Fast Marriage Facts - Mel and Robyn:Wedding Date: June 7, 1980.
First Marriage: Yes.
Did You Know?Robyn and Mel separated in August 2006. She filed for divorce in April 2009 and their divorce was final in December 2011. Financial details of their divorce were released in September 2012.
News Updates:3/11/2011: Mel Gibson received a sentence of three years unsupervised probation, a $400 domestic violence fine, completion of 16 hours of community service with "Mending Kids" charity, and 52 weeks of anger management counseling for the misdemeanor battery charge from the year-old incident with Oksana Grigorieva.
Born:Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson: January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York.
Robyn Denise Moore: Abt. 1956.
How Robyn and Mel Met:Mel and Robyn met in 1977 when Mel was touring with the South Australia theatre Company in the production of Waiting for Godot.
"When renting a room in Adelaide, he [Mel] entered the kitchen one day to find a pretty young woman, a dental assistant named Robyn Moore, making breakfast. She had a boyfriend then but, by June of 1980 she and Mel would be married ..."
Source: "Mel Gibson Biography". Tiscali.co.uk.
Mel: "It wasn't a huge romance straightaway. We became great friends first." In 1980 they became husband and wife."
Source: Gregory Ceiro. "Mel Content." People Weekly. 11/11/1996. pg. 118.
Wedding Date:Robyn and Mel were married on June 7, 1980 in Forestville, New South Wales Catholic church. Their wedding was a quick and private ceremony. They were both 24 years old.
Children:Mel and Robyn have seven children:
- Hannah Gibson: Born in 1980.
- Edward Gibson: Born in 1982.
- Christian Gibson: Born in 1982.
- William Gibson: Born in 1985.
- Louis Gibson: Born in 1988.
- Milo Gibson: Born in 1990.
- Thomas Gibson: Born in 1999.
- Baby daughter: Born in 2009. Her mother is Oksana Grigorieva. Meet the Gibson Family
Residences:Mel and Robyn have numerous residences. The locations of their homes most mentioned in the media include:
- Malibu -- a beach house
- Fijian island of Mago
- Costa Rica
- South Pacific Island Source: "Mrs. Mel Gibson: What Took You So Long?" Wowowow.com. 4/17/09.
Occupations:Mel: Actor, director, writer, producer.
Robyn: Dental nurse, stay-at-home mom.
Religions:Throughout their marriage, while Mel is a very traditionalist Catholic, Robyn has remained an Episcopalian. mel built a catholic chapel in Malibu, California, The Church of the Holy Family.
Mel: "There is no salvation for those outside the Church," he said. "I believe it." He explained: "Put it this way. My wife is a saint. She's a much better person than I am. Honestly. She's, like, Episcopalian, Church of England. She prays, she believes in God, she knows Jesus, she believes in that stuff. And it's just not fair if she doesn't make it, she's better than I am. But that is a pronouncement from the chair. I go with it."
Source: Natasha Stoynoff. "Inside Mel Gibson's Church." People.com. 4/16/09.
Quotes About the Marriage of Robyn and Mel Gibson:Mel: "My wife and I, our marriage ended three years ago and we've been separated ever since then. These things happen. It's unfortunate, it's sad, but you know she is an admirable woman –- we still got kids together. We're friends ... Look. When it's all said and done, I did a pretty good hatchet job on my marriage myself. I'm to blame. If you're inclined to judge, put it here."
Source: Cynthia Wang. "Mel Gibson Tells Jay Leno About His Eighth Child: 'I Guess I'm Octo-Mel!'". People.com. 5/25/09.
Marco R. della Cava. "Gibson to Hollywood: 'Get the hell over it.'" USA Today. 12/15/2006. pg. 6E.
Moira Petty. "Mel Saint or Sinner? ... womanising past shows he can't exactly cast the first stone." The Daily Mail (London, England). 9/25/2004. pg. 27.
Allison Hope Weiner, Joshua Rich. "The Year of Living Dangerously." Entertainment Weekly. 12/8/2006. pg. 28.