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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  • mark ochs

    This is all WILLARD ROMNEY’s fault!

  • ALMA


  • MeforPrez

    “…while Antonio’s star is continuing to rise.” Oh puhhhleeezzzz!
    Neither of them have had much of a career for years, and their marriage has been a joke from day 1. They call this news???

    • http://www.fatcities.com Blondie

      That’s quite a joke that lasted 15 years.

  • http://yahoo FeeJizm

    A certified junkie and a unabashed pimping cheat…..What girl could POSSIBLY want anything more…..Ahhhhhhh so refreshing….a marriage made in heaven…..a one of a kind love of a lifetime…..true love from up above……ect…ect…ect…and,since sources have told Pezzy Hilton that his-(AB)-boisterous claims of loving beautiful women may have led to Mel’s last rehab run…..hmmmmmm….While I’m sure she looks all beautiful and sexified and has that unmistakable sparkle in here eyes while she is partaking in the pain-pain-go-away make me look beautiful to him today!….***BIG SNIFF….**tap-tap on side of nose….Yeah…..It just seems that she would/could save money even if not marrige…If she would get off the drugs, stay out of rehab and just go to the Hollywood chopshop that that Heidi chick went to and get the “I’m 20 yrs. old AGAIN” special.

  • Anna

    I’ve been married to a latino man for 12 years. They are not all abusers. If they where born in the states they have our values, but if they are born and raised in the mother country, then you are taking your chances.

    • http://yahoo michelle

      I am in a domestic partnership for a decade with a mexican man.Contrary of what most people believe of men coming from Mexico that they’re macho and womanizers ,he never gave me the doubt,he cooks,he took over my son from a previous marriage with all his love.He works a lot and helps support the house. So there are exceptions.

    • bini

      Of course not all latinos are “abusers”. A high percentage of them are womanizers and “machos”, I would never , ever, pick a latin man for a husband. Culturally, it is a matter of, having many woman makes them feel “more men”.. yes, idiotic, nonsensical, but that is the way it goes in their mother countries.

  • T. Marie

    Is is my belief that human beings, at the core, are not monogamus. We have been socialized and conditioned to accept this way of life as the best way to live. It has order, takes self dicipline, provides a stable environment for the development of a family, and provides a excellent environment for individuals to experience value and purpose, which equals real love. The non-monogamus way of life, to me, stems from human kinds previous purpose to procreate and poplulate the world and has developed in to physical satisfaction. I am not judging one way of life as better than the other, it is a choice, but for some it is hard to override the urges..and best not to try to involve themselves in monogamus relationships. Just my slant on life.

    • Hawke

      I agree with you T. Marie. I’ve been married to the same guy since 1966. That’s a long time. We’ve both been unfaithful but have also discovered we’re better together than we are apart. Ideally I’d like a guy for going to football games with, one for going to concerts with, one for going to a really nice restaurant with, one to laugh with, one to talk to and vent with, you know–one guy cannot possibly have that many facets of his personality–I also like bikers and cowboys.

  • T. Marie

    In my opinion, I don’t think human beings are truely, at the core, fully monogamus. Some of us are able to control the urge to stray better than others, but I believe it is an inate thing we all struggle with and those who deny it are lying. I am not judging here, just saying if you don’t have control of the the urge, best to stay non-monogamus.

    • T. Marie

      Sorry for posting twice the basic same info..don’t know how to delete the first comment..I didn’t think the first one didn’t go through..

      • T. Marie

        I meant…I didn’t think it posted..

    • bini

      agree with you, completely

  • http://yahoo FeeJizm

    When there’s NO PRE-NUP….It’s cheaper to keep her. Openly cheating—ON CAMERA–After 15 years of supporting an insatiable drug habit, the thought of divorcing her and having to unass 1/2 of whatever her habit has left you with hmmmmm………driving her to an ACCIDENTAL over dose my be the most economical resolution to resolve this unending fukkery they have created. I’m sure he had NO idea or plans to get on the Cocaine Hwy. for 15 years and counting.

    • http://gmail mburg

      I think you nailed that one right on the f’d up head!

  • Carmen

    You discuss Latin men as if they were another species. Everyone is attracted to men/women of many different cultures. We all share one thing in common…sex. Wether we’re interested in sex with the same gender or opposite, every individual is attracted to many different people. In terms of values…Most people have values. Although many people do abuse their relationships in one way or another. Get one thing straight every culture shares the act of cheating, the use of drugs, etc. Sometimes people fall off the wagon and don’t know how to deal with their relationships. No one is to blame…it happens. It’s important to value yourself first and earn respect. Then embelish your relationship with fun, creative and romantic moments. Anything short of that will always be the demise of any relationship, regardless of gender, creed or culture.

  • Azzizzi

    Karma is a Bitch!!! – If you ALL remember, she was responsible for breaking up his last marriage. I say what goes around, etc., etc., etc.!!!!

  • C M

    I saw her at a fundraising event last year and her appearance was shocking and disturbing. She clearly looked to be under the influence of something and she simply did not look healthy.

    It’s the classic scenario – she’s abusing her body, unhealthy, not in her right frame-of-mind and he chose to fool around. Not saying what he did was right, but when someone seems to want to drive and push you away with their irresponsible behavior, it seems the other person might oblige.

    Just get a divorce and move on.

  • http://webpronews.com Char

    Melanie is showing the effects of drugs and alcohol, especially in her face even with plastic surgery. However, even Antonio Banderas is greying and is no longer the Don Juan he was when he and Melanie first began their affair.

    I don’t know a man who hasn’t cheated and I have been on AFF where most of the men are married cheaters whose wives have no clue. Men are raised to want to plant their seed in as many woman as possible; take Mike Jagger; he screwed over 4,000 women even when married to the beautiful model Jerry Hall.

    The only men I know who don’t cheat are Mormons and they have to work at it or just go to porn sites and dream. For men to be faithful is damn near impossible even with the most beautiful and sexy of wives. They are addicted to the “strange” by their nature.

    So, as women, one has to decide whether to put up with it or leave. Most of the time, married men never leave their wives anyhow and never plan to. They just want to feel desirable to other women. It is their own insecurity, unless their wife has given it up. Trust me, there are plenty of women getting a little on the side too. In fact, I have even had some of my girlfriend’s husbands come on to me when inebriated or even say they would be with me if not married. That is just plain rude as I’m their wife’s dear friend. Men aren’t dogs; they just think with their little head instead of their big one.

    • Dan

      Char-You say you don’t know a man who hasn’t cheated…you ARE aware we exist, right? Oh, and don’t forget…women cheat as well.

      Why don’t I cheat? Real simple…it takes 2 or more idiots to cheat: The person who asks, and the person(s) who say yes; of these, the bigger idiot is USUALLY the first one I mentioned. The only time the second/third/fourth person(s) are the bigger idiot is when they say yes KNOWING that The Cheater will never be there for them.

      Oh, and I know of a MICK Jagger, but never heard of this guy MIKE Jagger…is he Mick’s cousin?

    • sally

      Char, You got it backwards….men who cheat are morons and you need to find more honorable men to associate with.

    • John

      Lots of honorable men out there. After over 20 years of marriage, I have never cheated on my wife. Never plan on it either !


    With Melanie as his wife and the mother of his kid, Antonio needs to at least get a divorce before he fools around. He is an ass to humiliate her. She has trouble, that’s clear, but why aggravate things ? He could cause her to go kill herself. What a giant ass Antonio is…when Melanie is still unable to get her life in order he decides to go openly cheat on her.

    • Azzizzi

      Oh Lorrie – booo hoooo – give it a rest – SHE DID THE SAME DARN THING TO HIS FIRST WIFE — SHE (MEL) WAS THE OTHER WOMAN

  • Linda Singleton

    I would hope that Melanie could get help for her addiction which is easier said than done when you don’t realize how far down you have gone. It is very hard to live with a person with an addiction because as a child, my father was an alcoholic and I couldn’t stand being around him. Looking at him made me never want to take a drink of any kind and to this day, I never have. He eventually died of pancreatic cancer because of the alcohol abuse. Before Melanie gets a real health problem, she needs to get help and not only think about her husband, but think about her wellbeing and the wellbeing of her daughter that is so concerned with how she is hurting herself and not realizing it. When you wrap yourself up in someone, you forget yourself and they become more important. She is such a good actress and I pray that she can turn the corner and not continue to be self-destructive. The world doesn’t end because a relationship doesn’t work because betrayal is so hard to overcome. She needs help to get through this, as this is not something you can do alone … however, you have to realize that you have a problem and be willing to make a change … otherwise, there will be no resolving this situation. You can take a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink, but just make sure you carry him there … my mother used to nail that in my head. God bless her and give her strength to recognize, cope and take steps to do something about it … Patric Swayze drank a lot and ended up with pancreatic cancer … I would hate to see this happen to Melanie.

    • http://yahoo.com Linda

      Well it was just a matter of time for Melanie. She married Don Johnson 2X and still wasn’t healthy. I’m in a position where I don’t have a pot to pi$$ in…don’t have the money like the Hollywood world. However, let’s find another investigative theory….Who, where, what, when, are their drug dealers? Some schmuck who gets caught bringing in the drugs gets a term in prison, let’s add to our focus the delivery of drugs to the celebrities….and double the sentence. They are all narcotics users….let’s face it…keep it quiet and it will go away…START LOOKING…DTI

  • Angel

    Well of course he’s gonna cheat on her. If Antonio Banderas cheated on his wife before Melanie, what makes her think that he’s not gonna cheat on her with someone else. Can’t change the spots on a dog….Sry , but men are like that.

    • Jbuc

      “men are like that”…..yep and I suppose that the women that throw themselfs at Banderas have no clue that he is married! The ladies facilitate the cheating and dont seem to have a problem with it.

  • Nelli

    Well, if drugs are involved, that alone puts an enormous strain on a relationship. And adultery will pretty much finish it off. What really gets me is these women who have affairs with men they KNOW are married. That woman is just as disgusting as Antonio is. She knows he has a wife.

  • Sally

    Their relationship started on cheating and deception. I’m not surprised.

  • Mary Bailey

    I feel sorry for her. Drug addiction is hard to fight. But what goes around comes around. If you started out as the other women, you have to expect there will be another women in your future. If he cheated with her, it would only be natural for her to expect him to cheat on her. Insecurity is enough of a reason to relapse but then so is mistrust and suspicion a reason to drive him to seek another. I wish them the best in solving their problems and doing the best they can for their daughter. I have always been a fan of hers as well as both her husbands. It is not easy to be famous with all your problems spread out for all to see in the media. I always say, “There but for the Grace of God go I”. We should all pray for their family.

  • http://verizon Maria

    Melanie likes to pick up bums, just like Banderas.He was a relatively unknown foreign actor who could bearly speak English, when she took him in. Again, I concurr with others, that a cheat will always be a cheat; especially the stray Kind.

    • Lee

      He may have been an unknown in the US but he was a popular actor in his native land. Who cares if he could barely spoke English — he rose to the occasion and learned it. As to Melanie, how many years of torture can Banderas take with Melanie’s drug addiction!

    • Linda

      Antonio Banderas was an accomplished actor in Spain. He was great in several movies by Pedro Almodovar before he became “known” here in the U.S. Not bad for a person who “bearly” speaks english….

  • dgr

    Melanie distroyed his previous marriage,shes a burn out drug addict,
    age has taken its toll on her!If she can’t give him that hollywooid support, then expect him to move on!And I remember Don Johnson was supposed to be the love of her life!!! She left him in rehab for Antonio… Hows it feel being the other person in rehab, and the other woman!Not in Hollywood advice here, just the facts Melanie!!!

    • Klee

      Wow you know a lot about her life. You must be on the “inside” with those “facts” either that or you read it in National Enquirer.

      • sevenof9fl

        Klee, you don’t have to be on “the inside,” as you put it, all you have to do is be old enough to remember the events as they transpired – it was splashed all over tabloids, magazines and news shows for months – there was no way to avoid the story. It wasn’t as big as Burton-Taylor but it was quite the talk at the time. In fact, most people at the time were hopeful that Banderas would be a stabilizing influence on Griffith and that removing her from Don Johnson’s orbit would finally break her drug habit.

        Looks like everyone was wrong about that part.

      • carson

        Klee, you don’t have to be on “the inside,” as you put it, all you have to do is be old enough to remember the events as they transpired – it was splashed all over tabloids, magazines and news shows for months – there was no way to avoid the story. It wasn’t as big as Burton-Taylor but it was quite the talk at the time. In fact, most people at the time were hopeful that Banderas would be a stabilizing influence on Griffith and that removing her from Don Johnson’s orbit would finally break her drug habit.

    • http://melanie terri l

      hehe didnt know that. what goes around comes around so good job anthonia mr limpy. you deserve each other

  • Leila

    if i were her friend i would tell her man gonna be a man they gonna cheat i dont know what her reasons for drug habit maybe she depress or insecure she shouldnt take it. if man want go let him go he gonna cheat he gonnna do it anyway whether she around or not. i would tell her she could play that game too have fun to if he out there having fun if i were her i would let him go if he come back to me that fine if not then stay away life too short to be depress doing drugs think it gonna help when it really dont just mess you up bad and she should her thing too enjoy life take risk make new friends or new boyfriend nothing is forever unless it meant to be cant be force and be drugfree dont need drug to be happy she need new man or new spirit if dont like me my comment or wanted make fun of it go ahead it dont bother me bother you then you have problems hope like my comment

  • LeslieT

    WOW, I really hope she can find a way to give up drugs. They ruin so many lives.

    • http://melanie terri l

      any man by the time there50 have to prove their still macho. THEY WILL CHEAT with someone their daughters age who will take them for a ride to limp ville they they will cheat and get their money. SO go out and have a great time. buy one who will make you glad your ride of limpy lol

      • http://melanie terri l

        its rid of LIMPY.you at 50 =a guy at 25 in compared to limpy at 50=one time into a 25 pathetic rodent. he only dreams for about 5 seconds lol

    • Elizbeth

      good ..no great point leslie im with you …everyone has demons. so ppl need to not ush to judge others….

  • http://yahoo.com voltaire

    May God give you both the strenght and courage to face and overcome the challenges of life, only love of God and love for each other can do it,,,not drugs,not alcohol,

  • http://yahoo Diane

    Hey you two, don’t give up now, too many years invested in your marriage/relationships. So what if he flirts, as long as he don’t touch, fight fire with fire, you flirt too, & don’t touch.
    The drug problem! well you must have learned something in rehab, we counselors/staff give you all the tools you need for one day at a time. Working for me for the last 36 years, if I can do it , so can you. You gotta want it.
    I love you two being together, God Bless you & your family…Di

  • Gia

    What did Melanie expect? Antonio cheated on his first wife with her. As we all know, a person who cheats WITH you will cheat ON you. Turnabout is fair play. Now Melanie knows how the first Mrs. Banderas felt…It took 15 years, but those chickens finally came home to roost. C’est la vie.

    • fuskiegirl21

      Good Point Gia

  • Dark

    Alright, Gia. Nicely put!!!! Wasn’t there “cheating” when she was married to Don Johnson?? I am a firm believer in “what goes around….

  • Dark

    Melanie’s “rehab” problem is all her own doing. Nobody forced her drug usage on her. So why is she blaming Antonio for them. Maybe he’s tired of all that mess she keeps ending up in. She should be proud of him for “his star continuing to rise”!! Instead she’s whinning that hers is in the toilet. If I remember some of her movies…her acting wasn’t all that great anyway. Stand beside him, be proud of him, stop “embarrassing” him. At least he’s bring in the money that she is accustomed to spending, and I just can’t believe that she can’t find something to spend it on execpt “drugs”!! So, Melanie…step up, woman up, and stop makeing the rest of us married women that work hard a being married, look bad.

  • Marilee

    Melanie was a loser when she was with Don Johnson and carried that over to her relationship with Antoino. Why he married her is behind me. She has always when a drugger from the time she was a young kid. She needs to go away for a long time. I feel sorry for her kids.

  • gary

    I learned when I was quite young a lesson that has proven to be correct each and every time. “Couples work in pairs.” I do not judge either Melainie or Antonio. But I do know in analyzing the situation as presented that the cycle of behavior they both exhibit is not the “fault” of only one. Each exhibits certain behavior patterns and as a married couple they are both responsible for the status of their marriage.

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  • Karyn

    Melanie is a mess because she made Antonio her god.

  • Haruka

    He’s Spanish. They love beautiful girls… When I go to Spain I am hit on constantly, and some of the men do have wedding rings, still they pursue boldly. Sad but it’s that hot Latin blood that ignites when beautiful women are around. Plus Griffith has wallowed in drugs for years, I’m sure she is not keeping herself up as long term drug use has tarnished the beauty of many a woman, look at Lindsay Lohan for another example.

    • Jess

      Haruka – Conceited much?

      • Haruka


        Look, I’m just telling you my experience in Spain. It is what it is. I eat right, exercise, and take care of my body and I am beautiful inside and out. If taking care of one’s self and being self confident in one’s appearance equals conceit in your mind, well, so be it then.

  • Steve Drummond

    And people aspire to be these people because why? Speaking in percentages…Hollywierd types, with some exceptions, are by far the most screwed up bunch of LOSERS that exist anywhere…by MANY times over. A bunch of over paid monkeys. LIBERALS…what can we expect!
    By actually reading and commenting, I just became one of the sicko idiots that actually gives a shit!

  • http://yahoo brenda

    he left his wife for her.did she not think this was’nt going to happen!

  • Nicole

    If a man cheats with you, he will cheat on you. Melanie had no problem hooking up with a married man, so why should she be upset that other women feel the same way she did. Oh yeah, it’s because the shoe is on the other foot now that she is the betrayed wife. She chose to marry a cheater and then is surprised when he cheats on her? What an idiot.

  • ozwizard

    Who cares?

  • titan

    Divoce him, Melanie. Take him for all he’s worth and ever will be worth. He’s just one man and not that great, in my opinion. He’s getting old. Melanie, you can do better. He’s not worth the headache and having to use drugs to live with him. Divorce is your best move.

    • Frank

      “He’s getting old?” Like she’s a spring chicken! He’s a Latin lover, deal w/it!

      • http://Yahoo Peg

        He still looks great to me on the other hand her she looks awful. When she had her lips injected she looked like the joker, her face pitted from many Botox, who knows what else. Her drugs and looks is enough to drive any man away. He’s probably been through hell living with her.

        • Fleecy

          He looks as old as she does. Society is just more forgiving of men than women. It’s too bad that there are so many stupid young women still willing to run after him. He’s a chauvinistic selfish man who can’t keep his eyes or hands off beautiful women. It’s so typical of so many latin men. They love beauty and think they have the right to chase it as needed. Melanie needs to leave his sorry ass. It’s a shame that she lost her self-esteem over such a loser. His movies suck too.

    • Carol

      She’s worried about him cheating? I distinctly remember that he cheated on his WIFE of many years (who lived in Spain) with Melanie Griffith while they were filming a movie. He then divorced his wife and left her and his children to marry M.G. . . . what goes around comes around.

  • Sneeky

    Well this comes as no surprise. Honestly, they were both cheating Anontio-women, Melanie-drugs, as far as Antonio and beautiful women, I can’t see that being the case comcerning Melanie because she is average looking but then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I can think of at least 10 women he could have ended up with if beauty was a factor,Antonio is just a man whore and more so now because he;s trying to prove he still GOT IT. His looks never meant much to me but I sure love his voice. It’s always sad to see this happend but what goes around comes around.

  • NY Gal

    “Melanie’s a mess”, a friend tells Perez Hilton. This is the most contradictory statement on the web right now. NO FRIEND of Melanie would talk with gossip king Perez Hilton.

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