Another beautiful Hollywood couple decided to end their relationship. Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are no longer a couple. The famous actress was the one who filed the divorce papers.
The news on this separation was quite shocking, as Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have been a married couple for no less than 18 years. After 18 years together, Melanie filled the documents for the divorce in the Los Angeles Superior Court. The star cited as the reason for the breakup irreconcilable differences.
“We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together,” a joint statement of the two famous actors said.
In the court filing, Melanie Griffith seeks spousal support from Antonio Banderas, as well as the physical custody of the couple’s daughter. Visitation for Banderas are included in the court documents. Their 17 year old daughter, Stella, was recently seen enjoying dinner with her dad. So, it seems that the split came as a mutual agreement and Banderas will remain in good terms with his former wife. Sources indicate that no separation date has been given at this point.
The fact that Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are separating might come as a shock, but the two apparently have been having marital problems for some time now. Back in 2012, rumors indicated that the two were not happy at all. However, the couple shot down all those rumors, claiming to be amazingly happy together.
Both Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have been through a divorce before this separation. The famous actress has actually been married four times. She has another daughter for the marriage to actor Don Johnson, Dakota, who is 24 years old now. Banderas has been married twice. The popular actor divorced from his first wife after 9 years of marriage.
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas first worked together on the set of the movie Two Much, back in 1995. They also collaborated for the movie Crazy in Alabama and they always seemed to make a great team.