The 1st Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin photos: cute or disappointing?

Over the weekend, we talked about how Jennifer Lawrence supported Chris Martin at iHeartRadio. She had an open backstage invitation to his dressing room. In one of the photos (above), Chris can be seen in the background. It didn’t look romantic, but who knows what they were doing moments before the cameras rolled. Those pics definitely didn’t count as “official” couple photos. Many people didn’t notice Chris was even in the room with JLaw. He was part of the scenery.

Now some actual photos of JLaw and Chris as a couple have surfaced. The Mail snatched them up as exclusives. You can see the pics here. They were snapped as they departed a private jet before the iHeartRadio event. These images are seriously … underwhelming. Jennifer is carrying a pink rose (awwww?). She’s wearing a beanie, a gray tank dress and a flannel shirt from 1992. Chris looks like he always does: slightly douchey and unworthy of a 24-year-old It girl. They look friendly but not like a hot-and-heavy couple.

I don’t know what I was expecting to see from these two. From the way JLaw was behaving in the Coldplay audience, I imagined them to be hotter and heavier together. Part of me wants to scream, “Hug! Kiss! Roll around on the ground together!” The rest of me asks, “What’s wrong with you, Bedhead? Why would you want to see that anyway?” So sure. Martin Lawrence has (sort of) made their paparazzi debut. Is it super cute? I am still very confused by this couple.

Chris Martin

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  1. Aura says:

    After watching The Riot Club yesterday, I really, REALLY wish J Law had given her choice of Brit boy some thought. Max Irons! Douglas Booth!
    Or she could have looked at One Direction and hooked up with Harry Styles. All of these would have been so much better for gossip.

    • Dani2 says:

      Right?? I mean, she definitely has a thing for English dudes and there are so many way hotter guys she could’ve gone for. And the whole “she’s always had a crush on him” thing gives me TomKat vibes. Ugh.

    • whatsmyname? says:

      How was the movie?

      No comment on this story besides: why the hell is this is a story?

      • Aura says:

        @WhatsMyName? I LOVED The Riot Club. The boys are *so* beautiful (particularly Max Irons). It’s really funny and charming to begin with, then takes a really dark turn. Great stuff, and incredibly well acted

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Or Alex Turner from The Arctic Monkeys, so many Brit boys so little time. Get better taste JLaw.

      • Dani2 says:

        God yes, Alex Turner can get it.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        Alex Turner has a type: skinny brunettes

      • Allie says:

        Noooooo. I’d be seriously jealous if she hooked up with Alex Turner. Or even Harry Styles.

        I honestly don’t get why everyone is so upset about this pairing. Is JLaw so majestic that she can’t date outside of her A-List world?! Plus, while he may not be the best looking dude from best musical group, he’s actually pretty charming in interviews. They’re not engaged, they’re just having fun. I’m just completely stumped over the backlash over this coupling. And there’s no way this is PR. Girl doesn’t need it.

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        Alex Turner would be hell of a better choice. And I don’t even find him *that* hot

      • mia girl says:

        Hold up, didn’t Alex Turner date Alexa Chung who dated Chris Martin?!

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        @ mia girl: yes and the rumor is she inspired the recent Coldplay album.

      • Fatty Magoo says:

        Alex Turner 😉 ……I’m sorry what were we talking about?

    • Kiddo says:

      Someone on d-listed mentioned that Harry Styles looks like a younger Rosie O’Donnell and now that is all that I see.

    • Luciana says:

      I want to see that movie but I doubt it will be played in my country. We do not get many indie films. How is Natalie Dormer on it? I have the biggest girlcrush on her.

    • Pri says:

      I think Miles Teller and JLaw would be the PERFECT couple!

      Although, they seem like the same person.

    • Charlie says:

      Am I the only one who finds Chris better looking than these guys? I mean, Douglas Booth looks like a woman.

    • Lauren says:

      Well Douglas Booth is with Vanessa Kirby and it caused a big fight with her ex boyfriend another British hottie/ actor Christian Cooke. Sophie Pera is Max Irons girlfriend. All of them sort of interdate and hang out together. The Daily Mail likes to call the group of young British actors the ‘corset crew’ because they all mostly do the period pieces/ interdate/ are all friends. I don’t really see JLaw as fitting into that group.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        I have no idea who any of those people are. I am old. Sad.

        Ps- I love that they are called Martin Lawrence! Hilarious!

  2. Abbott says:

    Not everyone can have a timeless love like George and Amal. Geez.

  3. Tiffany27 says:

    I’m with Lainey, I just wanna know if he’s going to dive behind a tree to avoid being pictured with her like he did Gwyneth.

  4. MrsBPitt says:

    I’ve never seen Chris smile before….this MUST be pissing GP off!!!

    • Lucretia says:

      Hmmm . . . is that a smile? He might just be baring his substantial teeth . . .

    • BlueJay says:

      Um……I don’t think so. Gwen is enjoying her new man in private. She was happy to get rid of Chris. You know that Chris is an idiot right/

  5. Nympha says:

    Seriously, what does she find in the douchey ex-mr. Goop? Truly the mistery of the century.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      PR to distract from the nude leaks, everyone involved including Gwyneth is benefitting from it. They might be shagging, but I get Cucou Cavill vibes minus the Whole Foods pap shoots from them.

      • Jules says:

        @Stellalovejoydiver: I don’t think this relationship/friendship/casual dating, etc., is being used as a distraction at all. Lawrence has received a lot of support regarding the stolen photos and outside of the garden variety trolls, most are not judging her at all. Honestly, fans are talking a lot more about Mockingjay, getting excited to see the film.

        I still don’t believe this relationship is serious…maybe just some, dates, etc.,…

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        But these pairing started before the pictures. Furthermore if it is a PR couple, it is the worst PR couple ever. It does not even benefit J.Law, people sympathised with her. J.Law have always been a Coldplay fan (or so people say). So maybe she is acting on her teenage crush and will let it go when it wears thin.

      • Richard says:

        Evey media is supportive with JLaw even protective with her as well as general public. i would say that she almost more loved now because people and media see this situation like a huge violation

      • Dani2 says:

        The PR argument is wack imo, I don’t understand them as a couple but I don’t think it’s fake either. Jennifer’s public image really hasn’t suffered. Coldplay isn’t where they were a few years ago but they’re not exactly Nickelback level of washed up either.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        well several outlets were approached to sell the pics to before that website released them, so her people could have known about it beforehand.
        I am not saying they aren’t seeing each other but considering how much stories we got about their great romance including from rather publicist-friendly outlets like People and USWeekly this relationship definitely has a PR angle.
        Sure the media is supportive but that wasn’t a sure thing if you think how the reaction to other nude photo leaks by celebrities was.
        I like JLaw but she is smart and plays the game like everyone else in Hollywood when she needs to, even though not that obvious.

      • Steph says:

        Yes,exactly. It does remind me of the Cuoco and Cavill PR stunt. I do not see or sense the chemistry. Jennifer is one hot lady and I find it odd that she is dating a guy who is 39. She can essentially pick anyone she wants,why him? When I was 24,I dated someone in their late thirties and it was not satisfying at all . Why would she want to date a guy with rapidly aging balls…cough cough.

      • Liv says:

        Just because some people sympathized with her doesn’t mean that the photo leaks didn’t damage her image. It did. It probably doesn’t affect her career because she’s well liked, but it’s the job of her team to distract from it and focus the media on other things. Making her desirable because she’s with a big celebrity (ugh) for example.

      • Stef says:

        The hacking was known months beforehand and her people probably didn’t know what the fallout would be. It could’ve been hit or miss. The constant stories, inaccurate statements and no pictures tells me something is off. and the first pictures are of them leaving a private plane and then leaving in 2 separate cars. Sounds like someone called for a photo OP more than anything. It seems like they could be a casual thing or they could be riding the PR wave. I mean they were running with this based off of Jen being somewhere in the same area as Chris. Now we get “proof” (although seemingly staged) of the couple. If they are a fling it won’t last long because I can’t see her wanting to date another person long distance or play step mommy to two kids.

    • Anne tommy says:

      Agree with that Nympha. She can do a lot better.

    • CynicalCeleste says:

      I think it’s on and has been going on much longer than we think. From a CM-stunted-in-his-growth-perspective, JLaw kind of makes sense. Back at the turn of the century when he took up with GP, she was the cool girl, an oscar-winning ingenue with a yearning to be bad ass by hooking up with a rock star. Now she’s an over 40 mom with a reputation for being an overbearing and obnoxious dilettante. So he went back to his original formula. I’m wagering this was the scandal Vanity Fair wanted to expose last fall.

  6. Talie says:

    She always seemed oddly asexual with Nick too. Like you couldnt see the heat.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah, but seriously how many regular couples go around showing ‘heat’ towards each other? I find the ones that do that the most are the most insecure and annoying. I was waiting in the ER waiting room to get in on Friday, and a couple showed up – around my age, so probably between 22 and 25 – hanging off of each other, draping over each other in the chairs to cuddle. The girl couldn’t even go see the triage nurse without making him come with her. Hell, she made him go to the vending machine with her. It was ridiculous.

      My sister in law hangs all over her boyfriend like that, and I just don’t get it. Why do they feel so insecure about the relationship that you need to constantly show your staked claim on a human being? I’m not even a super independent person – I started dating my now husband when we were 14, so I’ve gotten pretty co-dependent about certain things, and I hate being alone. But I never feel the need to do anything other than hold hands, or have a quick peck in public.

      So, while I’m wildly in love with my husband, I highly doubt people see any kind of heat from us in public.

      • magpie says:

        Lol Erinn. Seriously, solid couples with great relationships don’t radiate “heat” all the time. I just went to Insecure or super new couples who PDA do.

    • Jules says:

      @Talie: Really?…I always thought that it was the other way around. Hoult never seemed terribly affectionate.

    • GlimmerBunny says:

      I think she had/has a crazy amount of “heat” with Bradley Cooper, both on and off screen. Sigh, how I wish she was dating him instead of Chris.

  7. Kiddo says:

    She’s wearing his shirt around the waist, or so it seems. This would have appeared much more staged if they weren’t able to keep hands off while exiting a plane. Dare I say this seems pretty normal? She’s young and experiencing life on the road with a rock (light) band and having some fun. I don’t know why everyone has them married and Jen being the evil stepmother already.

  8. LadyJane says:

    Is anyone else skeezed out by the fact that Jennifer was a mere 14 years old when Chris’s daughter Apple was born?

    • Charlie says:

      Brad and Angelina, Portia and Ellen, etc. there are plenty of Hollywood couples with bigger age differences.

      The thing that annoys me the most is people acting as if she was soo out of his leauge when in fact she isn’t all that speical. Huge hype? Yes. Actually special? No.

      • layla says:

        @Charlie: + a GAZILLION !!!!!!

        Ugh – I don’t get the love for this girl at all.

        Besides Winter’s Bone, her acting is so-so at best. The Oscar for SLP was so undeserved and that movie was almost intolerable! She was so over the top in AH she became a caricature and X-Men was wooden at best.

        And as for her “antics” – just UGH!

        Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who hasn’t been drinking the jlaw kool-aid. Haha.

      • OhDear says:

        Nothing against her, but she (her public image, at least) strikes me as a “cool girl” a la Gone Girl.

  9. Jules says:

    @Lady Jane: No….maybe because I have a brother whose wife is thirteen years younger (24 and 37 when married) and he has a son from a previous marriage. My brother and his second wife have been married now for twenty years and have a son of their own.

    In other words, it is not that unusual.

    • supposedtobeworking says:

      My inlaws have a 22 year age difference, she is his third wife, he had 2 children, she had one (all within 18 months of each other) when they got married, and they have been married for 30 years.

      I see where the age difference presents challenges as they get older and are at different stages of life, but they love each other.

  10. InvaderTak says:

    Wonder if those pics were part of the plan. Looked like one camera guy and they seemed unaware.

  11. Josefa says:

    I just don’t get this couple. It’s the same as ATJ and his wife. I just seriously don’t get what the hell she sees in him.

  12. Luciana says:

    I disagree with most of you when you said age difference is an issue as well as the fact he’s a divorced man with children. Angelina Jolie is way younger than Brad Pitt for example. She was already married and so was he. He didn’t have kids but she did and look at them a decade later! Married and happy. My point is that we cannot predict the outcome of a relationship.

    I’m really hoping to see pictures of Goop, Chris and JLaw walking his kids around. That would be AMAZING.

  13. Akua says:

    Am I the only person who likes this couple?

    • FingerBinger says:

      I don’t like or dislike them as a couple. I am side eyeing a 24 year old dating a not quite divorced father of two in his late 30’s who is the lead singer for the British version of Nickelback.

    • Nona says:

      I like them! I never would have put the two of the together, but that’s part of the charm—it’s such an unexpected combination. And they both seem happy and relaxed. Wish them well.

    • Beatrice says:

      No, I like them too. Cute, inoffensive couple. What I would hate is having the ex GOOP lurking around all the time, pontificating on how happy she is for Chris. Gag me!

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        Cute and inoffensive. That’s how I would describe Coldplay.
        I don’t hate the couple, I just don’t get it.

  14. belladonna says:

    I think they seem SO odd together. What does a 24 year old woman want with a 38 year old freshly divorced father? Am I being judgemental? I get that they are stars so its not quite as a potentially bad move on Lawrence’s part as it would be in real life… but still. I think this will be very short lived.

    • ByronicHeroine says:

      What does being a star change in this situation? Do you mean it would be a bad choice financially for her in a real life/non-celebrity situation?

  15. Jules says:

    @Akua: Yeah, I don’t understand why some people are overreacting so much about these two. We STILL don’t really have concrete proof that they are in fact, a serious couple and these recent photos don’t convince me (also, am I seeing double, or, are there two planes and two vehicles in the hanger??…LOL! ie., flew separately, went home separately). Idk but hey, if they are dating, is it that big of a deal?. Not really.

    I guess people tend to feel protective of Lawrence, maybe?…or they want her with Hutcherson or Hoult or….Hemsworth. It would appear that some people have their own version of how the woman should live her own life.

    • Dani2 says:

      They’re definitely dating. I mean, their reps haven’t denied anything, they’ve been spotted in the same location numerous times and now we have that picture. Its pretty obvious.

      • Alexis says:

        eh Jen’s reps never comment on anything personal ever. and we only have two confirmed reports of them being in the same place…both were concerts. The rest is “sources” that conveniently never snapped a picture of them together nor did anyone ever see them in all those public places.

  16. Dina says:

    I don’t like her as an actress, I’ve never been convinced by her “goofy-pizza-buttplugs-relatable” schtick but at least after her Oscar campaign for SLP she really almost disappeared (which means it’s possible if you want to and I respect that). This last month though with an article about them literally every single day was really tiring.

  17. Hannah says:

    If she wanted an ageing “rock star” (elevator music star) why not a kings of Leon or one of the strokes guys? Like someone hot and sexy. If the stories about Martins cheating is true you get all the trappings but none of the perks of being with a musician. Martin is as dull as dishwater.

  18. Annie says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Jlaw hooks up with Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hiddleston instead, since he likes the Brits anyways. Why Goop’s ex?

    • Ally8 says:

      I can see Cumberbatch appealing to her; Hoult has a bit of an alien look, too. She seems a little too crazed for the Batch, though. In the past, he’s mostly dated serious adult women.

  19. BlueJay says:

    Well Jlaws last boyfriend was starting to dislike how much pap attention she was wanting. So…..I guess he was right. she is loving this. I think Chris is to. While Gwen…..she just does her man in private. Good for her. I see know that Gwen was the one who kept their life as private as possible. Always thought it was Chris.

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  21. Zigggy says:

    What a weird couple.

  22. Minu umrani says:

    real or not they will not last i think . They are riding PR wave too early and too much . Think both hv a midset why not till it lasts . i won’t compare anything he did not not with gwyneth with this realtionship . he was with her for 10 yrs that is a lot and i am sure they have special place for each other .

  23. tump says:

    What I like about the Mail photos is how JLaw is chatting away to the flight crew – one reason that people are reacting badly to the Martin relationship is because they fear it represents the moment when Hollywood takes over and Lawrence turns into another zombie, but there’s an easy naturalness in those photos that is reassuring, to me at least.

  24. Penelope says:

    I hope this relationship, whether super-casual or verging on commitment, is making Goopy crazed.

  25. Itsnotthatserious says:

    Nobody from the outside can tell what makes a couple click , they are both old enough to know what they want. I don’t understand how he is a douche for moving on and she is a fool for dating as yet undivorced man but I never read Gwen’s new man for being a fool for dating as yet to be divorced woman with children.

  26. St says:

    For me it just looks wrong. He was married to 41 years old woman. Then got bored with her. Divorced. And started dating 24 years old young girl with young body. Kinda like Johnny Depp did,

    That’s why I hate the idea of them dating. It’s just like he replaced his old wife with young lover. I do think that they probably divorced with Gwyneth because they got tired of each other and love is gone. But still – was is too hard for him to find woman his age? Some 37 years old actress? It has to be 24 one?

    • Ally8 says:

      Except they’re not divorced yet.

      Someone pointed out he seems to have a thing for young, blonde recent Oscar winners. Man needs major blonde validation.

      I think he’s majorly yucky and his music is mortifying. Maybe she likes that he’s a polite rock star who can pay for his own private plane ride?

      This relationship is going to undermine her career, though. He’s an old dork next to her, and if you want to fly under the radar paparazzi-wise, don’t get in the middle of a two-country tabloid celebrity divorce.

    • aga says:

      These both situations have some similarity – the decision about the break-up was made by the women, not the men. It’s kind of – you are happy without me, OK, but see – I can still have young, sexy woman.

  27. Courtney says:

    This coupling makes me like both parties less. Just Ick. Have either of the Paltrow/Martin filed for divorce yet?

    • Alexis says:

      nope. so this is just messy in my opinion.
      i don’t think it will go far if its even a real thing. she broke up with her long term bf over distance…so i can’t see her jumping into a relationship with someone with a busy schedule and two kids.

  28. ek says:

    Is that a “G” tattoo on his upper arm? …

  29. Lux says:

    I just need these two to be over. It’s stressing me out. I just can’t see them having anything in common. Idk I get really weepy , creepy vibes from him.

  30. Jillian says:

    Lainey is taking this so personally, you’d swear Chris had cheated on her! Lol

  31. rudy says:

    Lawmart forever! ♡