Banderas, Griffith call it quits: report

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CW_mel0 REUTERS Actor Antonio Banderas and wife Me'anie Griffith arrive for the premiere of the movie 'Black Nativity" at the Apollo Theatre in the Harlem area of New York on November 18, 2013. Photo: Carlo Allegri

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

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

A spokesperson 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. - Sapa-AFP

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