Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas divorcing after 18 years of marriage

By Daniel S Levine,

After one of the longest marriages in recent Hollywood history, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith are getting a divorce. The couple had been married for 18 years.

The news was first reported by TMZ. Later, E! News also confirmed that Griffith filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. She also asks for child support, as their only child, Stella, turns 18 this fall.

The documents to not list the date of the split. TMZ’s sources do say that it is amicable, but the splitting of property may be complicated since they own real estate in both the U.S. and Banderas’ native Spain.

This will be Griffith’s fourth divorce. She was first married to Don Johnson for six months in 1976, then again in 1989 to 1994. They had one child together, Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson. Between the marriages with Johnson, she was married to Steven Bauer for five years. They had one son together, Alexander.

Banderas began his relationship with Griffith while still married to Ana Leza. After that divorce was finalized, he and Griffith tied the knot in May 1996.

Griffith was nominated for an Oscar for Working Girl and was recently seen on Hawaii Five-0. Banderas has earned a trio of Golden Globe nominations and will next be seen in The Expendables 3.

image courtesy of Roger Wong/INFphoto.com



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