In a town where marriages can last less than a day, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have proved their love to be lasting over the past 15 years. Banderas talks to AARP magazine about how they kept their marriage strong through Melanie's battle with addiction, and the role romance plays in a happy union.
"Even in crisis, we have been patient enough to detect that at the end of the tunnel was a light. We have had as many problems as anybody. We've never hidden it. We've been open about addictions, in the case of Melanie. She has overcome her problems beautifully. I didn't know she was so strong. It makes me love her even more, because she has been an unbelievable lion fighting, and she got it. The last [relapse] was three years ago, and it just welded us."