The Spanish actor’s saving grace! Antonio Bandera speaks about his girlfriend saving him during a heart attack!

The Philadelphia actor, Antonio Bandera gives all the credit the love of his life from a dangerous incident. Moreover, he claims how his girlfriend, Nicole Kimpel took the correct step to save his life when he suffered a ‘benign’ heart attack back in the year 2017. Know more about the exclusive details about the incident.

The redeeming feature

To clarify, Antonio Bandera explains the circumstances occurred about a year ago. He described this in a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. On that day, his girlfriend, Nicole Kimpel had a headache.

The couple was doing nothing in the house. So, Nicole was out of the house to buy some painkillers may be. Antonio said she bought aspirin from the retail shop.

Nicole Kimpel and Antonia Bandera.
Nicole Kimpel and Antonio Bandera at Cannes Film Festival (source: dailymail)

In fact, when Antonio started having symptoms that something wrong was going on, his girlfriend put one of those aspirins inside his tongue. This was the major step to save his life. The 59-year old Spanish celebrity says that he had a second chance. It is a kind of stuff that changed his life, since then.

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The changes after the scary incident

Consequently, the well-known actor has brought changes since the near-death health emergency took place.

Presently, Bandera does not drink. He has changed his priorities and quit smoking. His words give utterance to the habit of smoking were as likely as one of the most stupid things he has ever done in his life. The professional actor now places greater emphasis on the important things in his life. That includes his career, loved ones and most importantly his daughter Stella Banderas.

Shortly, Bandera admitted that he was just living life in a not nice way. In other words, he has opened his eyes to his future in a different way. Thus, he considers himself the lucky one because of the heart attack incident.

He spoke:

“I was lucky after all, because a heart attack can kill you just like this…In a way, it’s one of the best things to happen in my life, to have a heart attack.”

Furthermore, the producer claimed that the heart attack helped him perfect his gay filmmaker character in the new Pedro Almodovar movie Pain & Glory.

Relationships of Antonio Bandera

Likewise, Nicole Kampel is almost twenty years younger than the Laundromat actor. Besides, the present relationship of Antonio Bandera is going quite strong especially after his divorce.

Nicole Kimpel and Antonia Bandera
Nicole Kimpel and Antonio Bandera at Emmys 2018 (source: usweekly)

Bandera had his few past relationships. Firstly, Banderas married Ana Leza and divorced after approximately nine or ten years. Later, he began dating Melanie Griffith. Then, they married in 1996 and also share a daughter, Stella del Carmen Bandera.

However, the couple ultimately announced the fact of separating in the year 2014. The irreconcilable differences among the couple led to their separation. The divorce was made official in 2015. Surprisingly, they had over eighteen years of marriage.

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A Short Bio on Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas has the full name as Jose Antonio Dominguez Bandera. The famous singer was born on the 10th of August, 1960. Professionally, he is a Spanish actor, producer and also a singer. By the same token, Banderas is prominently known as the nominee for a Tony Award and also the winner of a Drama Desk Award.

Particularly, the actor initiated his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro Almodovar in the 1980s. Later on, he also appeared in several Hollywood films such as Philadephia(1993), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Desperado (1995), Assassins (1995), Evita (1996), and The Mask of Zorro (1998).

Antonio Bandera
Antonio Bandera (source: usweekly)

Into the bargain, he made appearances in the Spy Kids series and provided the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek franchise and its spin-off film Puss in Boots as well. More bio…

Reference: (dailymail, yahoo, msn)