Antonio Banderas Bonds with Stepdaughter Dakota Johnson in Sweet Photo: 'Happiness'

Banderas was married to Johnson's mother Melanie Griffith from 1996 until they separated in 2015

<p>Antonio Banderas/Instagram</p> Antonio Banderas and Dakota Johnson

Antonio Banderas/Instagram

Antonio Banderas and Dakota Johnson

Antonio Banderas and his stepdaughter Dakota Johnson are spending some time together!

On Tuesday, July 9, Banderas, 63, shared a photo of himself sitting with Johnson, 34, to Instagram, with the Daddio actress snuggling up to her stepfather. "Happiness: Dakota in Malaga!" Banderas wrote in the caption to his post.

Other images Banderas shared in his photo carousel showed Johnson visiting with him and other actors at the actor's theatre, the Teatro del Soho CaixaBank, in Malaga, Spain. A restaurant in the city, Atrezzo, also shared the same photo of the actors out to dinner, writing in a caption, "Visitas que nos alegran el ♥️," which translates to, "Visits that brighten our ♥️."

The Puss in Boots star is stepfather to Johnson from his marriage to Johnson's mother, Melanie Griffith, whom he married in 1996 and separated from in 2015. Griffith, 66, shares Johnson with her first husband Don Johnson; she and Banderas also share one daughter, Stella, 27, as well as Griffith's son Alexander Bauer, whom she shares with her second husband, Steven Bauer.

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Johnson was previously seen in the company of both her mother and Banderas back in February when the pair joined her in New York City for her Saturday Night Live hosting stint and the show's afterparty.

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The Madame Web star has effusively praised her stepfather in the past for his impact on her life; in 2019, she said he "taught me about true passion and discipline" while presenting him with a Hollywood Actor Award at the Hollywood Film Awards.

In 2022, Banderas told E! News that Johnson created a nickname for him — "Paponio" — as a kid. "I am 'Papi' and 'Antonio' altogether, so she always called me 'Paponio,' " he said at the time. While speaking to Johnson's Hollywood Film Awards speech, the actor said Johnson's words were "one of the most beautiful speeches that anybody has given me."

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<p>Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty</p> Dakota Johnson and Antonio Banderas on Sept. 7, 2019

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Dakota Johnson and Antonio Banderas on Sept. 7, 2019

"So I was very thankful to know that she thought that about Papi," he said at the time.

Though Banderas and Griffith separated in 2015, the actor told PEOPLE in 2019 that he still thinks of her and their blended family fondly. “Melanie is not my wife anymore, but I think she is my best friend,” he said at the time. “I love her and will love her until the day I die. She’s my family.”

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