Gwyneth Paltrow approves of Chris Martin dating Dakota Johnson

No grey area here: Gwyneth Paltrow is completely fine with ex Chris Martin’s decision to tie himself to Fifty Shades Freed actress Dakota Johnson, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

While the Goop guru, 45, “doesn’t really know” the 28-year-old, says the source, “they do have some mutual friends.” Even without the connections, notes the source, “Gwyneth is happy if Chris is happy. She only wants the best for him.”

Not to mention she’s found the best match for herself. Confirming her engagement to Glee cocreator Brad Falchuk in Goop magazine’s second issue, she explained, “I have tried to accept how complex romantic love can be. I have decided to give it a go again. Not only because I believe I have found the man I was meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifyingly) are made possible by intimacy.”

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Since the 40-year-old Coldplay frontman’s romance with Johnson is still blossoming, he’s yet to introduce her to Apple, 13, and Moses, 11, the kids he shares with Paltrow — “He doesn’t want to complicate things by bringing children into the mix,” confides the source.

But the insider expects Paltrow would be consciously unbothered if he did. “She trusts his judgment and knows he’s smart about his decisions and who he spends time with,” the source says of the actress. “She leaves it at that. She doesn’t scrutinize his choices or who he dates.”

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin attend the 3rd annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefiting J/P HRO presented by Giorgio Armani at Montage Beverly Hills on January 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin attend the 3rd annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefiting J/P HRO presented by Giorgio Armani at Montage Beverly Hills on January 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 28: Singer/Songwriter Chris Martin (L) and actress Gwyneth Paltrow attend Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer Event with contributors American Cancer Society and Bristol Myers Squibb hosted by Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon and the Entertainment Industry Foundation on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Entertainment Industry Foundation)
LONDON - JULY 02: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and daughter Apple watch Coldplay singer Chris Martin perform on stage at 'Live 8 London' in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 26: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow leaves Signor Sassi restaurant with unidentified friends after having dinner with her boyfriend Chris Martin, lead singer of the rock group Coldplay June 26, 2003 in London, United Kingdom. The couple left separately. (Photo by David Westing/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow walks with her boyfriend musician Chris Martin of Coldplay February 23, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Magnani/Getty Images)
KAUAI, HI - MAY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are seen on May 01, 2003 in Kauai, Hawaii. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
KAUAI, HI - MAY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are seen on May 01, 2002 in Kauai, Hawaii. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
KAUAI, HI - MAY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are seen on May 01, 2002 in Kauai, Hawaii. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow walks with her boyfriend musician Chris Martin of Coldplay February 23, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Magnani/Getty Images)
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