Skip to comments.Mel Gibson's wife files for divorce in LA
Posted on 04/13/2009 10:13:43 AM PDT by My Favorite HeadacheEdited on 04/13/2009 11:56:29 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
LOS ANGELES – Court records show Mel Gibson's wife has filed for divorce after 28 years of marriage.
Robyn Gibson filed the petition in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.
The petition doesn't give any details about the split. Robyn Gibson is seeking jewelry and some other property, and has suggested joint custody for their 9-year-old son.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
Gibson met his wife Robyn Moore in the late 1970s soon after filming Mad Max when they were both tenants at the same house in Adelaide. At the time, Robyn was a dental nurse and Mel was an unknown actor working for the South Australian Theatre Company. On June 7, 1980, they married in a Catholic Church in Forestville, New South Wales. Gibson has referred to his wife as “my Rock of Gibraltar, only much prettier” and said, “life is about love and commitment and screw anyone who thinks that’s a cliché.” They have one daughter, six sons, and one grandchild. Their seven children are Hannah (born 1980), twins Edward and Christian (born 1982), William (born 1985), Louis (born 1988), Milo (born 1990), and Thomas (born 1999).
Robyn Gibson filed for divorce on April 13, 2009.
Daughter Hannah Gibson married Blues musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd on September 16, 2006. Mel Gibson’s spokesman had previously denied the rumor that Hannah was planning to become a nun.
This has been rumoured for months. Again, best for all - that’s a large family.
Wow! I wonder if it has to do with his drinking. If they get divorced, he can’t take communion...that is tragic. I don’t believe in divorce and thnakfully neither does my wife.
My wife and I are on the death due us part plan.
I quit smoking, lost some weight and have been exercising more lately.
I do believe that's incorrect. If he were to divorce and then re-marry (without getting a nod from Rome), then he would not be able to take communion. But just getting divorced is not a ban to communion.
And now i"ll go double check that...
Oh NO!!!! This has got to be one of the biggest oversights of the Obama administration to date. I can’t believe they don’t have a “Divorce Tax” in place yet.
I hope it is a rumor...He is supposedly a good Catholic. Not a great role model if true.
Just getting divorced is not a ban on communion.
It was reported and photographed a couple weeks ago that Gibson was at his Costa Rican estate with some babeage with a great body.
I would forgive him...I always tease hubby that Mel is the only man I would ever leave him for ; )
“...always strived...”? What is it with lawyers [I used to be a prosecutor] and reporters and the English language? The word is STRIVEN!
I think that it has a lot to do with all the beautiful women with killer bodies that want him badly and are willing to do anything to get him.
I am so glad that I am not in that predicament.
We were just talking about “Till death do us part” yesterday. My husband’s cousin lost his wife the day after Thanksgiving after a long illness, he was dating by December. Her family is outraged and we just think he needed someone after having been married for 40 yrs to a strong woman and besides, he already did the “Till death do us part” thing.
These lame-brains have clearly drived you crazy.
As a strict Catholic would he give her a divorce? He should refuse on religious grounds, and just let the courts force him into it.
Heck, I just told my husband our marriage is OVER!! Mel’s free!!
That's incorrect. Now, if he shacks up with another or gets married outside the RCC or w/o an annulment, then he should not receive the eucharist.
Hey there, sugar tits!
I think Mrs. Gibson gave this marriage her all. Mel has admitted to being unfaithful in the past. He has only himself to blame for this.
“Mrs. Gibson, I’m sorry, but ‘getting too old for this s**t’ is not a valid ground for divorce in California.”
“We were just talking about Till death do us part yesterday”
I visited The Villages in Fla in March. The ratio of females to males is 10 to one. I bet if my wife passed, I could get a date at her wake.
Mourning periods vary. I bet some couples married 40 years lost some ummm relationship steam.
TMZ.com alleges that “there is no prenuptial agreement” based on source reporting. In 2006, Gibson’s fortune was estimated at $900 million. Under California law, community property — which includes earnings — is divided 50/50.
You are correct: it is not a sin to separate and live celibate. He would only be barred from the Eucharist if he were to start a relationship with some other woman besides his wife.
Too much Passion, not enough Max.
With seven kids it’s going to be hard to make the case for annulment.
The Church doesn't recognize civil divorces regarding sacramental Catholic marriages, so Mel would be free to take Communion, unless he remarries.
May depend on the parish. Maybe the indulgences bought with the tithe. Maybe the mob boss you know, I just can't tell anymore.
I shouldn't be so harsh, but I know she put up with crap for decades. His drinking and womanizing are legend and I can't feel sorry for him. He has had every advantage and still screwed it up. The church usually does whatever is necessary to keep everybody happy.
Damn shame but I think they’ll both get through it ok.
yes--he probably had such a wonderful marriage that being alone was not something he wanted... my husband's uncle lost his wife after 63 years of marriage... less than two years later, he was married again! he's in his eighties... and so is his new wife... we were shocked at the news, but everybody was happy for him...
The number of children involved has NOTHING to do with annulments. I know a woman who had NINE children. She got an annulment - and from what I heard it was perfectly deserved according to the circumstances of the putative marriage’s formation.
Yes, he can take communion as long as he doesn’t remarry or commit any other sin.
I have a question for those of you who know more than me. I got married young (20) and ended up in a very abusive situation. He was arrested by the SWAT team after holding me at gunpoint, etc. I was not married in the church but married civily. Was divorced after 3 years of marriage. My Dh and I are both Catholic, both with early marriages that ended up badly. He was abandoned after 6 months, she just wanted out of the house and had strict parents. Dh’s marriage was recognized by the church. When we went to remarry in 1985 undoing it all seemed so much to even try for theat we just were married civily.I’d love to be able to take communion again but really don’t even know whre to start to try to undo all of this.
God Bless You and Yours. Ever On....
After almost 30 years and 7 kids, Gibson would have a hard time demonstrating that his marriage wasn’t valid in the eyes of the church. Blows the whole ‘lack of judgement’ requirement right out the window.
wrong.........he can take communion as long as he abstains from sex and does not remarry.........
“TMZ.com alleges that there is no prenuptial agreement”
Funny how TMZ is yet to report Bruce Springsteen’s adulterous relationships and being named in a divorce action as the “other man”
Be forewarned, the Villages is also rife with STDs. Makes my high school look clean by comparison.
“Blows the whole lack of judgement requirement right out the window.”
Actually, neither the number of years nor the number of children has ANYTHING at all to do with lack of judgement in an annulment preceding. Again, the woman I know who got an annulment was “married” for 26 years and had nine kids. The Gibsons were married for 30 years and had seven children. I wonder if they were even properly married in the first place because Mel may already have been a sedevacantist at that time. If the wedding was performed at a sedevacantist ‘church’ then the priest in question would have lacked the proper faculties to perform a wedding according to the Catholic Church. This is one of the problems with SSPX and that’s not even a sedevacantist organization.
Streeeeeetch of the day award!!!
BTW, I lost my husband to liver cancer in 2006 just 2 months after being told he had cancer.
Frankly, it was none of my business what they did since they did not ask my opinion! :}
Heck, who cares about the money...I just want to stare into those eyes forever, LOL!
Didn’t a Kennedy do that?
Is that the old stuff, or something new?