Skip to comments.[Catholic Caucus] Mel's marriage is annulled ... by his own dad
Posted on 08/04/2009 5:43:44 AM PDT by markomalley
No wonder Mel Gibson is giving the thumbs-up. Full time has been called on his 28-year marriage to Robyn Moore. The Pope didn't give the order, though. That edict came from Mel's 90-year-old father Hutton Gibson, and it paves the way for his son to marry his pregnant Russian girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva by Christmas.
Having had his request turned down by Catholic bishops, Mel, 53, pleaded his case in front of a tribunal of members from the Church of the Holy Family, his breakaway Catholic church in Malibu.
Hutton, who once studied for the priesthood only to leave before he was ordained, presided over the hearing. He granted Mel's annulment request after his son presented evidence that his union to Robyn, 53, was never a true marriage even though they wed in a Catholic ceremony in Australia in June 1980.
"Especially important was Mel's description of how he felt pressured into the marriage in the first place because Robyn was pregnant," a family insider says.
"Those feelings indicated to Hutton that it couldn't have been a true marriage, and so he felt it must be invalid.
"After the discussion ended, Hutton pounded his fist on the table and said, It is true that this union did not have what it takes to be a true marriage.'"
The family are at pains to keep the annulment, which took place a month after Robyn filed for divorce in April, a secret but maybe not too secret.
"Mel hopes some of the bishops he has befriended recently can be persuaded to give him a proper Catholic annulment," the insider says.
Either way, Mel is forging ahead with plans for a Christmas wedding to Oksana, 39, despite her cold feet over his recent behaviour, which includes gambling escapades in Las Vegas.
As much as I enjoy his movies (and believe "Passion" was inspired), the more I hear about him, the less impressed I become.
Seven kids and he had the marriage annulled? Mel has gone off his rocker....
Either that or this Ukrainian bombshell has caused all the blood to rush from his head to his pe**s and he ain’t thinking straight!
As for the annulment he's basically removed himself from The Church anyway so hey...why stop there!
The church made their own rules. A friend of mine got her marriage annulled....All you gotta do is PAY!!
“I guess his 7 kids weren’t real either. Are they going to be annulled too?”
Yes, in his case and in every other annullment.
I don’t get it.
This guy is such a train wreck.
That’s what I heard.
And how is that different from his upcoming marriage to his pregnant girlfriend?
I dont know why Mel would worry about getting a farcical annullment. He knows and we know it isnt a true annullment so his conscience cannot be clear with it. Why seek it?
He probably would have gotten a real annulment from the Catholic Church if his name had been Ted Kennedy.
We all know Ted’s conscience is clear.
Do I believe even the Church’s real annulments are sometimes farcical??? Yeah , I do.
I used to be a fan of Mel’s because of this convictions. No more. Now he is now an irrelevant nutcase. I feel for his kids.
Wink wink. Setting up Annulment Two, when he meets another starlet he wants to bed.
Mel has the demons working on him overtime.
I agree. I am Catholic and the annulment is just the Catholic Church’s way of getting around a divorce. If you have the money, you get one.
It is sad.Pray for him .He is still looking to do a movie that I would like to see done.
Evidently, you did not read the article. He was refused an annulment by the Catholic Church, so he pulled a Henry VIII.
I have lost all respect for Mel.............. oh wait.... Mel is Hollywood.... typical Hollywood behavior.
where did you come up with that idea? :)