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Melanie Griffith Reveals Epilepsy Diagnosis & Says Divorce From Antonio Banderas Is 'The Real Healer'

Melanie Griffith is opening up about a serious health diagnosis.

The 60-year-old actress detailed her battle with epilepsy during the Women’s Brain Health Initiative panel on Wednesday night (October 18) in Beverly Hills, Calif, which was moderated by Sharon Stone.

revealed that she suffered two seizures while in Cannes years ago, which finally led to the diagnosis.

“I had two seizures, one they took me off the boat. I had this major grand mal seizure, and they took me to the hospital in Cannes and then brought me back to the boat. And then I had another seizure and I went back. They did the EEG and started to look at it seriously. When I came back [to the United States], I was diagnosed with epilepsy and nobody had said to me over a period of 20 years, no one paid enough attention to even diagnose me,” she said according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Melanie said she has not had a seizure in four years since taking medication – and attributed some of her regained health to her divorce from Antonio Banderas in 2014.

“I got divorced, which is the real healer for me,” she joked to the crowd.

“I’m not stressed anymore. It’s been three years. As women, we take on family, we get the husband, we have the life, we have the children, we take care of the house, we also go to work, we can’t sleep at night because we are up with the kids. I don’t think I’ve slept for 35 years. I still don’t sleep; it’s totally f–ked up my sleep cycle.”

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Kate Hudson Has a Girls Night With Her 'Moms' at amfAR Gala!

Kate Hudson is continuing to totally rock her short locks!

The 38-year-old actress stepped out at the amfAR Gala on Friday night (October 13) at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Kate was joined at the event by her mom Goldie Hawn and her on-screen mom Melanie Griffith as well as Diane Sawyer and Sean Penn.

After the event, Kate took to her Instagram to share a fun photo with Goldie and Melanie.

“Girls night with my Mama’s ❤️🙏❤️ @officialgoldiehawn @melanie_griffith57 #Amfar,” Kate captioned the pic.

The annual event helps to support AIDs research and raise awareness. During the evening, the foundation honored Julia Roberts for her contributions to AIDs research!

FYI: Kate is wearing David Koma with APM Monaco earrings and John Hardy jewelry.

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Dakota Johnson & Mom Melanie Griffith Hug It Out After Coffee Date!

Dakota Johnson and her mom Melanie Griffith share a hug and kiss after grabbing coffee together on Thursday morning (September 14) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 27-year-old Fifty Shades actress wore a dress and flats while Melanie, 60, was dressed comfortably in her workout clothes.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dakota Johnson

The mother-daughter duo went their separate ways after the coffee date.

It was revealed this week that Melanie was recently treated for a skin cancer scare and she had a basal cell carcinoma removed from her nose, according to Us Weekly. She can be seen in the photos with a bandage on her nose.

25+ pictures inside of Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith spending quality time together… More Here! »

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Melanie Griffith Celebrates Her 60th Birthday with Kris Jenner & Lori Loughlin

Melanie Griffith is all smiles as she arrives at Craig’s restaurant for her 60th birthday celebration on Wednesday night (August 9) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The actress went glam in a red dress as she was joined by famous friends including BFF Kris Jenner and Lori Loughlin.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Melanie Griffith

“Birthday dinner with my girlfriends❤️❤️❤️ @krisjenner @loreerodkin @lizedlich at my favorite restaurant @craigsla,” Melanie captioned the below photo of herself with her friends.

Later that night, Kris headed to daughter Kylie Jenner‘s 20th surprise birthday party.

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13 Celebrity Moms Who Are Mothers to Famous Children

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve rounded up 13 celebrity moms who are proud parents to some well-known offspring!

You may have heard some of these famous pairings – like Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson, and Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson – but you might have forgotten about some others.

Some of the children bear striking resemblances to their moms, and others got more of their look from their dad.

Check out our list below to decide for yourself! Click inside to see the pics…More Here! »

Rooney Mara Hangs With Rumored Boyfriend Joaquin Phoenix Before Humane Society Benefit

It looks like Rooney Mara‘s rumored romance with co-star Joaquin Phoenix may be heating up!

The duo was spotted hanging out in a car together on Saturday afternoon (April 22) in Los Feliz, Calif.

Later that night, Rooney got all dolled up to attend the Humane Society of the United States’ 2017 To The Rescue! Los Angeles Benefit held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.

Also in attendance were Jaime King, Pharrell Williams, Rachel Platten, Bellamy Young, Diane Keaton, Harley Quinn Smith, Jane Lynch, Laura Vandervoort, Melanie Griffith, and Sebastian Roche.

FYI: Laura is wearing a Rhea Costa dress. Rachel is wearing Schutz shoes. More Here! »

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Melanie Griffith Talks Candidly About Plastic Surgery, Addiction, & Past Relationships

Melanie Griffith poses in a Victoria Beckham dress in this new feature for Porter, available to purchase on April 7.

Here’s what the 59-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On the consequences of plastic surgery: “No, I didn’t [realise] until people started saying. ‘Oh my god, what has she done?!’ I was so hurt I went to a different doctor and he started dissolving all of this shit that this other woman doctor had put in. Hopefully, I look more normal now.”

On past addictions: “I was a totally functioning mom. I wasn’t like a drunk-on-the-floor, out-of-it person. I didn’t do some things I probably should have done but, mostly, I was there for my kids. They had a sort of privileged gypsy life.”

On relationships with Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson and Ryan O’Neal: “I did have a little thing with those three back in the day. Yeah, they were awesome. I am friends with all of them, pretty much. I’m sure there’s a couple I’ve forgotten about.”

On Antonio Banderas: “I think part of the reason my marriage to Antonio fell apart was because I was stuck; nobody else is to blame. It’s just that I personally got stuck and I won’t let that happen again, I want to enjoy life, I want to do whatever I want to do.”

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