Antonio Banderas is soaking up the sun with his much younger girlfriend these days.

While vacationing in Italy, the 56-year-old actor was photographed on July 12 with his girlfriend Nicole Kempel, who is 19 years his junior.

Gigi Iorio / Splash News

Antonio and Nicole, 37, were seen lounging off the coast of Ischia, Italy. Antonio, per usual, looked to be in great shape as he hung out shirtless. Nicole, meanwhile, donned a white coverup and a dark bikini.

The couple is in Italy to promote his film "Black Butterfly" at the Ischia Film Festival.

Gigi Iorio / Splash News

Antonio and Nicole has been dating since 2014, getting together shortly after he split with Melanie Griffith, his wife of 19 years.

In 2016, he told E! News, "My life changed very much during the last two years, personal reasons. The possibility of reinventing myself was there, and so I said, 'Probably this is the moment that I can do this.'"

He later added, "It's been an intense year... Life goes on. I admire and respect for Melanie first and foremost as a great actress… And she's also the person that I loved, that I love and will always love."


Antonio seems to be doing much better these days, considering he was hospitalized in January after suffering a heart attack.

In March, he said, "I suffered a heart attack on Jan. 26, but it wasn't serious and hasn't caused any damage."

He told Spanish media outlets that he underwent a procedure to place three stents in his arteries, claiming that "it hasn't been as dramatic as some have written."