In 2008 the actor Antonio Banderas lost his father. This sad event inspired him to spend more time with his children – Alexander Bauer, Dakota Johnson and Stella Banderas. In his interview to a popular magazine “People” Banderas told that although Alexander and Dakota are not his biological kids, he considers them his children.
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith tried to bring up their children like any other ordinary parents, who are not superstars.
According to Banderas words, Alexander, Dakota and Stella preferred not to identify themselves as celebs’ kids. They studied at school on an equal basis with other pupils. Even the closest friends didn’t know, who their parents were. That’s why they had carefree childhood.
But for now Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith kids have grown up. All of them are young and forward-looking. They live their own lives – and their parents can be proud of them!
Let’s have a look at these three perspective young people!
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith Long-Haired Son Alexander Bauer
Several years ago Crazy in Alabama star Melanie Griffith was photographed with a long-haired young man. They had just had dinner in Real Food Daily – an organic restaurant in Beverly Hills- and walked around the streets in their light casual clothes.
That photo caused some excitement in press – Griffith had been Banderas wife at that time, so her appearance with a mysterious young man provoked rumors of their romance.
But the explanation was so simple – that man was Melanie’s son from her first marriage.
In 1981 Melanie Griffith married the actor Steven Bauer, whom she met at “She's in the Army Now” film set. Four years later she gave a birth to her first kid.
Alexander Griffith Bauer was born on August 22 in 1985. His parents separated two years later. When Melanie wedded her third husband Antonio Banderas, Alexander had already turned 11. He lived with his parents in Spain, but then moved to New York, where Melanie and Antonio owned a house too.
In NY Alexander began to live independently from his parents. He studied music and dreamed to be a musician.
Not much is known about Alexander Bauer career. He is an occasional singer and actor. But he hadn’t appeared in any significant project. Mostly people know about Alexander Bauer because of his sister, Dakota Johnson, with whom he was photographed numerous times.
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith Famous Daughter Dakota Johnson
Dakota Mayi Johnson is, probably, the most popular of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith kids. Although Antonio calls Dakota “his daughter”, her biological father is the musician and actor Don Johnson. The Golden Globe holder, Don is known to the wide audience by such his projects as “Nash Bridges”, “Django Unchained”, “The Other Woman” (where his co-stars were Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann) and many others.
Don met Melanie Griffith, when she was just 14 years old. Then 22-year old Don co-starred Melanie’s mother Tippi Hedren in “The Harrad Experiment”. They were married and divorced twice and gave a birth to just one daughter – Dakota, who has become a superstar.
Dakota Mayi Johnson was born on October 4, 1989. She spent her childhood years in Austin, TX. In her young years Dakota was surrounded by creative popular people – famous actors and musicians were often guests in her parents’ house.
In 1996 Dakota’s mother married Antonio Banderas. The girl soon accepted the Spanish actor like a real father, and very often told in her interviews, that Antonio actually brought her up.
But in 2015 she condemned her stepfather for leaving her mother Melanie Griffith. She told that Melanie was really depressed by her divorce with Banderas, although she tried to put on a good face.
Dakota Johnson has always dreamed to become an actress. She debuted on the screen at the age of 10. Then she appeared in the movie “Crazy in Alabama” alongside her mother, directed by her stepfather.
In 2006 the young beauty decorated Golden Globe ceremony – she was cast as Miss GG. Every year one of celebs’ scions is chosen to assist at GG ceremony. We have already told you about Sylvester Stallone kids, who helped at Golden Globes in 2017. Dakota was Miss GG a little earlier – in 2006. That revived her career, and she moved on to model and act in various screen projects.
Dakota Johnson appeared in a number of films and TV shows. She portrayed Amelia Ritter in “The Social Network”, Fugazy in “21 Jump Street” and Audrey “The Five-Year Engagement”.
In 2015 Dakota Johnson finally met her big break. She portrayed Anastasia Steele, a beautiful student, who interviewed a billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and then became the main muse of his sexual dreams.
Although the movie got modest reviews from critics, most of people valued it high. Beautiful actors, luxurious interiors and corrupt passions made this film interesting for many viewers. She starred in the second and third parts of the film (the premiere of last part is coming in February, 2018).
For now Dakota Johnson is busy with many upcoming projects. Soon we will see her in “The Peanut Butter Falcon” and “Suspiria”. The young actress puts 100% of efforts to make her career. But what’s about her personal life?
In her teens Dakota Johnson was sent for rehab. Then she got used to drinking alcohol and having drugs. But Dakota coped with her problems, and now she is in great shape – both physically and mentally.
Dakota Johnson is not married. Since December, 2017 she has been dating a British musician Chris Martin (ex-husband of Gwyneth Paltrow). Previously she was in long-term relationship with a singer Matthew Hitt.
Although Dakota Johnson has lots of work to do, she always finds time for her younger sister Stella.
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith Beautiful Daughter Stella
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have a really beautiful love story (you can read about it in “Antonio Banderas Wives and a Current Girlfriend”). The result of their love story is a beautiful daughter Stella Banderas.
Stella del Carmen Banderas was born on September, 24 in 1996. The girl spent her early years in Marbella, Spain and speaks fluently both, Spanish and English.
At the age of 3 Stella debuted in her father’s film “Crazy in Alabama”. But she wasn’t hurt by acting bug and from that moment hasn’t appeared on the big screen.
Stella opened up in her interview that she is not going to become an actress. At least for now she plans to take part in off screen activities, such as screenwriting and directing.
Not long ago the girl graduated from St. James’ Episcopal school. Then both her parents – Melanie and Antonio – attended her graduation party, although they have already been separated.
The girl is the only biological child of her famous father Antonio Banderas and she is the third kid of her mother.
Young Stella Banderas looks really beautiful – some people even mention, that she is even more gracious than her older sister – a star Dakota Johnson. Stella looks perfect in bikini, and she demonstrated it during her vacation in Italy, where she went with her half-sister Dakota Johnson and Grace Johnson (the daughter of Don Johnson from another marriage).
For now 21-year-old Stella Banderas is not dating anyone (at least, she has never appeared in public with a boyfriend and didn’t introduce any man to her parents).
Antonio Banderas told to “People”, that his daughter hadn’t brought boyfriends at home yet. But if she did it, he would put on his Zorro suit and teach the young men to respect his daughter.
Actually, Antonio Banderas is a loving father, but he doesn’t want to be too strict at the same time. “I am not a big fan of discipline”, he said. Antonio Banderas understands that his daughter can make mistakes – like any other person. Of course, she will date someone – and that person can break her heart. “But that’s the precious life experience”, Banderas says.