Melanie Griffith adores Dakota Johnson's boyfriend Chris Martin

Mom approves! Melanie Griffith gushed over her daughter Dakota Johnson’s boyfriend, Chris Martin, on Thursday, May 10.

“I adore him!” she told Us Weekly and other reporters at the Global Gift Foundation USA Women’s Empowerment Luncheon. “She is very private about her life and I respect that.”

Us broke the news in December 2017 that Johnson, 28, and the Coldplay frontman, 41, are dating. “They’ve gotten to know each other really well and are very comfortable from one another. Chris sends Dakota his music to get her opinion. It’s more than just a fling,” an insider told Us at the time.

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FLORENCE, ITALY - MAY 29: (L-R) Dakota Johnson, Stella Banderas and Grace Johnson attend the Gucci Cruise 2018 fashion show at Palazzo Pitti on May 29, 2017 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Gucci)
FLORENCE, ITALY - MAY 29: (L-R) Dakota Johnson, Stella Banderas, Salma Hayek and Grace Johnson attend the Gucci Cruise 2018 fashion show at Palazzo Pitti on May 29, 2017 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Gucci)
FLORENCE, ITALY - MAY 29: Stella Banderas-Griffith arrives at the Gucci Cruise 2018 fashion show at Palazzo Pitti on May 29, 2017 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Gucci)
FLORENCE, ITALY - MAY 29: Grace Johnson attends the Gucci Cruise 2018 fashion show at Palazzo Pitti on May 29, 2017 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Gucci)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: (L-R) Actors Dakota Johnson, Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith and Stella Banderas attend the 22nd Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards presented by Calvin Klein Collection, LâOréal Paris, and David Yurman at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 19, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for ELLE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 21: Melanie Griffith and her daughter Stella Banderas are seen on April 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG005/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: Actors Melanie Griffith (L) and Stella Banderas attend the 22nd Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Actors Stella Banderas and Antonio Banderas attend the after party for the Centerpiece Gala Premiere of Alcon Entertainment's 'The 33' during AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: (L-R) Melanie Griffith and Stella Banderas attend the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (R), his wife American actress Melanie Griffith (C) and their daughter Stella del Carmen (L) arrive to attend the third edition of the Starlite Charity Gala in Marbella on August 4, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read Jorge Guerrero/AFP/GettyImages)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: (L-R) Melanie Griffith and Stella Banderas attend the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
Melanie Griffith sighting at Satine Clothing with Stella Banderas on February 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
�2009 GAMEPIKS PHOTO Actor Antonio Banderas and his daughter Stella sit courtside as they attend the Los Angeles Lakers/Phoenix Suns NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 6, 2009. The Lakers defeated the Suns 108-88. XYZ (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
�2008 RAMEY PHOTO November 13, 2008, Beverly Hills, California MELANIE GRIFFITH, ANTONIO BANDERAS and their growing-up-too-fast daughter Stella leave Cafe Med after a cozy lunch in Beverly Hills. WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION MMI (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
Melanie Griffith (center), Stella Banderas and Dakota Johnson (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Stella Banderas(2nd from R) and Dakota Johnson(L) (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: (L-R) Stella Banderas, Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson attend The 63rd Annual GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS - Red Carpet Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton on January 16, 2006 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Antonio Banderas, wife Melanie Griffith, daughters Stella Banderas and Dakota Johnson (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and daughter Stella at the premiere of ' Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams' at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Ca. Sunday, July 28, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actress Melanie Griffith and daughter Stella Banderas attend 'The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea' Hollywood Premiere on September 16, 2000 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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The pair were spotted together on a date at Sushi Park in L.A. and Nick Cave’s concert in Israel one month earlier. “They came in and they were really, really nice, like extremely nice. It was a surprise,” an eyewitness told Us of their concert outing. “They sat with Nick Cave too. I didn’t see them kiss or hold hands or anything like that. They ordered some starters and not a lot of food.”

Griffith, 60, isn’t the only one who is rooting for the couple. (Johnson’s dad is actor Don Johnson.) In January, a source told Usthat Martin’s ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, “trusts his judgment” when it comes to the new relationship.

Although Paltrow “doesn’t really know” Johnson, the women have mutual friends. “Gwyneth is happy if Chris is happy,” the insider noted. “She only wants the best for him.” The exes, who finalized their divorce in July 2016 after 12 years of marriage, are parents of daughter Apple, 13, and son Moses, 11. Us exclusively revealed in November 2017 that the Oscar winner is now engaged to producer Brad Falchuk.

Griffith, meanwhile, filed for divorce from Antonio Banderas after 18 years of marriage in June 2014. “I will always love him and he will always love me. We had a great 20 years together,” she told Us on Thursday. “I figure if you love somebody and you have children with them, how can you stop loving them? And how can you make it… why would you ever make it so that your children weren’t with both parents? We have all of us together. It’s like one big huge family. It’s really cool.”

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin attend the 3rd annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefiting J/P HRO presented by Giorgio Armani at Montage Beverly Hills on January 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin attend the 3rd annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefiting J/P HRO presented by Giorgio Armani at Montage Beverly Hills on January 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 28: Singer/Songwriter Chris Martin (L) and actress Gwyneth Paltrow attend Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer Event with contributors American Cancer Society and Bristol Myers Squibb hosted by Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon and the Entertainment Industry Foundation on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Entertainment Industry Foundation)
LONDON - JULY 02: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and daughter Apple watch Coldplay singer Chris Martin perform on stage at 'Live 8 London' in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 26: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow leaves Signor Sassi restaurant with unidentified friends after having dinner with her boyfriend Chris Martin, lead singer of the rock group Coldplay June 26, 2003 in London, United Kingdom. The couple left separately. (Photo by David Westing/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow walks with her boyfriend musician Chris Martin of Coldplay February 23, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Magnani/Getty Images)
KAUAI, HI - MAY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are seen on May 01, 2003 in Kauai, Hawaii. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
KAUAI, HI - MAY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are seen on May 01, 2002 in Kauai, Hawaii. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
KAUAI, HI - MAY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are seen on May 01, 2002 in Kauai, Hawaii. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow walks with her boyfriend musician Chris Martin of Coldplay February 23, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Magnani/Getty Images)
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