The way PEOPLE words their report is as though the couple never split acrimoniously before Christmas. Multiple sources reported the split after E! Online broke the news. However, PEOPLE sources claim Chris and Jennifer “are still dating and have been dating.”
The couple were recently spotted together. A photo surfaced online shortly after the New Year of them eating dinner together. There was no way of verifying the date and it’s the only photo of them interacting and sitting near one another (other photos have them standing several feet apart). But it’s looking like the above is a photo of #MartinLawrence 2.0. A source recalled of the couple’s evening together, “They were engulfed in their little world of conversation… They were into each other and not noticing anyone else around them.”
The PEOPLE source adds, “Even though they are both busy, the relationship is solid. They see each other when they can.”
Previously, it was reported that Jennifer ended things with Chris because “he put his children first”. He also allegedly put time with Gwyneth Paltrow ahead of his relationship with Jennifer. Chris and Gwyneth are still close friends for the sake of their children which Gwyneth has spoken about openly. Gwyneth also admitted wishing she and Chris were still together sometimes. Although it’s wishful thinking.
At this point, the source adds, “[Jennifer] understands that the children come first with Chris and his relationship with Gwyneth is based around the family and it will always be a part of his life,” the insider adds. “Things are good between them.”