Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have finalized their divorce after 18 years of marriage.
According to Page Six, a Los Angeles judge finalized the actors’ divorce on Friday, which was released on Tuesday, finalizing the end of the couple's 18-year marriage.
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Griffith and Banderas met on the set of the 1995 romantic comedy Two Much. They later worked together in the 1999 film Crazy in Alabama, which was directed by Banderas.
According to E! Online, the divorce judgment divides the actors’ share of profits from numerous films, including several movies in the Shrek franchise. Banderas must also pay Griffin $65,000 per month in spousal support, which amounts to $780,000 per year in spousal support until Griffin remarries or either party dies.
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The couple announced plans to divorce in June 2014, saying in a joint statement: ""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 - Melanie & Antonio"
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Since then Banderas has said that he hopes the couple will remain close despite the breakup.
“I want — and I think she does, too — to maintain a relationship because we have spent many years together,” Banderas, who has an 18-year-old daughter with Griffith, said in an interview earlier in the year. “I would like to maintain a relationship, and it is happening, I speak with her every other day.”
The marriage was Griffith’s fourth and Banderas’ second.