Dakota Johnson's Relationship History Includes Speculation She Dated a Woman

Dakota Johnson has been dating Coldplay's Chris Martin for years, but what was her dating history before the two of them got together?


Dec. 15 2020, Updated 2:40 p.m. ET

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Although she's best known from the Fifty Shades franchise, Dakota Johnson has also made a name for herself by acting in smaller, less widely seen projects. As her celebrity status rises, a spotlight has also been placed on her dating life, including her current years-long relationship with Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin. Some fans have questions, though, about who Dakota dated before she and Chris were an item. 

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Who has Dakota Johnson dated?

Dakota's first significant relationship was with Noah Gersh who was her childhood sweetheart. The two started dating when Dakota was either 16 or 17 years old, and he was described as her "anchor" through high school and for several years after she left school. The relationship between the two of them ended around 2012, as Dakota got more and more famous. 

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After the end of her relationship with Noah, there were rumors that Dakota started dating Jordan Masterson. Jordan is the half-brother of That '70s Show star Danny Masterson, and he reportedly dated Dakota in roughly 2013. The relationship didn't last long, though, and would be followed by two longer relationships that involved Dakota dating musicians. 

From 2014 to 2016, Dakota was in an on and off relationship with Matthew Hitt, the lead singer of the indie rock band Drowners, that started in September of 2014. They decided to end things in early 2015, but eventually renewed their relationship later that year. The couple called it quits for good in 2016, and apparently spent large swaths of time apart from one another because of the Fifty Shades franchise. 

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“Dakota and Matthew have dated on-and-off for the past two years,” a source told Just Jared at the time. “They didn’t get a chance to see much of each other recently because their work schedules didn’t align. She’s been up in Vancouver shooting the Fifty Shades trilogy.” 

After the end of her relationship with Matthew, Dakota was hit by another round of rumors. 

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Did Dakota Johnson date Cara Delevingne?

Although she's only ever publicly dated men, rumors have dogged Dakota for years that she is bisexual. These rumors center around her close relationship with fellow actress and model Cara Delevingne. Some fans thought that the two of them were in a relationship back in 2016, although neither Cara nor Dakota ever said they were. For now, then, it's just speculation. 

Is Dakota engaged to Chris Martin?

Dakota's been in a steady relationship with Chris since 2017, and just recently, rumors began to fly that the couple was now engaged. The rumors began after Dakota was spotted wearing a giant emerald ring on her finger while shopping in West Hollywood. Chris and Dakota's relationship has been largely private, but there were reports that they had ended things back in June of 2019. 

Shortly afterward, their relationship resumed, and they've since been spotted together in public on several occasions. The rumor that they're engaged has yet to be confirmed, but if it's true, it would be a first for Dakota. Chris was previously married to Gwyneth Paltrow from 2003 to 2016. 

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