American actress Melanie Griffith (left) and Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (right) were married between 1996 and 2015. They produced one child together, a daughter named Stella, and Antonio also raised Melanie’s two children as his own during their union, including actress Dakota Johnson.
The pair split in 2014 and their divorce was finalized in 2015, but they remain important in each other’s lives. ‘I am not married with Melanie anymore, but she is my family,’ the ‘Legend of Zorro’ actor told ‘Vulture‘ in 2019. ‘She is probably one of my best friends, if not the best friend that I have. My family is there, Dakota, Little Estella and Alexander.’
He shared a similar sentiment in a 2020 interview. ‘We had a wonderful daughter that we both love and that is the end result of our relationship,’ he gushed to ‘El Break de las 7’, per ‘Hello!’. ‘The most beautiful thing we ever did together.’
Scroll on to see photos of the divorced, but friendly pair.