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Melanie Griffith Files for Divorce From Antonio Banderas After 18 Years of Marriage

June 6, 2014 (5:57 pm) GMT
Griffith cites irreconcilable differences as the reason of her separation from Banderas and asks for custody of their teen daughter Stella.
Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas

and are heading to splitville. According to TMZ, 56-year-old Griffith has filed for divorce from "" actor, 53, after eighteen years of marriage. She cites irreconcilable differences as the reason of the split.

Griffith is seeking child support and sole physical & joint legal custody of their only daughter, Stella Banderas, who is turning 18 in September this year. Represented by top-notch attorney Laura Wasser, the Oscar nominee reportedly is also asking for spousal support.

The couple got married in May 1996. The date of their separation is not listed in the legal papers filed by Griffith. Rumor has it, the separation is amicable but the dividing of property could be complicated because they have lots of real estate in the U.S. and Spain.

Banderas was previously married to Ana Leza for about eight years, while Griffith was previously married to and then to Steven Bauer. She has a daughter, , with the former and has a son, Alexander Bauer, with the latter.

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