Mel Gibson Divorce: Wife Files Papers!

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Mel Gibson's wife of 28 years filed for divorce Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. I am shocked by this news because I always thought Mel Gibson had a strong marriage.

The divorce isn't the only surprise. People magazine reports that Robyn and Mel have been separated for three years!

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The Gibsons, married since 1980, share seven children, but only one under 18.  Robyn Gibson has requested joint custody of their son Thomas who turns 10 on Tuesday.

In addition to Thomas, the couple have six older children: Milo, 19, Louis, 21, William, 24, twins Edward and Christian, 26, and daughter Hannah, 28.

Mel and Robyn Gibson released a joint statement Monday:

Throughout our marriage and separation, we have always strived to maintain the privacy and integrity of our family and will continue to do so.

I can't believe the couple was living apart for three years, without the paparazzi finding out. People magazine claims they separated shortly after Gibson's DUI arrest in Malibu in 2006 and the separation has been quite amicable.

Mel Gibson is worth $900 million, according to Fox News. I am floored by the news of the divorce and by the news of a three year separation. Rumors are flying right now about Mel Gibson but I am just sad.

Talk to me about this news. Are you shocked?

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