What Happened to Mel Gibson’s First Marriage, Does He Have a Son, and Who Is His Girlfriend?

Being married and staying married in Hollywood can be a herculean task. When you add the baggage of struggle with alcoholism and bad press image, things can only go from bad to worse. Despite being devout Catholics, Mel Gibson and his first wife Robyn finally went their separate ways after 26 years of marriage. Although unconfirmed, it was reported that Robyn could no longer cope with Mel’s drinking problem. However, from all indications, they have managed to make the most of their situation as Mel seems to have gotten his act together. Hence, they have been able to successfully raise their seven children.

Details of Mel Gibson’s Marriage To Robyn Denise 

As far as we can tell, Mel Gibson has been married only once. He met his wife Robyn Denise Moore around the late 1970s through a dating service in Australia not long after he filmed Mad Max. At the time, he was an unknown actor while Robyn was a dental nurse. Things progressed well, and they got married on the 7th of June 1980, the same year they had their first child.

Mel Gibson
Gibson

Robyn is a devout catholic and Mel has called her a saint on several occasions. She believes in God and is very prayerful. He believes that she is a better person than he is, which rings true considering that Robyn filed a court statement declaring that she never experienced any form of abuse when she was with Mel, even though they had been estranged for years. This was in July 2010 when his then-girlfriend (Grigorieva) accused him of domestic violence. No doubt, being with Robyn made Mel Gibson a better person. He even had his private chapel, where he attends mass daily. Together, they contributed substantially to various charities.

After 26 years together with seven children between them, the couple finally separated in July 2006. Their separation began a day after Mel’s July 2006 arrest for drunk driving in Malibu. Mel later revealed that he started drinking at age 13 and has struggled with drinking almost all his life. His drinking was one of the major causes of conflict throughout their marriage, and it eventually led to their separation and divorce.

During his arrest for driving under the influence, he reportedly told the arresting officer that he was ‘fucked’ and that Robyn was going to leave him. It appeared that she had had enough because she did leave him the very next day after his arrest. But Robyn didn’t file for divorce until April 2009, citing irreconcilable differences. As a result, Mel sold his Connecticut home for the divorce settlement. Their divorce was finalized in December 2011, and it reportedly took that much time to divide Mel Gibson’s assets, which were estimated at $850 million.

Their divorce is considered one of the biggest divorce payout in the history of Hollywood with Robyn getting well over $400 million. Speaking about his divorce, Mel has reiterated that he is to blame, and he did a real hatchet job on his marriage.

Who Is Mel Gibson Dating Now?

The same year of their separation, Mel Gibson, who has been more public about his romantic affairs, was caught in a picture embracing Oksana Grigorieva, a Russian pianist. He later appeared on the red carpet with her, confirming that they were in a romantic relationship.

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Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross – image source

Later in 2009, she gave birth to their daughter Lucia. However, months later their relationship hit a rocky path with Grigorieva filing a restraining order against the actor to keep him off their daughter. The actor was accused by his lover of being abusive to her. But Gibson’s ex-wife of 26 years stood by him and made a statement in court that he was never abusive to anyone. In 2011, the super talented actor came to terms with Grigorieva, and she was paid $750,000, in addition to receiving a house in Sherman, Califonia, to live in until their young child turns 18.

After the long court battle that lingered for months, Gibson recovered in the arms of former champion equestrian vaulter and writer, Rosalind Ross. He began dating the much younger lady in 2014, and one of the reasons why their relationship made headlines asides their conspicuously large age difference (34 years) was that Ross is a decade younger than Mel’s eldest child.

The duo met when Ross applied for a job at Mel Gibson’s production company (Icon). In their relationship, Mel believes that age is just a number and that they are meant for each other. Against all odds, their relationship appears to be waxing strong with Mel declaring his years with her as some of the happiest years he has ever had.

How Many Children Does He Have?

While he was married to Robyn, the Hollywood star fathered seven children with her, including Hannah Gibson (daughter b. 1980), Edward and Christian Gibson (twin sons b. 1982), Willie Gibson (son b. 1985), Louis Gibson (son b. 1988), Milo Gibson (son b. 1990), and Tommy Gibson (son b. 1999). He later increased the number of his children to nine by fathering two more kids – a daughter named Lucia, born in 2009 with his Russian pianist former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, and another son named Lars, born in 2017 with his current girlfriend, Rosalind Ross.

Mel’s first daughter, Hannah, is married to musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and she once worked as a makeup artist in the movie What Women Want, which starred her father. One of his twin sons, Christian, had a rough start but currently works as a camera operator in Hollywood. He has also worked alongside his father in works like Daddy’s Home 2 and Hacksaw Ridge. The second twin, Edward, on the other hand,  is more inclined to private life, and he is the founder of a company called Natural Edge, known for making custom wood slab furniture.

Not very much is known about Mel’s 4th child, William as he has successfully led a very private life, while Louis Gibson, Mel’s fourth son, has also taken to film making and directing as well. He wrote and directed the film Happy Hunting. Just like his father, Milo Gibson seems to be building up a very solid acting career. He is a massage therapist and model-turned-actor and has featured in some notable films alongside some established names in the industry. Thomas is the youngest of Mel and Robyn’s brood, and he graduated from college in 2017.

Uwa Echebiri
Uwa Echebiri
Uwa has extensive professional writing and editing experience including report and technical writing, product reviews, informational and persuasive articles, creative and content writing on nearly any topic, from entertainment to lifestyle, finance, sports and more. As a lifelong movie buff, Uwa is either bingeing on new movies during leisure, or giving someone a whopping on the latest FIFA edition

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