Dakota Johnson Sets the Record Straight on "Lime-Gate"

Another day, another hilarious interview, courtesy of Dakota Johnson. See the Fifty Shades of Grey star clarify the nature of her love/hate relationship with the now-infamous citrus fruit.

By Kisha Forde Dec 14, 2021 4:16 PMTags
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Dakota Johnson is anything but bitter about a particular green fruit that recently made an unexpected splash in her life.
If you're wondering just what we're referring to, allow us to set the scene: In March 2020, the Fifty Shades of Grey star, 32, gave Architectural Digest a tour of her home, which included a look at her beautiful kitchen. While there, Dakota pointed out the bowl of limes placed on the counter and declared, "I love limes. I love them so much. They're great and I love them so much, and I like to present them like this in my house."
Fast forward to the top of this year, when Dakota admitted she actually doesn't like them at all during a January appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, explaining that they were just a little bonus to her home (that accentuated her green kitchen cabinets) for the video, courtesy of set design. And as host Jimmy Fallon pointed out to the actress on Dec. 12, that juicy plot twist (a.k.a "lime-gate" as The Tonight Show called it) was the talk of the town—to which Dakota clarified things, once and for all.

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"I don't really care about limes," Dakota said during her latest appearance on the late-night talk show. "You know, they [Architectural Digest] have somebody, who is super talented, come in and make your house look amazing. So, they put this big bowl of limes, which I saw while we were filming. And it was funny. So, I talked about it because, who only has a bowl of limes? Apparently, me."

And that's not all.
"Then, I did an allergy test a few weeks later, and it turns out that I'm allergic to limes," she added. "But I never knew because usually when I have them, they're in tequila."
To which we say, cheers. Watch the hilarious interview above!

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