There is lots of drama surrounding the end of Antonio Banderas‘ marriage to Melanie Griffith because the cheating allegations continue to persist. Now two actresses are refuting any rumors that they were to blame for the breakup of the power couple.
Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat, who was seen dancing at Cannes two years ago with the Puss In Boots star, wants to put an end to the story.
She told E! News on Wednesday, “Antonio Banderas is a wonderful man, a great dancer and an acquaintance of mine. I did not go on any vacation with him, and I’m sorry he’s going through a divorce.”
The Indian actress also wants nothing to do with stylist Ivan Bitton, who originally blabbed about the alleged affair to RadarOnline.
Sherawat firmly explained, “Ivan Bitton is not my best friend. I hired him as a stylist at Cannes and then fired him. I’m sure he released the video. I don’t know what he’s even talking about now. I haven’t been in touch with Ivan since I fired him. Whatever he’s saying about me is ridiculous.”
Sharon Stone is also battling similar stories after Grazia magazine claimed she was dating the actor. Stone is mad because she’s been a family friend for almost 20 years.
She told MailOnline, “Antonio is a brother to me and Melanie has been with me for each and every birth of my three children. They are my family. I find this salacious, unkind, unfounded reporting to be the typical pretense of what passes as ‘journalism’ today.”
Griffith has been spotted on the red carpet without her wedding ring and with her “Antonio” heart tattoo covered with makeup. The couple is officially done — just don’t blame Stone or Sherawat.