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!!