Actress Melanie Griffith filed for divorce from husband Antonio Banderas on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, ending their 18 years of marriage.
The 56-year-old actress cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for her filing the divorce petition from the 53-year-old Spanish actor. Griffith and Banderas, who have one daughter together, Stella, 17, reportedly released a statement following the announcement of their split.
"We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost 20 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 two reportedly said in the statement issued by their publicist.
Griffith has requested spousal support from the “Desperado” star and is also seeking physical custody of their daughter, with visitation rights for Banderas, according to People magazine.
Although the split is amicable, it will be a great challenge to divide the couple’s extensive real estate as they have properties both in the U.S. and Spain, TMZ, who first broke the news, said.
The divorce is the fourth for the “Working Girl” actress. She was married to Don Johnson in 1976 for six months before they split. She then married her co-star from the TV film “She's in the Army Now,” Steven Bauer, in 1982, with whom she has a son, Alexander. Griffith and Bauer divorced in 1987 following which she returned to Johnson, whom she remarried in 1989. The two later split again in 1994 and together have a daughter Dakota Johnson, the actress starring in the upcoming "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Banderas was previously married to Ana Leza, with whom he separated in 1995, ending an eight-year marriage.