Robyn Gibson tells Mel to shove it when he asks for a reunion


According to Mike Walker’s column in the National Enquirer, Mel Gibson asked his wife of nearly 30 years, Robyn, for a reunion and was rebuffed. This sounds likely given Mel’s history and the past rumors we’ve heard:

The disgraced actor – overwhelmed with gratitude when Robyn testified to the court that he’d never slugged her or their kids – actually screwed up his courage and asked her at one of the quiet dinners they’ve shared of late if she’d consider taking him back. Said the pal: “Mel was shocked when Robyn, never missing a beat, show him down cold and said ‘Absolutely Not!’ It’s taken years for her to pick up the pieces, and reuniting would be a backward step she’s unwilling to take.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, August 9, 2010]

Apart from her testimony on Mel’s behalf in his custody battle with Oksana, we haven’t heard much from or about Robyn. The Enquirer ran a story last year claiming Robyn had a new boyfriend, and we’ve heard that sheunderstandably had doubts about Oksana’s motivations for hooking up with Mel. There were also stories that she was happily spending Mel’s money in the wake of their pending divorce. Of course Mel wants Robyn back, she put up with his crazy for decades and he’s “broke”! She stands to get a huge chunk of his fortune in the divorce and a reconciliation could help him avoid all that.

In other never-ending Mel Gibson news, Radar has a lame apology e-mail that Mel sent Oksana the day after the “alleged” abuse, while Oksana supposedly has a witness to Mel’s abuse (sadly it’s probably her son). Mel was also ordered to pay $250,000 for Oksana’s legal expenses, which she had to initially take out loans to pay.

Also, Mel’s people are trying to discredit Oksana’s black eye photo by claiming that she somehow withheld that piece of evidence during their mediation sessions. She was reportedly offered $15 million for her silence, which she accepted and ultimately turned down. There’s only so much Mel and his people can do to spin the massive amount of evidence against him.


Header: Mel and Robyn on April 19, 2009. Also, circa 1986. Credit: Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Cinderella says:

    Robyn is my hero! YES!

  2. canadianchick says:

    She must be so relieved to be free of him, but probably worries about his erratic behavior and this media shitstorm’s impact on their kids. Keep spending, honey!

  3. oxa says:

    Good for Robyn, his knocking Oksana up gave her an out that was not her fault, Mel did all of this on his own and couldnt take it back.

    E News had an interview last night with the mistress he was cheating with while Oksana was pregnant. She said that he was doing HGH shots,had a horrible temper & also made angry phone calls scaring the crap out of her.

  4. CathyT says:

    No way Mel asked Robyn to take him back. She’s dating someone else, as confirmed by People.

  5. Eileen says:

    I’m sure his reconciliation efforts were to help repair his reputation. Ha! Good luck dude. You’re toast.

  6. Meanchick says:

    She should’ve stayed out of that ball of crap. Maybe he didn’t hit her, but that dosen’t mean he didn’t hit Oksana.

  7. CathyT says:

    oxa…If you believe the Polish mistress, Mel was nice to her when they were together and only made the threatening phone call(s) months later after she sold her story to the National Enquirer. She told the NE he was a “nice guy who was really into sex.”

  8. sapphire says:

    Go Robyn! Who needs tha?

    And the other “headlines” aren’t exactly correct-no surprise-it’s Radar.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I could see him wanting to go back to his former life, back when Robyn took care of everything and before everyone knew he was an a-hole. If he did ask her, I’m glad she said NO.

  10. heb says:

    Why are there no decent pictures of Robyn anywhere? Even the Oscar award red carpet pictures suck

  11. Jane Q. Doe says:

    I always think it’s interesting that although she was married to an A list star for decades, the only photos available (or used) of Robyn are usually like 20 years old.
    And I hope for her sake, she’s found a nice, sane boyfriend!

  12. K-MAC says:

    people like Mel often go back to the person who took their sh*t the longest. It is weird, like, maybe he thinks they have this bond (well, they do and they have kids), but his delusions more than likely have him believing that he would be able to get his ex-wife back. She knows better and it probably relieved his crazy *ss is out of her day to day life.

  13. TG says:

    She chose him to father her 7 children so she must not be that smart unless she only thought about money.

  14. original kate says:

    oh SNAP!

  15. KsGirl says:

    “How’s your tooth?” Spin that, apologists!

  16. Agent Cooper says:

    @Heb – I’ve been wondering the same exact thing. In every single picture I see of her, she looks like hell…

  17. tar says:

    As she should.
    But I have to say: when I see these old pics of Mel, it reminds me of just how gorgeous he was back in the 80’s. Have you rewatched a Max Max flick lately, because DAMN.
    Too bad he’s such a f*cktard.

  18. irishserra says:

    @CathyT: I don’t think the fact that Robyn was/is dating someone else would prevent Mel from asking her back. Yes Way, Mel asked her to take him back. I’m glad she turned him down.

    Additionally, I think it’s interesting that Oksana is the one constantly being accused of being greedy. While she most definitely is, I believe that Mel Gibson’s constant harping during his phone messages about all that he has spent on her is very telling about his view of money. If you willingly give something to someone, you’ve no right to bitch about it later, no matter what they do. Remember, he was “in love” with Oksana at one time, too. He’s just as much of a greedy bastard as she is.

    I’m very on board with Robyn spending his cash. Woo hoo!

  19. Kitten says:

    Women who defend Mel remind me of chicks who write love letters to men in prison.
    Anyway-A big ol’ HAAAAAAAAAA to Gibson.
    Karma is a bitch, baby.

  20. CathyT says:

    Sorry but I’m not gullible enough to believe every tabloid story. Mel and Robyn have been emotionally estranged for many years now. And it’s not like Robyn suddenly became a shop-oholic with Mel’s money. Robyn is saving her children’s inheritance and donating money to charities.

  21. jane16 says:

    Kitten, ROFLMAO! Spit out my tea! Ahh, that was good.

  22. Kitten says:

    @Jane16-Do you know what I mean? There’s something really sad and desperate about it…

  23. Chris says:

    Good move. She’s got the money, the moral high ground and her freedom. Win-win-win.

  24. Bopa says:

    I’d say way to go Robyn but she still wrote that letter to the Judge I think was filled with lies.

  25. Whatever says:

    This is not surprising. I think she sent the letter for two reason and neither are Mel. She was probably sick of a bunch of strangers discussing what she “went through” and wanted to set the record straight and she is probably concerned for her kids.

    I agree with a previous statement thatjust because he didn’t hit her, it doesn’t mean he didn’t hit Oksana, but the reverse can also be true, that just because he hit Oksana doesn’t mean he hit Robyn. Maybe he didn’t hit Robyn, as she claims. Mel asking her to come back shows his ego. It has to be about him, but no Mel, it can be about her and her children. Moron.

    I’m happy she is moving on without him. Cheating is one thing, but knocking up a side piece is a deal breaker, even if the abuse and tapes never had happened. It would be impossible to surmount that. What does he expect? For her to play mom to his baby from his mistress on his custody days? He has to be kidding!

  26. jane16 says:

    @ kitten, yes it is sad & desperate, like the poor lonely kooky women who write to the psychos in prison. Unless of course, they’re just paid by mel’s pr flacks. And I think there’s a lot of those floating around the web.

  27. Whatever says:

    I think there are people posting on both sides with agendas. Just Saying.

  28. bellaluna says:

    @ Whatever: I read an item on another site stating that people have been hired to post under several different names in defence of MG and/or bad-mouthing Ox; and that many of them are “new” to commenting sites. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but your agenda suspicions are not out of the realm of possibility, IMHO.

    What an ego-maniacal ass-hat Mel is to think Robyn would reconcile with him after all he’s said, done, and put her and their children through.

  29. OhCamille! says:

    Oksana is being accused (daily) of floating info to ROL. How can a personal conversation between MG and RG get into the press without one of them leaking it?
    Double standard much????

  30. CathyT says:


    Real evidence and facts are being leaked to ROL. This supposed conversation between Mel and Robyn never happened.

  31. nona says:

    You can’t blame Mel for trying 😉

    His ex-wife taking him back would be an excelent PR move.
    Apparently, there isn’t enough money in the world to make Robyn to go with it.

  32. kelly says:

    I can understand Robyn, but it would be so nice to see them together-they have a lovely family.

  33. KittyHawk says:

    Robyn has been in Fiji for over a month.

    Bogus story.