The Pain and Glory actor, 59, gushed about Griffith, 62, during an interview with Vulture in which he recalled how they met and the depth of their friendship after their divorce in 2015.
“I am not married with Melanie anymore, but she is my family,” Banderas said. “She is probably one of my best friends, if not the best friend that I have. My family is there, Dakota [Johnson], Little Estella and Alexander.”
The two married in 1996 and had daughter Stella, 22, later that year. Griffith shares her daughter Johnson, 29, with actor Don Johnson,