Actor Mel Gibson's Divorce to Robyn Denise Moore, his wife of 31 years will be finalized on Jan 9. Most of the details of the judgement which was finalized by a judge in Los Angeles will be kept confidential but the divorce settlement payout is set to be the biggest in Hollywood history with an estimated $425 million going to Robyn. Apparently the former couple had no prenuptual agreement, which means that his ex-wife is entitled to half of everything Mel earned during their marriage together. Mel's fortune is estimated to be as high as $850 million.
Mel and Robyn had seven children together, their youngest is 12 and he is the only one who will be subject to a custody agreement, as their other children are adults. Robyn will also be entitled to any film residuals that Mel Gibson receives for the rest of his life. Mel's movie "The Passion of the Christ" which he directed and starred in grossed more than $600 million alone. Mel is also reported to have many real estate investments including a $15 million island in Fiji which he purchased in 2005.
Robyn 55, filed for divorce from Gibson, also 55, in 2009. They met in the late 1970s, when they were both tenants in a house in Adelaide, Australia.
Gibson’s divorce payout and a potential custody battle over Mel's youngest son comes on the heels of the $750,000 he agreed to pay to Oksana Grigorieva, his former girlfriend and mother of his toddler daughter, Lucia, in August. Mel and Oksana, who split last April, were engaged in a bitter custody dispute that included leaked recordings that sounded like Gibson engaged in a racist and sexist tirade, and Grigorieva accusing Gibson of domestic violence.
Mel Gibson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge involving Oksana in March. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department also investigated allegations of attempted extortion by Oksana, but she was never charged.
Robyn Moore came to her now ex-husband’s defense in the battery case, filing a brief declaration that Gibson had never physically abused her or their children.