Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas to divorce after 18 years

Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith are to divorce after 18 years of marriage. Divorce documents cited “irreconcilable differences”. Griffith, 56, and Banderas, 53, wed in 1996 after meeting on the set of the 1995 movie “Two Much”. They have a 17-year-old daughter.

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.

Joint statement from Banderas and Griffith

TMZ also reported that Griffith is seeking sole physical custody and joint legal custody of the couple’s daughter Stella, with visiting rights for Banderas. According to divorce documents obtained by the website, the actress is also seeking financial support from him. This was the fourth marriage for Griffith, and the second for Banderas.