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Melanie Griffith filed for divorce from husband Antonio Banderas

Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from her husband Antonio Banderas
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Actress Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from her husband, Antonio Banderas. Banderas and Griffith have been married for 18 years. The couple has a teenage daughter together.

According to the legal documents filed in the divorce case, Griffith, 56 is asking for spousal support and child support. She has also requested to be awarded child support and sole physical custody with joint legal custody of their daughter, Stella, 17.

Two years ago, Griffith and Banderas were close to divorcing. At that time a source close to the family said, “Everyone in the family is distraught over this but the sad fact is they’re really not in a good place. At this point the word is that they’re literally on the brink of divorce.”

“This isn’t a new problem; there have been some big issues for a while. They’ve been in counseling and they’re still going, but overall it seems to be the end of the road. They love each other very much and always will but they haven’t been the way they used to be for a while now.”

“They used to be the most passionate couple; they couldn’t keep their hands off each other. But they haven’t been intimate in months and rarely even sleep in the same room these days. It’s not good.”

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