Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas Divorcing

by ETonline Staff 11:17 AM PDT, June 06, 2014
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After 18 years of marriage, actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are calling it quits, according to documents obtained by ETonline.

The 56-year-old actress filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences." She is asking for child support and sole physical and joint legal custody of their 17-year-old daughter Stella, who turns 18 in September.

The estranged couple gave a joint statement to ET, saying, "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."

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This will be Griffith's fourth divorce and Banderas' second. The Milk Money actress was married to Miami Vice star Don Johnson twice (1976; 1989–1996) and to Steve Bauer (1982-1987). Griffith has two children from her previous marriages. She and Johnson are parents to 24-year-old Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, and Bauer and the starlet have a son named Alexander Bauer.

As for the Puss in Boots actor, 53, he was married to actress Ana Leza from 1987-1996.

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Griffith and Banderas wed in a private London ceremony in May 1996, not long after the actor's split from his first wife.

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