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Antonio Banderas: Wife Melanie Griffith Healed by Love Following Rehab



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    "Two Much" earned Melanie Griffith a Raspberry Award in 1995, but on the bright side, she met her husband Antonio Banderas. The two have been married since 1996 and have one daughter together.

    Antonio Banderas says wife Melanie Griffith is doing "fantastic" following her most recent trip to rehab in August.

    "Last time you were here, you were open about this, Melanie was in rehab. How is she doing?" Ellen DeGeneres asked Antonio on an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airing Thursday.

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    "She is fantastic, fantastic. The whole family is very proud of her. Fighting in a very tough way and we are very proud," he said. "The whole family, we have been around her and it is a good message for people that have that type of problem. You can get out of that."

    The "Shrek Forever After" star said his wife was healed by the power of the heart.

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    "There is nothing in the world that cannot be cured by love. That is the most important thing," he added.

    As previously reported on, Melanie recently told Access that she feels liberated from her addiction struggles.

    "I've battled with it my whole life," she told Access in April. "It's a beautiful thing to finally be free."

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    Melanie entered rehab for a third time last August, having previously sought treatment in 2000 and 1988.

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