Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas shocked the world when they announced they would be ending their marriage, and now the actress is proving there isn’t going to be a reconciliation.
Just a few weeks after Griffith and Banderas announced they would be ending their 20-year marriage, the Working Girl actress was spotted at Italy’s Taormina Film Festival on Tuesday, June 17, without her husband’s name in her heart tattoo. Yes, that’s right. The star has already decided to alter her tattoo, which she first showed off in 1998, and the marking famously had the name of her husband, Antonio, in the middle of it.
The star made a statement when she removed her husband from her life and her arm. Griffith opted to cover her trademark tattoo with makeup, erasing the Desperado actor’s name so that her tattoo is now just an empty heart.
On Thursday, June 5 — just one day before the couple announced they were ending their 20-year romance — Griffith’s famous tattoo was still intact when she attended Jane Fonda’s American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award dinner in Los Angeles, California, Us Weekly reports.
So why did the couple decide to call it quits?
“We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost 20-year 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 couple revealed via a statement to the mag.