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Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson put on a cosy display at gala dinner in New York

Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson look loved-up as they put on a cosy display at Whitaker’s Peace and Development Initiative gala dinner in New York

They have been dating on-and-off for over two years.

And, Chris Martin, 42, and Dakota Johnson, 29, appeared to be more loved up than ever as they attended the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative’s Place for Peace event at Gotham Hall in New York City, on Friday night.

The couple, who recently reignited their romance after a brief split over the summer, put on a cosy display as they sat together at the fundraiser. 

Cosy: Chris Martin, 42, and Dakota Johnson, 29, attended the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative's Place for Peace event at Gotham Hall in New York City, on Friday night

Cosy: Chris Martin, 42, and Dakota Johnson, 29, attended the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative’s Place for Peace event at Gotham Hall in New York City, on Friday night

Dakota – the daughter of actress Melanie Griffith, 61, and actor Don Johnson, 69 – softly placed a hand on Chris’ knee while they sat together – a sign their relationship is back on and going strong. 

The actress looked pretty in a multicoloured bardot gown, with her brunette tresses styled into voluminous curl, and a pop of pink lipstick completing her flawless make-up look.  

The event Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative brands itself as an organisation that ‘aims to promote the values of peace, reconciliation, and social development within communities impacted by conflict and violence.’

It was founded by namesake Forrest Whitaker, 58, who is referred to on the initiative’s website as an ‘artist, social activist, and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation’. 

Going strong: The couple, who recently reignited their romance after a brief split over the summer, put on a cosy display as they sat together at the fundraiser

Going strong: The couple, who recently reignited their romance after a brief split over the summer, put on a cosy display as they sat together at the fundraiser

Dedicated: The organization was founded by namesake Forrest Whitaker who was on hand at the event in New York

Dedicated: The organization was founded by namesake Forrest Whitaker who was on hand at the event in New York

Dakota and Chris were reported to have ended their relationship back in June, but it seems to have been just a minor hiccup along the way as they were spotted together again in July. 

The Peanut Butter Falcon star and the Yellow singer might owe their reunion to a surprising source: Chris’ ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Avengers: Endgame star reportedly urged the two to have another go at their relationship after their split in June.

Back at it: Dakota and Chris were reported to have ended their relationship back in June, but were spotted together again in July

Back at it: Dakota and Chris were reported to have ended their relationship back in June, but were spotted together again in July

Back at it: Dakota and Chris were reported to have ended their relationship back in June, but were spotted together again in July

Dakota and Chris were first linked back in December 2017, and were seemingly inseparable from then on. 

He was previously married to Gwyneth from 2003 until their ‘conscious uncoupling’ in 2016.

The former couple share two children together: a 15-year-old daughter named Apple and a 13-year-old son named Moses. 

Little shove: Dakota and Chris reportedly got back together at his ex Gwyneth Paltrow's urging. He shares a 15-year-old daughter Apple and a 13-year-old son Moses with her; pictured in September 2018

 Little shove: Dakota and Chris reportedly got back together at his ex Gwyneth Paltrow’s urging. He shares a 15-year-old daughter Apple and a 13-year-old son Moses with her; pictured in September 2018

Daily Mail UK

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