Dakota Johnson ‘seemed very close’ to Gwyneth Paltrow at Dakota’s b-day party

Dakota Johnson arrives to a radio station in New York, NY

Dakota Johnson turned 30 years old on October 4th. She celebrated her birthday a few days later by throwing herself a huge party in Malibu. I ordinarily would not care but she really did throw a big party with A-listers, and I was curious to find out what a Malibu birthday party for Dakota would have looked like. The agency photos from outside the event are super-exclusive, but there were some Snapchats and social media posts, so we have some idea. The guest list included Dakota’s boyfriend Chris Martin, Chris’s ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, Miley Cyrus, Kate Hudson Robert Downey Jr., Sean Penn and Dakota’s mom Melanie Griffith. The cake was shaped like Dakota’s dog Zeppelin, and instead of blaring music, people were given headphones so they could jam out quietly on the dance floor. People Magazine somehow got an exclusive about how Dakota and Gwyneth were especially chummy at the party:

Dakota Johnson celebrated a milestone birthday while in great company! Johnson, who turned 30 on Friday, rang in another year of life with a star-studded birthday party in Malibu on Saturday night. The Fifty Shades of Grey actress was joined by boyfriend Chris Martin as well as his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, a source tells PEOPLE. Johnson arrived at her party with Martin, 42, and Moses, 13, his son with Paltrow. The exes also have a 15-year-old daughter, Apple.

“Dakota had a huge birthday celebration and she seemed to have a wonderful time,” says the insider. “You can tell that she is loved because so many of her friends showed up. Even Gwyneth was there.”

The two actresses spent some time catching up together as the festivities went into full swing with a band as well as a silent disco where guests could listen to music with wireless headphones. “Dakota seems very close with her,” says the source. “They hugged and chatted a lot.”

Martin also surprised Johnson with a birthday cake in the shape of her dog Zeppelin that was decorated with sparklers. “It was obvious that she loved it. She and Chris were very affectionate. They walked around the party hand in hand,” says the source. “They were very cute.”

[From People]

I’ve talked sh-t about Gwyneth cozying up to Dakota before. It still seems… like something isn’t quite right. I’m not saying that a girlfriend can’t get along with her guy’s ex-wife. For sure, get along. But it takes on an extra edge with Gwyneth and it feels like Goop is stage-managing Chris and his relationship. Or maybe I’m full of it and Gwyn and Dakota just genuinely get along. Who knows. Dakota doesn’t seem to have a problem with it.

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  1. stormsmama says:

    G wants to get credit for being so magnanimous with her ex’s gf

    any shine from D reflects on G – it all seems in service of Gs goopiness :)

    of course.

  2. Ali says:

    Is this a thing now? Dancing in a group but also alone with music in your head?

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Yes it’s called “silent disco” and it’s an ingenious way to to have a party and dance without disturbing your neighbors. I wish more people would do it. I know in London there are even silent disco clubs.

    • Wilma says:

      Has been a thing for a while now. I first danced in a silent disco 25 years ago when they started to show up at festivals. They’re really fun.

  3. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Could it -I daresay – be that they just get along and it isnt some vast Goop conspiracy??

    • LH says:

      That’s how I feel too. I’m not a huge fan of Gwyneth but faulting her for a having a good coparenting relationship with her ex is not one of them.

      I get along great with my ex-husband and his wife. We are not best friends or anything and there are appropriate boundaries in place but she is great and I’m thankful that I have her to coparent with.

      I went out of town last week when they had the kids and my daughter got sick. She was calling me everyday and giving me the updates. Not to sound harsh about my ex but pullllease, that is not something he would even think to do! Lol. Thank god she is there!

  4. Jill says:

    I think it’s great that Dakota and Gwyneth are getting along epically with children involved. One thing I loved is that my mom and my stepmom never fought in front of me they kept it peaceful.

    Never been a fan of Gwen and I don’t know why even before Goop. I’m warming up to Dakota and I’ve she’s really nice and I’m so thrilled the Fifty Shades franchise is over.

    Sounds like a fun party!

    I’m always afraid if I dance in public, someone will record it and put it on social media. My nightmare

  5. JanetFerber says:

    Getting along, yes, but this chummy, with Goop, just feels off. Gwyn seems like a very controlling, stage-managing person, so if I were Dakota, I would not feel that comfortable. Who knows?

  6. Marigold says:

    Maybe G is exerting her control over D by forcing her to sport those bangs for infinity.

  7. Nibbi says:

    I thought she broke up w Martin?
    Meh.
    I find her personality and roles to be generally ‘meh’ and i find Goop to be completely obnoxious, but i click on these stories bc frankly she’s thinspo for me right now. she’s frankly gorgeous in that just-almost-barely-kinda-outta reach kind of way. like not “angelina jolie on another planet” gorgeous, more “a really pretty girl who looks good given the right circumstances & maybe you should put down that gigantic slice of triple-cheese pizza.”

  8. serena says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Miley Cyrus stick up like a sore thumb in that pool of big (old) names?

  9. Caty Page says:

    She seems like a normal person. And I mean that as the highest compliment. I can see why people in a world with so many “personalities” would be drawn to someone who doesn’t try hard to establish and maintain an “image.”