Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas divorcing after 18 years

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Spanish actor Antonio Banderas and his wife, US actress Melanie Griffith, pose on the red carpet before the opening ceremony and the screening of "Midnight in Paris" presented out-of-competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP - Getty Images file

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By Kurt Schlosser
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011.Vincent Kessler / Today

Melanie Griffith filed for divorce on Friday from Antonio Banderas, her husband of 18 years, new court documents reveal. The actress cited irreconcilable differences.

"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," the pair said in a statement they shared with TODAY.

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The celebrity couple married on April 14, 1996, and have one child together. Griffith is seeking sole custody of daughter Stella, who will be 18 years old in September. The actress is also seeking spousal support from Banderas.

Griffith, 56, has been married four times. She was married to Steven Bauer in 1982 and divorced in 1987. They have a son, Alexander. She was twice married to Don Johnson and has a daughter, Dakota, with the actor.

Griffith was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for her role in the 1988 film "Working Girl."

Banderas, 53, left his first wife, Ana Leza, in 1995 when he met Griffith while making the film "Two Much."

The actor is the voice of the popular animated "Puss in Boots" character and made a name for himself in films such as "Philadelphia," "Interview With a Vampire" and "The Mask of Zoro."

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