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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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  • mae

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

  • LOL

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

  • Living in a box

    WHAT!!! I’m shocked!

  • Grace

    Surprised it lasted this long.

  • talia

    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

  • troll

    @talia: You stole my exact thoughts.

  • nemo

    no surprise here. he cheated.

  • time for a young chippy

    she hit the wall….. hard

  • elise

    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 :/

  • ravit

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

  • No


  • Another one?

    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

  • Mrs. Gaston

    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.

  • texisbest

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

  • Alaric

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

  • ….

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

  • DanaJ

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

  • A

    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.

  • LOL

    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?

  • Most

    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.

  • Blubblub

    This is baddd.

  • TurtleBay

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

  • ian

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

  • ron

    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

  • ron

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

  • about time

    he couldnt tell if she was the real Melanie anymore with that joker plastic surgery.

  • Molly Andrews


    She doesn’t have much of a career anymore so probably does need support .She was cute, but traded too much off that and fell apart with substance abuse. What a shame! I never heard that he cheated, but I know he had his hands full with her. He is very talented, not to mention handsome. It’s too bad… I hope she can be strong now and if he did cheat not let it ruin her self-esteem.

  • Lena


    Why are you heartbroken over of people that you don’t even know? Mel Gibson’s wife made approximately 428 million dollars out of that marriage.. I doubt seriously she’s heartbroken over any of your trauma and suffering or your inability to pay bills if ever that happens. Let me say that again. $428,000,000. She’s not hurting.. Don’t you think? Wasted sorrow.

    Why waste your time worried about these people when they could care less about you. I don’t get it. And I’m always being told CDAN and all these blind gossip sites are always making up stuff. But CDan and blind gossip have been talking about Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith heading for divorce for some time now. And it looks like they were right.

  • http://comcast Marty

    How can people make such ugly remarks about people they don’t know ???? I don’t get it !!! I guess it is a case of get a life of your own and then you won’t have to worry about these strangers lives.


    So what already.
    Mel has become a fundamentalist mormon polygamist who still believes in the Old Testiment. And his ex-wife is your typical self righteous Protestant church lady.

  • danielik

    This woman was a big mistake in his life

  • roxa

    It was her fault. She’s extremely silly. Where does she think she goes with 56 years old and looking older? He’s such a nice guy, a family man and a serious person. Excuse me but she’s nuts.

  • dora glasberg

    I know it’s sad to say and very sexist, but in this world
    he’s still a hot youngish middle aged man and she’s
    just an old lady hanging on.

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    What a tragedy !
    I thought they were unsplittable !

  • Sonofspam

    She is a skank anyways who stole Don Johnson from another woman when she was under-age.

  • yohoo

    They were in love at the beginning but it got stale. Recently he was photographed being phyz affectionate with various women. And interviewed saying it’s hard to stay married in their profession with so many interesting people around. He married her partly because he was attracted to the idea of fitting into hw, when she was semi b list. He is seen as a comic/goofball type actor in Spain, not serious heartthrob.

  • Gmitse Ko

    Her Fourth marriage? Maybe she should reconsider that institution. Sad for them both. I thought they would make it.

  • SHockedinAz

    OMG, me too!

  • http://google YOLO

    wow . after all those years i would kill him ( i wont even think about jail)

  • Janire

    I liked this couple, sad thing

  • askalice

    Melanie Griffith would be hard to take… the drug addiction, coupled with the scary plastic surgery. Yikes.

  • bbm

    the tattoo!!