For many, the idea of their new partner having dinner with one of their exes is nightmare-inducing. But then you remember that Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow called their divorce "consciously uncouple", and all that goes out of the window.
Gwyneth, 46, was spotted out at dinner with Dakota Johnson, 29, in Los Angeles, celebrating American television personality Derek Blasberg's birthday. While Chris Martin, 42, wasn't present, Gwyneth and Dakota looked fairly cosy, with the actresses draping their arms around each other. Gwyneth and the Coldplay singer were married for 13 years until July 2016, and he and Dakota have been linked since October 2017.
"Consciously throupling," Derek captioned the photo, poking fun at Gwyneth and Chris's statement announcing their divorce.
Released in summer 2016, the statement released on her website Goop read in full:
"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner."
Chris and Dakota, meanwhile, have been very private about their relationship, with Dakota only confirming they were dating during a September 2018 interview with Tatler. "I'm not going to talk about it," she said. "But I am very happy."
Gwyneth's husband Brad Falchuk was also present at the dinner alongside Dakota, along with Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry and Demi Moore to name just a few.
OK so how do we get an invite next time / land such an A-list friendship group?
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