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Melanie Griffith Files For Divorce From Antonio Banderas After 18 Years Of Marriage

Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
June 8th, 2014 11:01am EDT

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have called it quits.

The Hollywood couple, who were married for 18 years, are headed for divorce after Griffith filed papers on Friday.

"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," the couple said in a statement.

The divorce papers, filed by Griffith's attorney, Laura Wasser, cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the break-up.

Griffith is seeking sole physical custody of the couple's daughter Stella, 17, along with child support and alimony from Banderas.

According to the New York Post's Page Six, the couple had been on the rocks for quite some time.

A source told the paper, "Melanie and Antonio have had issues for a long time. They used to be so affectionate with each other, but more recently they've been drifting apart."

The couple met on the set of the film "Two Much" in 1995.

The divorce will be Griffith's fourth and Banderas' second.

Melanie Griffith

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