Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin are going strong weeks into their new relationship. Sources say they’re really happy together, but they’re keeping it low key and avoiding being photographed together to make things easier for his estranged wife, Gwyneth Paltrow.
“[Gwyneth] knows everyone is taken with Jennifer’s charm and wit,” a source told OK! Magazine. “The fact that low-key Chris snagged a girl like Jen is a huge blow to her ego.” The source added, “Chris knew [Gwyneth would] be upset… she hates losing control over Chris.”
The insider revealed, “As soon as Gwyneth found out, she called Chris and lit into him for dating someone so young.” But secretly, she’s jealous and intimidated by Jennifer’s charisma and age. As such, Chris is “downplaying” the new relationship to keep the peace. He is really happy in the new relationship though. “Chris is really enjoying being with a woman who is so laid-back,” says the source.
Jennifer and Chris recently spent her birthday together at a vineyard. “The setting was so romantic,” said a onlooker. “They watched the sunset together.”
Us Weekly sources add, “Chris is sweeping Jen off her feet. That’s his thing… He writes her songs and loves taking her to private, romantic spots.” And Jennifer’s smitten too. “The better she gets to know him, the more she likes him,” says a friend. “She says he’s super funny and sweet.” His talent helps. “Jen was blown away at his London show,” the insider added.”His music is absolutely part of the attraction!”
Last week, a source said of Gwyneth’s reaction to the relationship: “Her take is, ‘Hey, he could do worse’. She just wants him to be happy.”