Melanie Griffith Celebrates More Than 5 Years of Sobriety: ''Today I Am Most Grateful''

Actress shared the good news on Instagram

By Lily Harrison Feb 04, 2015 10:38 PMTags
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Today marks a huge milestone for Melanie Griffith.

The actress shared with fans on Instagram that she has now been sober for more than five years (well, 5.54 years, to be exact) and has been keeping close tabs on an iPhone app.

The 57-year-old proudly showed off a screengrab and wrote, "Today I am most grateful [heart emoji] @soberarchitectofadversity."

In a 2011 interview with AARP, Dakota Johnson's famous mama opened up about her struggles with addiction and how her then-husband, Antonio Banderas, dealt with her 90-day stint in rehab.


"I started on pain pills when I hurt my knee skiing and just kept taking them. The kids knew; Dakota and Stella called me on it. Antonio was in London at the time," she began by telling the magazine.

"I went away to rehab for three months; it took 10 days just to detox. We had two family weeks there, but we didn't follow through. Antonio was supportive to the extent that he can be, but if you're not an alcoholic or drug addict, and you find out your wife is a bad one, it's hard to deal with."

Griffith candidly continued, "It's very foreign to him. Addiction runs in my family but not in his…And I don't mean that against him…It's a difficult thing to happen in any family, and in that way he has been totally by my side."

The duo announced their split in June of last year, after 18 years of marriage, and released the following statement: 

"We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together - Melanie & Antonio"