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After 28 years of marriage, Mel Gibson and his wife Robyn Gibson call it quits. Robyn filed their divorce paper in LA Country Superior Court and signed it the day before Good Friday. With the help of her lawyer Laura Wasser, she is now seeking for spousal support and joint physical and legal custody of Tom, age 10. According to reports, mel Gibson is now dating a stunning Russian musician named Oksana Kolesnikova.
MEL Gibson’s wife Robyn has filed for divorce from the Aussie actor after 28 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
Robyn Gibson lodged divorce documents in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Associated Press reports.
Robyn Gibson has requested joint custody of the couple’s youngest son, who turns 10 on Tuesday. The couple’s six other children are over the age of 18.
Celebrity website TMZ broke the news of the Gibson split, three years after it splashed news of the actor’s anti-Semitic rant during an arrest for drink driving.
Gibson was given three years’ probation for the incident.
TMZ reports Gibson’s fortune is estimated at $900 million and the couple do not have a prenuptial agreement.
Gibson met Robyn, a dental nurse, in Adelaide in the late 1970s, soon after filming the first instalment of Mad Max.
The pair were housemates, who became best friends, then eventually lovers. They dated for six years, then married in 1980.
Gibson followed up Mad Max with the critically acclaimed Gallipoli and Mad Max sequel The Road Warrior.
Gibson, 53, then went on to star the Lethal Weapon series, win two Oscars – best picture and best director – for his film Braveheart and director and produce the controversial film The Passion of the Christ.
AP reports court documents show Robyn Gibson is seeking jewellery, spousal support, lawyers fees and a share of Gibson’s money and assets made during his year’s as a Hollywood star.
A statement released by the couple asked for privacy.
“Throughout our marriage and separation we have always strived to maintain the privacy and integrity of our family and will continue to do so,” the statement read.
Celebrity news sites suggest the couple have been living apart since Gibson’s drink driving arrest.