Melanie Griffith shares a cute photo with her mother Tippi Hedren, 92
Melanie Griffith expressed her gratitude for her mother Tippi Hedren with a sweet Instagram post after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
On Monday, the 65-year-old actress shared a photo in which she was seen hugging the 92-year-old « Marnie » star as the couple beamed at the camera.
« Grateful that my mom is still here with us, » Griffith captioned the heartwarming image, adding a black heart emoji.
The touching post quickly received rave comments from fans and celebrities, including Mario Lopez, Alicia Witt, Lisa Rinna and Olivia Harrison.
« Love to you both ladies, » Griffith’s ex-husband Antonio Banderas wrote, adding two red heart emojis.
In the blink of an eye, the mother-daughter duo were snuggled up on a leopard-print sofa with tiger-striped throw pillows.
Hedren is a lifelong big cat enthusiast who has rescued dozens and dozens of endangered felines over the years.
She first worked with lions, tigers and other big cats in the 1981 film « Roar, » which has been described as one of the most dangerous films ever made.
In 1983, Hedren founded the nonprofit Roar Foundation and created the Shambala Preserve sanctuary in Acton, California to house 100 lions and other big cats that were featured in the film.
During a 2020 appearance on « The Graham Norton Show, » Hedren’s granddaughter Dakota Johnson confirmed that « The Birds » actress still lives with several big cats in Shambala.
“She has 13 or 14 lions and tigers. There were about 60 cats and now it’s only a couple,” Johnson, 33, said.
The « 50 Shades of Grey » actress is the daughter of Griffith and Don Johnson, 72. The Oscar nominee and the « Miami Vice » alum were married for six months in 1976. They married again in 1989 but divorced. In 1994.
Griffith also shares son Alexander, 37, with ex-husband Steven Bauer, 65, to whom she was married from 1981 to 1989.
The « Working Girl » actress and Banderas, 62, are parents to daughter Stella, 26. The former couple separated after 18 years of marriage in 2015.
Griffith remains on good terms with all of her ex-spouses. In 2018, she told InStyle magazine, « All my husbands, my three husbands — I love them all so much, and we’re all really close. »
Johnson and his wife Kelly Phleger were included in a carousel of photos from Griffith’s Thanksgiving celebrations that she shared on Monday.
« Lots of family time, » she captioned the slideshow. “Grateful for each of them. Laughter, memories and love.