Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin have been playing peek-a-boo with the paparazzi for a while now, but the former’s dad, Don Johnson, seems to have finally confirmed the rumors. While attending the National Television Awards on Tuesday night, the actor gave an all-too fatherly opinion on his daughter’s love life.

When questioned about the budding romance between Dakota and Chris, Don said “Yeah, that’s… uh troubling, isn’t it? No, she’s a big girl, she can handle herself!” However, he wouldn’t delve deeper into the matter. At least, we know now for sure that the romance is real.

The 28-year-old actress and the 40-year-old singer were first linked to each other in October 2017, after they were spotted having a dinner together in Los Angeles. A month later, she was pictured sitting with the crew as Coldplay performed at a concert in Argentina.

Since then, they have spotted together on and off, which added to the fuel of romance rumors. It was more or less confirmed after they were seen holidaying together at a beach in Malibu. The PDA-filled date made us believe in their love all the more and Don’s comments have only made us more curious about their budding romance.

This is the first time Dakota has come out in the open with one of her relationships. For a long time she was linked to Fifty Shades Darker co-star Jamie Dornan, who is married. However, neither of them confirmed these rumors, even though their undeniable chemistry on-screen led many to believe that they were having a fling behind the scenes.