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Chris reveals how Dakota helped him improve Coldplay concerts for deaf

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 7/7/2022 Sameer Suri For Dailymail.com

Chris Martin has revealed how his girlfriend Dakota Johnson helped him improve his Coldplay concerts for hearing-impaired audience members. 

He told CBS Mornings that Dakota gifted him a SUBPAC, a vest that allows wearers to physically feel the impact of sounds in case they cannot hear them.

The 45-year-old rock star took the idea and ran with it, deciding to hand out SUBPACs to deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members at Coldplay shows.

Candid: Chris Martin has revealed how his girlfriend Dakota Johnson helped him improve his Coldplay concerts for hearing-impaired audience members © Provided by Daily Mail Candid: Chris Martin has revealed how his girlfriend Dakota Johnson helped him improve his Coldplay concerts for hearing-impaired audience members

Dakota herself appears to have gotten the notion from Billie Eilish's brother and co-writer Finneas O'Connell, whom Chris mistakenly referred to as 'Finneas Eilish.'

'My partner, she said: "I got you a Christmas present of a SUBPAC,"' Chris dished while appearing on CBS Mornings this week.

'She said it's like what Finneas Eilish wears onstage when he's with Billie, and it vibrates, so it's useful for someone like Finneas to hear where the one is on the bass drum,' the heartthrob continued.

Looking fab: Dakota began dating Chris in 2017 and in the ensuing half-decade both of them have been notably discreet in public about their romance © Provided by Daily Mail Looking fab: Dakota began dating Chris in 2017 and in the ensuing half-decade both of them have been notably discreet in public about their romance Looking back: Chris told CBS Mornings that Dakota gifted him a SUBPAC, a vest that allows wearers to physically feel the impact of sounds in case they cannot hear them © Provided by Daily Mail Looking back: Chris told CBS Mornings that Dakota gifted him a SUBPAC, a vest that allows wearers to physically feel the impact of sounds in case they cannot hear them

In addition to distributing the SUBPACs to those who need them, the concerts also provide sign language interpreters for the hearing-impaired.  


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Dakota began dating Chris in 2017 and in the ensuing half-decade both of them have been notably discreet in public about their romance.

'We’ve been together for quite a while, and we go out sometimes, but we both work so much that it’s nice to be at home and be cozy and private,' she explained to Elle UK last year. 'Most of the partying takes place inside my house.'

Family business: Dakota herself appears to have gotten the notion from Billie Eilish's (left) brother and co-writer Finneas O'Connell (right), whom Chris mistakenly called 'Finneas Eilish' © Provided by Daily Mail Family business: Dakota herself appears to have gotten the notion from Billie Eilish's (left) brother and co-writer Finneas O'Connell (right), whom Chris mistakenly called 'Finneas Eilish' Onstage: Chris described the SUBPAC as 'what Finneas Eilish wears onstage when he's with Billie, and it vibrates....' © Provided by Daily Mail Onstage: Chris described the SUBPAC as 'what Finneas Eilish wears onstage when he's with Billie, and it vibrates....'

She is no stranger to the glare of the public eye - her parents are Miami Vice sizzler Don Johnson and Working Girl star Melanie Griffith, and her maternal grandmother is the Old Hollywood blonde Tippi Hedren of The Birds flame.

Meanwhile Chris shares his two children - Apple, 18, and Moses, 16 - with his amicable ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, who is also friendly with Dakota.

Gwyneth inspired widespread mockery when she popularized the phrase 'conscious uncoupling' during her split from Chris in 2014. 

As seen this May: Chris took the idea and ran with it, deciding to hand out SUBPACs to deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members at Coldplay shows © Provided by Daily Mail As seen this May: Chris took the idea and ran with it, deciding to hand out SUBPACs to deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members at Coldplay shows Read more
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