Dakota Johnson's dad Don Johnson is not "suspicious" of her relationship with Chris Martin, despite a made-up tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the supposed drama. We're told it's false.
According to the National Enquirer, the veteran actor isn't happy about his daughter dating a rock star who's more than a decade older than her. A so-called "source" says that the "Miami Vice" alum "can't help but worry that Chris is eventually going to leave her with a broken heart." The alleged insider adds, "Don was a huge player himself when he was younger, and he's convinced Chris hasn't gotten that out of his system yet."
The questionable source further contends that Dakota's dad is "very protective" and worried that his daughter is "getting swept up way too fast" with the Coldplay frontman. But Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the situation, who exclusively assures us that the magazine's story is simply "not true." We're told the actor hasn't told his daughter he's distressed over her new romance.
In fact, Don has already publicly commented on Dakota's relationship with Martin, so there's no need to listen to a tabloid's bogus take. When asked in a recent interview about his daughter dating the rocker, Don joked, "Yeah, that's... uh troubling, isn't it?" But the actor immediately clarified that he was only kidding, "No, she's a big girl, she can handle herself!"
It should be noted, RadarOnline picked up the Enquirer's phony story but added a line about Don being "totally serious" when he called his daughter's relationship "troubling." Gossip Cop, however, can confirm that the actor was definitely joking. Obviously, every parent is somewhat concerned about who their children choose to date, but the idea that Dakota's dad doesn't trust her new boyfriend simply isn't true.
Oddly enough, this isn't the first time we've had to debunk a bogus article surrounding Dakota's boyfriend and one of her parents. Gossip Cop recently busted Star for falsely claiming that Martin flirted with the actress's mom, Melanie Griffith, when the three met up for lunch. These articles seem to have been created simply because the Fifty Shades star happens to have famous parents, but there's no truth to any of it.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.