Mel Gibson becomes a father for the eighth time
Mel Gibson’s Russian girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, has given birth to their first daughter, making the Braveheart actor a father for the eighth time.
Reports from the US suggest that the new mum welcomed the baby girl on Friday, and is already at home with her new arrival.
Grigorieva, 39, and Gibson, 53, revealed their relationship to the world in April. He was previously married to wife Robyn for 23 years, before the marriage broke down in 2006. They had seven children together.
They split amidst controversy, with Mel photographed embracing a bikini-clad beauty in Costa Rica just weeks before his wife filed for divorce.
The former Mrs Gibson cited irreconcilable differences, and could be entitled to half of the actor’s £700 million fortune.
He later claimed full responsibility for the split, stating: ‘When it’s all said and done, I did a pretty good hatchet job on my marriage myself… I’m to blame.’
This is not the first child for Grigorieva. She has a 12-year-old son with former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton.