during an appearance at the Taormina Film Festival on Thursday.Two days after stepping out with justAntonio'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.
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."
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 toldPeople
. "The fights and separations got to be too much."