Date: 28th July 2001

Antonio Torn Off A Strip by Wife Melanie

Movie hunk ANTONIO BANDERAS has been banned from visiting Las Vegas by his jealous wife MELANIE GRIFFITHs. The actress stopped his monthly men-only gambling trips with pals fearing the Vegas strippers and show girls might make a play for her hunky EVITA (1996) star husband.

Griffith first hit the roof when she rang Banderas in his hotel suite as he was giving a group of dancers autographs for charity. A pal says,

"He was being a real gentleman, but when he motioned to the dancers to be quiet, one of them giggled loudly. His face changed colour and, after hanging up, he said he was in trouble. " (LE/WNTRE/ES)

Source: WENN