Melanie Griffith files for divorce

Happier times - Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas at 84th Academy Awards in 2012. Photo / AP
Happier times - Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas at 84th Academy Awards in 2012. Photo / AP

US actress Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from fellow Hollywood A-lister Antonio Banderas, the TMZ celebrity news website has reported.

Griffith cited irreconcilable differences in seeking to end the Tinseltown power couple's 18-year marriage, TMZ reported on Friday, citing legal documents.

A spokesman for the Spanish and US actors did not immediately respond to requests for comment or confirmation.

TMZ cited a source close to the couple as saying the divorce was amicable.

Golden Globe-nominated Banderas, 53, is known in the United States for movies including the Shrek franchise and 1998's The Mask of Zorro.

He also featured in several Pedro Almodovar movies.

The 56-year-old Griffith, who was nominated for an Oscar for 1988's Working Girl, has three previous divorces.

Her former husbands include actor Don Johnson.

It is the second divorce for Banderas.

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