Melanie Griffith is reportedly feeling lonelier than ever since she ended her marriage with Antonio Banderas in December 2015. The two celebrities fell in love with each other while filming on the set of Two Much, the 1995 romantic comedy film, and took their wedding vows in May 1996, with their daughter Stella being born a few months after their marriage.
The couple was so much in love that Melanie got Antonio’s name tattooed on her upper arm. The couple’s decision to divorce came as a shock to many fans who considered their 18-year marriage as one of the most enduring and successful marriages in Hollywood.
— Fox News Latino (@foxnewslatino) August 11, 2016
Melanie Griffith had previous unsuccessful marriages with Steven Bauer and Don Johnson, and apart from being the mother of Stella Banderas, Melanie is also the mother of 30-year-old Alexander Bauer and 26-year-old Dakota Johnson. And even though she opted to part ways with Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith has started to think that life can be boring when single, especially if your grown-up children leave the nest to pursue their own careers and interests.
— Dakota Johnson Web (@_djohnsonorg) August 15, 2016
Recently, the 59-year-old actress started experiencing what’s commonly known as “empty nest syndrome” after 19-year-old Stella Banderas shifted her base to the prestigious University of Southern California to pursue her studies. According to the Daily Mail, Melanie voiced her frustration and expressed a strong urge to beat the blues.
“I’m single, and lonely, and bored, and confused – but then at the same time, totally curious. It’s almost like I have to throw myself out of the nest.”
Melanie Griffith has stated her desire to start a romance with a suitable companion, however, the Working Girl actress has made it clear that she will not delve into the world of online dating to find her next match. Meanwhile, the actress has maintained a good relationship with her most recent ex-husband, Antonio Banderas, as the two of them resolved to remain united in the upbringing of their daughter.
Recently, Melanie posted a photo of the couple with a caption suggesting that the pair has taken great pride in their shared parenthood. Additionally, the former couple is known to exchange sweet birthday messages with each other. According to Yahoo Celebrity, Antonio’s birthday is just one day after Melanie’s birthday, and the two celebrated the occasion by wishing each other well on the social media.
Melanie Griffith conveyed her birthday wishes to her ex-husband on August 10 by posting a red carpet photo on Instagram, and just a day earlier, Antonio had tweeted his birthday greetings to Melanie in Spanish in addition to posting their family photo on Twitter.
Feliz cumpleaños Melanie. Un abrazo cariñoso desde Marbella. pic.twitter.com/091qR3O1rJ
— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) August 9, 2016
In other news, in times of grief and sadness, a lonely Melanie Griffith is finding solace in praying for Tippi Hedren, her actress mother whose animal sanctuary was evacuated due to the wildfire that blazed across Southern California. Apart from being a well-known actress who acted in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, Melanie’s mother is also an ardent animal activist who runs the Shambala Preserve, an animal sanctuary that provides special care to endangered big cats.
Tippi Hedren started the sanctuary in 1981 while filming Roar, an American adventure movie directed by Noel Marshall, her husband, and which also featured Melanie Griffith. Later, Tippi established the Roar Foundation that raised funds for caring for the animals.
tippi hedren noel Marshall and their daughter Melanie Griffith lived w/a lion named Neil to study&make a movie about pic.twitter.com/2HovUJIND2
— wallflower (@RECKLESSSPIRITS) August 16, 2016
Upon learning that the sanctuary was due to be evacuated due to the rampaging wildfire, Melanie Griffith tweeted her concern and urged her fans to pray for all those who have been affected by the wildfire. According to TV3, Melanie also thanked the firefighters who played an important role in saving her mother and evacuating 340 out of the 400 animals at the sanctuary.
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