Mel Gibson settles his divorce case, ex-wife Robyn could get $450 million


It’s been well over two years, but the (amazingly) low-key divorce battle between Mel and Robyn Gibson has finally reached a conclusion. Back in April 2009, Robyn, filed with the help of her lawyer, “disso-queen Laura Wasser,” and after a series of lengthy and highly private deliberations, TMZ is reporting that the couple has finally “reached full agreement on the terms of their divorce … in particular, the property settlement.” While the divorce won’t be official until August, the huge question on everyone’s mind is exactly how much Robyn’s settlement will be worth. Back when news broke of Mel’s affair with Oksana Grigorieva, the Enquirer initially pegged Mel’s worth at a potential $900 million.


According to CelebrityNetWorth, Gibson’s worth is still rumored to be $900 million (and possibly more if one considers the additional royalties that have inevitably rolled in over the past few years). If this number is correct, Robyn should get half of that amount in a property settlement because California is a 50/50 state. Certainly, Robyn deserves all of that after being married to Mad Mel since 1980, bearing seven of his children, and putting up with his publicly (and, no doubt, privately) embarrassing crap. Further, Robyn functioned as his emotional support as Mel’s star rose (and fell) in Hollywood and even stood by him through the “Sugartits” incident. Despite enduring years of rumors surrounding her husband’s infidelity, she hung on until the final, eventual humiliation of learning about her husband’s mistress through a tabloid. The LA Times puts together a few more details in chronological order:

Mel Gibson and estranged wife Robyn Moore have nailed down details in their long-running divorce case, slamming the door on those romantics who may have held out hope that post-Oksana Grigorieva, the parents of seven — wait, he’s a parent of eight — might reconcile.

OK, “those romantics” were no doubt few and far between — especially given recent reports that Mel, 55, has a new “friendly acquaintance,” Stella Mouzi, a 25-year-old fetish model who hails from Greece. (Have a type much, Braveheart?)

Attorneys told an L.A. judge Tuesday that Robyn and Mel had finally worked out a settlement regarding division of property and other assets valued at $900 million before the real estate crash, though no details were released. The divorce is expected to be finalized in August.

After 28 years of marriage, Robyn filed for divorce in April 2009, right about the time news broke that Grigorieva was pregnant with Mel’s baby (Lucia was born that November). Mel said at the time that his marriage had effectively ended three years earlier.

Mel and Oksana subsequently ended their relationship quietly, with a breakup that began in April 2010, went through a few rough spots, and then calmly drew to a close in March when he entered a no-contest plea to misdemeanor battery and she learned that extortion charges against her would not be pursued.

[From LA Times]

Even if Robyn gets the expected $450 million, and Mel presumably gets to keep $450,000,000 a lot of the assets on both sides will undoubtedly be tied up in real estate. Still, Robyn should receive enough (with extra in terms of child support) to keep her liquid for the rest of her life. Mel, however, may not be quite so lucky, for he’s also paying $20,000 per month (plus a reportedly additional $6000 for a mortgage) to Oksana. Surely, Mel won’t ever find himself in a state of poverty, but he’ll probably have to significantly dial down his lifestyle at some point. No more buying islands in Fiji, right? Poor Sugartits.




Photo of Robin Gibson in 1999 (while pregnant with she and Mel’s seventh child) courtesy of Fame; photos of Mel pulling faces this year at Cannes courtesy of WENN

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  1. werty says:

    Good for her, i would demand atleast one mill to talk to him and she did alot more.
    She earned it

  2. brin says:

    She deserves every penny of it!

  3. the original bellaluna says:

    Yuck. What a mess he’s made of things. And he’s a real sh!t.

    I hope Robyn gets AT LEAST half. She’s more than earned it.

    *waves at Brin*

  4. Mugs says:

    don’t forget the family trust that Oksana was trying to get part of

  5. Ruby says:

    Gibson spent some of his childhood in Australia. Aussies have been trying to claim him forever. As an Aussie I officially bestow this douche to the Americans- he’s all yours!
    Pity, I didn’t mind his movies. His wife deserves every cent.

  6. the original bellaluna says:

    @ Ruby – No thanks. We’ve already got a plethora of assholes here in the states. We don’t want/need any more. :D

  7. Seal Team 6 says:

    Also, when they met and married, she had a decent career as a nurse, and supported the then-unknown actor Mel Gibson. In between that, bearing his kids, having him publicly say she would go to Hell for being Anglican and not (Mel’s crazy brand of) Catholic, and all of his public and private addictions and screwing around, she deserves MORE than $450 million!

    Robyn Gibson is pretty low-key, as are her kids, She’ll be fine.

  8. Seal Team 6 says:

    Also, I think she has a legit case to get a percentage of any of his future earnings and royalties.

  9. Dorothy says:

    Robyn deserves every single penny and then some! :-)

  10. Jane Q. Doe says:

    She’s amazingly low-key, especially given all the publicity with their divorce and the Oksana aftermath. Yet, the only photos that are printed are usually a decade+ old. Either she never goes out in public, or the paps just don’t notice her.
    In any case – good for her! I wish her and the kids (little Lucia too) all the best.

  11. fabgrrl says:

    I’m sorry, did that Enquirer cover say “28-year-old Oksana”? Twenty-eight?

  12. CathyT says:

    @fabgrrl…the Enquirer story got most everything wrong, including that the Gibsons were worth $900 million. Oksana is 41 years old now.

  13. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Good for Robin! I am not worried about her in the slightest.

    What I’m still dying to know is the secret deal Oksana & Mel hashed out behind the scenes. You KNOW that little svetlana siren was FINALLY bought off to quietly go away. How much loot did Oksie get???

    C’mon, Celebitchy, give us the scoop!

  14. ladybert62 says:

    DANG – I think my heart just stopped! 450 million! WOW WOW WOW

  15. CathyT says:

    @Sloane Wyatt…Mel and Oksana are still fighting in the courts over custody of Lucia. Oksana stopped talking to the press after she gave those interviews to People Mag and Larry King. According to TMZ, the judge took away a little of her custody after she ignored his warning not to do interviews.

  16. Shay says:

    It’s interesting to trace his evolution, from Australia (as a teen/adult) as a regular actor, to his transformation into king douche in Hollywood.

  17. original kate says:

    why does mel look deranged all the time lately? his ex-wife must be deliriously happy to be rid of that old douchebag.

  18. Rita says:

    God, it seems this divorce went on forever. In the mean time, Mel had a child with another woman, broke up with her, and was sued by her. What a great life he has. Perhaps he should consider settling down…..with a nice Jewish girl.

  19. nan says:

    Whoa Nellie. The wait was worth it!

  20. Jen34 says:

    I don’t know how Robyn put up with him all this time. She would have been able to maintain her lifestyle without him. She must have really loved him. Best of luck to her. She truly deserves it.

  21. Mel:You need to STOP with all you’re crazy mess NOW!!! I swear you’re about to ruin Braveheart for me.

  22. Hana says:

    Gibson already never will have woman like Robyn.He can date only goldiggers and cheap whores like Oksana, Violet, Stella etc.Don´t feel sorry for this idiot.