Melanie Griffith gushes about Dakota Johnson's romance with Chris Martin

Mother approves!

Melanie Griffith has given her full support to daughter Dakota Johnson when it comes to her relationship with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. The 62-year-old actress talked to People at the Farah Fawcett Foundation's Tex-Mex Fiesta in Beverly Hills over the weekend, where she gushed about Johnson and Martin's romance.

"I love my daughter's boyfriend," she beamed. "I think that they're an awesome couple."

Her comments came just over a year after she told the outlet, "I adore him! But [Dakota] is very private about her life, and I respect that."

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Melanie Griffith attends the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's Tex-Mex Fiesta at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Luna/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Melanie Griffith attends the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's Tex-Mex Fiesta at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
IBIZA, SPAIN - JULY 05: Melanie Griffith is seen on July 05, 2019 in Ibiza, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press Entertainment/Europa Press via Getty Images)
IBIZA, SPAIN - JULY 04: Melanie Griffith is seen on July 04, 2019 in Ibiza, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press Entertainment/Europa Press via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: Alana Stewart (L) and Melanie Griffith attend Barneys New York Hosts A Cocktail Party In Support Of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation at Barneys New York Beverly Hills on April 11, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 03: Melanie Griffith (L) and Goldie Hawn arrive at Equality Now's Annual Make Equality Reality Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 11: Melanie Griffith attends the Beats By Dre for Violet Gray party on July 11, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Rosanna Arquette, Eva Longoria and Melanie Griffith attend the Global Gift Foundation USA Women's Empowerment Luncheon at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Yardbird Southern Table & Bar)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 16: Melanie Griffith attends Eva Longoria's Hollywood Star Ceremony Post-Luncheon on April 16, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - FEBRUARY 08: Melanie Griffith during the reception of Opera Ball Vienna ( Wiener Opernball ) at Grand Hotel on February 8, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 19: Melanie Griffith is seen on December 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06: Actress Melanie Griffith is seen on December 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by GP/Star Max/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Melanie Griffith arrives at the AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi - screening of 'The Disaster Artist' at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Melanie Griffith arrives at the AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi - screening of 'The Disaster Artist' at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson attend the 2017 LACMA Art + Film gala at LACMA on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Melanie Griffith attends Fonkoze's 'Hot Night In Haiti' Los Angeles Event on November 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Melanie Griffith arrives at the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Mark Bradford and George Lucas at LACMA on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Melanie Griffith arrives at Goldie's Love In For Kids at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on November 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Melanie Griffith arrives at Goldie's Love In For Kids at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on November 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Melanie Griffith attends VIP Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative Hosted by Sharon Stone at Gagosian Gallery on October 18, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13: Melanie Griffith, Goldie Hawn arrives at the amfAR Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Californi (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13: Melanie Griffith and Goldie Hawn attend amfAR Los Angeles 2017 - Arrivals at Ron Burkle� Green Acres Estate on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Californi (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Actress Melanie Griffith attends the Eva Longoria Foundation annual dinner at The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Actress Melanie Griffith attends the 4th Annual CineFashion Film Awards at El Capitan Theatre on October 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
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Other than a brief breakup earlier this year, Johnson, 29, and Martin, 42, have been dating since the fall of 2017. They're famously extremely private about their relationship and have never publicly confirmed that they're dating. They've never posed on a red carpet together, either.

The couple shares a tight-knit bond not just with each other but also with the rest of Martin's family, including his children, Apple, 15, and Moses, 13, as well as his ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, and her new husband, Brad Falchuk.

This summer the two couples were photographed enjoying a beach day together in the Hamptons.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Dakota Johnson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Dakota Johnson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Dakota Johnson and Grace Johnson depart The Mark Hotel for the 2019 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' Met Gala on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Dakota Johnson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Dakota Johnson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion - Arrivals at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Dakota Johnson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion - Arrivals at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage)
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