two together and then casually leaking. It’s SO strange a coupling that now more focus is on Chris than Gwyneth. Hmmm…

  82. Hissyfit says:

    This is weird and unexpected. I still don’t think this is true though.

  83. lunchcoma says:

    Weird. She’s pretty immature for 24, and I struggle to picture her playing stepmom to a 10-year-old. I also don’t get the appeal of Chris to someone who already has money and fame of her own. He’s always struck me as being just as annoying as Gwyneth, and I would have thought Jennifer would have wanted someone a little more fun. But, whatever. I guess it’s good gossip.

  84. Starbuck says:

    What an odd coupling. Yuck. I thought she was smarter than this. Getting involved with a guy who is still married and has two kids is just not smart, I don’t care how old you are. Doesn’t she have to go back to filming with Nic Hoult at some point for the next X-men? I see this as a complete downgrade for her. Ew. The gossip potential is really good though, considering who he is filming a movie with right now, who is also single. Ahem. Will be interesting to see how this all turns out.

  85. JoJo says:

    Re: Chris, he might not be typically attractive, but I do think he’s sexy. And yes, they’re both adults. But 24 and 37 is a pretty significant gap, especially given her maturity level and the fact that he’s a father of two pushing 40. Completely different stages in life!

  86. FWIW says:

    Didn’t see this coming at all. Hmmm so i guess she cheated on Nicholas Hoult. Their split was announced two weeks ago and seems she’s been dating Chris since June. Downgrade. Chris Martin is ewww, while Nicholas Hoult is hot.

    She looks foolish covering her head like that. Childish behavior imo.

    • Sozual says:

      How is it cheating? Maybe they broke up and didnt need to announce it to the world in that same instance, like normal people. I mean God forbid. Not everyone is the Kardashians, sending facts/non-facts about their life the second it happens.

  87. ReturnoftheMac says:

    Honestly, when I read this on the DM. It didn’t surprise me a bit. I can totally see it. *shrugs*

  88. Nene says:

    Talk about weird.
    This is got to be the oddest coupling in celebworld in recent years.
    Not even in my wildest imaginaton… I mean J.Law could do A LOT better.
    Now who else is next on the ODD COUPLE ALERT? Beyonce and Chris Brown?

  89. Bridget says:

    Perhaps he thought his children would accept this relationship, after all, he is dating Katniss (or whatever her bloody name is). He is obviously feeling pretty good about himself if this is in fact true. He is following in the footsteps of other rockers like Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart. The younger the better when you feel a mid life crisis coming on. Act your age CM.

  90. Sam says:

    Isn’t Chris Martin just an older blonde version of Hoult? Tall, skinny and thin faced.

    And BTW, the Houlst Instagram is a fake.

  91. LAK says:

    The only pertinent question is whether he will walk the RC with her and or allow himself to be photographed with her at the same event. Holding hands.

  92. TheOriginalPuppy says:

    Judging by the reaction these two have hit power couple pay dirt.

  93. Courtney says:

    …and I am officially over JLaw. Ewww.

  94. suziekew says:

    Please, Jennifer Lawrence is the most overdone celebrity I’ve seen in years. I will be glad when HW and fans move on to the next “big thing” or “it” girl, as she is referred to here. And there will be a new one, there always is.

  95. Hannah says:

    I would actually put money on this being bull.

    a) She is obese by his standards
    b) She isn’t proper by his standards
    c) She’s super cool and I doubt she would be in to a recently divorced with two kids guy

  96. I Choose Me says:

    An unexpected and random coupling to be sure but to each his or her own.