Antonio Banderas hit the promotional trail for his new television series, Genius: Picasso, which debuted last night on National Geographic. Side note: I’m glad the hair he had to shave off to play Picasso is starting to grow back. He visited People Now on Monday. When asked about his ex-wife, Melanie Griffith, 60, he had nothing but nice things to say.
Antonio asserted that, “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.” I would expect noting less than elegance from the voice of the debonair Puss in Boots. He went on to add that his children “are priority number one.”
Even though the Banderas/Griffith union ended in 2015, after almost twenty years together, the actors have remained friends, even remembering each other’s birthdays, and have been very supportive of their daughter, 21-year-old Stella, who is attending UCLA. Just last week, Melanie posted a sweet father/daughter photo to Instagram.