Moms are all over this year’s Oscars, but while Reese Witherspoon’s mom just texted her (though so adorably), Dakota Johnson’s mom Melanie Griffith joined her daughter on the red carpet. They showed us another side of mother-daughter realness when they argued on camera.
Just like when you went to a friend’s house in high school and stood silently by while her and her mom argued over her insane texting bill (how did we survive before unlimited?), the world was collectively uncomfortable watching Johnson and Griffith’s awkward mother-daughter moment.
Fifteen years ago, Griffith brought her daughter as her red-carpet date, but lots has changed since Johnson was 10 years old.
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) February 22, 2015
There were a handful of people who didn’t know that the two were related.
Melanie Griffith is Dakota Johnson’s mom!? How did I not know this
— Jordan Vaughn (@jordancvaughn) February 22, 2015
oh my god I didn’t realize Dakota Johnson was the daughter of Melanie Griffith?!?!
— allison (@maurasrizzoli) February 22, 2015
But when Griffith was grilled about not seeing “50 Shades of Grey,” everyone agreed that was an awkward mother-daughter moment.
That whole Melanie Griffith/Dakota Johnson interaction was pretty awkward…would help if Melanie could actually move her face..
— Anne Martin (@anniem695) February 23, 2015
Are Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson trying to have an SNL sketch made about them? #mmmooooooommm#imstillupsetaboutthedivorce #Oscar2015
— andrea shapiro (@andrea_shapiro) February 23, 2015
Lowlight of Red Carpet: Hostess pressing Melanie Griffith on why she wouldn’t watch her daughter, Dakota Johnson, in 50 Shades of Grey #yuck
— Stephen Glenn (@spielfriek) February 23, 2015
I can’t blame Griffith for not wanting to see her daughter in BDSM-flick, but maybe they should have had that fight at home.