Hollywood's Most Complicated Family At War!
Woman's Day Australia|October 18, 2021
Melanie Griffith is in a world of pain as her daughter files to drop her mum’s last name

With three ex-husbands and a child to each of them to her name, family life was always going to be complicated for Melanie Griffith. And after going through four divorces – she split twice from Don Johnson, who was husband number one and three – you’d think the 64-year-old actress would be done with the drama.

But Melanie’s chaotic relationships crossed into a new generation, when her daughter Stella, who she shares with her most recent ex, Spanish star Antonio Banderas, filed to legally drop her mother’s surname.

Born Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith, the 25-yearold has declared she “wants to shorten my name by removing the extra last name”, according to court papers. “As well, I typically do not use ‘Griffith’ when referring to myself or on documents, so dropping the name would match my regular use.”

Despite this, Stella’s Instagram username is @stellabanderasgriffith.

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