Melanie Griffith Talks Cosmetic Surgery Regrets, Addiction and Dating Post-Divorce
By Jackie Willis
Melanie Griffith has lived a lot of lives.
In a candid interview with Porter magazine, hitting newsstands on April 7, the 59-year-old actress opens up about everything from her cosmetic surgery, to her battle with addiction as well as life after her recent divorce from Antonio Banderas.
Griffith admits that she has some regrets when it comes to procedures she's had done to her face. "I didn’t [realize] until people started saying. ‘Oh my god, what has she done?!’ I was so hurt," she says. "I went to a different doctor and he started dissolving all of this sh** that this other woman doctor had put in."
The Working Girl star adds, "Hopefully, I look more normal now.”
Griffith also recalls her struggle with addiction and her stint in rehab, but says during that dark time, she was still there for her three children, Alexander Bauer, 31, Dakota Johnson, 27, and Stella Banderas, 20. "I was a totally functioning mom," she notes. "I wasn’t like a drunk-on-the-floor, out-of-it person. I didn’t do some things I probably should have done but, mostly, I was there for my kids. They had a sort of privileged gypsy life.”
As for what led to her divorce from Banderas after 19 years of marriage, Griffith takes responsibility for the demise of her relationship with the 56-year-old actor. "I think part of the reason my marriage to Antonio fell apart was because I was stuck; nobody else is to blame," she confides. "It’s just that I personally got stuck and I won’t let that happen again, I want to enjoy life, I want to do whatever I want to do."
That being said, Griffith also confesses that she has yet to get back on the dating scene. "I’m shy with men now, very reticent. I haven’t met anyone in the almost two years [Antonio and I] have been divorced," she shares. No, I don’t go on dates, nobody has asked me on a date. I go out with my girlfriends.”
However, back in the day, Griffith claims that she had a "little thing" with Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson and Ryan O’Neal. "Yeah, they were awesome. I am friends with all of them, pretty much," she says. "I’m sure there’s a couple I’ve forgotten about.”
Griffith is also good pals with reality star Kris Jenner, and gushes over their friendship. "We became best friends. She is so much fun, so smart, so normal and so loving," Griffith insists. "[Kris] is unbelievable, like when I had my back operation, she was there bringing me chopped salad. We just went to Aspen together last week.”
While Griffith might be a little shy with guys right now, she's still pretty amicable with Banderas. Last August, she celebrated her ex-husband's birthday by sharing a sweet message for him, along with a throwback photo. "Happy Birthday to my ruggedly handsome ex-husband @antoniobanderasoficial ?????? I will always love you," she wrote.