Ellen DeGeneres, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith

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Antonio Banderas's marriage to Melanie Griffith isn't on the rocks. In fact, he couldn't be more proud of his wife.

In an interview airing on today's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Spanish hunk reveals his movie star wife decided to enter a rehab clinic to conquer an addiction to pain medication—not because their 15-year-old marriage was in trouble as some tabloids claimed.

"It was said actually in some magazine that I said that I gave an ultimatum to my wife. That I present the matter of divorce because she has been involved in addictions and blah, blah, blah," said the 49-year-old Banderas.

He says that Griffith, 52, had been sober for six years until she suffered a ski accident a year and a half ago and started popping painkillers.

"In March, she came to me and said, 'I'm feeling a little bit weak in my determination for this…so I just thought to go to rehabilitation by myself.'...I'm very proud of her."

Banderas also gives a shout out to the "invisible heroes working in AA all around the world" and encouraged those with similar issues to seek help.

"I just say to families, don't get embarrassed just confront this problem head-on. And don't hide from that because there is a beautiful gift at the end of this tunnel, and it is the person that you love back and that is what I am searching for."


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