During a recent appearance on Spanish TV show El Hormiguero while promoting his new sci-fi flick Autómata, which also happens to co-star Griffith, the actor couldn't help but gush about his former wife.
"It's been an intense year…Life goes on," he said, marking the first time that he's spoken out about Griffith since they announced their split last June.
"I admire and respect Melanie first and foremost as a great actress. I have always said that. That's why she is in the movie. And she's also the person that I loved, that I love, and will always love."
The show's host then said, "You are lucky to have fallen in love again. So all the best, I hope you are happy and Melanie, too."