This actress has filed for a shock divorce!

It’s just been revealed that Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from her husband, Antonio Banderas.

Legal documents were leaked today revealing that a separation was taking place between the famous couple, who have been married for 18 years.

The documents don’t list a date for when the separation was taking place but do reveal that the cause of the divorce is due to irreconcilable differences.

According to the legal documents, Mel is asking for both spouse and child support, as well as sole physical and joint custody of their 18-year-old daughter, Stella.

Sources have revealed that the separation between the couple is amicable.

This is Griffith’s fourth divorce, while this is Banderas’ second.

We wish them all the best, it’s never easy to end a relationship.


The couple released a joint statement this evening confirming their separation: “We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honouring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together – Melanie & Antonio.”