Banderas Griffith Rumors Spread After His Fling, Her Rehab

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Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have been together quite a long time in Hollywood years–15, to be exact–and despite their loving facade, some say their marriage is falling apart.

After Banderas was caught on film kissing a woman in a Cancun nightclub–and then leaving with her–and Melanie’s continued struggle with drug use, the family seems divided. Rumors are swirling that Banderas is attempting to squash all the talk about divorce and make things right with his wife. After Melanie was seen out and about and missing her wedding band, speculation was amplified.

“Melanie’s a mess,” a friend told Perez Hilton. “Not only is she in jeopardy of losing the love of her life, but her career is in the toilet while Antonio’s star is continuing to rise. I think Melanie’s self esteem hit an all time low and she believed Antonio was torturing her. For years, it’s as if she’s been consumed with jealousy over his flirting and outspoken love for beautiful women. I don’t think Melanie can live with the constant fear that he might cheat.”

That “constant fear” might have something to do with rumors that he was seen with at least one other woman a few years ago while in Mexico to promote his film “Shrek The Third”, and some are wondering if it’s also the cause of her latest stints in rehab.

Banderas and Griffith put up a unified front when talking to the media about her drug problem, however, saying the struggle had only made them stronger.

“We love each other, and above all we love our family. We’ve figured out how to get past obstacles … and if you get past those, you only get stronger,” Banderas said.

Banderas Griffith Rumors Spread After His Fling, Her Rehab
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  • http://yahoo Isabella

    Sad, because this seemed to be a solid hollywood couple. I hope they can mend their differences and save the marriage.

  • SusieQ

    Griffith is an ex-heroin addict and pillhead, and the plastic surgery she has had on her face and the lip fillers have ruined her face. I have been reading for years that she is very jealous, and clingy, and there is so much a man can take. On the other hand, he left his Spanish wife for Griffith, so what did she expect? Once a cheater, always a cheater.

    • Smartlady

      Gee, thanks for the uplifting message, Susie.

    • Betty

      I tend to agree on the once a cheater, always a cheater theory.

  • http://nbc Bonnie

    I think his wandering is not the cause. I think it is the result of living with that all these years!!!

    • http://ABanderasandGriffith Elisabeth Dakak

      We do not divorce because a wife has burned a meal.
      We do not divorce a man because he lost his job.
      Marriage is an important commitment.

  • http://yahoo Linda Barr

    Remember that there is people like myself are praying everyday for you.May God bless you and your family. Remember that God love you both first.

  • http://ATT.net Jan Cook

    I have lived with an addict…it is very tough to daily see one like that. No matter, if he had a wondering eye….her actions have caused these problems. Her kids have lived in a horrible household with their mom being an addict.

    • http://yahoo.com e.clarke

      Jan it is a “wandering” eye! Don Johnson cheated on her too. Her MOM is the beautiful actress “Tipi Hedrin”. I don’t know what is wrong with Melanie but one of my all time favoirtes is and always will be “Working Girl”. She was great in that. I like all of her stuff. She needs to get her act together or she will just lose everything. If she is so much in LOVE with the jerk she would do just that. I never liked him in his movies, but it seems it just should be expected in that rat hole in Ca.

  • koala

    Reminds me of the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz marriage!

  • Sarah

    That’s what he gets for leaving his wife because he couldn’t see beyond the blonde hair.

  • Victor

    This is simply biology taking its course. She is getting old
    and drying up. Plastic surgery is awful. She looks like a clown. He is good looking. Men get older but women rot. I am dating a girl exactly half my age. I never even thought I could date her. I visit her workplace a few times a week for business and she’s the one that pursued me.I couldn’t believe it. I asked her if she realized I am twice her age she just smiled at me and said it didn’t matter. I feel so lucky and my married friends now hate me!!!!!

    • http://yahoo Linny

      Victor…You big POS…

    • Dave

      You got quite the ego there Victor

    • Niko

      Victor, when you get all “Hugh Heffner” like in a few years and your sac is hittin the floor, Miss Young thing gonna find her a young wooden soldier. Fool!

      • ou812

        hahahaha Funny s#@t! Niko!

    • antkids3

      Wow…Victor, you’re a douche. Thank God you’re not exemplary of most men I know who understand what love and commitment are—and who value growing old with their partners. I have a feeling you’re going to learn what the word “Karma” really means…hopefully, at some point, your young girlfriend will tell you that YOU”RE too old for her (probably won’t be that long from now, as she’s “half” your age. ) Just “biology taking it’s course”….

    • Destiny

      I’ve dated old men. Aside from the fact their not nearly as attractive as young guys and their lack of sexual stamina (not lasting long enough, erectile dysfunction, etc.) it was fine. But nothing’s better than a hot, smooth skinned, man in his prime…I have daddy issues and the old guys fulfill that, but that doesn’t take away the craving for handsome younger guys.

      • Juan

        Is this Destiney from Whitney?

    • http://yahoo Jo Jo

      Victor, you are an idiot of major proportion

    • For certain

      Victor, Of course it could be she thinks you have money, it could be she has a low sex drive since you are twice her age, and it could also be the fact that you are just too full of yourself and aren’t telling the truth. Get over yourself and if this is true ask what she is doing chasing after an old man.

    • Debc2

      Victor, that’s what girls half your age want you to think cause you older guys do all kinds of special stuff for us that guys our own age can’t afford to do. That’s it in a nut shell. We think older men rot too! We also tease about you when you’re not around.

  • Williams

    This would happen whether Melanie had messed up her face and lips or not. No matter how beautiful a woman can be, most men want a change and they act on it. The kicker is so do women but they have a nasty name for us when we do. For men, it’s called “They’re men and they have testosterone”. The trick for women is keep yourself together so when and if this happens, you won’t have the added downer of your physical and mental self NOT being together.

  • sherry

    What goes around comes around? I’m just surprised it hasn’t happened before now!

  • Michael A. Caprioni

    They can win this thing, problems can be solved and divorce is never final. They should stay together.

  • http://yahoo Jo Jo

    Might want to step back and wait to see what is really true about any of the junk in this article. I am skeptical about most of what they are even saying here.

    • davina

      They have actual film of him kissing and leaving with a woman. You don’t leave unless you have sex. That is cold, hard facts = proof. What they plan to do about it could be speculation. What would you do if you caught your husband/boyfriend/wife/girlfriend ? on film with another kissing and leaving a bar? Life is too short to settle for a cheater.

  • tnguyinsc1@yahoo.com

    I thought Banderas was a closeted gay man actually — no joke! She was just his beard.

  • Carol

    I learned the hard way that “once a cheater, always a cheater”. If he left one wife for you, you can usually expect that he will do the same to you.

    • Cathy

      You are so right, once a cheater, always a cheater. If he cheats with you, he will cheat on you.

      • John Nicoletti

        Excellent comment, and ohhhh, so accurate. Beaver rules.

  • RAC

    What a shame….marraige AND career. I have always enjoyed her performances. If she would let herself age naturally she could be a great character actress. Still could be if she found the right agent and embraced her age.

  • RAC

    One more thing….for example….she would have been great as the mother in Killer Joe.

  • Amused

    I am a huge fan of both on the screen. It ends there as far as my perception of them as two people that I will never personally ‘know’ in terms of opinionated appraisal. Celebs are always under such scrutiny because as a society, we set them up on these unattainable unrealistic pedestals. These people are ‘entertainers’…I am entertained; thereby they are successful in their professional pursuits. As for the individuals they have come to be, it sounds as though they BOTH need help. Their marriage was not founded on a healthy foundation to start with. “As it begins, so it will end.”

    • arlene

      it is just a matter of time, you look for the indicators and then the pattern, sorry, that’s how it goes in the world of glamour, power and hollywood.

    • me

      Dakota is not their daughter, it her daughter with Don Johnson. I think their daughter’s name is Stella.

      • me

        oops, replied to wrong post, sorry.

  • Lynn Linderman

    I have followed the Griffith-Banderas marriage for a decade and a half..
    I know that Melanie is besotted in love with Antonio, even having his name emblazoned on her arm..

    I think both of them have tried to solidify and keep this marriage intact…..also because of Dakota, their Daughter…and their love for each other.

    Melanie, like many others..has had problems with prescription and controlled substance and has gone into rehab…

    It is a difficult road for her…and her children are urging her to rehabilitate, and get healthy and strong…

    I hope that they can work out the conflicts that can come with relationships…and especially when one of the partners becomes more successful, and the other “Person’s Star Falls”….

    But I wish them both well…and that it may be resolved…For the Partnership…and for their Family…

    • me

      Dakota is not their daughter, it her daughter with Don Johnson. I think their daughter’s name is Stella.

    • Johnnie

      Hey Lynn:
      Having someone’s name tatooed on younis not an expression of love.It’s as dumb as it sounds.

  • http://Yahoo Pam van Dijk

    I feel bad for Melanie Griffith but I’m not surprised. This guy has a big ego and will probably leave her for a younger, prettier woman. That’s the sad truth for a lot of Hollywood people. Everything is great for awhile but look at these couples. How many actually are still around for the duration? I hope he ends up a lonely old man…

  • Ann

    I am with a man who is Latino and I know what she is going through. It’s almost like a no-win situation. You love that person but their flirting/cheating is sheer torture. I can understand why she became a drug addict.

    • ProudLatina

      Excuse me but this has nothing to do with the fact that he is Latino. We Latinos are very loyal people. There are exceptions, of course, like there are in every culture and race. You can’t excuse bad behavior on race.

      • DNA

        well said! It is not the race but the person without values who cheat!

    • Rose

      @ Ann.. i dont think being latino is what is making him cheat or flirt… her addiction has been an issue way before she married antonio.. i think they have both lost interest in their marriage but refuse to divorce because its become such a cliche in the hollywood industry.. as to ur issue, no disrespect, but he may be trying to get attention that he doesnt receive from you, or he may be trying to get that “spark” feeling that he is still attractive… men tend to do that sort of thing.

    • emm

      you are only speaking for yourself, obviously.

    • jerseydevil

      Banderas is from Spain (Barcelona,I believe);which makes him Castilian,not Latino.

      • brenda

        Cheating is not about culture, it is about morals. Her addiction is drugs, his addiction is beautiful women.

    • davina

      There is a way to win. Be happy yourself and have some respect for you. I am happier than I have ever been. You have to ask yourself what is healthy for you and will make you happy.

      Life is too short to stay with someone who cares so little for you that he would rather have sex with someone else. That is a dealbreaker.

      Ann life would be happier single and looking foward to what could be than to wake up knowing that you are getting less than you deserve. He will continue to cheat until you teach him that you won’t put up with it.

      If finance is keeping you put then look at your options. Talk to family or people in the community. If you are married w/ kids then there could be some support. If you are single walk away and enjoy what little you have of your life before it is gone. No one is promised even today, so why waste yours on a low life???

      Do it for yourself; you deserve it.

  • Aolmsn

    Didn’t he leave his wife in spain with children for Melanie? Of course he will leave her.

  • gerri

    If I were in a marriage that drove me to a constant fear of my husband cheating I would more than likely have the same problem Melanie does. However, I choose NOT to ever give anyone the power to put me in a constant state of fear irregardless of how much I may love them. My motto…”Love Yourself First and Foremost”

    • yahoo user

      irregardless isn’t a real word. Regardless is. fyi

      • Trishy

        Angeline Jolie would never ever act that way….Brad Pitt knows if he cheated Jolie would kick him out!!!

      • jerseydevil

        My mom used to say “irreguardless” when she was angry.I called it “rez-speak”,as she was Hunkpapa Sioux.Today is her birthday in heaven.I miss her.

      • vicki

        There is no such word as irregardless!

    • Trishy

      Melanie lived in constant fear of him cheating/leaving, etc. He did anyway!! You cannot play detective in a relationship/marriage, Who wants to anyway??…Her insecurites/fears are the reason she takes drugs in the first place. She should concentrate on her own life, children, work, etc. Let him worry about her, i.e. if she is going to leave him or divorce him? (for a change).Self Confidence is the key…

  • Mar

    Wasn’t she the lady Banderas cheated with when Banderas was married to another? What does she expect? She flirted and had an affair with a married man that lead to him divorcing his wife. Karma!!

  • Janice Evans

    I tink Antonio has done a wonderful job putting up with her years of substance abuse, if he cheated she needs to look to herself, if her career is over she also needs to look to herself. Everyone makes excuses for their behaviors and hold there family hostage to their bullshit for years, Melanie needs to get a face life and stay off drugs, I love Antonio, what did she expect, be a wife!

    • DNA

      You said it plain and simple right to the point!

    • margaret

      Janice, there is never an excuse for cheating. First try to mend the break up, if it cannot be done, then walk away, get your divorce but never cheat. If the excuse is to spare the child, lame excuse’ children always know what’s happening. Too many broken homes today. The family unit is at the bottom of the pile. Just look around at what we have done to our children, to the family unit?

  • Susan

    I thought the rumor might be more crazy than the usual ones I’ve read, but it’s the usual fodder. I doubt it entirely. Melanie Griffiths’ drug problem and stints in rehab are very tragic. She’s a drug addict. Plain and simple. I think we look at celebrities and think they have it all. She sadly made foolish choices with her life, who she chose to socialize with, who she decided to believe in. I pray that she will some day see that Jesus is the only way and the one person who will never leave her nor forsake her. People may leave your life, but He never will.

  • margaret

    She was also married to Bruce Willis at the time wasn’t she? Never the less, it is always sad when a marriage breaks up. I hope they can both make it right.

    • don johnson

      fuck that ragged out bitch.

    • davina

      Don’t you mean that she had just broken up with Don Johnson, Miami Vice. I don’t think she has ever dated Bruce Willis

    • Sue

      Never married to Bruce Willis. Left her actor husband Don Johnson for Banderas.

      • margaret

        Thank you Sue. I discovered that after I posted it. Sad situation is’nt it?

    • don johnson

      she was married to me

    • margaret

      No, I have her confused with Demi Moore. My apologies to Griffith. My condolances to her. Divorce is very devastating for the one left behind. And the ones who suffers most are the children. They are scared forever.

    • Sweets

      She was never married to Bruce Willis…

  • leele

    wait…latino men have a rep….they always have a mistress…my mom worked w/a latino guy & he told her MOST latin men have a mistress…its the culture….

    • Darlene

      There are millions of Latino men and we’re to believe that 1 person can speak for half of that population. Where are you people from on this blog? I’ve read some of the most racist, intolerant and most ignorant comments which you have to take that these people are walking around thinking these thoughts and if it walks, talks and looks I’m sure is what is dividing our country. Get a life! One person can’t speak for an entire race of people!

  • Janice Evans

    I’m reading everyone’s opinion, look at the real picture, it’s not a race thing, it’s a I’m tired of your shit thing” Antonio has been picking Melanie up off the floor for years, she’s been on drugs most of their marriage, even the children sat her down and told her about her drug use, families get tired when they are being held hostage to someone else’s addictive ways, If I was Antonio I’d walk away too! Addiction not only hurt that person but tares family apart, she paranoid because she’s using and she know that boy is getting tired of her shit.

  • Missy

    In my experience men love the chase and what they can’t have. Melanie cares too much it would seem. The best thing she can do is get a life and don’t care one way or the other if Antonio stays or goes. If he’s already cheating then she is showing him he’s gum on the bottom of her shoe, if not he’ll have to win her back. After 15 years of marriage things are probably pretty dull and tense around their home and someone has to make a move.

  • Sirena-bella

    Latino men are “Horn Dogs”.

  • Sirena-bella

    Latino men are always looking for their next conquest!!

  • CL

    Didn’t their whole relationship start with CHEATING ? He was married and his wife was pregnant when Melanie caught his eye and he and she started an affair….and he left his pregnant wife. You reap what you sow …if he will cheat for you he will cheat ON you as the old saying goes.

    • http://webpronews denise

      melanie was also married to don johnson when she started her affair with antonio..they were working things out.. he’d helped her through rehab and she repaid him by cheating

  • Eric

    My friend used to work @ Radio City Music Hall backstage and one year when it was hosting the Tony’s he had to work and they were both in play’s that year – she was in Chicago, he was in Nine – and he told me the whole time backstage they did nothing but fight and she was the nastier of the two, and he just stood there with a scowl being “whipped”. Of course, the second they had to go out, they were all smiles and hugs. I believe the rumor then was that she asked to do Chicago just so she could keep an eye on him. Not surprised by story. Sounds accurate.

  • peejay

    It takes very strong individuals to survive the temptations of a Hollywood marriage. What did she expect? He’s got it all. Since Antonio appears to be the stronger/more mature of these two, I hope he takes the steps to break the vicious cycle of reacting to each other’s weaknesses. I pray Melanie adopts some of the resilience of the character she played in “Shining Through,” and that’s how I’ll remember her.

  • Malinda

    So this marriage has stayed till now?We can only imagine what’s been going on behind close doors. I’m not surprised though. This was only waiting to happen.

    • Flamethrower

      Living and working in the L.A. you hear and see things in the entertainment industry. I personally have heard for years that Melanie and Antonio live a swinger lifestyle. If that is the case, swapping partners has been a constant in their marriage. I used to work with a woman that was a swinger and she and her husband had specific “rules” no seeing anyone away from their spouse. From what I’ve seen, when one of the spouses starts doing that, that is when the marriage begins to fall apart. Antonio is most likely tired of Melanie’s insecurities and drug abuse (didn’t he know about that when he married her?)And she is worried because he is seeing women without her. As for Latin men cheating, they do have that reputation. My boyfriend is Latin and luckily isn’ the muy macho,ladies man people expect. I got lucky!

  • virginia rice

    If you are going to cheat, why get married. Marriage is all about love, and commitment, and being faithful to that one person.If you can’t, then why get tied down to one person in the first place?

    • HI

      Exactly,i knew a guy few years ago who told me he was a newly wed and he was already cheating on his wife i was like ‘what? You must be kidding me’.I don’t know why he got married to be honest.

    • http://facebook anita

      Virginia, I agree with u completely, but after awhile his wife’s substance abuse can be a hard thing to handle and after 15 yrs, of the problem maybe her husband is tired of that scene. He is Latino and believe me many latino men cheat.
      How would u like to be married to a self indulgent addict for 15 yrs.

      • Turtle

        Don’t cheat, man up and leave.

    • Turtle

      I don’t believe most people go into marriage thinking they are going to cheat.

    • Julie Stanfield

      I agree. But sorry Melanie, you deserve no sympathy. Her relationship with Banderas began as an extramarital affair. He was still married to his first wife, and left her for Melanie. What goes around comes around.

  • GinaG

    What goes around, comes around…Didn’t Melanie leave Don Johnson for Antonio Banderas? Now the shoe is on the other foot. Melanie is worried that her marriage is falling apart because Antonio might leave her for some other woman…History repeats itself!

    • banana

      Sour-sour You ! Melanie left Don because he abused her physically.

    • Liberals Are Evil

      Yes she did…but that lowlife Banderas left his wife of 7 years for this junkie too. They are both cheating scum and they deserve each other.

      • Annie


    • marko

      Remember, according to most women, when men cheat it’s because they are dogs. When women cheat, it’s because men are dogs. It’s never their fault.

  • michele

    Why anyone would be surprised by their philandering and drug use is beyond me, the relationship to begin with was on the CHEAT, so why would anyone think that would change? Her lips look like inflated balloons and to me he is a has-been!

  • Renelda Moorehead

    Melanie Griffith is one of my fave actresses. She is accomplished.
    I am so sorry to learn about her marital problems. She and her husband have had a long run, maybe it is time to close their ‘show.’
    I wish her the strength to go on and to continue to command the roles she plays so well. As for Banderas, I believe he rode her coattails to his mediocre stardom. Be strong, Melanie; be blessed.

    • Annie

      Melanie is total white trash!

  • hoe

    Dog will hunt……………….

  • Felicia Savinon

    Yes they do, sorry can’t stand spanish men. That is why my husband is German. And I am spanish, don’t get me wrong they are sexy and suave but all they should be is eye candy. You can’t marry latin men they will eventually cheat wirh a friend or even another family member. Well that’s what I have run accross in my time.

    • Adriana Cardenas

      Felicia, that is an idiot comment to make. I have been happily married 10 years to a latin man. (I am also latin) but to say that all latin men should be only be eye candy and are not marriage material is an ignorant comment to make. Shame on you.

      • Annie

        Latin men are by far the most good-looking.
        Not only that but the diversity of hues among Latin
        men is.
        My girlfriends who travel Europe say that when Spanish
        men are ‘good-looking’ —they are exceptionally good
        looking- more than the Italians!

        • http://yahoo healemotions

          I am a latin female and tome black men are the sexiest

          • http://yahoo FeeJizm

            Well, EVERY ETHNICITY has their tall tale about manly men and their “sexyhood” in their culture….So, for the RECORD All black men:

            1. DO NOT have a big dick

            2. DO NOT have rhythem—on the dance floor or while dancing in the sheets.

            3. As for the ability to keep it strong all nite long……..WRONG

            4. Refuse to travel South of the Equator…. hahahahahahahahahahaha….ummm bruh’, it’s not working bring on the good-good.

          • VCD

            THANK GOD someone has figured out that all black men are not well endowed, can’t dance and listen to just hip hop and can go all night! The ones that can and do are gay. I’m black and let me tell you, it ain’t all that. I’ve had a few Irish boys that would put some black men to shame. Have no desire to be with a latin man. I stay close to home because that’s what I know and like. As for Melanie, stop getting plastic surgery, love and accept who you are and find a man that appreciates that. Drugs will make you look old, busted and disgusted.

      • Elise

        I agree in part with Felicia. I was married to two different hispanic men and there was abuse in both marriages. Hispanic men don’t treat women very well on the whole. There are exceptions, of course, but for the most part…. It’s part of their culture.

      • bini

        I do know, for a fact, that most of latin man will eventually cheat on their wives. If you can oversee that, then, yes, some might be good “marriying material”

      • bini

        if you can overlook their cheating ways, then, some might be good marrying material..

    • Annie

      You’re white trash–that’s why Spanish men cheat on you.
      Just like Melanie!

  • JIM


  • Debbie

    Melanie cheated on Don Johnson with Antonio Banderas and that’s how they hooked up. so Melanie’s the cheater. she even said in previous interviews that she always cheated, she couldn’thelp herself. Latin men are handsome and eye candy and also make great lovers and have good family values. Melanie has none, she only has huge lips that sag because she keeps deflating and inflating them. whos wants to be kissing excess skin. I think Antonio should move on. his wife is a druggie and won’t stop using no matter how many stints she has at a rehab. doesn’t seem to be working for her.

    • whatever

      Really Debbie? My latin husband sucked in the sack and was a horrible family man and a cheater to boot. Perhaps you should nix the generalization.

    • bini

      Great lovers??? do not agree with you.

  • Gordon Speake

    I am quite certain that their troubles can be traced to George W. Bush.

    • JanieVee

      Correct! Almost all of our current troubles can be traced to him.

  • TC

    Hope they work things out. Everyone needs happiness even if they have made mistakes in life. Like no one hasn’t!!! You know how the news agency are, if there is a crack, chip it out until it is wider than a valley.

  • M.B

    I agree with CL, plus she looks old and tried.

  • http://WEBPRONEWS.COM Laura

    First off, I think he is ugly. Secondly, both should end their charade and move on with their lives. He can screw all the women he wants and she can do all the drugs she wants and everyone will be happy.

  • RE

    Yes ALL but maybe 1 or 2 Latino men cheat. From my 41 years walking this ground I have witnessed almost all. Maybe now Melanie sees that the grass is not greener on the other side. For Antonio, payback is a bitch and then you marry one. I bet his wife is getting the last laugh now and not to mention child support without the burden of being with him.

  • michelle

    she’s a mess.

  • Reality

    Banderas cheat please he cheated with her in the first place. Come on
    15 years in Hollywood is like a Golden wedding Anniversary. She is old and he is gone. I wouldn’t trust either one as far as i could throw them.

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