Cheating Mel Gibson had a string of girlfriends throughout the years

The National Enquirer has some of the details on Mel Gibson’s long and storied record of infidelity during his 28 years of marriage. According to the Enquirer, Gibson cheated on his now estranged wife Robyn with at least three different mistresses they could find, the most recent being Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva, for whom Mel bought a house. Oksana has custody of her 11 year-old son, Alexander, with her ex Timothy Dalton, and the Enquirer calls Alexander and Oksana Mel’s secret “second family.” In fact Oksana and her son stayed on two different properties owned by Mel that were close to the estate where he lived with his wife and kids. The whole family, especially Robyn, was said to be floored when they learned about Mel’s secret double life. Mel’s wife Robyn filed for divorce last week and could receive the largest settlement in Hollywood history.

Shameless cheater Mel Gibson hid a secret family from his long-suffering wife Robyn, shuttling them from one pricey property to another, The Enquirer has learned exclusively.

And in yet another shocker, sources tell The Enquirer that at the time of Gibson’s headline-making anti-Semitic rant, he was carrying on an affair with Suzanne Somers’ stepdaughter – a gorgeous divorcee who is Jewish!…

Oksana and her son now live in a ritzy mansion in Sherman Oaks, Calif. that Gibson – who stands to lose half of his billion-dollar Hollywood fortune in the upcoming divorce – bought for her late last year, sources say.

“The house is a four-bedroom, four-bath stunner with a pool. It was a Christmas present for Oksana from Mel,” said a pal. “He bought it in the name of one of his studio partners. Mel moved Oksana and Alexander in during early January.”

Before that, Gibson housed his secret family in an $11 million oceanview spread in Malibu that he bought from “X-Files” star David Duchovny and his actress wife Tea Leoni, according to an insider.

“It was their love nest,” said the insider. “It’s close to the Gibson family compound in Malibu, so it was convenient for Mel. He could be with Oksana and Alexander, and still be just minutes away from Robyn and their children.”

And when Robyn, 53, learned her husband of 28 years had splashed out big bucks on a home for his secret family, it hit her like a ton of bricks, said the source.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, May 4, 2009]

What’s more is that Gibson had an affair for years with a woman named Leslie Hamel. She is the daughter of Suzanne Somers’ husband, Alan Hamel, and his first wife (note that Wikipedia only lists one wife for Hamel), Marilyn Hamel. Leslie’s biological mom Marilyn even confirmed the affair to the Enquirer saying “It’s true. My daughter dated Mel Gibson. I met him…. It was 2006. We’re Jewish, and I knew he was anti-Semitic.”

And the Enquirer has quotes from another mistress of Mel’s who was willing to talk – a stand up comic who had a four month affair with the actor in 2004. Diana Alouise told the Enquirer “Mel Gibson is a cheater, and I know he’s had plenty of women. He’s like an addict! He can’t help himself.”

Those are just three woman that they were able to find, and there are surely plenty more. Maybe Robyn had her suspicions but was willing to put up with Mel’s cheating as long as it was casual. He got serious with this latest one and got caught, though, and all bets are off. She’s about to get a huge payday for all those years she had to deal with her husband’s infidelity.

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  1. heh-heh says:

    Well what do you expect? In the 80s, he was the hottest guy in the world. His name made women swoon. Did she really think she was marrying an ordinary guy who was nothing special?

    Personally I thought he slammed Sigourney Weaver back in the day. I’m just guessing idly though.

  2. Jaded says:

    He’s the epitome of a hypocrite. He’s let his fame and fortune turn him into a selfish, bragging, tempermental a**hole. On the one hand he touts his ardent Catholicism and on the other he’s a drunk and a serial philanderer. Jesus would definitely not approve. I have a feeling when old Mel hits the pearly gates he’s going to have a lot of ‘splainin to do.

  3. Claude Yoola says:

    @Heh Heh: When she married him in 1980, he pretty much was an “ordinary guy who was nothing special”, yeah. In fact they married right after he made the first Mad Max, which means he was not even famous yet. So what’s your point?

    Now he’s just another uber-rich uber-religious uber-hypocrite. The world’s full of ‘em.

  4. Nina says:

    Mel is very handsome. His wife wanted to keep him at any price, that’s why she had seven kids. She was constantly pregnant. It’s classic story. Mel was most likely unhappy, but didn’t want to leave wife and seven kids. We all deserve to be happy, Mel is no exception.

  5. ash says:

    Ah, Mad Max, damn he was fine.

  6. Claude Yoola says:

    Wow. She wanted to keep him at any price because he’s so handsome? And that’s why she had so many kids?

    They’re devout Catholics, Nina. Devout Catholics do not use birth control, they believe God decides how many kids they’ll have. It’s common knowledge, easily researched.

  7. neelyo says:

    In the 90s there was a rumor that he and actress Sophie Marceau had an affair during BRAVEHEART and the son she had shortly after shooting was his.

  8. Thayer says:

    His behavior is really quite common, the fact that she let him get away with it for so long and the grand scale of his wealth he’s about to lose is what’s staggering! I wonder what exactly was the last straw for Robin? She has a very strong back, apperently…well, thankfully a big cushion to fall back on!!

  9. Gloaming says:

    The other night, Chelsea Handler said on her show that she knew someone in LA who dated him and they used to watch Lethal Weapon together over and over again. :-0

    Hopefully (probably) Robin will remain silent in the media about their divorce, she must feel humiliated and i bet he’s mortified too.

    Regardless of his personal shenanigans, Apocalypto’s one of the best movies i have ever seen.

  10. OXA says:

    I would think he could not longer deny it, when there were actual photos of him and his mistress all over the internet and splashed on tv.

  11. Bobb the K says:


    What I find odd is that many people have trouble accepting the fact that when it comes to religion, he’s a fraud.

    The same could be said of the Bush administration etc.
    They do horrible, unethical things and lie about them, but say the love Jesus and a great many people lick it up.


  12. Victoria says:

    I’m sick and tired of these supposedly “long-suffering” wives. Who knows if Robin is sick of Mel after 28 years? Maybe she has a boyfriend.

    Will these long-suffering wives tell us the truth? Robin has everything but now the public knows the sham. So she has to divorce.

    These things blow up when the husband goes public with the affair and it gets in the papers. Otherwise, the wife could care less.

    Why not just say, as the Europeans do, yes he has girlfriends, but he is a bully and hard to live with. Let the current girlfriend handle his drunken rages.

  13. j. ferber says:

    I agree, Bobb. Also, in response to some other comments, no matter how handsome and “special” Mel once was, it doesn’t give him the right to cheat. To say “it’s only natural that he cheated” is b.s. Let’s not forget that people always have a choice. And that would be a moral choice, though the point, I’m sure, is lost on Mel, who still believes he’s going to heaven and his wife is going to hell.

  14. annie says:

    #7 I read the same thing, he also had a affair iwth a girl named vivian who lived in new york,I’m just trying to wrap my brain around the fact that he’s doing what he’s doing and recieving communion? I don’t know, but if he is, and we know he still goes to mass, how is he possibly rationalizing this, unless he figures his marriage to robyn is invalid since she wa pregnant since when they married, and this might be a case for annulment, since it could be said he went into the sacrament against his free will, which at 24yrs. and his career looming, and having his pick of any woman at the time, why would he get married at that time? I would,nt, but he came from a catholic family, and was duty bound. I’m not making excuses, I’m very dissappointed in Mel, and my heart breaks for robyn.

  15. annie says:

    by the way, I give this relationship a few years

  16. Anoneemouse says:

    Came across a very interesting article about Mel Gibson that I think gives insight into how this man’s mind works. Turns out that his wife was pregnant with their daughter when they got married. Now he takes a very big stand against premarital sex. Hmmmm…wonder why? I believe his religious beliefs made him do the right thing all those years ago, but it was probably a loveless marriage from the start. Thus the reason why he justifies his affairs!

  17. *Slow, sarcastic clap*

    I loves it when the self-righteous get their comeuppances!

  18. JUDY says:

    Nina, MEL does not believe in birth control lol. She had thjose kids because HE wanted them..GOd get a life will you. He kept her barefoot and [regnant with all those kids so he could have his cake and eat it too and now he pays the piper lol BIG TIME

  19. Amy says:

    How the hell do people have secret double lives? My husband and I are best friends and on the phone constantly. Do some couples go days without even talking to each other or something?

  20. the original kate says:

    what a good catholic mel is! let’s see: blaming the jews for everything, making homophobic remarks, and cheating on his wife…but he doesn’t believe in birth control? sounds about right.

  21. j. ferber says:

    Amy, I think the scary thing is that a double life (lol) is always possible, no matter how well you think you know your partner. I remember asking a female colleague, who had been married many years (I was single at this point), when it was that she was able to relax in the marriage and trust that her husband wasn’t and wouldn’t have affairs. Do you know what she said? “Never.”

  22. CandyKay says:

    In response to Kate’s remark — “what a good catholic mel is! let’s see: blaming the jews for everything, making homophobic remarks, and cheating on his wife…but he doesn’t believe in birth control? sounds about right.”

    Take out the word “Catholic” and insert any other religious/ethnic group and this sounds pretty ugly.

    In fact, it sounds pretty ugly now.

  23. anon says:

    Robyn is NOT a Catholic. She’s a Protestan. Hell MEL isn’t a Catholic – the Catholic Church doesn’t even recognize his sect. Kind of like the LDS not recognizing the FLDS and Warren Jeffs.

  24. annie says:

    robyn does,nt have to worry about an anullemnt, that’s mel’s problem, she’s not catholic

  25. samus aran says:

    As a devout catholic he won´t use condoms… poor girls… may be he´s got AIDS already from all that cheating.

  26. Mairead says:

    I think some of you are absolutely right about why Robyn is divorcing him now – he got sloppy. It’s one thing your husband/wife having an affair; it’s quite another thing going through the shame of everyone knowing it.

    What saddens me is what it says about Timothy Dalton that Oksana is instead with Mel! 8O

  27. Codzilla says:

    Is this the same Timothy Dalton who played James Bond?

    And while I do feel sorry for Robyn, the half a gazillion dollars she’s going to get will likely help to ease her suffering a bit. I’d just go buy and island populated with plenty of handsome, supple cabana boys and trudge onward, lol.

  28. Gracie says:

    I’m disappointed in this, because I always looked up to the fact his marriage held up in Hollywood.

    Also – to kick a dead horse – he is NOT a devout Catholic. His ‘church’ is a break-away sect, and NOT in communion with Rome.

  29. he’s still pretty dishy even today… his wife was pretty damn lucky that it took him this long to sway… I LOVE YOU MEL! lol

  30. Tia says:

    What a good conservative christian freak he is… what does the bible say about infidelity Mel?? SMH !!!

  31. annie says:

    mel was unfaithful to robyn even before their shotgun wedding

  32. barneslr says:

    “Well what do you expect?”

    I expect my husband to be 100% faithful to me, regardless of how good looking, rich or famous he may ever become. Period. No excuses.

  33. annie says:

    robyn knew qhat she was in for and hoped he would change, oksana are you listening?

  34. Man Cheat says:

    Mel is a big star and rich.

    He has every thing and can do anything he wants.

    Every man wants to be like him?

  35. Gobnet says:

    What a storm in a tea cup!!

    Mel left Robyn 2 years ago, after a decade of documented problems, Oksana’s 14 years his juniour, not a big deal, at 38 no spring chicken, and no bimbo (not 26 years youngerlike her previous relatationship and noone bitched about her and Tim Dalton) and to be perfectly honest, if she was half his age, so what?
    Catholic, baptist, muslim, hindu, they all make mistakes and preach “do as I say, not as I do”….
    I really feel for both of them, as so much mud has been slung… ‘specially at Oksana. My one comment in that direction would be… 28 years of marriage, how many women can we actually confirm Mel’s dated/ fooled around with?… (this is Mel Gibson we’re talking about!!!) – not a lot, considering…And then look at Tim Dalton… all the women he has ever been associated with, been friends with/ dated, lived with… all independant talented smart and beautiful… so how come he and Oksana did ten years togehter…?
    Both (all 3) have sucessfully managed to keep their family lives well out of the lime light if we compare to B listers like Angelina and Brad. I think the media had a bad week and found an easy target..
    Good luck to both, and may they live happy despite the Hollywood spotlight

  36. Suriah says:

    Personally, I think the reason Mel doesn’t like condoms is he requires proof of his virility. Kids provide him with that.

    Next, the current rumor is Mel wants Robyn back: he’s a lost mess without her.

    As for Oxxie, the bimbo who didn’t think he’d cheat on her — she’s been dumped because she didn’t like him cheating on her with some porn queen. Besides, the gold digger wanted to marry the bozo. And rumors are still floating that the kid isn’t his.

    Finally, that bit of fiction named Apocalypto sucked.

  37. Mel says:

    Reply @ Gobnet who said “B listers like Angelina and Brad”

    WTF are you talking about lady? Their relationship and careers totally top anything the worst man in the world could do. Look at his latest movie. FAIL.

    I know this is like a year and a half later but oh well..

  38. John says:

    I hope Gibson dies of CANCER like Patrick Swayze.

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  41. Elle says:

    He sort of reminds me of his character in “what women want”: a sex crazed, chauvinistic jerk who breaks a girl’s heart for the sheer pleasure of hearing it snap. It is interesting find out that he probably wasnt acting all that much in this move. Well except for the falling in love kind. I think Gibson is too cynical and too set in his frame of mind to ever enter into a meaningful relationship with someone. I feel bad for his wife. He dumped her after achieving mega billion stardom and has been hanging around hussies since then.