Antonio Banderas

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Actor, Producer, Singer, Businessman (1960)
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Relationship Timeline Of Antonio Banderas

Ex-wife : Melanie Griffith
Antonio Banderas AND Melanie Griffith married in 1996 and The Couple Divorced in 2015
Ex-wife : Ana Leza
Antonio Banderas and Ana Leza Married in 1987 and the couple Divorced in 1996
Girlfriend : Nicole Kimpel
Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel dated each other since 2014

Antonio Banderas is one of the popular faces of Spain and a prominent actor in Hollywood. He is a Spanish actor, producer, and singer who began his acting career in the 1980s and appeared in high-profile Hollywood films in the 1990s.

The Spanish actor Banderas won a Drama Desk Award in 2003 with his theatre debut in a musical named Nine. In 2018, he received critical praise for his role as Pablo Picasso in the second season of Genius. For the 2019 Spanish movie, Pain and Glory, Antonio received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

He appeared in commercially successful movies such as Assassins, Evita, Interview with the Vampire, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, The Expendables 3, Spy Kids, etc. Additionally, he provided the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek series.

Who Is Antonio Banderas' Girlfriend?

Often called as Handsome Hunk, Mr. Banderas is in a romantic relationship with a Dutch handbag designer and former banker, Nicole Kimpel. The couple began dating in 2014 and is still together. Therefore, Antonio and Nicole have been together for five years.

Antonio Banderas with his girlfriend, Nicole Kimpel
Photo: Antonio Banderas and his girlfriend, Nicole Kimpel.
Source: Getty Images

The exact timeline of Banderas and Kimpel's affair is unknown but the speculation about their relationship began when Banderas and Kimpel were seen dancing together at a Cannes Film Festival after-party. Also, they were also spotted vacationing in St.Tropez.

Antonio and his girlfriend, Nicole Kimpel Kissing
Picture: Antonio and his partner showing a display of affection at an event.
Source: AFF-USA

The lovebirds attended the UK premiere screening of Banderas' critically successful movie, Pain and Glory. Further, it seems that the wedding has never been a top priority in their personal agenda. Also, the couple seems to be inseparable, and it’s evident they make the perfect match.

First Marriage With Ana Leza

Antonia Banderas has been married twice and his first wife was Spanish Actress, Ana Leza. They first met each other in Madrid through a common friend while attending the National Theatre. After knowing for a few months they began dating in February 1987 and tied the knot after five months.

Antonio and his fist wife, Ana Leza
Photo: Antonio Banderas and his first wife, Ana Leza.
Source: Getty Images

Antonio and Ana exchanged their wedding vows on July 27, 1987, at the Church of San Nicholas in Madrid. They remained married for eight years until their divorce in 1996.

The exact reason for their divorce is unknown but some sources claim that Antonio began a relationship with actress, Melanie Griffith which led to his divorce from Ana.

Leza received a chunk of wealth from her former husband as a divorce settlement. She received a house worth $4 Million, monthly alimony of $14,100.60, and 50% of Banderass’ income.

Married To Melanie Griffith For Almost 20 Years

After separating from Leza, Banderas married for the second time with actress, Melanie Griffith. The two began a romantic relationship in 1995 while shooting a comedy film, Two Much. An interesting fact is that Banderas was a fan of Melanie long before he even met her.

Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith with their daughter, Stella
Photo: From L to R, Melanie Griffith, Stella, and Antonio Banderas.
Source: Getty Images

Antonio and Melanie married on May 16, 1996, in London. At the age of 36, Banderas became a father to a daughter named, Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith.  Stella was born on September 24, 1996.

When the star couple released a statement about their divorce in June 2014, fans were shocked. After more than nineteen years of marriage, they decided to split citing the reason as irreconcilable differences.

Melanie Griffith has a tattoo of Banderas' first name on her shoulder
Image: Melanie still has a tattoo of Antonio's name on her right shoulder.
Source: National Post

Despite being separated, the former couple is still on good terms. Melanie still has a tattoo of Banderas' first name on her right shoulder. Further, the two appeared in the 2014 science fiction film, Automata.

Prior to Banderas, Melanie was married first to actor Don Johnson and for the second time to Steve Bauer. With Johnson, Melanie has a daughter, Dakota Johnson, and with Steve, she has a son, Alexander Griffith Bauer.

Melanie Griffith Divorce Settlement

After the finalization of their divorce, Antonio agreed to pay for their daughter Stella's expenses through her 19th birthday along with both college and grad schools. Melanie also got a total of six luxury cars whereas Antonio kept only two.

Finally, Antonio agreed to pay Melanie $780,000 per year in spousal support and $65,000 per month for a number of years.

Net Worth

The Spanish phenomenon originally known as José Antonio Domínguez Bandera has a spectacular net worth of $45 million. His average salary per movie is around $10 million. His income was $12 million for the 2001 movie The Body.

Image: Anotnio's winery Anta Banderas.

Apart from his acting career, the primary source of Banderas' income comes from earnings in Andalusian products, the winery business, and the perfume industry. Antonio owns 50% of a winery in Buros, Spain called Anta Banderas, which produces red and rose wines.

Banderas has a line of fragnance
Photo: Antonio Banderas' Blue Seduction Fragrance.

The fortunate actor has been working with the fragrance and beauty multinational company Puig for over ten years. He became one of the brand's most successful representatives. He has a line of popular fragrances including Antonio for Men and Blue Seduction for Men as well as Blue Seduction for Women. 

Antonio Banderas has a net worth of $45 million
Image: Banderas has a net worth of $45 million.
Source: Puig

Banderas with a height of 1.74m established himself as an internationally known Latin heartthrob with charismatic looks. Also, he was chosen as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine in 1996. Among the many luxuries, Banderas owns a black Porsche 911 Cabriolet valued at around $125,990.


Antonio actively campaigned for an NGO called Oceana. The actor participated in several promotional campaigns for the United Nations Development Programs.

Additionally, Banderas has raised a lot of funds for St.Jude Children's Research Hospital which is the third biggest healthcare charity helping terminally ill children in the United States.

Real Estate

Back in 2015, Banderas' former spouse Melanie listed her Aspen Mountain villa for $9.9 million. She purchased the luxurious 12 acres house in 2002 with her then-husband, Banderas for $3.55 million. However, with no buyers hitting the estate, she sold the Aspen retreat for $4 million in March 2019.

Griffith and Banderas' former Aspen House
Image: Melanie Griffith sold her Aspen house for $4 million in March 2019.
Source: The Aspen Times

An interesting fact about the house is that house consists of a wine cellar that can hold 9,000 bottles.

Back in 2014, Banderas paid Melanie $4 million to buy out her share of their New York City estate. He listed the apartment in 2018 for $8 million.

House sold to Netflix Executive for $16 Million

Following their divorce in 2015, Antonio and Melanie sold their long-time Los Angeles home for $16 million to Netflix executive Ted Sarandos. The former couple first bought the house in 1999 for $4.2 million.

Antonio and Melanie's former house
Image: Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas sold their LA House for $16 million in 2015.
Source: Getty Images

The 15,110-square-foot mansion sits on 1.5 acres of land and consists of seven bedrooms, seven full baths, rich architectural details, a fitness center, and an elevator.

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