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Melanie Griffith Files for Divorce from Antonio Banderas

Melanie Griffith Files for Divorce from Antonio Banderas

Melanie Griffith has reportedly filed for divorce from Antonio Banderas after 18 years of marriage.

Melanie Griffith Files for Divorce from Antonio Banderas

Melanie Griffith Files for Divorce from Antonio Banderas

Actress Melanie Griffith filed for divorce from Spanish actor Antonio Banderas after 18 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences, according a petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Griffith stepped out Thursday night in Hollywood, Calif., in an American Film Institute tribute ceremony celebrating Jane Fonda.

Griffith, 56, and Banderas, 53, married in 1996 after striking up a romance filming the comedy Two Much and also have a 17-year-old daughter, Stella Banderas.

“We have thoughtfully and consensually chose to finalize our almost 20 years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and also the beautiful time we have spent together,” Griffith and Banderas said in a statement from their publicist.

Griffith requested physical custody of Stella, who turns 18 in September, but joint legal custody, using the Desperado star allowed visitation.

The actress, who earned an Oscar nomination for her role in the 1988 romantic comedy Working Girl, also requested alimony from Banderas.

This was the fourth marriage for Griffith and also the second for Banderas. Griffith was married to actor Don Johnson twice as well as Steven Bauer. Banderas was married to Spanish actress Ana Leza.

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