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Antonio Banderas: I will always love Melanie Griffith

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Antonio Banderas: I will always love Melanie Griffith

Antonio Banderas "will always love" Melanie Griffith.

The '33 Days' actor split from his wife of 20 years in 2014 but thinks they'll always stay friends and think well of one another.

He said: "We'll always be friends, I hope. We speak to each other every few days and I'm very happy that we're not lie many couples, where people can become bitter and angry after their marriages end. I don't see any reason for that.

"It's much better to try and remember and honour all the beautiful and happy moments you've enjoyed.

"[We were married for] a very long time and I believe Melanie wants to stay in contact, as do I.

"Melanie is a woman whom I have loved, whom I still love and whom I will always love."

Antonio is now dating financial consultant Nicole Kimpel and is "very happy" with her.

He told HELLO! magazine: "We first met in Cannes last year, while I was still married.

"We didn't become involved until after I'd separated from Melanie.

"I had told Nicole that the situation was still unclear and she told me that I should call her once the situation had resolved itself.

"As soon as the divorce papers were signed, we started seeing each other and I'm very happy."