She was supposed to be the woman to tame him after the collapse of his 29-year marriage and the exposure of his drink problem.
But Mel Gibson has dumped his Russian musician-singer girlfriend and mother of their 5-month-old daughter just six months after the birth of their daughter after she accused him of cheating and going back on a promise to marry her, according to DailyMail (UK).
“They just drifted apart,” says a close friend of the couple of the amicable split. “They’re both working hard on their careers and trying to raise a sweet baby together. They’re still friends and they’ll both raise Lucia together.”
Gibson is in Mexico now filming “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”, and Grigorieva is working on her music. Next week, she has plans to perform a charity concert in Russia to benefit “Grant Life,” a foundation to help children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
In addition to Lucia, who was born on October 30, 2009, Gibson, 54, has seven children (six sons and a daughter) with his estranged wife Robyn, while Grigorieva has a son, Alexander, with her former boyfriend, actor Timothy Dalton.
In April of last year, the actor’s wife of 30 years filed for divorce. Later that month, he and Grigorieva made their first public appearance together as a couple.
The split came a year after Gibson’s ex-wife Robyn decided to divorce him. The pair – both Roman Catholics – separated in 2006. His divorce is said to have cost him half his £300 million fortune and it was believed to be the most expensive divorce settlement in Hollywood history. [via People, DailyMail (UK) and US MAgazine]