Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson Enjoy Rare Public Date Night at N.Y.C. Fundraiser
A source told PEOPLE in April that the couple is "pretty serious"
Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin stepped out for a rare public appearance together at the Place for Peace gala in New York City on Friday night. The event, hosted by Forest Whitaker‘s Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, featured a dinner and fundraising auction.
For the outing, the 29-year-old actress wore a multicolored patterned dress, while Martin, 42, wore a white collared shirt with a black tie. At one point during the evening, Johnson appeared to wear Martin’s black suit jacket over her dress.
The couple, who has been linked since 2017, looked cozy at the event. In one photo, Johnson could be seen placing her hand sweetly on Martin’s knee.
“Dakota has been filming out of state, but most weekends she comes back to Malibu to spend time with Chris,” the source said at the time. “They are very low-key together. They usually have friends over and rarely go out.”
“I love my daughter’s boyfriend. I think that they’re an awesome couple,” Griffith said.