Mel Gibson’s divorce to ex-wife and mother of his seven children, Robyn Denis Moore, was finalized on Friday, leaving the actor with quite a big hole in his pocket. Robyn will walk away with half of his $850 million fortune, a payoff that will make it one of the biggest in Hollywood history.
Mel Gibson, who was married for 30 years, will also be required to hand over half of every future movie residual he brings home to his ex because the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement. In California, if there is no prenuptial agreement, spouses are legally entitled to half of everything earned during the marriage. Mel Gibson’s rumoured $850 million fortune includes $600 million from his movie, The Passion of the Christ, alone. Other assets include $100 million in real estate investments and $75 million for film and tv projects Mel Gibson,55, produced.
Robyn, 55, who met Mel Gibson while she was a dental nurse in the 1970’s, defended the actor during a 2010 custody battle with his ex-girlfriend, Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva, who Gibson had a daughter with while he was separated. Grigorieva accused Gibson of domestic violence, to which Robyn filed a sworn affidavit saying “Mel was a wonderful and loving father” and never abused Robyn or their kids.