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Mel Gibson's wife files for divorce in LA
Yahoo News ^ | 4-13-2009

Posted on 04/13/2009 10:13:43 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Edited 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.


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KEYWORDS: gibson; hollywood; melgibson
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What a shame...such a large family he has...man I hope the best for both here.
1 posted on 04/13/2009 10:13:43 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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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.


2 posted on 04/13/2009 10:16:21 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: My Favorite Headache
He started to look like Saddam..


3 posted on 04/13/2009 10:16:47 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: My Favorite Headache

This has been rumoured for months. Again, best for all - that’s a large family.


4 posted on 04/13/2009 10:17:51 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


5 posted on 04/13/2009 10:18:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

My wife and I are on the death due us part plan.

I quit smoking, lost some weight and have been exercising more lately.


6 posted on 04/13/2009 10:21:04 AM PDT by y6162
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To: napscoordinator
If they get divorced, he can’t take communion.

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...

7 posted on 04/13/2009 10:22:15 AM PDT by blu (Last one out of Michigan, please turn off the lights.)
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To: napscoordinator
Rumor has it that he was "recently photographed with a woman who did not appear to be his wife in Costa Rica on March 4."
8 posted on 04/13/2009 10:23:07 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


9 posted on 04/13/2009 10:24:39 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: ravingnutter

I hope it is a rumor...He is supposedly a good Catholic. Not a great role model if true.


10 posted on 04/13/2009 10:24:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

http://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/communion_of_divorced_and_remarr.htm

Just getting divorced is not a ban on communion.


11 posted on 04/13/2009 10:25:31 AM PDT by blu (Last one out of Michigan, please turn off the lights.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

It was reported and photographed a couple weeks ago that Gibson was at his Costa Rican estate with some babeage with a great body.


12 posted on 04/13/2009 10:25:42 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: napscoordinator

I would forgive him...I always tease hubby that Mel is the only man I would ever leave him for ; )


13 posted on 04/13/2009 10:28:30 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: My Favorite Headache

“...always strived...”? What is it with lawyers [I used to be a prosecutor] and reporters and the English language? The word is STRIVEN!


14 posted on 04/13/2009 10:29:40 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


15 posted on 04/13/2009 10:31:37 AM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: y6162

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.


16 posted on 04/13/2009 10:31:38 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: PzLdr
The word is STRIVEN!

These lame-brains have clearly drived you crazy.

17 posted on 04/13/2009 10:31:39 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Maybe he got too close with Britney Spears when he was advising and consoling her?

sw

18 posted on 04/13/2009 10:32:07 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


19 posted on 04/13/2009 10:32:10 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart.........2012--can't come soon enough.)
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To: ravingnutter

Heck, I just told my husband our marriage is OVER!! Mel’s free!!


20 posted on 04/13/2009 10:32:27 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: napscoordinator
If they get divorced, he can’t take communion...that is tragic.

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.

21 posted on 04/13/2009 10:32:38 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: napscoordinator
If they get divorced, he can’t take communion

False.

22 posted on 04/13/2009 10:33:37 AM PDT by Jim Noble (They are willing to kill for socialism...but not to die for it.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Hey there, sugar tits!

23 posted on 04/13/2009 10:34:37 AM PDT by TightyRighty (I enjoy well-mannered frivolity.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


24 posted on 04/13/2009 10:34:37 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (From the God Who brought you the plague of frogs and boils comes......OBAMA!!!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“Mrs. Gibson, I’m sorry, but ‘getting too old for this s**t’ is not a valid ground for divorce in California.”


25 posted on 04/13/2009 10:35:02 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: tiki

“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.


26 posted on 04/13/2009 10:38:12 AM PDT by y6162
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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.


27 posted on 04/13/2009 10:41:50 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: blu

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.


28 posted on 04/13/2009 10:41:51 AM PDT by Melian ("Now, Y'all without sin can cast the first stone." ~H.I. McDunnough)
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To: napscoordinator
Divorce is not recognized by the Church as a negation of your marriage vows - your promise to God - hence you may get divorced via civil law all you want, you're still married in the eyes of Jesus’ Church. You still must be chaste - no relations (emotional or physical) with another. Receiving Holy Communion continues as nothing has changed: just that the couple currently is at odds and needs individual and joint help. Praise God they get it. Marrying again wont happen except in another faith, but I digress. When one is addicted, sometimes to separate civil-ly protects assets and more significantly, helps the one sink to or reach bottom all the more sooner/more fully. Tough love. You make the promise you will split, and you go through with it - but in man eyes, not Gods.
29 posted on 04/13/2009 10:42:23 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It (receiving)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Too much Passion, not enough Max.


30 posted on 04/13/2009 10:43:09 AM PDT by decimon
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With seven kids it’s going to be hard to make the case for annulment.


31 posted on 04/13/2009 10:43:12 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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If they get divorced, he can’t take communion...that is tragic.

The Church doesn't recognize civil divorces regarding sacramental Catholic marriages, so Mel would be free to take Communion, unless he remarries.

32 posted on 04/13/2009 10:43:12 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: al_c
Whenever Catholics and divorce comes up, I can't help but defer to the Kennedy's. As far as I can tell, anything goes in today's Catholic dogma.

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.

33 posted on 04/13/2009 10:46:26 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: My Favorite Headache

Damn shame but I think they’ll both get through it ok.


34 posted on 04/13/2009 10:46:29 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: tiki
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

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...

35 posted on 04/13/2009 10:47:13 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Non-Sequitur

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.


36 posted on 04/13/2009 10:49:56 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: napscoordinator

Yes, he can take communion as long as he doesn’t remarry or commit any other sin.


37 posted on 04/13/2009 10:50:29 AM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

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.


38 posted on 04/13/2009 10:54:09 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: y6162

God Bless You and Yours. Ever On....


39 posted on 04/13/2009 10:54:14 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: vladimir998

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.


40 posted on 04/13/2009 10:55:11 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: napscoordinator

wrong.........he can take communion as long as he abstains from sex and does not remarry.........


41 posted on 04/13/2009 10:57:13 AM PDT by joe fonebone (When you ask God for help, sometimes he sends the Marines.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“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”


42 posted on 04/13/2009 11:00:05 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: y6162

Be forewarned, the Villages is also rife with STDs. Makes my high school look clean by comparison.


43 posted on 04/13/2009 11:00:40 AM PDT by messierhunter
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To: Non-Sequitur

You wrote:

“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.


44 posted on 04/13/2009 11:03:34 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: blu
Would it make any difference if she was not a Catholic?
I seem to remember some article where he said that his wife would not be going to heaven because she was not a Catholic.
45 posted on 04/13/2009 11:09:33 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: Retired COB

Streeeeeetch of the day award!!!


46 posted on 04/13/2009 11:09:37 AM PDT by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: tiki
Some men do that and I do not fault them. One of our friends whose wife was also very sick for years and refused to see a dr. was remarried about 6 weeks after his wife's death. There are 2 other men who were friends who did the same. I think if you have a happy marriage you want to have that again but those who did not, seem to say, no way.

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! :}

47 posted on 04/13/2009 11:11:07 AM PDT by MamaB (Heb.13:2)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Heck, who cares about the money...I just want to stare into those eyes forever, LOL!


48 posted on 04/13/2009 11:11:33 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Non-Sequitur

Didn’t a Kennedy do that?


49 posted on 04/13/2009 11:12:40 AM PDT by MamaB (Heb.13:2)
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To: Cyman

Is that the old stuff, or something new?


50 posted on 04/13/2009 11:12:49 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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