Despite her huge love life, few people know that Madonna was once in love with actor Antonio Banderas.
If Britney Spears is called the “Princess of Pop”, the title “Queen of Pop” belongs to the famous singer Madonna .
For nearly 40 years standing firmly in the Hollywood music industry, Madonna has always been a name sought after by the public and the media. Tickets for Madonna’s shows are always sold out in a flash. Born in 1958, with her efforts in the American music industry, Madonna is Hollywood’s most successful female singer of all time.
In 2000, the Guinness Book of Records recognized Madonna as “the most successful female singer of all time” with a total of 211.5 million albums sold worldwide (excluding singles) and the most successful female singer of all time. highest income in the world.
But besides her illustrious career, Madonna once had an unrequited love that few people know about. Even Madonna was not reciprocated in that emotional part.
The love scene is full of young men
Besides her career, what the public is most curious about is Madonna’s love history. The singer met and fell in love with Hollywood actor Sean Penn in 1984 while filming the MV Like A Virgin . This is also the first husband in Madonna’s life. However, that marriage only lasted for 4 years (1985 – 1989).
Madonna with her first husband – actor Sean Penn
After ending her marriage with actor Sean Penn, Madonna fell in love with personal trainer Carlos Leon. The two met in New York in 1994. This relationship lasted nearly 3 years, and the two were even rumored to be engaged for a long time. However, that relationship ended just a few months after Madonna gave birth to daughter Lourdes in October 1996.
Madonna with her lover Carlos Leon
Next, in 1999, the “Queen of Pop” met director Guy Ritchie through Sting’s introduction. After a short period of dating, the couple married in December 2000 in Scotland. This is probably Madonna’s longest marriage. The couple divorced after 8 years of marriage.
Madonna and her second husband – director Guy Ritchie
At the end of her second marriage, Madonna began brief relationships with boys younger than her. First to mention is the model Jesus Luz. When he met Madonna, he was only 21 years old. The couple fell in love when they took a photo together for the cover of W magazine. The relationship lasted exactly 1 year.
Next, Madonna dated Kevin Sampaio – a model 33 years younger than the “Queen of Pop”. Then there are other younger lovers such as: Choreographer Timor Steffens (30 years younger) and dancer Brahim Zaibat (29 years younger). Madonna’s closest and youngest love is Ahlamalik Williams. He is 36 years younger than Madonna. By April 2022, Madonna was said to have ended her relationship with her 36 years younger boyfriend. After the breakup, the two still maintained a good relationship.
Unrequited with only one person
Despite such a terrible situation, there is still only one man that Madonna can never have. That is actor Antonio Banderas of The Mask of Zorro . Specifically, in 1991, the “Queen of Pop” revealed her unrequited love with Antonio Banderas in the documentary Madonna: Truth Or Dare .
Madonna was unrequited with Antonio Banderas during their first meeting
At that time, actor Zorro the Mask was married to his first wife, Ana Leza. According to Madonna, Antonio Banderas did not know about her feelings. Even Antonio Banderas was very surprised when he received a call from Madonna to appear in this documentary.
The Zorro Mask actor said he was filming The Mambo Kings in Los Angeles when he received a call from Madonna in the morning. Antonio Banderas revealed that he was shocked when he heard that Madonna called him.
However, Antonio Banderas just felt scared and did not want to become Madonna’s “boy”.
Antonio Banderas himself also said that he was very scared when he found out that Madonna had feelings for him. In an interview in Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Antonio Banderas talked about meeting Madonna in Spain in 1991. According to Antonio Banderas, when he first met Madonna, the actor could not speak English. Meanwhile, the female singer talked a lot and of course he couldn’t understand anything. Antonio Banderas himself only felt confused because he was sitting with Madonna. At that time, Madonna was extremely famous, and Antonio Banderas was just a Spanish actor.
At that time, Antonio Banderas was also a married man
When someone else told him that Madonna really liked him, Antonio Banderas just felt surprised and didn’t know how to face it. Because at that time, Antonio Banderas was already a married man. The Zorro Mask actor even said that he was quite scared of Madonna because at that time the female singer was very powerful. Antonio Banderas affirmed that he never wanted to be Madonna’s “boy”.
Through Antonio Banderas’s sharing, it can be seen that for Madonna, the male actor did not have any male or female feelings. By 1995, Antonio Banderas divorced his first wife. However, it was only in 1996 that the actor quickly married actress Melanie Griffith . It can be seen that Madonna did not have any opportunity to confess her love to the actor.
Although Antonio Banderas quickly married a second time, Madonna still did not give up on her feelings. The proof is that Madonna was very happy when she starred in the movie Evita in 1996 with Antonio Banderas.
Melanie Griffith said that Madonna did not let her meet her husband at the Evita studio
Madonna’s unrequited love is said to have made Antonio Banderas’s wife at that time – actress Melanie Griffith unhappy. In a 2002 interview with journalist Larry King, 50 Shades beauty Dakota Johnson’s mother said that Madonna banned her from going to the Evita studio to visit her husband. At that time, Melanie Griffith was still pregnant with her first daughter with Antonio Banderas and she was very sad and angry because she was prevented from seeing her husband.
As for Madonna, the “Queen of Pop” admitted that she had never had the love of Antonio Banderas. In 2015, when asked if she had ever dated Antonio Banderas, Madonna sadly replied: “I wish it was like that… I really liked him but Antonio Banderas had Melanie Griffith. She never left his side” . Many people believe that perhaps it is because Madonna has never responded to this emotional part that the “Queen of Pop” has never forgotten Antonio Banderas.