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Judge approves Mel Gibson divorce from wife of 31 years

December 24, 2011 |  9:18 am

Mel Gibson. His divorce from Robyn Moore has been approved by a judge.
A Los Angeles judge on Thursday approved a divorce settlement between Mel Gibson and his wife of 31 years, Robyn Denise Moore.

The divorce comes after a series of public scandals involving Gibson, starting with his 2006 anti-Semitic rant after being pulled over by an L.A. County sheriff's deputy.

In August, Gibson agreed to pay $750,000 to Oksana Grigorieva, his former girlfriend and the mother of his toddler daughter, Lucia. The settlement allowed her and the child to remain in their Sherman Oaks mansion.

An L.A. County Sheriff's Department investigation into alleged attempted extortion by Grigorieva did not result in charges. Gibson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge involving Grigorieva.

No details of the divorce settlement between Gibson and Robyn Moore were made public. Gibson and Moore were married for 31 years and had seven children together.

The divorce takes effect Jan. 9, according to Reuters.

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Photo: Mel Gibson appears in court on charges of domestic violence in March 2011. Gibson was accused of punching his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and threatening her with a gun. He entered a plea of no contest to misdemeanor battery. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times