A day after it was rumored Sharon Stone and Antonio Banderas were an item following his split from Melanie Griffith, the Basic Instinct star is calling the reports “salacious” and speaking out against the alleged tryst.
“Antonio is a brother to me and Melanie has been with me for each and every birth of my three children,” the 56-year-old said in a new interview. “They are my family.”
She added, “I find this salacious, unkind, unfounded reporting to be the typical pretense of what passes as ‘journalism’ today.”
A source for Grazia magazine claimed the duo “have always flirted outrageously” and were now closer than ever.
The long-time friends were also said to be planning a getaway together in July. “They’ve both been married twice before and are just enjoying having fun,” said the source.
Sharon’s remarks come on the heels of another denial, this one from Indian actress Mallika Sherawat, who was photographed dancing with Antonio during last month’s Cannes Film Festival.
“Antonio Banderas is a wonderful man, a great dancer and an acquaintance of mine,” Mallika explained to E! Online.
But while the Puss and Boots star has been traveling solo, wife Melanie isn’t sitting around sulking. Stepping out at various Hollywood events, the Oscar nominee made sure to cover up her infamous “Antonio” tattoo with heavy make-up.
A clear message she’s moved on, if you ask us!
Sharon spoke with the Daily Mail.