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Exes Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas exchange birthday tributes

The amicably divorced couple share sweet messages of love for each other on their birthdays.

By Katie Skelly
Melanie Griffith and her ex-husband have exchanged the sweetest well wishes for each other on their respective birthdays.
The amicable exes, who split after 18-years of marriage in 2014, celebrate their special days just one day apart.
To wish Antonio well, Melanie shared a humorous throwback of the pair from happier times.
Speaking to her 211,000 followers, she wrote: “Happy Birthday to my ruggedly handsome ex husband @antoniobanderasoficial. I will always love you.”

Earlier this week, the Spanish actor penned his own message to the woman he called his wife for nearly two decades.
"Happy birthday Melanie," the 56-year-old wrote in his native tongue beside a happy snap from the pair’s daughter Stella’s graduation. "A loving hug from Marbella."
In the lead up to her 59th, the Working Girl star sat down with People, to discuss her adjustment to life after divorce.
"It's an interesting time. It's just sort of nice. My kids are all great. They're beautiful people,” she began.
"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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The pretty blonde and her former husband married in 1996, just one year after meeting on the set of Two Much.
Almost 20 years on, the pair announced their split with a joint statement after citing irreconcilable differences.
“We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalise our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together. – Melanie & Antonio," their statement read.
In June, Melanie shared this tell-all note that seemingly celebrated her 2-year divorce anniversary. She deleted it shortly after uploading.
Fortunately, their split – unlike many other Hollywood A-listers before them – appeared to be an amicable one.
Giving the world a lesson on how to be harmonious exes, the pair reunited last year to attend their daughter Stella’s high school graduation.
"Mama, Stella and Papi. Our angel is amazing. Beginning the next chapter of her life! Freedom!!” the proud mum captioned a photo of the three embracing.
"Me and my fabulous kids! Stella, Alexander, and Dakota. My joy, my heart, my life is theirs," the 59-year-old penned on Instagram alongside this snap of her three kids, all from different marriages.
While the Spanish actor has since found love with 36-year-old investment banker Nicole Kimpel, Melanie is happy working on herself and her modern family.
As well as Stella, Melanie is also the proud mother to Alexander Bauer, her son from her second marriage to Steven Bauer, while Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson is her daughter from her first marriage to Don Johnson.
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