Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Dakota Johnson is following footsteps of her parents and grandparents by getting married secretly.
Interestingly, the actress parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson and grandparents Tippi Hedren and Peter Griffith, by getting married secretly.
Dakota said, her grandparent Tippi explained how she and Peter married in Mexico in secret 18 months after meeting: “That’s not dissimilar to how mum and dad married the first time. Maybe I should continue the tradition and get secretly hitched to a semi-suitable male? If it doesn’t work out the first time, I’ll just do it again with somebody else.”
Tippi then said: “Peter and I had another wedding in a beautiful Lutheran church on Long Island. The pictures are too cute for words, it looks like two children getting married. He was 19 and I was 22.
“And Mum was married at 18! I’d better get to work.”
International online web media reports, Melanie was just 14 when she met Don, then 22, and Tippi has said she didn’t approve of their relationship.
In an interview conducted by Dakota for Vogue magazine, Tippi said: “Here’s this slick young actor, charming and handsome as you could find – he had it all. And my little girl involved with that? That was asking way too much. She is very wilful though. She eloped, too.
“I remember exactly where I was when I found out. We had a phone on the wall by the staircase at our house and I got this call. ‘Hi Mum! It’s Melanie. I’m with Don. Guess What? We just got married!’ I cried, ‘Oh no.'”