By Isabel Jones
May 11, 2018 @ 7:45 am

Though neither Dakota Johnson nor Chris Martin has confirmed their long-rumored relationship, the Fifty Shades of Grey star’s parents have been more than willing to publicly discuss the pairing.

On Thursday, Johnson’s mom, actress Melanie Griffith, told reporters that she approves of her daughter’s Coldplay front man beau. “I adore him!” she told People. “But she is very private about her life and I respect that.”

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Johnson, 28, and Martin, 41, have been linked since mid-October when they were spotted sharing a meal at a Japanese restaurant in L.A. Though seen together several times in the past 7 months, the low-key couple has yet to make their red carpet debut.

Mama Melanie isn’t the first of Dakota’s famous fam to speak out about the relationship, though. In January, dad Don Johnson, too, joked with reporters about his daughter’s new boyfriend. “Yeah, that's ... uh troubling, isn't it?” he said, before letting his eldest daughter off the hook: “No, she's a big girl, she can handle herself!"

Now, if only Dakota or Chris would say something …