Don Johnson was one of the biggest stars in the world as he worked on the trendsetting series Miami Vice and was married to Melanie Griffith not once but twice.
These days, the 69-year-old actor, however, likes to keep a much lower profile even though he still works nonstop.
And on Monday evening the private actor made the very unusual move of posing with his wife of 20 years on the red carpet at the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood premiere. He was there because he has been friends with director Quentin Tarantino since they worked on Django Unchained in 2012.
Still in love: Don Johnson (R) and Kelley Phleger attend the Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood Los Angeles premiere on Monday
The TV and movie star wed stunner Kelley Phleger in San Francisco in 1999. They have three children together.
Don looked proud of his better half as he put an arm around her while smiling.
He had on a black top with white jean and brown tinted sunglasses with a California tan.
His wife wore a floral silk jacket that almost looked like a robe over white jeans. And she added gold necklaces and a bracelet.
My girl: The TV and movie star wed stunner Kelley Phleger in San Francisco in 1999. Don looked proud of his better half as he put an arm around her while smiling
Still handsome: He had on a black top with white jean and brown tinted sunglasses with a California tan
Don – who used to party hard – changed when he met Kelley, a Montessori schoolteacher.
In 2017 he told DailyMail.com: ‘People don’t develop to the place where they can have long-lasting, mature relationships till they’re in their 30s, and for some of us,’ he adds, gesturing to himself, ‘it takes even longer than that.’
He said he stopped doing drugs with the help of Buddhism and New Age self help. He also let go of fear.
His ex: He was married to Melanie Griffith not once but twice; here she is seen this summer
Pretty baby: Together Don and Melanie had daughter Dakota Johnson; seen in February
‘When I was a young man in Hollywood, drugs, alcohol and partying were everywhere and it was hard to escape. It doesn’t become a problem immediately, it takes time, and it led to some poor choices.’
By the late Noughties, Johnson changed, selling off his 20 cars and his ranch in Colorado (‘the things that once defined Don Johnson’). A few years later, he won a $19 million settlement for a share of the profits from Nash Bridges, which he had conceived with the writer Hunter S Thompson.
Nowadays, his only concession to fast living is a Tesla car.
Old friends: Johnson, Griffith, Donald Trump and Robert M. Morgenthau in the 1980s
Self-possessed and happy in his own skin, he has ridden the Hollywood rollercoaster and come out the other side.
He now stars on the series Watchmen. And Johnson will be making a Nash Bridges TV movie.
His last hit was the film Book Club with Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda.