Chris Martin's affair with Alexa Chung was one of the many causes of his split from Gwyneth Paltrow, according to Lainey Gossip.
Chung and Martin are said to have carried on a secret affair for several months before his divorce, possibly with Paltrow's consent.
Now that Chris and Gwyneth are done "consciously uncoupling," however, Martin and Chung are free to date openly, and it seems that's just what they're doing.
Chris was in New York City to perform on SNL over the weekend.
Alexa was also in town for the MET Gala, and according to witnesses, the formerly low-key couple were happy to get close with one another in public.
Several tweets from patrons of NYC hotspots indicated that Chris and Alexa were canoodling and very clearly dating in the days following their big events.
One tweet that's been picked up by various tabloids reads, "I just had drinks next to Chris Martin and Alexa Chung on a date and they talked about narwhals. That is all."
Narwhals are pretty interesting.
Random tweeters might not be the most reliable sources, but with what we already know about Chris and Alexa coupled with the fact that they were both in New York at the same time?
Let's just say it wouldn't be the least bit surprising to find that the newly single Chris is already involved in a new relationship. Just saying.
I've learned more about myself being married than anything else. I hate to say, "We've got it worked out," because you never know what's going to happen, but we laugh, we're good friends, we like to do the same stuff.Gwyneth Paltrow
It's hard being married. You go through great times, you go through terrible times. We're the same as any couple.Gwyneth Paltrow
I definitely have to coax things out of him when we talk. You know, he's British, so it's a different lexicon totally. But you have to communicate. Otherwise there's no relationship.Gwyneth Paltrow
We've gone through some terrible times where it's been really, really hard, but I've sort of come through those times with a much deeper understanding of myself. And we're still married. We worked through it. I think it's easier to get divorced. But I think the more you keep at it, the more you end up seeing the value in it. But man, sometimes it is not easy.Gwyneth Paltrow
Sometimes it's hard being with someone for a long time. We go through periods that aren't all rosy. I always say, life is long and you never know what's going to happen.Gwyneth Paltrow
I'm a very grounded, homey person and Chris is a very mad scientist, genius songwriter. So I never say, "Where are you? You should be home by now." I never place demands on him.Gwyneth Paltrow
When two people throw in the towel at the same time, then you break up, but if one person's saying, 'come on, we can do this,' you carry on."Gwyneth Paltrow