Antonio Banderas says he will love ex-wife Melanie Griffith 'until the day I die'

Antonio Banderas talks about the special bond between him and his ex-wife Melanie Griffith and how he will always love her.


                            Antonio Banderas says he will love ex-wife Melanie Griffith 'until the day I die'

Antonio Banderas and his ex-wife Melanie Griffith decided to head their separate ways in 2015 but even after all these years, the actor has only kind words to say about his ex. In an interview with People, Antonio confessed that till date, he and Melanie are in touch and there is an understanding between them which exists even after their split. 

Antonio says he will always love Melanie  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Antonio says he will always love Melanie  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

“Even if we are divorced, she is my family and I will love her until the day I die,” he said. “We have been in contact all these years and we managed to do a separation that is very elegant. The actor added that one thing that both of them never compromise is their kids. “Our kids are enjoying that and that is very important for both of us. Our kids are priority number one," he added. 

In 2015 the two officially ended their two-decade-long relationship as they settle their divorce. After the divorce, it was finalized that Melanie would be receiving the monthly spousal support of $65,000, as well as their house in Aspen. The pair soon released a statement following the divorce settlement. 

The two separated in 2015 (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Classics)
The two separated in 2015 (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Classics)

“We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together,” they said in the joint statement at that time. 

Despite the split, the pair has always made sure that they are there for each other and the family. Last week, the pair got together to celebrate their daughter Stella Banderas' 21st birthday. “Father-daughter forever ❤#familydinner,” Antonio captioned the photo which he shared for her special day. Recently, Melanie spoke about her life after the divorce and admitted she was taking the time to figure out herself and what she wants in life. 

“I’m having a very introspective time right now,” she said. “It’s an interesting time. It’s just sort of nice. My kids are all great. They’re beautiful people. 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.”