I’d just like to take a moment and congratulate Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas on staying married for 15 years. 15 years! That’s like 85 years in Hollywood time! But don’t think it’s all be candy and daisies in the Griffith-Banderas household. Melanie has had a very public battle with drugs and alcoholic.
Melanie’s most recent relapse was in 2009 when she checked herself into rehab for prescription drug abuse. And while at the time they claimed it was quite the family affair at rehab, Melanie says that’s how Antonio sees it, but it’s just not true. “We had two family weeks there, but we didn’t follow through. Antonio was supportive to the extent that he can be, but if you’re not an alcoholic or drug addict, and you find out that your wife is a bad one, it’s hard to deal with.”
The family seems better now. They looked particularly happy and bursting with joy at this years ALMA Awards. It must still be hard though. Melanie admits that Antonio has done as much as he can, “I would like him to do more, but it’s a difficult thing to have happen in any family, and in that way he has been totally by my side. He really is the greatest guy.”
Antonio was recently spotted in Spain at the San Sebastian Donostia International Film Festival. Ahh yes, happy film festival time in Spain. I’m sure he is loving that. Check out the gallery to see just how much. What do you think of Melanie’s comments? Other things you can think of that Antonio could have done? Leave us your thoughts in the comments!