She really was a beauty and turned heads when she was young. The actress was married four times; her first and third marriages were to actor Don Johnson, Dakota's dad, with her second marriage to another actor Steven Bauer in between.
In 1995, Melanie met Antonio Banderas on the set of Two Much. Both actors were married at the time, but it didn’t stop them from falling in love with each other. They divorced their respective spouses and got married in 1996.
She regrets having plastic surgeries
Like many other Hollywood actresses, Melanie couldn’t accept the fact that she was aging. She started having plastic surgeries and other cosmetic procedures and simply couldn’t stop. People around her noticed how unnatural she started to look and pointed that out.
Melanie realized she went overboard in her attempts to stay young forever. She said in one interview:
People started saying, ‘Oh my God, what has she done?!’ I was so hurt I went to a different doctor and he started dissolving all of this s**t that this other woman doctor had put in. Hopefully, I look more normal now.
Her husband loved her anyway, and he still does
Antonio Banderas, the actress’ now-ex, didn’t like her attempts to prevent nature from taking its course. She loved her just the way she was.
Unfortunately, their love for each other couldn’t save their marriage. The couple separated in 2015, after two decades together.
Antonio and Melanie remain on good terms after the divorce. They co-parent their daughter, Stella, and Antonio has only good things to say about his ex-wife:
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.
It’s a shame that the two are no longer together, but it seems things worked out for them, which is good.