Mel Gibson and his estranged wife, Robyn, have put an end to their 31 years old marriage. The separation was approved by a judge on Friday according to a recent report published by Reuters.
The actor’s reps have announced that the settlement will be enacted on January 9. Reporters were not able to find out anything else besides the fact that Robyn Gibson will return to her maiden name, Robyn Denise Moore. The couple did not disclose any other details in relation to their separation.
The press was aware that the relationship between the Oscar-winning actor and his wife was on the rocks for some time now. The two married in 1980 in Australia. They gave birth to seven children during their marriage.
2006 was a rough year for the 55-year-old actor and Robyn. Back then, Gibson was arrested for drunk driving in Malibu, California. His behavior was downright shocking because it was for the first time when the actor was heard making anti-Semitic remarks. The news generated headlines all over the world and the stress led to the separation of the couple in 2006.
The root of all problems was, however, the relationship that Mel Gibson had with Oksana Grigorieva with whom he has a 2-year-old daughter. For that, Robyn sued for divorce in 2009 citing irreconcilable differences.
In 2010, the “Lethal Weapon” star was accused of misdemeanor battery after an altercation with Grigorieva. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to three years’ probation. The custody between him and his former girlfriend was recently settled. According to the decision of the judges, Gibson is supposed to pay $750,000 to Grigorieva and share the custody of their daughter.
Film critics are disappointed with the evolution of the actor in the past five years. The legal problems he has recently faced have tarnished Mel Gibson’s reputation. His remarkable career as Hollywood’s best paid actor, director and producer was set back by the latest news.
No details were furnished in relation to the divorce settlement. However, Robyn may win a considerable sum of money because Gibson’s wealth was estimated around $900 million. In addition, he owns several properties on the seaside enclave of Malibu, outside Los Angeles.