Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith : REUNITE!

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It seemed like old times when Antonio Banderas and ex-wife Melanie Griffith enjoyed a fun night out with the Spanish actor’s girlfriend Nicole Kimpel.

Sources say the formerly at-war exes are “enjoying a profound closeness”. In a bizarre twist, Antonio has rocker Chris Martin to thank for bringing him back into the fold, after the pair bonded on The Graham Norton Show in 2011. “There are no words to describe the anger Dakota [Johnson, Melanie’s daughter and Chris’ girlfriend] felt towards Antonio when he dumped her mum in 2015,” says a long-time family friend. “It wasn’t until she started dating Chris that she started to chill. I don’t think Melanie would have gone near Antonio without Dakota’s blessing.