Mel Gibson’s new squeeze younger than his daughter

Oksana PochepaRussian pop singer Oksana Pochepa, 24, has confirmed her romantic relationship with Mel Gibson, 53. She says she’s in love and is quoted in the British paper The Sun saying she “hopes our union will be real and strong and long-lasting.” She also admits she was the mystery bikini-clad brunette kissing Gibson on a Costa Rican beach in March. According to Us Weekly, Gibson, whose daughter, Hannah, is 29, met Pochepa in August when she was hired to compose a song for his upcoming film, Edge of Darkness. An onset source said they tried to hide their union. “They would come out and attempt to walk around separately, but then at the end of the day, they both returned to the same hotel,” revealed the source. “She was there on and off for a week, but it was clear she had no business there other than to be with Mel.” Pochepa is rumored to be the reason for Gibson and his wife’s divorce, even though divorce papers claim they’ve been separated since shortly after Mel’s DUI arrest in 2006. Gibson also has two 27-year-old sons (Edward and Christian), as well as Willie, 24, Louis, 21, Milo, 19 and Tommy, 10. ~Meryl H. As seen in issue #394 of Movie Mail.

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  1. demigod • April 17, 2009 @ 2:44 AM

    Looks like Mel has a new lease on life with this young hottie. He’s ‘starting over’ lol

  2. zogBarZzz • April 17, 2009 @ 7:49 AM

    Damn he has a lot of kids! His wife must have just been poppin’ them out.

  3. Nancy • April 17, 2009 @ 8:15 AM

    Well, then I guess his wife earned her share of the pie.

  4. mayfairgirl • April 17, 2009 @ 9:02 AM

    1) this is disgusting simply because he is cheating on his wife. doesn’t that mean anything any more? i suppose not.

    2) his wife doesn’t ‘earn’ money in a potential divorce settlement – it is her right under California law.

    3) and having a relationship with a 24 year old? GROSS. he is grandfather age, and imagine if the roles were reversed that it was a woman going out with a 24 year old man. people would be outraged – we accept it only because he is a male. double standards obviously still exist. obama spoke about change? nothing changes.

  5. Nancy • April 17, 2009 @ 9:11 AM

    I agree, mayfairgirl. If you check out the other Mel Gibson article on here, a few of us agree that she is entitled to half. Some don’t agree though and said she didn’t “earn” it. That is the main reason why I mentioned her “earning her share of the pie”.

  6. Trish • April 17, 2009 @ 9:12 AM

    mayfairgirl you said it all in a nutshell wtg 😉

  7. Olivia • April 17, 2009 @ 9:20 AM

    Mel has been linked to a composer named Oksana, but this isn’t her. The woman photographed with Mel was Oksana Grigorieva, who is 39 years old.

    This young Oksana Pochepa is a topless model just looking for some free press.

  8. Nancy • April 17, 2009 @ 9:35 AM

    Huh? Olivia, Oksana Pochepa is a Russian popstar (photo above). The other Oksana you are speaking of, is Oksana Kolesnikova, a classical pianist who is 31 years old, married (claims to be “happily”) and is 4 months pregnant.

  9. Member Inmypance • April 17, 2009 @ 9:50 AM

    Mel’s da man! Way to go ya old dude! Mel gonna give her da ‘ole lethal weapon LOL. Actually, GOOD FOR HIM, his wifey is all worn out and not good for anything so he MUST move on or shrivel up and die. Nothing gross there, this chicky-poo is gonna give him a coronary and he’ll die with a smile on his face. Now now, the homely gals here need not feel bad, IF you could only have Mel, y’all would do him too!

  10. placated max • April 17, 2009 @ 9:57 AM


    ashton kutcher and demi moore?

    enough said.

  11. Carol • April 17, 2009 @ 9:57 AM

    Member Inmypance…you are rude.
    Marriage is a sacred union before God, and Mel…who CLAIMS to be a devout Catholic is making a fool of himself.

    As with everyone else in this world, Mel Gibson will be judged by God and will have to answer for his actions. So if that makes you a man…too bad!

  12. tical • April 17, 2009 @ 10:12 AM


    WTF does that idiot Obama have to do with two adults right to have a relationship. You are a brainwashed idiot drone. STFU and die.

  13. Constance • April 17, 2009 @ 10:23 AM

    Everyone has a right to opinions. However, I find it disturbing that anyone would think it’s okay for Mel to cheat on his wife.

    Think about it…would any one of you want the love of your life cheating on you??? NO!

    And, really, God has everything to do with it. He will be the final judge because HE is the ONE who created us and wants us to live by HIS laws so we can be happy.


  14. Weezer • April 17, 2009 @ 10:33 AM

    Inmypance…..What is it you do in your pance?…oh right..with that kind of maturity it it obvious…sorry bout that, not sure what I was thinking.

    I have lost all respect for Mel Gibson, will be interesting to see if this young girl will be around in 10 years helping to change his diaper.

  15. Lenny • April 17, 2009 @ 11:04 AM

    People, please! Get a Life. Good for Mel. Life is short….live it to it’s fullest. None of you know the full story, but you’re all so quick to judge. And it’s not cheating if you’ve been separated for over 2 years.

  16. Catwoman • April 17, 2009 @ 11:53 AM

    One of these days these old farts will grow up and realize that all these women want is their money. Come off it — she’s almost 30 years younger. I would definitely call it TRUE LOVE!!!

  17. PoorPatheticGirl • April 17, 2009 @ 11:57 AM

    Yes, Oksana! I’m sure your love is real till he’ll trade you over for a newer model with perkier breasts in a couple of years or wakes up and decides his wife was the one he needed all along. Wake up, girl! He’s just using you to try and appear younger. Older men with women young enough to be their daughers or granddaughters don’t look younger, they look creepy!

  18. Anon • April 17, 2009 @ 12:12 PM

    Constance on April 17, 2009 10:23 AM
    Carol on April 17, 2009 9:57 AM

    What does anything that he does have to do with his being a “catholic”? God has no place in this discussion; its about character, values and respect. Hes obviously a brainwashed religious nut, and like many hypocrites, he picks and chooses which parts of his religion he can live by and disregards the rest. You don’t have to be religious to live a life with morals or character. As for the rest of the sheep running blindly with their herd, I say Hypocrites! How many times has the fear of god stopped you from doing anything youve put your mind to or indulged in? Thats right, even something as trivial as indulging, knowing your fellow man is dying of starvation. I dont see anyone here as having a humble and forgiving attitude so do me a favour and spare me the prophecies.

  19. oscar wilde • April 17, 2009 @ 12:12 PM

    So this is how we stone people in 2009. We are quick to judge others, but I wonder how many of us have “things” in our “closets”….? As for Mel or whoever’s love / sex interests; nobody’s business but theirs.

  20. Nancy • April 17, 2009 @ 12:22 PM

    Lenny, he cheated long ago…not just now.

    Constance, man made the laws. Have you read the bible? In the one I read, the men had several wives.

    Just to be clear though, I do not agree with married people having affairs.

  21. Lindy • April 17, 2009 @ 12:33 PM

    Mel and his new girl will have fun for awhile but he is really stupid to do this. It’s funny when a guy does this no one is too shocked (dating someone younger) but when women do this everyone talks.

    People need to learn how to be happy in a relationship. Mrs.Gibson deserves a huge lump sum for putting up with the antics of Mel and I feel bad for his children-he (Mel)is putting his needs first not his children’s thats for sure.

    Have fun Mel this will cost you lots (and I’m not just talking money here) hope shes worth it. What an idiot.

  22. 4thjet • April 17, 2009 @ 12:37 PM

    He’s always claimed to be such a devote Catholic that’s why they had so many kids as they didn’t even believe in contraception. At least his wife saw the writing on the wall after the DUI and they were separated when he started this supposed new relationship. But for Catholic divorce means he can’t/isn’t welcome in his church anymore…guess that doesn’t matter to him now. Only mattered when he wanted so many kids.
    His wife has earned more than half with raising all these kids and putting up with his cheating and drinking for years.

  23. Anon • April 17, 2009 @ 12:56 PM

    Nancy on April 17, 2009 12:32 PM

    jabajabababa. It’s okay though, I can take it.

  24. Constance • April 17, 2009 @ 1:08 PM

    Nancy, God made the laws, men and women just changed them to suit themselves. I read my Bible and know that many of the stories there are about people who where not living by God’s laws. The stories are there to show us that God still loves us humans even when we go against his will. However, God doesn’t leave us there (doing our own thing), He loves and corrects and holds up the ideal…which in this case is loving, monogomous relationships that should be cherished within marriage. Separation and divorce were never God’s ideal for humans.

  25. keeper97 • April 17, 2009 @ 1:44 PM

    I object to mayfairgirl’s comments more than the couple’s actions. They have to deal with being judged by narrow minded people like her, sexist prude that she is.

  26. claymore • April 17, 2009 @ 1:58 PM

    Oksana Pochepa is no different than a prostitute. well, the only difference is she only has to serve one man.

  27. Mary • April 17, 2009 @ 2:48 PM

    It’s a good thing OL Mel has money otherwise this chick wouldn’t give him the time of day. If they marry I hope she takes him out big time. Go Oksana Go. As for the comments from Innypance You Buddy are CRUDE, RUDE and a first class ASS. You probably still live with MOMMY because you have never excelled at anything in your life except for being a first class BOOR.Probably a loner because the opposite sex look at you as a loser. I think even Mel would knock you out for the comments you made about his wife and kids.

  28. Jo-Anne • April 17, 2009 @ 3:07 PM

    claymore – Oksana the “prostitute”??? She has to “serve one man”???

    wow…Me Tarzen You Jane resurfaces…

  29. demigod • April 17, 2009 @ 3:26 PM

    Mayfairgirl, you’re clueless.There is no double standard. You’re making the mistake of equating the sexes.
    Gross? Tell it to the girl doing him.What’s gross is the settlement.
    Yea, we’ll get Obama and straighten out all this lol

  30. Carol • April 17, 2009 @ 3:29 PM

    Matthew 19:4-9 “Havent’ you read the scriptures? Jesus replied. “They record from the beginning God made them male and female.” And he said “This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” “Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together. – “Moses permitted divorce only as a concession to your hard hearts, BUT IT IS NOT WHAT GOD HAD ORIGINALLY INTENDED. And I tell you this, who ever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery – unless his wife has been unfaithful.”

    I find it very sad that as soon as God is brought into the discussion words like hypocrite etc…start being thrown around.

    Anon, You don’t know me or what I do….I am a Christian , but I am a sinner just like everyone else. I sin….we all do…but what makes me different is I deny myself daily, on many different levels (I don’t drink, don’t go see movies that aren’t appropriate, don’t listen to inappropriate music and definatley do not go lusting after another man when I am married!!!!)and when I do sin I ask for forgiveness and only by the power of Christ can I be made right with God. If Mel Gibson wants to go around saying he believes in God and the Catholic religion then it is very unfortunate that he, who is such a public figure, is making a mockery out of it all.

    I am not judging him..that is God’s job to do as he will judge you and ME! So please do not call me a hypocrite.

  31. Minerva • April 17, 2009 @ 3:32 PM

    <>”Inmypance..What is it you do in your pance?oh right..with that kind of maturity it it obvioussorry bout that, not sure what I was thinking.<>
    Hey Weezer: I agree totally! You can bet that with an attitude like that, whatever Member Inmypance does in his pance, he’s definitely doing it alone!! What a loser. LOLOL

  32. quinn • April 17, 2009 @ 3:49 PM

    Off with his head, which ever one you choose. Let him pay and pay and pay. In the end he will not be with this child oksana he will be alone. With the most important thing to him his drunken state. Bring on the next star to fall.

  33. kittie1973 • April 17, 2009 @ 4:13 PM

    Let those without sin cast the first stone! I can bet that none of you can say you are without sin, so just leave him alone. They are both over age, and yes they both have needs. Mel
    Gibson has been under so much bad press for so long, and he has been separated for over 2 years from his wife; can’t you all just let it go! The only reason why people are so pumped up about this is because he is a celeb, if he was a common joe on the street you wouldn’t go out of your way to make it your business. Everyone is entitled to be happy, and if she makes him happy who are we to judge? All i am saying to each their own, just let them lead their own lives, and if its right them for them fine if not then fine too, but its up to them, i am sure you wouldn’t want your lives spread in the evening paper for the whole world to examine.

  34. demigod • April 17, 2009 @ 4:26 PM

    Lots of jealousy here in this feminized society.
    Everybody blames Mel for the failed marriage. It takes TWO people! Maybe his wife has become a moody lifeless menopausal nagging hag who’s lost interest in sex.
    Mel, good for you in moving on, and getting out of an unhappy situation. You’ve sacrificed too much, and deserve better. I hope you’ve learned a valuable lesson in signing a pre-nup, should you be foolish enough to marry again.

  35. Nancy • April 17, 2009 @ 4:42 PM

    “Everybody blames Mel for the failed marriage.”

    We blame Mel because he cheated on his wife throughout their marriage. Instead of separating/divorcing and THEN going and having his fling, he did it while he was married, behind her back…probably hoping he would never get caught and she would never find out so that he could have his cake and eat it too. THAT is why we blame Mel, demigod. We understand that no one is perfect and that people change and marriages fail, but at least have the guts to let her know where you’re at and where you want to be. Jeeze, he’s screwing around with all these other women and then coming home to his wife and she has no clue…he could have given her a STD!

  36. demigod • April 17, 2009 @ 4:53 PM

    Nancy,those are unsubstantiated rumors. There have been no women named before this one.

  37. Nancy • April 17, 2009 @ 5:07 PM

    Well isn’t that what gossip is “unsubstantiated rumors”? Pretty much every article on here is an “unsubstantiated rumor”, wouldn’t you say?

  38. Carol • April 17, 2009 @ 5:11 PM

    TO KITTIE 1973 – No I don’t want my business all over the paper for everyone to see. That is why I am not a celebrity….sorry but they know that comes with the territory so I don’t feel bad for them at all!
    My other question is how do his kids feel about all of this? Apparently (and I say apparently) a couple of his adult children were hanging out with the woman too….nice example for you kids Mel…adult or not.

  39. carolyn • April 17, 2009 @ 5:16 PM

    Who says his wife is so faultless??? perhaps she started the cheating and Mel felt he could follow suit — nothng in it for the wife to admit to anything – did someone say divorce settlement!!??

  40. Bill Bogusat • April 17, 2009 @ 5:29 PM

    Way to go Mel. I’m jelous

  41. Melanie • April 17, 2009 @ 5:43 PM

    who really cares who Mel Gibson is boinking, they are both consenting Adults and not hurting anyone including his wife that he’s been seperated from for 2 yrs. get over it and live and let live!

  42. tributegirl • April 17, 2009 @ 5:45 PM

    Well, I bet it’s hurting his kids. I wonder how his daughter feels, knowing this woman who is with her father is younger than she is. I would think that would be a little awkward.

  43. CL • April 17, 2009 @ 6:22 PM

    They are both nuts! Sure he was attractive when he was 30 years younger but clearly she’s got gold digger written somewhere on her, and if his self esteem is in the shitter that much then go for it, but beware…….

  44. demigod • April 17, 2009 @ 6:57 PM

    CL, you’re questioning his self-esteem?? I’m guessing it’s gone thru the roof with her!
    UPDATE TO WOMEN: Looks don’t matter. He can be Danny DeVito and still get this. I know you better than you know yourselves.
    I’m sure his kids would LOVE her! Finally, a pretty stepmom they can relate to! If not, maybe this situation would be a hard lesson for them that nothing is permanent, and people grow apart.

  45. Cruz • April 17, 2009 @ 7:01 PM

    Go Mel Go!! Good for you old man!!!
    Your divorce is going to cost you at least 50% of your cash no mater what you do!!
    If it makes you happy..
    Enjoy the ride!!:)

  46. Jo-Anne • April 17, 2009 @ 7:09 PM

    You know, d.g. The Looks comment was right on…I do believe that is not significant at all to the PEOPLE looking for a cash-in partner…

    a funny thing…some seem fixated that Mel is past the expiry date…ew, gross, etc. and the age difference disgusting…

    I remember sitting in a movie theatre watching Sex & The City and women not only immensely enjoying Samantha and Smith but exuberantly cheering that relationship on…

    speaking age difference ONLY here, read me, no marital bonds, etc., this was clearly a triumphant women moment witnessing Samantha’s boy-toy younger bait being snared yet again…

  47. demigod • April 17, 2009 @ 7:26 PM

    Jo, I’ll take that further and state that it’s not all about the money either. But with WHO he is, and all he comes with. And maybe she was really charmed by him and reached her on an emotional level, who knows?
    Here’s another truth, men have a longer expiry date than women. That’s just the way it is.

  48. Carol • April 17, 2009 @ 7:32 PM

    LOL demi…..that is so true! Why is it women get old and men get distinguished??

  49. Nancy • April 17, 2009 @ 8:30 PM

    It’s the men that do it to us, they make us old and expire sooner, LOL! I’m single…so I guess I’m good till about 100, 120. Of course, Miss Clairol is a really good friend of mine the last couple years, kids age you too. 😀

  50. Patricia • April 18, 2009 @ 12:01 AM

    OMG a russian beauty for Mel that tickles me a bit. He is a racists of the worst kind yet he’s sleeping with a russian! Shame on Mel for sleeping with a child he only has a couple of kids that girl is older than!!! I hope his wife takes him to the cleaners and leaves him with little but the shirt on his back, see how long his Russian cutie hangs around then because he really isn’t all that and a bag of chips anymore!

  51. demigod • April 18, 2009 @ 2:29 AM

    Here’s an interesting tidbit..Mel funded ‘The Passion Of The Christ’ himself ($22 mil) because the main Hollywood studios (owned by Jews)wouldn’t support it because of the subject matter (depiction of jesus condemned to death by Jews- which is historically accurate). It went on to gross over $500 mil. Gotta love that!
    Keep entertaining Mel!

  52. Moi • April 18, 2009 @ 12:05 PM

    just a thought…..maybe this story isn’t true. Maybe this woman is just an obsessed fan, albeit famous fan, of Mel. Maybe she is just saying they’re in a relationship because she wants fame. There has not been any confirmation from Mel yet.

  53. Nancy • April 18, 2009 @ 3:36 PM

    And I’m pretty sure that he will not confirm it until AFTER the divorce is final. 😀

  54. Cody • April 18, 2009 @ 4:08 PM

    It’s hard to say what’s right and wrong as far as being married and having a wife. They’re getting a divorce, and that can take SO long, especially if someone isn’t being cooperative. I think there can be concessions made in cases like this, especially if they’ve been separated for years.

    And, if two people are in love and are adults, why shouldn’t they be together. My mom is 12 years older than my dad and he married her at 20. They’ve been happily married for 20 years. Is that wrong or gross? Obviously not.

  55. Mary • April 18, 2009 @ 8:36 PM

    Demigod – Mel and his wife were married long before he became famous,his kids some of them are in their twenties. He had nothing when they married so why would he get his wife to sign a prenuptial. She stayed with him because of her religion RC another reason they have so many kids. Who knows why and when this marriage fell apart, she probably had enough of his crap.

  56. demigod • April 18, 2009 @ 8:59 PM

    They met after his success of Mad Max. She never had to work a day in her life other than raise kids. A woman’s ideal. She’ll be taken care of for the rest of her life. That kind of crap?

  57. Nancy • April 19, 2009 @ 2:59 PM

    I “hear” she’s been into buying and selling real estate the past few years now. I wonder if the decision to be a stay-at-home mom all those years was her decision alone? I mean, when you have the money…why not? It’s the best thing for the children. But it still doesn’t mean that it is what SHE wanted to do, that she didn’t have dreams of her own.

  58. demigod • April 19, 2009 @ 4:05 PM

    Pls Nancy..I’m sure her ‘dreams’ were to marry a nobody and have nothing.

  59. A different Carol than above • April 19, 2009 @ 4:17 PM

    My thoughts, not that some of you would care, but:
    1. God is an important part of this. Mel, a few years back, maybe around his Mad Max days, was very open about being Catholic and how he and his family attended Church. Our morals, no matter what some of you say above, were founed and based on the ten commandments.

    2. Mel screwed up. We don’t know what his wife did, or if she bares any fault, or maybe cheated on Mel. But my gut says that being pregnant, giving birth and raising 7 children says that she has done a lot of beneficial things for the family.

    3. You are all talking about the marriage to his wife. Don’t forget the 7 children he fathered. They must be mortified. He did this to them as well as his wife. He destroyed the family unit! That is not cool.

  60. Nancy • April 19, 2009 @ 4:59 PM

    Just because someone is not filthy rich does not mean that they “marry a nobody and have nothing”, LOL. Maybe deep down she wanted a career, but put her own life on the back burner to accommodate the rest of the family!

    BTW, “What are you trying to PROVE” here. 😉

  61. demigod • April 19, 2009 @ 9:52 PM

    Nancy, when a woman decides to have so many children, a career would be put on the backburner. It’s called a choice. You can’t have it all. It’s a compromise, like marriage (fact)lol

  62. demigod • April 19, 2009 @ 10:03 PM

    A different Carol than above on April 19, 2009 4:17 PM

    You’re right, we don’t care.
    The Ten Commandments were written by MAN. As was the bible (by a hundred different authors). Excuse me for not living my life by it.
    Mel’s kids are grown up..they’ll cope.

  63. Nancy • April 19, 2009 @ 11:59 PM

    “It’s a compromise, like marriage(fact)lol”

    So is having to give up half your fortune in a divorce settlement…a “compromise”

    Oh, almost forgot “(fact)lol”

  64. Barry Gibbs! • April 20, 2009 @ 10:38 AM

    »GOOD LUCK to this new couple.

  65. A different Carol than above • April 20, 2009 @ 8:28 PM

    demigod, you moron, did I say YOU had to live your life by it? NOPE….live it however you want because I DON’T CARE…but for someone like Mel Gibson, who we are discussing, who claimed to be a devout Catholic…well then, yes, the basic foundation for our morals was based on the ten commandments, and was written by man through God, just like Jesus was born through Mary…you don’t have to believe it, I do, and if you want to compare apples to apples, Mel claimed to be a Christian, and when he produced The Passion of Christ, he was claimed to be wacko religious, and then he has gone the other way…so he did the exact opposite of what he claimed to be. So, since we are talking about Mel here, his beliefs are from the Bible, so he took a big step back. Unfortunately, everyone is a hyprocrit in some respect and doesn’t fully live by what they preach, but he has put himself in a place where he can now be compared with Michael Jackson & Tom Cruise, two others who went WAY off the deepend.

  66. Jo-Anne • April 21, 2009 @ 10:03 PM

    “he was claimed to be wacko religious”??????

    what exactly are you saying here?

  67. Yankee • April 26, 2009 @ 6:40 AM

    Good thing he has that stable of young sons to help him with his mail order personal “blow up.”

  68. v • April 28, 2009 @ 8:26 PM


    people keep saying he’s cheating on his wife..

    stfu they’ve been separated for two years.. either talk about the WHOLE STORY, or just keep your mouth shut.

    yeah everyone has a right to an opinion, doesn’t change the fact that 90% of your opinions are based on “faulty facts” that are complete fabrications of your lousy minds.

    you all disgust me.

  69. Nancy • April 29, 2009 @ 7:48 AM

    Blahhhhhhh…HE’S A CHEATER!! 😛

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