Dakota Johnson's hosting stint on Saturday Night Live turns into a family reunion

By People Staff
Updated February 28, 2015 06:45 PM
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Saturday Night Live not only makes people laugh, it brings families closer together!

Don Johnson joined ex-wife Melanie Griffith at LAX in Los Angeles this week to fly out to New York City and watch their daughter Dakota host the NBC variety show for the first time on Saturday.

It’s been several years since the Miami Vice star, 65, and Griffith, 57, have been seen in public together. The couple first wed and split in 1976, reunited in 1989 when Griffith gave birth to Dakota, then separated in 1994. They briefly reconciled a later year before finally going their separate ways.

Griffith also has a son, Alexander, from her second marriage to Steven Bauer, and a daughter Stella from her fourth marriage to Antonio Banderas. Johnson – last seen in the Netflix series From Dusk till Dawn – is married to his fourth wife, Kelley Phleger. Griffith’s two other children joined her and Don Johnson in the Big Apple for Saturday’s show.

In a spot promoting her SNL hosting stint, Johnson poked fun at how her mother has famously avoided seeing Fifty Shades of Grey. Griffith, who recently appeared on an episode of Hawaii Five-0, attended Sunday’s Oscar telecast with her daughter, where she explained why she’s avoided the sexed-up flick.

“She’s a really good actress,” Griffith told Lara Spencer on the red carpet. “I don’t need to see that to see how good she is.”