Antonio Banderas says his divorce changed everything for him. The Spanish actor from, the voice of “Puss in Boots” now grasps the world in an entirely different way following his and actress Melanie Griffith eighteen year marriage breakdown. It was in 2014 when the two huge stars decided that they would part ways and kept things amicable between them.The fifty five years also admits it was not easy in anyway and he’s still reeling at the fact of coming to terms with it.
“The end of our marriage meant I had to start opening my eyes to new ways of seeing my world and moving forward with my life, my work – with everything,” he told Britain’s Hello! magazine. “We all pass through different turning points and obviously this was a major one. But I don’t dwell on sadness. I’m enjoying the feeling of starting from zero and seeing what’s next in store for me.”
Also keeping as friends has been managed for the couple and in his thoughts, he will always love Griffith for all they have gone through and he would have faced a hard time if they didn’t remain in communication anymore.
“We’ll always be friends, I hope,” he said. “We speak to each other every few days and I’m very happy that we’re not like 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.”
Together they share a daughter, Stella, and as he has recently made the move to New York, he would like it if his family stays close.
“I want to do everything I can to remain a good father to her, even though she’s over 18 and basically an adult,” he explained. “I want to be there for her whenever she needs me and, of course, I miss the fact that we’re not all living in the same house anymore.”