Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence reportedly never split up and have "been together the whole time", telling people they had parted so they could enjoy a relationship out of the spotlight.
The couple - who have since "rekindled" their relationship after reportedly having split in October last year - have "been together the whole time" and told people they had split so they could enjoy a relationship out of the spotlight.
A source close to the 'Hunger Games' star shared: "Neither of them wanted to be a public couple so quickly.
"So they told people they were broken up while they continued to build a relationship."
The pair even found a way to have the 'A Sky Full of Stars' hitmaker sneak into the 24-year-old actress' house without being seen by the waiting paparazzi.
A source added: "Chris spends the night at her house when he's in L.A. and they have a system for him to come and go without anyone knowing."
Meanwhile, the 37-year-old Coldplay frontman has yet to introduce Jennifer to his ex, Gwyneth Paltrow, because he wants to concentrate on parenting his two children - Apple, 10 and Moses, eight - who he has with the 42-year-old actress.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Chris hasn't wanted them to meet yet.
"Gwyneth and Chris are co-parenting without Jen involved for now."
Meanwhile, Gwyneth recently revealed that she "respects" all of Chris' choices, including who he dates.
She said previously: "Who says I don't approve of Jennifer Lawrence? I respect him as the father of my children. ... He wouldn't be with someone who isn't great. ... We have kids, we're always going to be a family."