Simpler Life! Don Johnson Found Love With A Teacher After Two Failed Marriages With Melanie Griffith

Date April 1, 2019

Don Johnson had a pretty colorful love life. Not much is known about his first two brief marriages (one in 1968, one in 1973, both annulled), but his next ones were the most high-profile ones.


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Don Johnson married Melanie Griffith in 1976. They had started dating when Melanie was a teen and had to wait until she turned 18 to get hitched. They split just months after tying the knot.

Around 1989, the two actors decided to give it a chance again. That year, they remarried and welcomed a beautiful daughter, Dakota Johnson.


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Don and Melanie split again in 1996, and he started to wonder: maybe, a marriage with an ordinary woman would work better?

How Don Johnson found love again

Something changed in Don. After his two failed marriages with Melanie and doomed relationships with other stars he dated in between, he started seeking a simpler life.


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And he found what he was looking for. In 1999, the actor married Kelley Phleger. Doesn’t sound familiar? That’s because Kelley is not a well-known public figure – she’s a nursery school teacher!


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Don’s marriage with Kelley transformed him completely. Despite his celebrity status, he started living a more modest life and left the days of wild partying he was known for in the past.


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Don is a family man now

The actor has five children, and he’s a present dad for all of them. You can often see him with his daughter Dakota and son Jesse (born in his relationship with actress Patti D'Arbanville).


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He’s still happily married to Kelley, and they have three children together: daughter Atherton (b. 1999), and two sons, Jasper (b. 2002) and Deacon (b. 2006).

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