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Melanie Griffith fully covers Antonio Banderas tattoo

20 JUNE 2014 Melanie Griffith fully covered her Antonio Banderas tattoo during an appearance at the Taormina Film Festival on Thursday.

Two days after stepping out with just Antonio's name obscured from the tattoo, Melanie used make-up to completely cover the heart design on her right arm.

The 56-year-old, who split from Antonio after 18 years together, also moved her wedding ring to her middle finger.

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Melanie Griffith covered her 'Antonio' tattoo with make-up



Melanie, who was joined at the Italian festival by Tiziana Rocca, Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor.

New York-born Melanie filed for divorce from Antonio on 6 June, citing 'irreconcilable differences'.

Melanie Griffith covers up Antonio Banderas tattoo as she makes first post-split appearance

In a statement sent by their rep, the couple confirmed their split. "We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalise our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner, honouring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together."

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A source close to the actress said that the couple, who have a 17-year-old daughter Stella together - had been having marital problems for some time.

"The split is not something new and out of the blue - they have had issues for years," the insider told People. "The fights and separations got to be too much."

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