Matchmaking: Antonio Banderas in search of the right partner for his ex-wife Melanie Griffith

Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith on March 7 2010
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith on March 7, 2010 / AFP Photo

Melanie Griffith hasn’t had a serious romance since calling it quits with Antonio Banderas six years ago, but her doting ex-hubby is determined to spice up her love life. “Antonio hates seeing Melanie so lonely, and he’s got a ton of single male friends around her age who he wants to set her up with,” an insider tells.

Antonio Banderas and ex-wife Melanie Griffith enjoyed a fun night out with the Spanish actor’s girlfriend Nicole Kimpel

The Pain and Glory star, 60, who’s gushed that the actress, 63, is his “best friend,” “still loves Melanie and always will,” shares the insider, adding that Antonio hopes she’ll find the same kind of happiness he has with longtime girlfriend Nicole Kimpel, 39. “Melanie’s close friends have tried to find her a good match, but they’ve had no luck,” the insider adds. “Melanie is beyond touched that Antonio wants to see her settle down with someone who’s worthy of her!”