Mel Gibson confirms girlfriend’s pregnancy

Mel GibsonSoon to be divorced actor Mel Gibson has confirmed news that he is expecting a child with girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Gibson revealed the news with Jay Leno during a recent Tonight Show taping for an episode that will air this week. “I guess I’m ‘Octo-Mel,’ ” quipped Gibson, 58, who has seven kids with his estranged wife, Robyn. Grigorieva, 39, has a son with actor Timothy Dalton.
Clearing up rumours of infidelity, Gibson told Leno: “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.”
Robyn filed for divorce April 13 after 28 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Gibson’s subsequent counter petition, however, stated that the pair had been separated since August 2006, not long after the Braveheart star’s ignominious DUI.

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  1. Nancy • May 26, 2009 @ 11:20 AM

    Watched it last night. At least he admits he was to blame.

  2. Stephen • May 26, 2009 @ 3:06 PM

    An “admirable” woman after 28 years of marriage and seven kids?! How touching. It’s a Hallmark card in the making.

    Glad to see that Mel can be so glib about the whole situation.

  3. Carol • May 26, 2009 @ 6:28 PM

    Yeah, but…I’d like to hear her side. John McGreevey told the world he and his ex were great friends, and after 3 years of silence she wrote a book and went on Oprah, there is NO friendship there after how he humiliated her. Mel maybe taking ownership, but he’s trying to look like he has the upper hand. Marriages don’t always work, but get out of one relationship before starting another. It was not fair to his wife or his children.

  4. Anon • May 26, 2009 @ 6:53 PM

    Look at his face!! Id look that way too if I was starting the whole baby thing at his age, regardless of what kind of arm candy I had. Dont get me wrong, I love my kids and miss the good ole days terribly, but . . ..

    Lets see, he’s traded sleep, freedom, disposable income, oh and lets not forget the sex for what …. diapers? Sucker!

  5. demigod • May 27, 2009 @ 3:37 AM

    Nancy, being so one-dimensional again..
    That was just lip-service..for closure, to satisfy the public (women). Men understand (wink wink). He’s not sorry. Truth is, his heart wasn’t in it anymore. Simple. Blame him for being human.
    Stephen, what more do you need to hear him express about his ex-wife on a talk show?
    Don’t forget to stuff your purse with tampons on your way out today..
    Carol..upper hand? I don’t follow. He WAS separated.
    Anon, he doesn’t do diapers.

  6. Anon • May 27, 2009 @ 7:43 AM

    demigod on May 27, 2009 3:37 AM

    lol You know what I mean.

  7. Nancy • May 27, 2009 @ 9:07 AM

    “He doesn’t do diapers”

    No, he probably wears them! Aka, Depends.

  8. Stephen • May 27, 2009 @ 9:18 AM

    Thank you demigod (or is that dimwit?) for your caustic responses to other people’s postings (I’ll wait while you run to the dictionary to look up “caustic”). Instead of offering an intelligent, well thought out posting, you merely insult the opinions of others.

  9. tributegirl • May 27, 2009 @ 1:08 PM

    I think demigod has a point, I think Mel’s heart wasn’t in his marriage anymore, and he is now paying “lip service” trying to be a gentleman and trying to (publicly at least) take the high road. And really, what more does anyone expect him to say publicly? It’s his life, I’m sure there are parts of it he would prefer to keep quiet, I’m sure there are parts his wife would prefer to keep quiet.
    Now, the tampon comment though…

  10. Jeffrey • May 27, 2009 @ 1:34 PM

    First off, that “arm candy” is pretty ugly. Not to mention a slut. Way to go, Mel.

  11. tributegirl • May 27, 2009 @ 1:54 PM

    Lovely comment, Jeffrey, I bet you are very popular with the ladies!

  12. Brendan • May 27, 2009 @ 2:03 PM

    “Ignominious”? WTF?

  13. Jeffrey • May 27, 2009 @ 2:06 PM

    I have higher standards than Mel. So sue me.

  14. Carol • May 27, 2009 @ 6:13 PM

    I guess by “upper hand”, he is trying to make himself look good, like he is working with his wife and they had a mutual break up. So he is trying to look good in the public eye. He has really put himself in the hot seat many times over the last few years, so he’s probably saying these things to make himself look good to the fans he has left. I loved him years ago, but now he seems like he fits in with Wacko Jacko & Tom Cruise…they’ve all fallen off the deep end for no reason.

  15. tributegirl • May 27, 2009 @ 6:44 PM

    Oh no! Carol, no no no! He’s not on the same train as Jacko & Tom! Not by a long shot! I know he’s done some pretty f’d up things in the past few years, but, Jacko is a probable child molester, and Tom is an alien couch jumper, Mel is a guy who has done some pretty stupid stuff (his drunken rant is probably the worst), but at least he loves his kids (as far as I know), and is an earthling (as far as I know!).

  16. Anon • May 27, 2009 @ 6:56 PM

    tributegirl on May 27, 2009 6:44 PM

    I still like the guy and could sit through all the old re-runs any day. His personal life = his problem. Two sides to every story and who knows what was going on in their house.


    I actually found the tampon comment pretty funny!!

  17. tributegirl • May 27, 2009 @ 7:06 PM

    Oh yeah, I could definitely sit through old Mel Gibson reruns, no question about that. And as weird as this may sound, I still kind of like Jacko’s music, although I think he is sick, and I like Tom’s old movies, although I don’t watch any of his movies anymore because I really think he’s a nutcase.

  18. Carol • May 27, 2009 @ 7:10 PM

    I think he is off his rocker…but Demigod is right, I guess perhaps his wife could be at fault too, we don’t know. But it wasn’t that many years ago he preached to be a very strong Christian (Catholic) man. He was out of the public eye then and a good father/husband to the best of our knowledge, he stayed out of the tabloids…then he made racial slurs, drunk driving, etc.

  19. tributegirl • May 27, 2009 @ 7:15 PM

    So, I can’t remember timelines or anything, but did all his bad behaviour start around the time they separated?

  20. Anon • May 27, 2009 @ 7:29 PM

    Agree Carol, definitely off his rocker. Could be due to martial problems. TG, you could be right about the timeline. Maybe the good ole church got to him at a bad time. Emotionally weak, turns to a “higher power” to get him through the marriage etc and goes bonkers. Still like him though

  21. tributegirl • May 27, 2009 @ 7:34 PM

    Same here, I just can’t help but like Mel.

  22. Nancy • May 27, 2009 @ 7:35 PM

    I think it was shortly after his “racial slur” incident that they supposedly separated…I think.

  23. Nancy • May 27, 2009 @ 7:38 PM

    I believe too though, that I heard he was in a bar that night and was all over 2 women BEFORE he drove and was pulled over by the police and then made the racial slurs so…..I believe Robin had very good reason to separate from this “cheater”.

  24. Anon • May 27, 2009 @ 8:27 PM

    Spent the better half of my younger days fantasizing and drooling over mel! I still think hes got it. Making some foolish decisions in his old age, but still has the looks.

  25. Carol • May 27, 2009 @ 8:46 PM

    I don’t think he still has the looks, and I do think he is off his rocker, and even though I think he is in the league with MJ & Tom Cruise, I do think he could pull himself out, it’ll just take time. But he did seem like a good role model for so long and now he’s not. I thought he was a good solid actor, like Leslie Nielson, kept out of the tabloids for the most part, family man, but somewhere he got off the beaten path. Too bad, society needs some good role models to come out of Hollywood.

  26. demigod • May 28, 2009 @ 3:17 AM

    Stephen on May 27, 2009 9:18 AM

    Excuse my temperament, but you did sound whipped. Hang on, not so fast..I’m still looking up ‘glib’.

  27. Stephen • May 28, 2009 @ 9:43 AM


    I just think that he could have said more than “admirable” since it was his drinking and/or infidelity that helped contribute to the dissolution of his marriage.

    Whipped? Be careful, mister, or my wife will kick your ass. LOL

  28. Nancy • May 28, 2009 @ 4:59 PM

    I’d kick Jo-Anne’s @$$ but then, it would be hard to manoeuvre around with only one foot and leg left. Hahaha.

  29. Jo-Anne • May 28, 2009 @ 6:25 PM

    the only thing sadder than you thinking you can kick my ass is the vision (shudder) of your 6 foot beanpole bod clad in neon skulls-head spandex unitard, swilling vodka coolers whilst slurring word for word 12 months of my posts to you….

  30. Nancy • May 28, 2009 @ 6:54 PM

    Actually, I’m 6’1 and not really what one would call a “beanpole”. I don’t “think” I could kick your @$$ (you talk about my foul language…at least I use signs for the word instead of spelling it outright!), I’m quite positive I could. The only thing you said that makes any sense at all is “vodka coolers”…of course if I were anywhere in the vicinity of you, I’d have to re-think the vodka coolers and probably down a Texas mickey instead to be able to handle the sight of you!

  31. Jo-Anne • May 28, 2009 @ 7:40 PM

    well, I’ll state the obvious then…

    maybe your hulk-ish profile, coupled with facial similarities, would be better suited to a match with Chewbacca…

  32. Nancy • May 28, 2009 @ 8:45 PM

    Haha, I’m better looking that you’ll ever be.


    Click my name, Jo Jo…LMAO!

  33. mandee • May 29, 2009 @ 1:50 AM

    lol how do either of you know? unless i am somehow missing a face to face meeting you guys had?

  34. demigod • May 29, 2009 @ 2:50 AM

    Stephen on May 28, 2009 9:43 AM

    Infidelity? It’s apparent you’ve been listening to that ‘All talk-all-the-time’ NancyRadio station..

    Sure, send your wife over 😉 Now run along Snowflake, don your apron..there’s much house-cleaning to be done on the domestic front. he he

  35. demigod • May 29, 2009 @ 2:56 AM

    Jo-Anne on May 28, 2009 6:25 PM

    Not bad lol

    And Nancy, your vid was amusing 🙂

  36. Nancy • May 29, 2009 @ 11:38 AM

    Mandee, I saw her at the Springsteen concert here at the ACC….she was trying to jump onstage and dry-hump poor Brucie’s leg. I hear she’s on her way downtown here to see if Bill Clinton is taking auditions for a new Monica Lewinski today. LMFAO! 😛 😉 😀

  37. Anon • May 29, 2009 @ 2:17 PM

    Nancy on May 29, 2009 11:38 AM
    “Mandee, I saw her at the Springsteen concert here at the ACC.”

    You’re in T.O.??

  38. Nancy • May 29, 2009 @ 4:03 PM

    Watch out for dark alleys, LOL.

  39. Anon • May 29, 2009 @ 4:36 PM

    Thanks for the heads up…but then again, I could just stay clear from all dressed in leotarts and camouflage lol

    For some reason, I thought you were west.

  40. Nancy • May 29, 2009 @ 5:04 PM

    Ah, don’t worry….just listen for the beat of Biggie Smalls…then you’ll know I’m close by. 😉

  41. mandee • May 29, 2009 @ 8:36 PM

    anon, i think we should ALL stay clear from all dressed in leotards and camouflage! lol

  42. Nancy • May 29, 2009 @ 8:46 PM

    And from Bruce Springsteen concerts…LOL.

  43. Anon • May 29, 2009 @ 9:50 PM

    mandee on May 29, 2009 8:36 PM

    Not too many of those around…so you’re saying we should all stay away from Nancy then lol

    Nancy on May 29, 2009 8:46 PM

    Wouldn’t go if they paid me!

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