Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas to Finalize Divorce

Former couple went public with their split in June 2014

By Rebecca Macatee Jul 21, 2015 8:51 PMTags
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Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are reportedly just about to mark the official end of their 18-year-marriage.

According to TMZ, the exes have both signed the necessary legal documents to finalize their divorce. (E! News can confirm that Griffith's attorney Laura Wasser dropped something off at the L.A. County Courthouse Friday; as of Tuesday, however, the court had yet to process the "judgment received," so we cannot confirm its specific contents.)

Reps for Griffith, 57, and Banderas, 54, did not immediately respond to E! News' request for comment.

Now, though, it's reportedly just a matter of a judge signing off on the documents to finalize the former couple's divorce.

When Griffith and Banderas confirmed the end of their relationship in June 2014, they released a statement saying they "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..."

The stars have one daughter together, Stella, and both attended the 18-year-old's high school graduation last month. Banderas and Griffith truly seemed to be amiable exes at the event, happily posing for several Instagram pictures together with their daughter.

This will be the fourth divorce for Griffith, who was first married Don Johnson for six months in 1976. After their initial split, she married her She's in the Army co-star Steven Bauer in 1982. Griffith and Bauer had a son together, Alexander, but divorced in 1987. Griffith and Johnson remarried in 1989 and had a daughter, Dakota Johnson, the same year. They went on to split in 1995 and their divorce was finalized in 1996, the same year Griffith and Banderas said "I do." As for Banderas? This will be the second divorce for the Puss in Boots star, who was married to Ana Leza from 1987 to 1996.

And although Banderas appears to be moving on with his 20-years-younger girlfriend, Dutch investment consultant Nicole Kimpel, he still has a lot of love for Griffith. "I admire and respect Melanie first and foremost as a great actress," Banderas said during an appearance on Spanish TV show El Hormiguero earlier this year. "And she's also the person that I loved, that I love, and will always love."

—Reporting by Baker Machado