Mel Gibson, Ex Finally Reach Divorce Settlement


It's been years in the making and, quiet frankly, something divorce attorneys in Pasadena thought might never happen - but actor Mel Gibson and his longtime wife have reached a deal in their two-year-old divorce case, attorneys told a Los Angeles judge on Tuesday.

Gibson, star of the recent flop The Beaver, and ex-wife Robyn have been inching their way closer to divorce since 2006 after Gibson's notorious drunk driving arrest in Malibu. Robyn filed for divorce in 2009, citing irreconcilable differences. But recent reports suggest that Robyn was dragging her heels in finalizing the divorce as she offered support to Gibson as he went through another public meltdown: the alleged battery charges against girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. In March, he plead no-contest to the charges and was sentenced to three years probation as well as domestic violence and mental health counseling. Now the divorce is back on.

Neither Mel nor Robyn released details of what the divorce deal included, but spokespeople said it did include division of the couple's shared properties. Gibson at one time was estimated to be worth $900 million. Lest we forget before becoming a tabloid tragedy, Mel Gibson was once one of Hollywood's most bankable stars and even won two Academy Awards for the 1995 film, Braveheart. The anti-Semitic remarks made after his DUI arrest coupled with the threatening voicemails he left Grigorieva have made Gibson something of a Hollywood persona non grata over the last few years. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge is expected to finalize the couple's divorce in August.

Gibson has seven children with Robyn as well a 20-month-old daughter from his former relationship with Oksana.