Mel Gibson’s marriage with wife of 28 long years is over. Gibson’s wife Robyn has filed for divorce weeks after Gibson was pictured frolicking on a beach in Costa Rica with an unidentified brunette. And under Californian law she could take half of her husband’s $950mn fortune, setting the stage for one of the most expensive marriage break-ups in legal history.
The court papers filed by Robyn state ‘irreconcilable differences’ while Mel is still denying having an affair with the brunette musician who goes by the name Oksana (below). Robyn however has yet to determine the separation date which Mel states was August 26 2006, a month after his controversial drink driving arrest, in his divorce petition. The couple has seven children, six of whom are grown up. Mrs. Gibson is seeking joint custody of the youngest, Tom, who is ten this week. An almighty fight is now on the cards over what is perhaps the largest fortune of any Hollywood actor. Gibson was ranked No.1 on the Forbes celebrity rich list in 2004 and has his own film production company. The actor is an avid real estate investor with properties in Malibu, Australia, Fiji and Costa Rica. He also owns a $42 million church in California. With so much money involved this divorce is not going to be a small affair.