Mel Gilson & Wife’s Divorce Settlement is Approved

A divorce settlement between actor Mel Gibson and his estranged wife Robyn was approved, ending their 31 years of marriage.

Robyn Gibson can now use her maiden name, Robyn Denise Moore, but other details of the divorce were kept confidential. The divorce settlement will become effective on January 9.

Gibson and his wife were married in Australia in 1980 where they have seven children.

The couple separated in 2006 after Gibson was arrested for drunk driving in Malibu, California, and made anti-Semitic remarks that generated headlines around the world.

The actor’s wife filed for divorce in April 2009, citing irreconcilable differences following Gibson’s relationship with Oksana Grigorieva, with whom he has a 2-year-old daughter.