It has been revealed that Melanie Griffith is being paid $65,000 per month in maintenance by Antonio Banderas. According to TMZ, the Working Girl actress has also been given their house in Aspen. Their home in LA has been sold and they will split the proceeds.
The spousal support that the American star receives no doubt reflects the years she spent raising their daughter Stella, now 19, with her career taking a back seat to her role as a mother.
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Melanie Griffith is being paid $65,000 per month by Antonio Banderas
Melanie will also keep a Picasso painting entitled The Painter and his Model. Meanwhile, two pencil drawings – one by Picasso and another by Diego Rivera will go to Antonio.
The former Hollywood power couple married in 1996, but kept their finances until 2004 when they signed a post-nup. Their earnings between 2004 and 2014 from films such as Shrek 2, Puss in Boots, Machete Kills and Expendables 3 have been evenly divided between them.
This summer, a year after announcing their split, Melanie, 57, and Antonio, 54, signed divorce papers.
Their joint statement in 2014 explained their decision to end their "almost twenty-year marriage in a loving and friendly manner honouring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together".
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas in 2000
They occasionally reunite for family occasions such as Stella's high school graduation.
Melanie shared a picture from the special day on Instagram with the caption: "Mama, Stella and Papi. Our angel is amazing. Beginning the next chapter of her life! Freedom!"
She is concentrating on TV roles such as playing Scott Caan's mother in Hawaii Five-0 and spending time with friends such as Kris Jenner and Alana Stewart. The actress has also moved into a beautiful new home.
The new chapter in Melanie's life has been signalled by her having the heart-shaped Antonio tattoo on her arm removed.
Meanwhile, the Spanish actor is enjoying new adventures too. He has signed up for a fashion design course at Central Saint Martins in London.
The former Hollywood power couple were married from 1996 to 2015
He is now dating Dutch investment consultant Nicole Kimpel.However, Antonio says he still has a deep affection for ex-wife.
"I admire and respect Melanie first and foremost as a great actress," he 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."