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Melanie Griffith Is Still "Introspective" And "Curious" After Almost 2 Decades Being Married To Antonio Banderas

Date July 19, 2018 12:20

Marriage in Hollywood is a very fickle affair with many celebrities going down the aisle more than once in their lifetime. While some relationships end up with bitter divorce settlements, others are quite amicable. One of such marriages was that of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith.

 

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Married in 1996, their relationship seemed picture perfect from the outside but the couple was fraught with trouble. Griffith was addicted to painkillers and this caused a lot of strain between the duo. She eventually got help for her addiction and her loving husband Banderas remained by her side each step of the way.

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Sadly, their relationship came to an amicable end in 2015. Banderas in a recent interview stated that he had no ill feelings toward Griffith and was still good friends with her, not just for the sake of their children.

 

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Even if we are divorced, she is my family and I will love her until the day I die. We have been in contact all these years and we managed to do a separation that is very elegant.

 

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Speaking with PEOPLE in 2016, then 58-year-old Griffith reflected on her life after marriage and how she was adjusting, especially as her children were now grown up and less dependent.

I’m having a very introspective time right now. It’s an interesting time.

While she had no regrets to speak of, the main itch was having to spend more time alone. Her daughter Stella who was born in 1996, was getting set to go to college and that meant that Griffith would be alone most of the time.

I’m single, and lonely, and bored, and confused – but then at the same time, totally curious. It’s almost like I have to throw myself out of the nest.

As for dating, she was far from interested in exploring the internet. Good old face to face meetings at public events was her thing.

They may not be together anymore, but Banderas and Griffith still cut a pretty picture of a beautiful family. In a sense, they are redefining the word with love and holding fast to what matters the most.

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