Griffith, 56, and Banderas, 53, married in 1996 after
striking up a romance filming the comedy "Two Much" and have a
17-year-old daughter, Stella Banderas.
"We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our
almost 20 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," Griffith and
Banderas said in a statement issued by their publicist.
Griffith requested physical custody of Stella, who turns 18 in
September, but joint legal custody, with the "Desperado" star
The actress, who earned an Oscar nomination for her role in the
1988 romantic comedy "Working Girl," also requested spousal
support from Banderas.
This was the fourth marriage for Griffith and the second for
Banderas. Griffith was married to actor Don Johnson twice and
also Steven Bauer. Banderas was married to Spanish actress Ana
(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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