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Dakota Johnson: what you didn't know about the Hollywood actress

The 50 Shades actress is notoriously private

Hannah Hargrave

Dakota Johnson's newly resurrected interview with Ellen DeGeneres has made headlines in the wake of the talk show host's announcement that she's quitting her show. 

But there's much more to the 50 Shades of Grey actress than a viral meme and HELLO! has all the details from the interview to her relationship with Coldplay's Chris Martin.

MORE: Dakota Johnson was cut off financially by dad Don – and her reaction is the best

While the world goes wild over the heated conversation between Ellen, 63, and Dakota, 31, we take a deeper look at their awkward exchange and reveal some surprising facts about the actress too. 

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What happened between Dakota Johnson and Ellen DeGeneres?

What was supposed to be a lighthearted chat turned into something very different when Dakota appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in November 2019.

Ellen asked her guest about her 30th birthday celebrations and said: "How was the party? I wasn't invited."

Rather than skirt over the question or change the subject, Dakota faced it full on with a rather surprising and detailed answer. 

"Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen," she stated. "You were invited. Last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me a bunch of [expletive] about not inviting you but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited."

MORE: Dakota Johnson gives a tour of her quirky Los Angeles home

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Dakota has been dating Chris Martin since 2017

Ellen tried to keep it light and replied: "Well, who doesn’t want to be invited to a party?"

Dakota wasn't ready to let it go and quipped: “Well, I didn’t even know you liked me,” which prompted Ellen to respond: “Of course I like you! You knew I liked you. You’ve been on this show many times, and don’t I show like?”

But the actress insisted: "But I did invite you and you didn’t come."

MORE: Ellen DeGeneres reveals REAL reason she's ending talk show

Is Dakota Johnson engaged to Chris Martin?

She is notoriously private about her personal life but has been dating Gwyneth Paltrow's ex-husband, Chris Martin, since December 2017.

There has been plenty of speculation that they're engaged, but neither have confirmed, despite a pretty fancy piece of bling appearing on her ring finger!

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Dakota's parents are Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson 

What she's said about marriage

Considering her parents' own tumultuous marriage - her mum is Melanie Griffith and dad is Don Johnson - some might say it's surprising Dakota would want to walk down the aisle. 

But her former stepfather, Antonia Banderas - who was married to Melanie for two decades - turned her skewed view on family on its head.  

She paid tribute to the actor at the Hollywood Film Awards when she gushed: "There are infinite possibilities for how relationships and family dynamics play out when parents re-marry. I come from a family of many a marriage, and I got very lucky. I got a bonus dad, who I realized that, over time, is actually one of the most influential people in my whole life."

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Dakota has called Antonia Banderas her "bonus dad" 

Does Dakota Johnson want children?

Dakota's rocky upbringing - both Melanie and Don battled addiction - didn't derail her path to stardom. But despite her A-list status, she often just craves a simple home life with a family of her own.

MORE: Melanie Griffith gives 'seal of approval' to daughter Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin's relationship

"The idea of being at home and picking up kids from school and cooking dinner and then the husband comes home - there's something that seems really nice to me 'cause I never had that growing up," Dakota told Marie Claire. "And it seems so enticing. But in my mind, I’m like, Well, I’ll just play that in a movie and go about my own life, bizarre as it is."

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