It’s very disheartening to see one of Hollywood’s favorite couples separate. According to TMZ, Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from her husband of 18 years, Antonio Banderas. Melanie requested spousal support, child support , and sole physical and joint legal custody of their 17-year-old daughter, Stella.
Reportedly, Antonio and Melanie aren’t salty about their divorce. In fact, it was an amicable decision. However, rumors have been circulating for some time that the two were having marital problems. This is shocking, since in numerous past interviews both have stated their infatuation, love, and dedication to each other and their marriage. Antonio said “There were people who literally [gave our marriage] six months! We love each other and above all we love our family. There are days that I’ve fallen in love with her many times over, because of things that she’s done. For example, we have a real laugh taking photos. There have been times with our daughter that we couldn’t even take the picture because Melanie was cracking up. I’d look at her, so happy, so beautiful, so healthy, and for me it was a reaffirmation.” Melanie had the same loving response “Being with him has taught me a lot about passion for life.”
The couple recently finished working on the sci-fi thriller Automata and were planning to work together on the drama Akil.