Antonio Banderas, 62, cuts a dapper figure alongside girlfriend Nicole Kempel, 41
Antonio Banderas and girlfriend Nicole Kemple looked sensational as they attended the Film Writers’ Circle Medals Gala in Madrid, Spain on Monday.
The actor, 62, cut a dapper figure in a navy blue suit and turtle neck jumper as he posed alongside his investment banker partner, 41.
Nicole opted for a more daring ensemble, as she turned heads in a racy black bralette and preserved her modesty with a smart matching blazer.
Spicing up her outfit, she teamed her look with a navy blue pinstripe skirt, with a ruffled hem at the bottom.
She added inches to her gorgeous frame in a pair of black strappy heels and toted her belongings in a black bag.
Gorgeous pair: Antonio Banderas and girlfriend Nicole Kemple looked sensational as they attended the Film Writers’ Circle Medals Gala in Madrid, Spain on Monday
The pair looked lovingly into each other’s eyes as they made their way through the event.
This comes after Antonio recently reflected on what he learnt from his heart attack in 2017 as he appeared on last week’s This Morning.
The actor said how the health issue made him appreciate things more and ‘changed his life entirely’.
Antonio was rushed to hospital back in 2017 after suffering chest pains while exercising which was later discovered to be a heart attack.
He said of the heart attack: ‘It made me appreciate life in a completely different way and in a much more powerful way.
‘It changed my life entirely and completely for good.’
Talking about his new film Puss In Boots which he was on the show to promote, Holly pointed out that it deals with heavier topics such as death and ageing.
Antonio explained: ‘Yes! Now my own life is like that, I’m facing that too!
Stylish: The actor, 62, cut a dapper figure in a navy blue suit and turtle neck jumper as he posed alongside his investment banker partner, 41
‘After Covid, kids were asking themselves ‘why we can’t go to school’, it was there in the environment, we took a chance to reflect.
‘Kids, they know more than we think. They understand and it’s good to reflect with them on these issues.
‘What they are learning at the end is to praise life, how wonderful life is. Life is a beautiful thing, we have only one and we have to take care of it.’
Previously, while starring on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Mask Of Zorro star credited girlfriend Nicole with saving his life during the scare by giving him one of the maximum strength aspirin she had bought for a headache the day before his event.
Loving: The pair looked lovingly into each other’s eyes as they made their way through the event
Recently: This comes after Antonio recently reflected on what he learnt from his heart attack in 2017 as he appeared on last week’s This Morning
‘She bought this aspirin, which is the only thing that she found and she found the maximum one, I think it was five milligrams.
‘The next morning, when I started having the symptoms and I clearly knew what was going on, she put one of those aspirins inside of my tongue and that saved my life. So I had a second chance, and some stuff changed in my life, since then.’
Antonio – who doesn’t drink – changed his priorities and quit smoking, which was ‘probably one of the most stupid things I have ever done in my life.’
‘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.’
The past: The actor said how the health issue made him appreciate things more and ‘changed his life entirely’
Speaking to The Radio Times last week he described the life threatening emergency as a ‘turning point’ from which he was able to then ‘recognise what was important’ in his life.
Explaining how he could relate to the motion picture Puss In Boots, he said: ‘I had a heart attack six years ago. It probably was one of the best things that happened in my life. It was like putting glasses on and seeing what was important.
‘I came back to Spain and started looking at my professional life from a different point of view. So I do connect to it in a personal way. I think it’s a beautiful message, and I think it was done properly.
‘Since my heart attack, I’m looking only for the pleasure of acting. That’s it. I don’t care about anything else. For me, life starts when somebody says, ‘Action!’ – or when the curtain comes up.’
Promotional: Antonio was on the show to talk about his new film Puss In Boots (pictured at the premiere in December)