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Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith Split After 18 Years of Marriage

Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith Split After 18 Years of Marriage

Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from her husband of 18 years Antonio Banderas, their rep confirms to

The 56-year-old actress filed for divorce from her 53-year-old husband citing irreconcilable differences on the papers, where she also requested child support and sole physical and joint legal custody of their daughter Stella, who turns 18 in September. Melanie is also asking for spousal support.

“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 – Melanie & Antonio” the duo said in a statement.

This is Melanie‘s fourth divorce and Antonio‘s second. Melanie was previously married to Don Johnson – the couple’s daughter is Dakota Johnson of Fifty Shades of Grey fame.

TMZ was first to report the news.

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42 Responses to “Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith Split After 18 Years of Marriage”

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  1. 1
    mae Says:

    Who cares?? I can’t stand either one of them.

  2. 2
    LOL Says:

    whattt??? now this is just plain nutzo..18 years of marriage down the toilet??
    hollywood smh.

  3. 3
    Living in a box Says:

    WHAT!!! I’m shocked!

  4. 4
    Grace Says:

    Surprised it lasted this long.

  5. 5
    talia Says:

    Since their daughter turns 18 in September,isn’t it pointless for Melanie to ask for sole physical custody as Stella technically will no longer be a minor and can decide who she wants to live with even though she probably being going to university

  6. 6
    troll Says:

    @talia: You stole my exact thoughts.

  7. 7
    nemo Says:

    no surprise here. he cheated.

  8. 8
    time for a young chippy Says:

    she hit the wall….. hard

  9. 9
    elise Says:

    So sad , they have been trougth very difficult moments and they stayed together, i guess the relationship was not the same anymore but melany asking for spousal support. i think is not apropiated :/

  10. 10
    ravit Says:

    18 years….can’t anybody stay married…:))

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    No Says:


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    Another one? Says:

    Two splits in one day. But lately there had been many marriage splits that Im wondering what is going on. I believe people do not believe in marraige or committment anymore.

    Why people stop believing in marriage and committment from some years until now? I want to know

  13. 13
    Mrs. Gaston Says:

    not shocked at all. i’m sure she was very insecure after she ruined her looks with plastic surgery (surgery she probably got to keep him in the first place). sad.

  14. 14
    texisbest Says:

    She’s a ditz. Don’t know how he stood her this long. No surprise.

  15. 15
    Alaric Says:

    i’m sorry but a divorce can not ever be amicable. also, he’s way too good for her

  16. 16
    .... Says:

    He’s a serial cheater…It’s about time she wised up and moved on.

  17. 17
    DanaJ Says:

    All Hollywood couples refuse – they just REFUSE to grow old together!

  18. 18
    A Says:

    I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did. It was a relationship born out of cheating on both sides, so you reap what you sow. She did cling for dear life for most of their years together, I’ll give her that.

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    LOL Says:

    seriously why shouldn’t she receive spousal support. In hollywood it’s no joke that there is less work for woman over a certain age. If they lived together and raised a family for 18 years if he splits her household cost of living earnings is half..he should just split live in the same livelihood he’s accustomed to and she get kicked to the curb?

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    Most Says:

    Heartbreaking to me was the Mel Gibson divorce from his non celebrity wife of 28 years. They both were nobody’s to the industry then. I believe she was actually a nurses aid. He did not handle his mid life age crisis well. She wound up with half (428 million) and he just gave it to her without a fight. She gave him 7 children. I am sure she put up with his drinking until she couldn’t anymore. He embarrassed her and his family.

  21. 21
    Blubblub Says:

    This is baddd.

  22. 22
    TurtleBay Says:

    I’m sure it didn’t work out because she’s had so many procedures, she looks like the Bride of Frankenstein.

  23. 23
    ian Says:

    I don’t know how he could listen to her voice or look at those lips for 18 years!

  24. 24
    ron Says:

    she had multiple face lifts ,they make you look really bad .of course he doesn’t look to good either both are done career wise

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    ron Says:

    both look bad now careers over. to many face lifts over time will mess your face up with age

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