Melanie Griffith Has Antonio Banderas Tattoo Removed


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This is a prime example of why it is suggested that you not have your lover's name tattooed on your body.

Earlier this year, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas announced that they would be getting a divorce after many years of marriage.

"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," the couple said in a statement in early June 2014.

Now it looks as though Melanie is moving on and adjusting to life without Antonio by her side. Griffith has long sported a heart-shaped tattoo on her right arm with her now ex-husband's name written inside of it. Shortly after their separation, Melanie was seen at an event with the tattoo completely intact, however over recent weeks, onlookers have noticed the tattoo gradually fading.

On Monday, July 7, Melanie was seen out-and-about with a white bandage covering her right bicep, sparking speculation that she had recently undergone another removal session. An insider revealed that Griffith entered the Smile Skin Care salon in California without the bandage, and later emerged with it.

A source close to the couple explained that their decision to separate was due to lack of love in the relationship, not cheating. "There was no cheating on either side," the source said. "They had fallen out of love awhile ago. Their daughter Stella is about to be 18 in September and they wanted to wait until [the] kids were grown and out of the house before they split up, but knew they would awhile ago. They stayed together for the sake of the kids."

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