The Strange Reason People Keep Asking Dakota Johnson About Limes

Limes are one of those citrus fruits that just goes well with everything. From tacos al pastor to margaritas, limes add a special touch to countless recipes they're added to. According to Fresh Fruit Portal, the availability and demand for citrus fruit like limes has gone up by about 22 percent since the 1970s. The United States Department of Agriculture cites that the increased prevalence of limes "could be the growing popularity of Hispanic, Asian, and other cuisines that use these fruits."

So when Dakota Johnson, daughter of acting royalty Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, admitted during a house tour with Architectural Digest's Open Door series that she loved limes, the interwebs went wild. According to Refinery29, the moment in which the normally stoic actress admitted her undying love for limes, within her very green kitchen, took many by surprise. Not only that, but the number of limes that were found in her kitchen really helped cement her claim of truly loving limes. 

Turns out, Johnson wasn't being totally honest about her love for limes

In the Architectural Digest video, which was posted in March 2020, viewers are given an intimate view of the Fifty Shades of Grey star's home in Los Angeles. Once Johnson and the crew get to her kitchen, which has cabinets that are painted in an amazing shade of green, you can see a rather extensive display of limes. Johnson proceeds to utter the words "I love limes." She continues, "I love them. They're great. I love them so much, and I like to present them like this in my house."

Nearly one year later, while making an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Dakota Johnson admitted that she actually does not eat limes. At the beginning of the interview, host Jimmy Fallon addresses the video and the fact that her love for limes went viral. Johnson, in her nonchalant and quirky tone, admits that she is actually allergic to limes and honeydew melons. According to the actress, she was totally unaware of the limes being there and attributed their presence to "set dressing" by the designer. Johnson revealed to Fallon that both fruits make her tongue itch, so she tends to stay away from them. "It was hard to just ignore them," Johnson said of her lime-filled kitchen. "So I just lied." 

According to Healthline, citrus allergies can indeed cause itching of the tongue, lips, and throat. It looks like Dakota Johnson might be telling the truth this time.