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Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence make up one of the most unexpected celebrity couples in recent memory, but insiders close to Martin say it’s not all that shocking that he would go for someone who’s so unlike his wife of eleven years.

“Jennifer is loads of fun and they can’t stop laughing when they’re together,” a source tells The Daily Mail. “Chris feels he’s dating someone who has everything he’d been missing out in the past 11 years.”

The insider adds that J-Law has given Chris “a new lease on life,” and the Coldplay singer is drawn to the 24-year-old actress mainly because she’s “the polar opposite” of Gwyneth Paltrow.

Jennifer Lawrence at Her Final X-Men Premiere

Martin and Paltrow, of course, “consciously uncoupled” earlier this year in one of the most bizarre, drawn-out celebrity breakups in recent memory.

Little is known about Lawrence’s recent split from actor Nicholas Hoult, but it’s beginning to look like Martin may have been the cause. 


Much has been made of the thirteen year age difference between Martin and Lawrence, but Chris’ anonymous friend says Jen’s youthful spirit is a big part of what makes their relationship work.

“Jennifer doesn’t take herself too seriously,” says the source. “When she’s not filming, she just wants to hang out and have a good time.”

Yeah, we’d imagine that’d a nice change of pace after more than a decade of GOOP.