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Antonio Banderas sends sweet birthday message to ex Melanie Griffith

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Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have managed to remain on good terms, despite the end of their 18 year marriage back in 2014. On Wednesday, Antonio took to Twitter to wish his ex-wife a happy 59th birthday, along with a photo of the former couple together with their 19-year-old daughter together, Stella.

"Happy birthday Melanie," the 56-year-old Spanish actor wrote in his native tongue. "A loving hug from Marbella."



Antonio shared a family snapshot alongside his sweet birthday message for Melanie

Antonio's touching message comes just a few days after Melanie spoke candidly about life following the end of their marriage.

"I'm having an introspective time right now," the actress told People. "It's an interesting time. It's just sort of nice. My kids are all great. They're beautiful people."

She added: "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."

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Melanie with her actress daughter Dakota Johnson

Melanie has three children; she is mum to 30-year-old son Alexander Bauer with actor Steven Bauer, Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson, 26, with actor Don Johnson, and daughter Stella with Antonio.

"Life is moving on," she added. "My youngest Stella is starting USC in August, in two weeks. She'll be moving out, out. She's got a dorm and everything. So that's kind of a different thing. I won't have any kids at home."

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Antonio and Melanie were married from 1996 until 2015

As far as dating goes, "I'm still looking," Melanie said, admitting that she has absolutely no interest in trying out dating sites or apps. Instead, she'd rather rely on more traditional methods. "Looking across a crowded room, right? Isn't that the thing," she added with a laugh. "I'm not really looking, I'm just being, and I figure if I'm meant to have another relationship, I will, and if I'm not, then I won't."

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