Mel Gibson’s divorce finalized, Robyn Gibson walks away with $400 million?

Well, this was a long time coming. Mel Gibson and Robyn Gibson’s divorce has, at long last, been finalized. Mel and Robyn were married for nearly 30 years, but she started divorce proceedings on Mel back in April, 2009. Between that time and now, Mel impregnated Oksana Gregorieva, and they had a baby girl. The custody dispute between Mel and Oksana took less time than Mel and Robyn’s divorce. Would you like to know why? Because Robyn was getting PAID.

Mel Gibson is now legally single after his divorce was finalized Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, but bachelorhood came at a heavy price.

Robyn, his ex-wife of nearly 30 years and the mother of their seven children, is walking away with half his fortune, once estimated to be as high as $850 million (according to the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006) in what is considered the biggest divorce payout in Hollywood history.

Because the couple didn’t have a prenuptial agreement, Robyn, 55, was legally entitled to half of everything he earned during their marriage.

Among Gibson’s estimated assets: more than $600 million grossed by The Passion of the Christ alone; $100-plus million in real estate investments worldwide (he bought an island in Fiji for $15 million in 2005); and $75 million for film and TV projects for which Gibson, 55, executive produced.

It appears some of his wealth has already been transferred to Robyn, in particular two Malibu homes worth a combined $22.5 million. As for film residuals, Robyn is entitled to half of every future check Gibson receives for the rest of his life.

“I left my wife because we had no spiritual common ground,” Gibson told his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in secretly recorded tapes she made of the actor in February 2010.

During his custody battle with Grigorieva, in which the Russian musician accused Gibson of domestic violence, Robyn filed a sworn statement in July 2010 stating that “Mel was a wonderful and loving father” and never abused Robyn or their kids.

Gibson met Robyn, at the time a dental nurse, in the late 1970s after the American-born actor, who moved to Australia when he was 12, had filmed his breakout role in Mad Max.

[From People]

You know what? After 30 years with that alcoholic, anti-Semitic, violent POS, Robyn deserves every penny. I always thought that she came out and claimed that Mel had never been violent with her because it was part of the divorce negotiations. Robyn battled hard for the money, and she got what she wanted.

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  1. samira677 says:

    I doubt that Robin is a manipulative golddigger. Considering that there’s no prenup and California is a 50/50 state she was going to get half anyway. She was probably telling the truth that she and the kids weren’t abused. Isn’t she just as religious as Mel claims to be? I think that’s why the divorce took so long. She wasn’t in a rush for a divorce. She didn’t even file for a year or 2 after the separation.

    • Seal Team 6 says:

      No, she’s Anglican.

      • duncecap says:

        I’m confused. How does anglican mean she’s less religious/devoted to a spouse? Does she have to be catholic or does the “Church of England and churches of similar faith and order in communion with it” encourage divorce?

      • Seal Team 6 says:

        He belongs to some crazy Catholic cult Church that the Church doesn’t recognize. She isn’t part of that craziness — she’s Anglican. He has stated in interviews she’s going to Hell because she isn’t (his brand of crazy, ex official) Catholic. She, however, is the one who took her vows seriously.

        He built his own church with his own church and everything. He’s like a Catholic Cult Scientologist or something. Very strange.

      • Jedi says:

        There is nothing called “the catholic cutl” of anykind. mle Gibson follow the catholic church as it has always been until 1967.
        He didnt added nor rethrieved anything form it and btw the way it is NOT HIS cult, but am ameriocan and auistralian movement and in fact wolrdwide one that started when the new pope of the catholic chruch begin in the late 1960’es to want to reform the contain of the catholic faith.
        Many were very opposed to that and most of those went together to opose that changes together.
        it is call being conservative catholic and not making a catholic cult.
        Which mena that its the opposite of what you are implying here.
        It was also weird for the catholic church to want to reform itself when they had fought somany wars agaisnt reformations since 1618.
        The churhc of England is thre opposite of the cathoilic church since it desavoed the pope.
        But it doesnt make its menber less mron or less religious than in any cult.
        Englican church is indeed a cult and is indeed very extreeme in its teaching.

    • Jedi says:

      yes, you are completely right samira. 🙂

  2. I am Legend says:

    Good for her. I hope she finds herself an Australian boy toy.

  3. mln76 says:

    I think she felt a moral obligation to protect her husband. I think she was really religious and submitted completely to him and probably felt it was still her duty to protect him. Glad she’s rid of the bastard and glad she’s got that money. Hopefully she can move on now.

  4. Lisle says:

    I feel sorry for him. He was huge star but they decided to destroy him. That’s just not fair. All these hateful people should pay for all these mean thing they have done to him. And his ex is just greedy, vindictive bitch. I wish him all the best.

  5. Spacelamb says:

    No interviews. No photo-ops or games with the paparazzi (“Oooh, look, it’s Robyn minus her ring again!”). No public court battle. In a word: classy.

    • Hautie says:

      Robin was never one of those in your face wife’s. She seemed to have her own thing going on and never went courting the media.

      But I tend to agree that she was protecting her future. By claiming Mel was never aggressive with her and their children.

      Or maybe she was just used to his asshole behavior. Whose to say.

  6. Seal Team 6 says:

    Remember: she was a nurse and he was nobody when they married. SHE supported HIM for quite a while.

    He publicly said she was going to hell for not being his brand of ex-official crazy Catholic. Forget his cheating, drugging, and drinking.

    I hope she’s also getting half of his future earnings, too, and a sizable chunk of money for her kids.

    • Toot says:

      I remember reading she gets part of future money too.

      I also agree with Kaiser that Robyn said Mel wasn’t abusive to her to protect her future money. No one is going to tell me that Mel just became an asshole, it’s just been over looked all these years.

      • Rosalee says:

        We can speculate the marriage until the second coming. You don’t know what goes on in a marriage are their own individual private stories. After 30 years of being together, I think it was just one of those things people simply grow apart he was cheating for awhile so much for his strict religious practices..Mel is an asshole and I can’t watch him movies anymore. I think Robyn is exactly a saint..their kids apparently were nasty uncouth hellions

      • Seal Team 6 says:

        Interesting about the kids — I’ve never heard much about them.

      • Jedi says:

        I agree with you completely, Mel Gibson was never an asshole and the tabloids lied. What about that angle?
        And his past just goes to prove it.

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      I don’t know if he has much future earnings potential left.

    • Jedi says:

      correction: she never supported him, that story is a myth, he was already a star when they married, and he had done Mad Max, Tim, and work in TV series.

      Mel Gibson never said that she was going to hell but that the catholic church’s teaching said so.

  7. Victoria says:

    Bitch got paid and didn’t have t whore herself out to do it! Look, I still hsve small soft spot for that racist bastard and I pray to Yeshua he gets his life together spiritually, because he is not representing Yeshua right, but Robyn deserved as much as she could get. She’s a classy broad and was faithful.

    Scorned ladies and golddiggers that is how you do dignity in the face of scandal.

  8. NM9005 says:

    She deserves that money because that’s how it goes legally. Whether he’s a douchebag or a nice guy, she would have gotten that money anyway. Whether she was a evil witch or a nice woman, she would have gotten that money anyway. Their personalities have got nothing to do with it.

    She supported him when he was a struggling actor, she took care of their 7 children (nannies or not, she was rarely seen in public and stayed home to be a mother, she was not a celeb), she married him! It’s their money, whatever he earned during their holy matrimony is theirs. I think she held out long enough for the children to be adults and take this news or change in a more understanding way. They don’t have to “fight” over custody agreements (only 1 child is a minor). I also think because she was so religious and strict, she didn’t want to give up on the marriage even when times were really tough.

    • Carolyn says:

      That’s an awfully logical assessment. I wonder what pressure Mel’s family put on Robyn to persuade her to stay (if she was having doubts a long way back, considering Mel just didn’t decide to be a POS suddenly). Mel’s father is on the record for being a Holocaust denier. That’s so not normal or reasonable. PS I wouldn’t pay any $ to see him in any movie or one he has directed. I look back now even on Braveheart and think “idiot”.

      • NM9005 says:

        Very insightful, I based my opinions on those links and well, on Gibson’s behaviour as a man in general.
        Sometimes too much is too much. She endured enough to give up the marriage without guilt of not trying too hard. When she filed for divorce, I think it was because Gibson impregnanted Grigorieva. He has done so much that go against their religion (and she is even more strict!) that it was probably too hard to keep on pretending the marriage was worthy enough to exist (they were separated for three years but only filed after that pregnancy). Maybe the child out of wedlock forced her to end it herself (I bet he’s one of those guys that doesn’t want to seem like “the quitter”). It’s one thing to cheat, it’s another thing to publically make a child with your mistress. Grinning and bearing becomes torture. What a vile coward.

      • Lucy says:

        Okay, Mel is an asshole of the highest degree, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that he is a good filmmaker and a good actor…Braveheart was an excellent film.

      • Annie_Grey says:

        Carolyn- Yeah, Mel’s dad traumatized the crap out of him. It’s no wonder he’s all twitchy.

      • Carolyn says:

        @Lucy I adored Mel in Braveheart along with many others. As an Aussie it’s extra disappointing to see him go off the rails as badly as he has (he was an absolute hero over here until recently). He has indeed done a lot of amazing roles (even The Patriot) and is a good director (I even liked Apocalypto)…it’s hard now to separate the man he is now from how he is portrayed on screen. True, his earlier roles should be enjoyed for what they were 🙂

  9. whatevs says:

    good for her!

  10. SHEDA says:

    55 ??? he looks 65 heading hard towards 70

  11. SailorAlphaCentauri says:

    After 30 years and seven children (all without demanding publicity for herself), she earned every penny of it. However, I do agree with Morticians that there may not be much in future payouts to collect.

  12. Rita says:

    His whole drama is just more evidence that God is female. How else do you explain the insanity of the male midlife crisis?

    “What about menopause”, you say?

    Pufft, … just a walk in the park. Take a pill….400 million if need be.

  13. Cerulean says:

    Good. She earned it. Putting up with that arse for 30 years…Really she deserves more but 400 mill plus future…meager future though it may be…is symbolic. People fight the 50/50 law and chip away at it successfully all the time. But his behavior probably made his arguments doubly futile.
    Who knows how he behaved to her. Some people compartmentalize their abusive behavior though I’m sure he was a nasty mess for a husband.

  14. MaiGirl says:

    Let’s not forget that OJ did not physically abuse his first wife, only Nicole. Of course, he was abusive in other ways, but not physically. Abusers carefully pick and groom their victims, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he did not hit Robin or his kids, but was a domineering, abusive asshole in other ways. I am quite sure that Robin’s stabilizing influence helped him keep the crazy in some kind of check and on some level of hush for as long as it was, which helped him keep his lucrative career healthy for some time. Even though her payout is more than just, it isn’t enviable at all when you look at how she earned every penny. Biggest payout of all time for being married to the biggest prick of all time for 30 years. No thanks.

    • Jedi says:

      I know lots of women, about a milliard or more, who wont have say no to live with Mel Gibson and carry his kids from when he was 24 to when he was 49…
      And I am sure and certain that most of you posting here dreamed of him every nigth and day.
      So dont talk as if Robyn lived in hell. She lived in Paradise all her life.
      And it seems that her luck keep flowing too.

  15. Violet says:

    Despite the drinking and the infidelities, Robyn clearly couldn’t bring herself to leave Mel. The straw that broke the camel’s back was him getting another woman pregnant.

    I can’t believe anyone would call her a gold digger. She met Mel when he had nothing and, in fact, supported him way back in the day.

    Mel is a complete ass and I think Robyn deserves every penny of that settlement.

  16. Val says:

    I am sad at what has become of Mel Gibson. I adored him “back in the day” – the hotness, the accent, the movies….and loved the fact that he was a devoted family man in real life.

    Since his antics and recent downfall, I have to once again realize that no one is real…Hollywood or not. It’s a shame.

    • Jedi says:

      What raging alcoholism? He dont have drink since 2006, even oksana told that on tv at Larry King show, in November 2011.
      I think that its oksana’s betrayals and scam that made him blow a fuse.

      • Evan says:

        I find it hilarious how furiously you keep defending Mel and how everybody is ignoring you (so far at least).

        I wonder when you’ll start foaming at the mouth…

  17. Annie_Grey says:

    I don’t think Mel begrudges her the money too much. He knows he put her through stuff, and that she was the stable parent in all this.
    I wish he could stay in rehab for a year. There are two sides to this guy and raging alcoholism is what brings out the worst.

  18. Surething says:

    I’m sure she earned EVERY PENNY being married to that guy… and I’m being serious.

  19. jferber says:

    Mai, Simpson DID beat the first wife, too, but as beaters continue beating women, the beatings grow more frequent, more intense and longer in duration. It’s called getting away with it and the license that comes therein. So I’d imagine Mel did beat Robyn as well. Maybe he threatened to f with her money if she didn’t testify for him. A nasty man with a team of lawyers could hold up justice for decades, I’d think. Also, she may have been so downtrodden from all those years with him, she automatically obeyed.

    • The Other Katherine says:

      While I think that Mel is a complete and total asshole, it would not surprise me if he did not abuse Robyn like he did Oksana. As “the wife” she would have occupied a different position in his mental landscape and probably gotten more respect.

      None of which excuses Mel’s abusive and disgusting behavior in other contexts, of course. And, yes, Robyn deserves every red cent.

  20. daria says:

    Good for her. Mel is a crazy mofo, I’m sure she earned every penny raising their kids while he was off being a movie star and cheating on her left and right.

  21. Flan says:

    Ten years ago it didn’t get more A-list than Mel Gibson.

    How the mighty have fallen.

  22. Uzi says:

    Am I the only one that finds it interesting that Robyn has chosen to return to her maiden name? I realize that many women do this when they divorce, but after 30 years…Is this a final “f*** you” to Mel and his crazy family, or am I reading too much into this?

  23. KK says:

    Hey Jedi- Aren’t you Sweetnut aka Mel’s craziest fan ever? You were banned from tmz recently, weren’t? What are you doing here now? This site doesn’t like Mel and nobody will buy your bs about fake pregnancy story here, you crazy moron!