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Mel Gibson's wife files for divorce in LA.

Mel Gibson's wife of 28 years filed for divorce Monday, citing irreconcilable differences The existence of significant differences between a married couple that are so great and beyond resolution as to make the marriage unworkable, and for which the law permits a Divorce. .

Robyn Gibson filed the petition, which offers no details of the breakup, in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  Superior Court.

The couple have seven children, but only one under 18. Robyn Gibson has requested joint custody joint custody n. in divorce actions, a decision by the court (often upon agreement of the parents) that the parents will share custody of a child. There are two types of custody, physical and legal.  of their son who turns 10 on Tuesday.

Details of how the couple's assets will be divided were not spelled out in the court filings. Robyn Gibson is seeking jewelry and earnings and assets she accrued after the couple separated, and a share of the money and assets Gibson, 53, has earned during his nearly three decades as a Hollywood hitmaker.

She wants the actor-director to pay spousal support spousal support n. payment for support of an ex-spouse (or a spouse while a divorce is pending) ordered by the court. More commonly called alimony, spousal support is the term used in California and a few other states as part of new non-confrontational language (such  and her attorney's fees.

Mel Gibson Noun 1. Mel Gibson - Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, Gibson

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 filed a response to the divorce within four hours of his wife's filing, stating that the couple separated in late August 2006. He does not want to pay Robyn Gibson spousal support and is seeking that attorneys' fees be paid out of the couple's joint property, the documents show.

His divorce was first reported by celebrity gossip site TMZ TMZ Transponder Mandatory Zone (aviation)
TMZ Thirty-Mile Zone (around Hollywood) 
, which made a splash for its reporting of the actor's anti-Semitic slurs uttered during a drunken driving arrest in July 2006.

The Gibsons released a joint statement Monday, seeking privacy.

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

The couple were married in June 1980, court records show.

"Mad Max" in 1979 brought Gibson his first international attention, closely followed by the critically acclaimed "Gallipoli" and the Mad Max sequel "The Road Warrior A person who frequently travels with laptop and cellphone. ."

Gibson has since gone on to make a mix of crowd-pleasing shoot-'em-ups such as the "Lethal Weapon" franchise, and has established himself as a director. 1995's "Braveheart" earned Gibson two Oscars for best picture and best director. He also produced and directed the blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ."

Gibson pleaded no contest to the July 2006 drunken driving charge later that year and was given three years' probation.

Since then, he has hosted Britney Spears at his home in Costa Rica Costa Rica (kŏs`tə rē`kə), officially Republic of Costa Rica, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,016,000), 19,575 sq mi (50,700 sq km), Central America. , and continued his acting career. He stars in "Edge of Darkness," scheduled for release later this year. --AP

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