This week’s throw back Thursday brings us to the year 1976 when bushes were full and tan lines were hot, hot, hot! Melanie Griffith was a 19 year-old aspiring actress and she was dating mega hottie and mega star Don Johnson. They’re love affair is a strange one. A 22 year-old Don met 14 year-old Melanie on the set of The Harrad Experiment where Don was headlining with Melanie’s mom, Tippi Hedren (The Birds).
It was love at first sight, or something like that, and by the time Melanie Griffith was 15 the two had moved in together. Three years later, when Griffith turned 18, the love birds got engaged. A year later, they were married and posing for Playboy mag. Somewhere along the line, love was lost and the couple got divorced nineteen months after they tied the knot.
It’s a sad creepy twisted love affair that couldn’t be sustained once their affair was actually legal, but fret not, because there love was real and immortalized in the pages of Playboy. Riiiight, they also reconciled a couple times in the ’80s and had a kid, Dakota Johnson (star of Fifty Shades of Grey), so I guess that also counts as immortalizing their love. I prefer the nude pics, though. Kids are the worst.
Unless, you know, they turn into teen brides. Kidding, the only teen bride I approve of is Courtney Stodden.
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson: