Actress Melanie Griffith filed for divorce from actor Antonio Banderas. Her legal documents cite “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their splitting. They had been married for 18 years and have a 17 year old daughter, Stella.
Griffith is asking for child support, spousal support and sole physical/joint legal custody of their daughter, which actually has no real standing in court because Stella turns 18 in September.
The legal documents do not state the date of separation, while the subject of the division of property is complicated. They were filled by Laura Wasser, a high profile attorney specializing in celebrity divorce cases.
This is Melanie’s forth and Antonio’s second divorce. She was married to Steve Bauer and twice to Don Johnson, while Antonio was married to Ana Leza.