See Dakota Johnson Bond With Gwyneth Paltrow at Gucci Fashion Show

Gwyneth Paltrow and Dakota Johnson, who is dating the Oscar winner’s ex Chris Martin, were all smiles while posing for photos together at the 2021 Gucci Love Parade fashion show in Hollywood, Calif.

By Elyse Dupre Nov 03, 2021 2:42 PMTags
Watch: Gwyneth Paltrow Bonds With Dakota Johnson at Gucci Fashion Show

Running into your boyfriend's ex doesn't have to be awkward—just ask Dakota Johnson.

The 32-year-old actress proved this to be true when she came across Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2021 Gucci Love Parade fashion show in Hollywood, Calif. on Nov. 2. As a video captured by Variety shows, the two greeted each other warmly, smiling and chatting, and then wrapped their arms around each other while they posed for a picture. Johnson dazzled in a black mini dress and fishnet stockings, and Paltrow stunned in a red suit.

The suit gave fans flashbacks to the one Paltrow wore to the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards that had been designed by Tom Ford for the fashion house. According to Vogue, current creative director Alessandro Michele designed the iteration Paltrow recently wore for Gucci's 100th anniversary show in April.  

For the past four years, Johnson has been dating Chris Martin, who was married to Paltrow for a decade before they announced their decision to "consciously uncouple" in 2014 and finalized their divorce in 2016. The Coldplay singer, 44, and the Oscar winner, 49, share two children togetherdaughter Apple, 17, and son Moses, 15.

Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson: Romance Rewind

Since their split, Martin and Paltrow have remained on good terms. "We're still very much a family, even though we don't have a romantic relationship," she told Glamour in 2016. "He's like my brother."

They've also formed friendships with each other's new significant others, celebrating holidays and enjoying family outings together.

"I love her," Paltrow, who is now married to Brad Falchuk, told Harper's Bazaar last year about Johnson. "I can see how it would seem weird because it's sort of unconventional. But I think, in this case, just having passed through it iteratively, I just adore her. I always start to think of the ampersand sign—what else can you bring in, instead of being resistant to or being made insecure by? There's so much juice in leaning in to something like that."


Johnson and Paltrow weren't the only stars at the fashion show. To see more A-list attendees, scroll on.

Macaulay Culkin
Vanessa Bryant & Natalia Bryant
Tyler the Creator
Tracee Ellis Ross
Serena Williams
Salma Hayek & Serena Williams
Paul Mescal
Olivia Wilde
Natasha Lyonne
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus & Billie Eilish
Jennifer Tilly
Jared Leto
Gwyneth Paltrow
Dakota Johnson & Billie Eilish
Jared Leto