Their separation began the day after the Oscar-winning actor’s infamous DUI arrest, during which he allegedly used anti-Semitic slurs
Mel Gibson's marriage to Robyn Gibson is officially over.
A judge signed the former couple's divorce decree Friday afternoon, after their attorneys briefly appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom to submit a proposed judgment.
The ex-spouses negotiated a financial settlement — the details of which have not been disclosed — for more than a year. A prenuptial agreement was not involved.
In July 2006, the couple separated after 26 years of marriage. Robyn Gibson — who is now using her maiden name, Robyn Moore — later said in an interview that their separation began the day after the Oscar-winning actor's infamous DUI arrest, during which he allegedly used anti-Semitic slurs toward a police officer.
In April 2009, Moore filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The filing came a month after the media released photos of Gibson apparently hugging Oksana Grigorieva, with whom he bore a child in October of that year.
According to the divorce papers, Moore sought joint physical and legal custody over their son Thomas, as well as spousal support and attorney's fees. Thomas, now 12 years old, is the only minor among Gibson and Moore's seven children.
"Throughout our marriage and separation we have always strived to maintain the privacy and integrity of our family and will continue to do so," the couple said in a joint statement.
Gibson's parting with Grigorieva has made more headlines than his break with Moore. They filed for restraining orders against one another in 2010, and a domestic-violence investigation was launched by Los Angeles police in July of that year.
In August of this year — following a bitter custody dispute over their daughter, Lucia — he agreed to pay Grigorieva $750,000.
In 2009, People.com estimated Gibson, who is now 55, was worth about $1 billion, saying he made $600 million from "The Passion of the Christ," $100 million or more in real-estate investments (he bought an island in Fiji for $15 million in 2004 and has a 26-million, 400-acre ranch in Costa Rica) and $75 million from film and TV projects he executive-produced.
Gibson's next movie, the action film "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," is due next year.
(Pamela Chelin contributed to this article.)