After 18 years of marriage, actors Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have reportedly called it quits, and are now going through a divorce. How shocking!
On June 6, Melanie Griffith, 56, officially filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for ending her marriage to Antonio Banderas, 53. She is also asking for custody of their only daughter, 17-year-old Stella!
Melanie Griffith Divorcing Antonio Banderes
Melanie filed through divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, TMZ learned, the same woman who worked on Ashton Kutcher‘s divorce from Demi Moore as well as both Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian‘s divorces from Kris Humphries and Lamar Odom.
In the documents, Melanie is requesting spousal support, as well as sole physical and joint legal custody of their daughter, Stella, who will be 18 in September 2014.
The split is amicable, according to TMZ’s sources, but the property division may get complicated as they have property in the U.S. and Spain.
Melanie has been divorced three times prior to this. She was married twice to Don Johnson, and they have one daughter, 50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson. She was also married to Steve Bauer, and they have one son together, Alexander.
This is also the second divorce for Antonio — he was married to Ana Leza from 1987 to 1995.
This has got to be tough for all parties — and we can’t help but wonder if Melanie will get that tattoo removed (she has “Antonio” in a heart on her bicep!).
Are you shocked by the split, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta