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Melanie Griffith Calls Hubby Antonio Banderas an 'Amazing Man'

Opening Night Premiere
Actor Antonio Banderas (L) and actress Melanie Griffith attend the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival opening night premiere of "Shrek Forever After" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on April 21, 2010 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Melanie Griffith spent three months in Utah's Cirque Lodge rehab center last summer for preventative addiction treatment, but she insists she would never have been able to overcome her struggles without the support of her husband, Antonio Banderas.

She said: "He did everything. He has been an amazing man."

Last summer's visit was the 52-year-old actress' third stint in rehab, with Melanie previously being treated for addictions to alcohol, cocaine and painkillers.

Melanie and her family are tighter than ever (Getty)
Antonio and Melanie have a 13-year-old daughter named Stella together, and the actress also has two adult children from her previous marriages. But her latest round of treatment has bonded the whole family closer together, because they were all part of her recovery process.

Antonio told People magazine: "We are stronger right now than we were.

"The entire family participated in the process of rehabilitation. We went to the place where she was doing it, we participated in all the therapies… everything, everybody in the family. It's tough, but at the same time, very rewarding."

Melanie’s most recent rehab stint was a preventative measure taken after she became nervous about using prescription medication to treat a knee injury she sustained in a skiing accident.

Antonio explained recently: "That has a very simple explanation. She hasn't touched alcohol for years. As far as prescription pills go, she had a skiing accident in Aspen -- I was there, we were skiing together -- and she tore all the ligaments in her knee. She had an operation two hours after the accident, and had two operations over the next year.

"They had to give her painkillers. For someone who has been an addict, it was like falling into the same hole again, and Melanie was the one who decided to get treatment.”

More pictures of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas (click any photo):
  • Melanie Griffith in Opening Night Premiere "Shrek Forever After" At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Melanie Griffith in Opening Night Premiere "Shrek Forever After" At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Melanie Griffith in Opening Night Premiere "Shrek Forever After" At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Melanie Griffith in Opening Night Premiere "Shrek Forever After" At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Melanie Griffith in Opening Night Premiere "Shrek Forever After" At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Melanie Griffith in Opening Night Premiere "Shrek Forever After" At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Melanie Griffith in Opening Night Premiere "Shrek Forever After" At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Melanie Griffith in Opening Night Premiere "Shrek Forever After" At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
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