Dakota Johnson Is the Star of Her Family at 'How to Be Single' Premiere

Finally, a movie they can watch without blushing. Dakota Johnson's family attended the How to be Single premiere in New York City, overjoyed (we're sure) that she won't be spanked by Jamie Dornan in her latest funny flick.


Dakota's mom Melanie Griffith, dad Don Johnson, and half-brother Jesse Johnson walked the red carpet with the 26-year-old actress, and looked as happy as could be to support her as she celebrated her first major comedic role. In the new flick, which will be released in theaters on Feb. 12th, Dakota plays a newly single woman named Alice who, with the help of BFF (played by Rebel Wilson), learns how to enjoy her new independence in New York City, while navigating the often murky and bizarre dating scene. Leslie Mann and Alison Brie also costar in the movie.

No one could be more thrilled for Dakota than Melanie and Don, who admitted they had no interest watching her play Anastasia Steele in the controversial Fifty Shades of Grey -- something that probably filled them with guilt. Sure, it was the movie that put their daughter on the map and opened up the gates to other juicy roles, but they found it difficult to separate fact from fiction and, at the end of the day, couldn't stomach watching Dakota and Jamie have a whole lot of unconventional on-screen sex.

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It's really lovely to see Melanie and Don, who split up years ago but have known each other since she was 14, reunite to support Dakota, who looked ethereal and regal in a star-embellished Yves Saint Laurent gown. Melanie is such a huge fan of her daughter's that she even gave a sweet shout-out to her and her relationship with her biological dad:


Somewhere out there, Dakota's former stepdad Antonio Banderas is also breathing a sigh of relief because he, too, can enjoy this new movie without fearing he'll see Dakota's breasts.

I'm not sure who I'm happier for: Dakota or her parents!


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