What Happened to Mel Gibson’s First Marriage? Meet His Kids and Current 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.

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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.

How Many Children Does Mel Gibson Have and Who are They?

While he was married to Robyn Denise Moore, the Hollywood star fathered seven children; one daughter and six sons. In 2009, he welcomed a second daughter with his Russian pianist girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, and then his seventh son with girlfriend Rosalind Ross in 2017.

Hannah Gibson 

  • Date of Birth: 1980
  • Mother: Robyn Denise Moore
  • Occupation: Makeup Artist

Hannah Gibson and musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd (image source)

Mel’s first daughter, Hannah, is married to musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd. They wedded in 2006 and together have three children; a daughter and two sons. Hannah did not follow in her father’s footsteps to become an actor but she once worked as a makeup artist on the movie, What Women Want, in which Mel starred in.

Edward Gibson

  • Date of Birth: 2 June 1982
  • Mother: Robyn Denise Moore
  • Occupation: Entreprenuer

Edward and Christian Gibson (image source)

Edward Gibson was born alongside his twin Christian in Australia on the second of June 1982. While he lives a private life, it was reported in 2007 that he entered rehab. Edward is further reported to be the founder of a company that makes custom wood slab furniture known as Natural Edge.

Christian Gibson

  • Date of Birth: 1982
  • Mother: Robyn Denise Moore
  • Occupation: Entreprenuer

Unlike his lookalike twin brother, Christian followed in his father’s footstapes to become an actor. He 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. In 2005, while he was a student at the University of Colorado, he was arrested for DUI.

William Gibson

  • Date of Birth: 1985
  • Mother: Robyn Denise Moore
  • Occupation: Unknown

Mel Gibson’s 4th child, William, was born three years after the twins. Not very much is known about him as he has successfully led a very private life. So little is the information about him that there aren’t even any photos available of him on the internet.

Louis Gibson

  • Date of Birth: 1988
  • Mother: Robyn Denise Moore
  • Occupation: Filmmaker

Louis Gibson and Annet Mahendru (image source)

Louis Gibson is Mel’s fourth son. Like a few of his family members, he has also taken to the movie business although he features more behind the camera than in front of it. Louis graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in film production. He went on to write and direct a series of narrative and commercial work before writing and directing the 2016 film, Happy Hunting.

Milo Gibson

  • Date of Birth: November 16, 1990
  • Mother: Robyn Denise Moore
  • Occupation: Actor

Of all Mel Gibson’s children, his fifth son Milo seems to be building up a very solid acting career. He was born in Australia before moving to Los Angeles, California as a child and was raised in Malibu. Milo is reported to have worked as an electrician and massage therapist before launching his acting career. He made his film acting debut in his father’s 2016 film, Hacksaw Ridge. He has since made a name for himself in projects like Gangster Land, Mission of Honor, Breaking and Exiting, and All the Devil’s Men.

Thomas ‘Tommy’ Gibson

  • Date of Birth: 1999
  • Mother: Robyn Denise Moore
  • Occupation: Unknown

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Mel Gibson and son Thomas (image source)

Thomas is the youngest of Mel and Robyn’s brood. He was born nine years after the couple had their previous child. Not much is known about him other than that he graduated from college in 2017.


  • Date of Birth: October 30, 2009
  • Mother: Oksana Grigorieva
  • Occupation: Undecided

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Mel Gibson and daughter Lucia (image source)

Lucia is the only child Mel Gibson had with Oksana Grigorieva. She was born in 2009 and is rarely seen out in public. It is not clear how much of a relationship Gibson has with his daughter since he split from Grigorieva in 2010. Grigorieva at the time filed a restraining order against him to keep him away from her and their child. About a month later, Gibson retaliated by obtaining a restraining order against her as well. The two have, however, since settled as joint legal custody was awarded.

Lars Gerard

  • Date of Birth: January 20, 2017
  • Mother: Rosalind Ross
  • Occupation: Undecided

Lars Gerard is Mel Gibson’s youngest child who was born on January 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, Caliifornia. He had him with former champion equestrian vaulter and writer, Rosalind Ross.

Who Is Mel Gibson Dating Now?

Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross – image source

Following the end of Mel Gibson’s marriage, he began a romantic affair with Oksana Grigorieva. The two welcomed a child together before things went sour and they parted ways on a bad note. They would then go on to get embroiled in a legal battle after she accused him of being abusive.

After their long court battle that lingered for months, Gibson found love again in the arms of Rosalind Ross, a former champion equestrian vaulter and writer. Ross won a gold medal at the World Equestrian Games in 2010. She has since been inducted in the AVA Hall of Fame for her work.

Since she ended her career, Ross has pursued a career as a writer. She attended Emerson College where she majored in literature and focused on screenwriting. She reportedly met Gibson when she applied to co-write a script for his production company (Icon).

Despite the over 30-year age gap between them and the fact that Ross is a decade younger than Mel’s eldest child, the two began dating in 2014. They have made the headlines because of their conspicuously large age difference but 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.

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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