Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson are not dating, despite a report speculating on the nature of their relationship. Because the two were seen out together for the second time this year, a tabloid newspaper jumped to the conclusion that a romance might be “blossoming.” But Gossip Cop is exclusively told that’s not the case.
The speculation comes from the New York Post, which is asking, “Are Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson just friends or is there a romance blossoming?” The outlet reports the “genetically blessed actors were spotted drinking wine at Kingside in the Viceroy Central Park hotel on Thursday night,” following Hamm’s gig as the host of the Brooklyn Black Tie Ball. A so-called “spy” tells the publication that the hangout was “low-key,” but asserts, “They seemed to really be enjoying each other’s company.”
The paper goes on to note, “It’s not the first time Hamm and Johnson have been spotted together. In April the pair were photographed together at Elton John’s 70th birthday party.” So, because the stars were seen together twice in a six-month span, they might be embarking on a romantic relationship? That’s a substantial leap. The truth is far more logical: Hamm and Johnson hung out together months ago and again last week because they’re casual pals. A contact close to the actress shut down the dating possibility, exclusively telling Gossip Cop, “Dakota and Jon are just friends.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time either of them has been wrongly linked to another celebrity. Since 2014, Gossip Cop has busted rumors tying Hamm to his “Mad Men” co-stars January Jones and Elisabeth Moss, as well as Rosamund Pike and Eiza Gonzalez. Earlier this year, Gossip Cop also debunked an article that erroneously claimed Hamm was trying to win back Jennifer Westfeldt. Meanwhile, it was falsely alleged nearly a year ago that Johnson was dating Cara Delevingne. The tabloids have also spread untrue rumors about Johnson and her Fifty Shades of Grey co-star Jamie Dornan, as well as Leonardo DiCaprio, Vito Schnabel, Jake Gyllenhaal and Shia LaBeouf.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.