Celebrity News

Antonio Banderas says he will always love Melanie Griffith

SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Actor Antonio Banderas and actress Melanie Griffith arrive at the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards held at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on September 10, 2011 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)

SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Antonio Banderas and actress Melanie Griffith arrive at the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards held at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on September 10, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)  (Getty )

Antonio Banderas says he will “always love” ex-wife Melanie Griffith.

The couple divorced in June after 18 years, and Banderas has since gone public with new girlfriend Nicole Kimpel.

He told Spanish TV show “El Hormiguero,” “It was a hard year. I had a lot of work, and my private life was also hard, but life goes on.”

He added of working with her in his sci-fi film “Autómata,” “I really admire Melanie as an actress . . . She is a person that I loved, I love and I always will love, whatever our status is.”

Click here for more on this report from the New York Post.

AROUND THE WEB