Dakota Johnson and Ex-Boyfriend Matthew Hitt Get Handsy After She Reveals Single Status

by Desiree Murphy 12:48 PM PDT, September 22, 2015
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Dakota Johnson has some major explaining to do...

Just days after she confirmed she was single, the 25-year-old actress and her ex-boyfriend, British musician Matthew Hitt, were spotted together in New York City on Monday looking pretty affectionate.

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The Fifty Shades of Grey star kept it casual in a denim jacket over a black T-shirt, cuffed jeans and ankle booties. Hitt, 28, looked cool sporting all black, walking with his arm over her shoulder.

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The couple first got together in July of 2014. They first split over the holidays, reportedly because of the provocative film and the increased attention it was bringing to her life, but they rekindled their romance this summer. However, just last week, Johnson confirmed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show she was not in a relationship.

Johnson also revealed on the show that she doesn't have too much luck when it comes to dating. Guys are afraid to approach her, thanks in part to her high-profile role as Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of E.L. James’ racy novel.

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"I guess they're scared of me," Dakota said, when asked by DeGeneres if she feels guys are more attracted to her these days. "They either love me or they're running for the hills .. I guess they're running for the hills."

ET recently caught up with Johnson's dad, Don, at the TCA Press Tour in Los Angeles, California. Watch the video below to see what he had to say about Johnson's controversial role.