Melanie had started the painful process of removing the tattoo in the autumn of last year and although faint, it’s still very clearly visible. The couple decided to end their long relationship after 20 years of marriage.
They had passed a joint statement saying that they have decided to take this decision cordially and mutually and they have immense respect for each other and their family and friends and will always cherish the moments they have shared.
The couple have a 17 year old daughter, Stella. While Melanie Griffith has been enjoying her single life, Antonio Banderas has moved on to 34 year old Nicole Kimpel.
Nicole Kimpel, a Dutch investment consultant, was a constant companion of his over the summer and has been spotted with the star on various occasions. The latest was when she was spotted with getting into his car after partying at Saint-Tropez’s renowned L’Opera.
In spite of citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the separation after spending time as husband and wife for over two decades, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas has always treated each other with dignity and respect.