Griffith later married Antonio Banderas, who became Johnson’s stepfather. They got divorced after 18 years of marriage in 2014, after which Johnson wanted nothing to do with Banderas for allegedly hurting her mom. However, after Banderas suffered a serious heart attack recently, Johnson did reach out to him and the two cleared the air.
As a child of divorce, Johnson would spend two weeks with her dad on his Colorado ranch, learning to ride horses, build fires, shoot guns, and ride a motorcycle. Then she’d be shuffled off to her mom’s house in Los Angeles, where she discovered her love of movies. She describes her mother’s house as having a huge vault with shelves upon shelves of films in alphabetical order.
Beam Me Home
Between traveling back and forth to be with her parents and going through several tutors and schools, it’s no surprise that Johnson hated school when she was younger. Academics aside, Johnson’s life of traveling around the world with her parents did not mix well with sitting all day behind a desk and led her to feel “like an alien” in the classroom.
That Simple, Country Life
Johnson has admitted that she would give up her fame and fortune to live on a ranch with children and animals. The lead is a private person who appreciated her anonymity when she still had it, though it is now long gone. She intends to get her ranch one day, regardless.
Strike a Pose
Like many other children of famous actor parents, Johnson started modeling in her teens before she transitioned into acting. She arguably could have had a very successful career as a model today if she had stayed in that industry.