Chris Martin digs Jennifer Lawrence because she’s ‘the polar opposite’ of Goop

Chris Martin

Have we recovered yet from the surprise revelation that Jennifer Lawrence is dating Chris Martin? Many of you hypothesized that this is a summer romance. A lot of you were taken aback by the 13-year age difference between the two. The discrepancy doesn’t bother me much here. JLaw can act really immature, but her directors have consistently said that she turns off her fart jokes on demand. She’s a professional on set. I think she likes to let it rip and is “young at heart,” but she’s also “an old soul” at the same time. Does that make sense? I don’t know how well she’ll handle being around Chris and Gwyneth Paltrow’s two children if things get serious. The second that Goop spots JLaw’s doritos dust on Apple’s fingers … the sh-t is gonna hit the fan.

A new article from The Sun (via the Mail) says that Chris likes Jennifer because she’s nothing like his ex. They even say “polar opposite,” which is what I already said about this relationship. I don’t know if these are things that Chris actually said, or if this is the conclusion that everyone has reached already. It’s amusing for those who like to see Goop not win everything:

Chris Martin was attracted to Jennifer Lawrence because she’s the polar opposite of Gwyneth Paltrow, according to a new report.

The 37-year-old Coldplay frontman and the 24-year-old actress are widely reported to be quietly dating

“Jennifer is loads of fun and they can’t stop laughing when they are together,” a source told The Sun newspaper.

“Chris feels he is dating someone who has everything he’s been missing out on in the past 11 years”

Friends believe that Jennifer is good for Chris following his split in March from clean-living 41-year-old Gwyneth.

Gwyneth is renowned for her healthy diet and strict fitness routine, while Jennifer smokes and enjoys tucking into pizza.

The source said Chris feels the Hunger Games star has given him a “new lease of life.”

“Jennifer doesn’t take herself too seriously and when she is not filming she just wants to hang out and have a good time,” the source added.

[From Daily Mail]

Kaiser already touched on this briefly, but it has to irk Gwyneth that Chris is with an Oscar winner. A younger Oscar winner with multiple nominations. Goop wasn’t too threatened by an ex-television girl, but JLaw has real staying power in movies. Plus she gets all the good fashion contracts whereas Goop has had to go downmarket for sponsorships. Coach vs. Dior? Yeah, JLaw wins there even if Dior looks kinda budget lately.

Anyway, I hope Chris is having a good time with Jennifer. This relationship may not last long, but the dude has been told what to eat and how to act proper for over a decade. Now he’s with a girl who loves to eat and only exercises to be strong. Plus she likes to make weird faces. That’s always fun.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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  1. mia girl says:

    “Chris Martin was attracted to Jennifer Lawrence because she’s the polar opposite of Gwyneth Paltrow, according to a new report”

    You don’t say The Sun?! That is truly a scoop. Who was your source on this… every person with a thinking brain?

  2. K says:

    Surely there is a midpoint between bedding the Ice Queen and the Ladychild.

  3. shenasty says:

    I sincerely doubt Ms. Jennifer is as low-key and down home as her people would like us to believe, then. He seems to like ‘em insufferable, blond, young, and decorated, and she certainly seems to fit the bill.

  4. Leaflet says:

    I feel like the advertisement on this new relationship is killing it before the ink dries. Who knows if their a real couple? Seems to me like she’s solely physical with this dude because she hid her head under a shirt. That’s not a good sign of a new couple that is happy and in love. Am I missing something?

  5. Abbott says:

    If Chris wanted to get anymore opposite from GOOP he’d literally have to date high cholesterol or diabetes.

  6. mimif says:

    I refuse to make popcorn for this coupling.

  7. QQ says:

    This will continue being Delicious for me TBH…ya’ll know what would elevate this to Orgasmic Gossip? If he started doing carpets and giving interviews about her ajahahahhahahaha

    • Abbott says:

      That’s amazing. But I *almost* want to switch my allegiance to GOOP. I don’t think Lawrence can play on the same level as Gwyneth. I’m almost afraid for JLaw.

      • Hawkeye says:

        Hahahaha @QQ! @Abbott I am Team Goop in this split (and I say this as someone who would take doing my taxes while getting a root canal than cheering for Gwyneth). To me, Jennifer Lawrence acts like she’s in high school and this is the equivalent of your parents getting a divorce and your dad hooking up with one of your friends or your childhood babysitter. I can’t really put my finger on it but if I did I’d have to wash it.

      • Brittney B says:

        Yeah… if I were her, I’d want to stay far, far away from any connection to Goop. Jennifer might be more popular, relevant, and critically acclaimed… but Goop brings out the big guns when her image is under attack. She’s going to make it her mission to come out looking better than Jennifer, and even if she fails miserably, it would be exhausting to be her target. Who knows, she might even have some loyal industry friends who will actually be capable of keeping Jennifer from at least one good role.

      • lucy2 says:

        I don’t think Goop has that much pull. All she’s done in the past few years is Glee (which we now know why) and Iron Man stuff, if she was so influential, she’d get better roles for herself.
        Plus I think Jennifer is in such high demand, no one is going to pass up the opportunity to hire her, no matter who their friends are. It would be like the whole “boycott Vanity Fair!” thing again, where everyone was like “yeah OK” and ignored her.

      • V4Real says:

        If Goop have such good industry friends who might be capable of keeping JLaw from at least one good role why can’t these same industry friends get Goop at least one good role? She hasn’t been in anything that people wanted to see besides the IM movies and people didn’t go see that just because she was in it.

      • Abbott says:

        I was mainly talking about GOOP’s bitch game. But she is from a well-connected Hollywood family and is tight with that Handler-Reese-Aniston crew. Plus, she stopped that Vanity Fair article. She has *some* clout.

    • Anna says:

      @QQ they need to be seen eating unhealthy foods… And JLaw needs to give an interview talking about how cool Blake Lively’s new site is.
      I think that is The Sun’s dream haha

  8. aims says:

    I’d think this would bug the hell out of Goop. It’s one thing to have a fling with a model or someone small, BUT Jennifer wins on all counts. Plus shes relatable and an overall cool chick. Although she does have my sympathy, hopefully she doesn’t have to deal with Goop.

  9. maybeiamcrazy says:

    Oh please… Nobody forced Chris Martin to marry Goop, it was his choice. I hate it when people treat him like a victim. They stayed married for a long time ( I am not sure how many years). Even if it turned out to be marriage of convenience after a while, they were/are still in friendly terms.

    • lunchcoma says:

      Yes, I’m tired of Goopy being painted as the evil witch who held him prisoner all these years. I know nothing to make me think the relationship was abusive. He choose to date her, to marry her, and to continue to be friends with her following the separation. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t think she’s all that bad – probably because he’s kind of douchey himself.

    • Leaflet says:

      @Maybe I m Crazy,
      Right! This Martin being painted as the “victim” by the press is making me nauseous. He pursued Gwyneth and eventually asked her to marry him. No one told him to impregnate her with kids twice. Martin is quickly becoming a man-child by the press.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      Totally agree

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      This completely.

    • Brittney B says:

      Yes, yes, yes.

      I hate to bring them up in an unrelated thread (BALLS!)… but the constant comments about Gwyneth “making” Chris eat healthy/act proper have always reminded me of the sexist spin on Angelina Jolie stories. Namely, that she “traps” Brad with children or “forces” him to choose certain roles and avoid love scenes.

      A long-term relationship (especially when kids are involved) should be a partnership between equals, and when the media constantly treats Gwyneth as an insufferable harpy and Chris as a laid-back, sensitive type… well, that just reeks of the worst kind of sexism. And men shouldn’t stand for it, either; both genders suffer when we treat women as controlling shrews and men as meek little puppies.

    • FLORC says:

      Yes! They grew into different people and grew apart. I think it’s easier to put blame on Goop.
      She was the 1 in the public eye pushing a strict, elitist lifestyle. Chris didn’t even have to say a word. He simply became the man behind the woman trying to keep her happy by giving up his favorite meals.

    • Veronica says:

      Thank you. He’s not dating Jennifer Lawrence because she’s “a new lease on life.” He’s dating her because he likes the ego boost of fucking a 24-year-old A-lister less than a year after leaving a ten year marriage to another A-lister. Paltrow isn’t my favorite celebrity, but this is one of the few times I actually feel bad for her because Christ does it suck to watch your ex move on because they had checked out so much earlier than you were.

      Let’s not kid ourselves – however much of an “old soul” Lawrence may be, she’s still in her early twenties. There is literally a lifetime of difference between that and thirty-seven and divorced with two children. If they were thirteen years apart and both of them were over thirty, it wouldn’t be such a big issue. Nobody cares about thirty-four dating forty-seven. But twenties? Still a lot of growing to do. I’m 28 and both act and think differently than I did at 24.

      What I’m still trying to get (and everybody else I’ve talked to) is what Lawrence getting out of it. I mean, I get that he’s a “rock star,” but then…what? She doesn’t need the money, the fame, and IMHO, he’s not an upgrade from Hault in the looks or personality department. Wanted to try a guy who was experienced with the A-list lifestyle and could handle it, maybe? I’m praying for a summer fling here. I start to feel second hand embarassment when I watch attractive and affluent women get into relationships for which there is no real benefit.

  10. Jen2 says:

    Seems like dueling PR stories. Poor, pitiful gwenny, who may or may not have cheated first is now the victim of the horrid husband who is smitten with a younger, more successful woman. For dignity’s sake, I would not want to be painted as a victim who needs her friends to protect her. And there is no confirmation or denial either of the husband’s hook-up, so why so whiny. Of course, her hook-up was confirmed, so this is just a big old gossip mess.

    I guess they should have just “separated” and therefore be more or less free to move on and not “consciously uncoupled” and pretend everything is just spiffy, as this just look odd and messy. Better to break clean than this situation that might get nasty.

  11. M.A.F. says:

    How is she an “old soul?” Nothing about her says that. Young at heart doesn’t make sense either seeing how she is young.

  12. GeeMoney says:

    I’m still surprised by this pairing… but if they are happy, that’s all that matters.

  13. Sullivan says:

    Not since ‘The Bermuda Triangle’ has there been such delicious gossip.

  14. lunchcoma says:

    I find this more cringeworthy than mouthwatering, mostly because I rather like Jennifer and suspect that Chris isn’t really some cool, relaxed dude who was being held prisoner all these years. But, then again, J-Law’s picking to be with this douchey guy. Maybe she’ll have her fun and move on, or maybe he is kind of her type.

  15. mazzystar says:

    So sorry, but I don’t believe this coupling. Show me some pics, & not just of her attending a Coldplay afterparty.
    Don’t get me wrong, I think he’d totally go for her. But why on earth would a goofball sparkplug like JLaw go for soggy bland toast like CMart? He’d have to get a personality transplant before I buy into this pair.

  16. InvaderTak says:

    I’m over it until someone actually does something. Wonder who will be the first to an official event. As someone said above, not worth popping corn over yet, but I will browse through over my yogurt.

  17. tracking says:

    Middle-aged dude dates young girl, finds the fountain of youth, blah blah blah. Such a cliche.

    • Veronica says:

      Haha, exactly. When I was younger, I made the mistake of dating a much older man. You know what I found out? The narrative is never about you. The benefits will never flow your way. You wind up being cast as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl in his fantasy, no matter how hard you try to find a middle ground. There’s a reason age-gap relationships usually don’t work out. A good one.

  18. Leaflet says:

    I’m really beginning to think that Chris using JLaw for PR only unbeknownst to her. Didn’t Hoult use JLaw for PR as well? I think that Chris just wants to be seen “banging the hottest thing on the market.” He went after Gwyn at the height of her fame too. This dude may defiantly be famewhoring and using Jenn as a “come up”. Because all of this mollycoddling is starting to look suspicious as if it’s coming from his camp. But If JLaw likes douches then , oh well.

    • Dingo says:

      THIS – His team is really at work with all the “shes the opposite”!

    • aquarius64 says:

      It sounds like HER team is putting in its 2 cents in the PR department. Her people do not want her to be branded as a homewrecker or a trampire like Kristen Stewart was. Speaking of Stewart….didn’t JLaw shaded Stewart during her Mini-Cooper scandal and she had to walk it back? At the end of the day Martin is still legally married and JLaw is the publicly acknowledged SIDEPIECE, just like Goop’s bit. No critical acclaim, Oscar noms and win, or “romantic” puff pieces planted by the publicist is going to change thant.

  19. Steph says:

    I really feel for the woman who does end up with Chris Martin and Goop. Goop reminds me of my mother in law and believe me… is stressful when she is around. Chris’s future wife will have to accept Goop because of the children. If I were JLaw,I would think long and hard before getting serious with this dude. In the meantime it does give JLaw some great PR….ha ha.

  20. Zee says:

    I don’t like Goop, but the poor widdle Chris Martin stories are getting annoying. I do buy the JLaw hook up because it was released on a Friday and her team would have denied this if it wasn’t true (Gwyn’s estranged middle aged hubby isn’t the type of rumor a publicist would ignore)…the thing is I doubt they would have publicly announced it if it wasn’t a little serious so I think this shall provide the gossip gods with material for a while.

    • Alex says:

      actually her team never denies any tabloid stories ever. and there have been plenty about her and nick, bradley, liam, josh, etc. The only time her publicist put out a statement was to confirm her breakup with nick both times. she doesn’t like the paps so i assume this is why she just lets these stories die on their own.

      • Jules says:

        Actually, Jennifer Lawrence’s team confirmed the split in 2013….but there has been absolutely no confirmation that Lawrence and Hoult broke up in June. E! broke the the news of the split, naming “sources” as proof (LOL!). It was also E! that ran the story about Hoult and Stewart grabbing dinner together. Page six seems to be working with E!, because they always seem to run something about Hoult and Lawrence on Fridays. I think it’s all Bullshit.

  21. Emily says:

    Urgh. Sorry, but I have no sympathy for this dude. Nobody made him marry the Goop.

  22. Dani says:

    Pics or it didn’t happen.

    What a weird couple. I don’t think Jennifer is as nice or as much of a homebody as everyone paints her out to be.

  23. Black Veronica Lake says:

    I think they make a good couple.. Can’t wait to see them actually out and about together.

  24. CI says:

    This is like Christmas in August for us Gwyneth-haters. Chris rebounding w/ a younger actress that is getting acclaim and the roles that Gwyneth is too “old” for, is something I could never think of in any of my meanest impromptu Gwyneth rants.

  25. Jess says:

    I started dating my now ex husband when I was 23 and he was 36. I’d been through a lot already and so was pretty mature for my age, but, at the end of the day, that’s a huge difference at that point in their lives if they want to make (or, like in my case, try to make) a lifelong commitment. If it’s just for fun, then the age difference isn’t that big a deal. I do think, however, that Chris is getting the much better end of this deal. I just don’t get his appeal at all while I totally get JLaw’s appeal.

  26. dan lopez says:

    alot of people are assuming this is true despite the fact that there is no photo/video evidence of these two together, or any confirmation from them or their people. next story up “young boy raised by seagulls can flap his wings and fly away like a bird” (ha-ha)

  27. Tiffany :) says:

    I don’t find him attractive at all. That pretty much sums up my reaction to this story. Really….really? Him? Hmmm….

  28. Nobuhle z...(is my name twisting your tongue ?) says:

    Aah… The usual culprits : daily fail, sun and e news

  29. BadAssCompass says:

    if this were a longer thing I’d have to blame JLaw influence on Coldplay’s recent regression to a magic-love-unicorns-and-rainbows album, because I just can’t find any other logical explanation for that happening. Unless what happened before was filed under the intials T.S. :D

  30. MM. says:

    I loved the tap dancing E!, they made sure to repeat that Jen. and Nick broke up in early summer. I think the story was released by Jen. or Chris’s PR, because the “news” was out there. In fact I think the gossip that Nick and Kristen Stewart might be dating was odd. At the time Jen. was getting sympathy, because supposedly Kris. and Nick. were dating. “News” Jen. and Nick separated weeks ago was released. And I think the break up news was released, because Jen. is dating a not yet divorced man. The sympathy Jen. was getting for Kristen dating Nick would backfire, because she was dating Gwyneth’s husband.
    Why not wait until a marriage is officially over, especially when young children are involved?

    • aquarius64 says:

      THANK YOU. Lawful marrieds get their rebounds (and that’s what Lawrence is here, along with sidepiece) fast because they don’t want to be alone. By being separated, it’s the get-out-of-jail-free card for taking a lover while still having a spouse. More thought should be taken when going into a new relationship before ending an old one, especially when there are children involved. Eventually the new fling is going to do something stupid is going to make you wonder what did you ever see in that person. Someone is going to end up getting played; my money is on JLaw.

  31. Dany says:

    These photos of Jen´s silly faces annoy me like Miley´s tongue photos. No way is either of them an “old soul”.

  32. Hmmm says:

    I am not a fan of either, his music is annoying and she is a bit too ordinary and try hard for my liking (also her Oscar win was a total joke IMHO), and I believe this is just some publicity stunt that makes both of them look stupid, so whatever.

  33. Luciana says:

    Jlaw could do so much better.

  34. Aurelia says:

    Least he ain’t dating Taylor Swift.

  35. JoJo says:

    Yes, JLaw eats pizza and Doritos and smokes! Why? Because she’s 24! She won’t be doing that at 40. I’m not a big fan of Goop, but I also lost a lot of respect for JLaw when I saw how she acted in the press room after the SAG awards this year. No matter if the reporters asked stupid questions – she was completely classless, in stark contrast to Amy Adams.

  36. BlueJay says:

    For sure that is always why I want to be dated because I am in some way different then his ex.

  37. Andi says:

    What gets me is that she supposedly has this diet of pizza and burgers and all that junk. Reminds me of the models who say ” I eat what I want but never put on weight”. This chick definitely looks like she has the potential to blow out when she’s older. Maybe she can turn to goop for some advice on healthy eating.

  38. M. says:

    i love how people will believe anything that they read regardless of the fact that there has been ZERO confirmation. anyway, I’m a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence and sincerely doubt that these two are an item…pics or it didn’t happen, folks.

  39. says:

    at least i am hoping it’s just another fantasy dreampt up up by those gossip loonies.

    WHY was Gweneth with him anyway why would jennifer or any attractive woman want to be with this fool…
    i mean have you ever seen him on stage?
    he’s a complete batshit lunatic.
    he is intolerable to watch , he ruins his own music with his body’s contortions.

  40. emm says:

    Old soul because she’s actually professional and works when she’s required to work? Well then I guess I was an old soul at 18, along with every kid out their bagging groceries or taking orders at McDonalds.