Dakota Johnson has been a big topic of conversation with her very sexy movie Fifty Shades Of Grey. But, she’s also been in the news because of her mother, Hollywood veteran Melanie Griffith. Read on for all the details on their relationship over the years, leading up to today.
1. The Two Shared An Uncomfortable Tiff About Fifty Shades Of Grey At the Oscars
When Melanie Griffith and Johnson had an interview with Lara Spencer on the red carpet of the Academy Awards, Johnson was asked a lot of questions about her steamy movie. Then, Griffith was asked if she’d seen the movie, to which she replied, “No. I think it would be strange.” Johnson was visibly annoyed and the two ended up having a little mother-daughter squabble on camera. Have a look at the awkward interview in the above video and skip to the :20 second mark for the good stuff.
2. Johnson Poked Fun At Her Mom’s Lack Of Support on Saturday Night Live
Johnson is hosting Saturday Night Live and has poked fun at her mother’s not seeing her racy movie in the above SNL promo. Check it out. You can also check out a fun throwback photo of Johnson and her mom below:
3. Griffith Announced Her Daughter As Miss Golden Globes in 2006
Each year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominates an offspring of a celebrity to have the title or Mr. or Miss Golden Globes. They help with handing out the awards throughout the ceremony. In 2006, Dakota Johnson was named Miss Golden Globes 2006 and her mother Melanie Griffith announced her on stage at the event. Check it out in the above video, which is a very rough version, with a foreign language playing over the video. But, if you really want to see it, it’s there, showing a blonde Dakota Johnson.
4. Johnson’s Father Is Don Johnson
Don Johnson is the father of Dakota, and he’s most known for his roles on the TV shows Miami Vice and Nash Bridges. He also had a reputation of being a big ladies’ man back in the day. Johnson had four wives, but five marriages and had five children in that time. One of those children was Dakota Johnson. When he was 22 years old, he met a 14-year-old Melanie Griffith and the two began living together when she was just 15 years old. Griffith was actually the daughter of one of Johnson’s co-stars. When Griffith turned 18 years old, she married Johnson in January 1976, only to divorce him that July. In 1989, they got back together and had their daughter Dakota Johnson. They married again from that year until they divorced in 1996.
5. Stella Banderas Is the Half-Sister of Dakota And Daughter of Griffith
Melanie Griffith had daughter Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith on September 24, 1996 in Marbella, Spain with then husband Antonio Banderas. Stella is an actress as well, known for her role in Crazy in Alabama (1999) and participating in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004).