Martin, Johnson in shock split
Coldplay rocker Chris Martin has split from his Fifty Shades of Grey lover Dakota Johnson.
Martin, 42, has told friends he is single again after the relationship ended last month, according to The Sun.
Their uncoupling comes just months after the pair, who dated for 20 months, had discussed marriage.
And earlier this year Martin splashed out on a £4.25 million ($A7.79 million) Malibu beach house to share with US actress Johnson, 29.
Sources close to the singer said they were shocked at news the romance was over.
A friend said: "Chris and Dakota were very easygoing and always seemed really happy together.
"There was talk of engagement but now he says they have gone their separate ways, which has come as a real surprise to everyone."
Martin and Johnson were last seen in public at Los Angeles restaurant Sushi Park in November.
At the time a source said: "They will probably get married. It's serious.
"Chris (likes that) she doesn't thrive on the spotlight and is very understated."
In March Johnson was named in a restraining order taken out by Martin against a stalker who kept turning up at their mansion.
Martin said he was fearful for the safety of himself, Johnson and his two children Apple, 15, and Moses, 13, from his 13-year marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow. They "consciously uncoupled" in 2014.
Martin later dated Jennifer Lawrence, 28, and Annabelle Wallis, 34.
In January Martin and Johnson were invited to join Paltrow, 46, and her new husband, film producer Brad Falchuk, 48, on their honeymoon in the Maldives.
In April Avengers: Endgame star Paltrow cuddled up to Johnson at a dinner to celebrate US TV host Derek Blasberg's 37th birthday.
Blasberg, sitting next to Paltrow, posted the snap online, with the caption: "Consciously throupling."
Last week Paltrow said of Johnson: "I adore her. She's a fantastic woman."
Johnson was this week filming scenes in LA for her upcoming romantic movie Covers. On the same day Martin went kayaking with pals in Malibu.
This story first appeared in The Sun and is republished with permission.