Since then, details have summarily emerged about their separation (it's now been three years), about their divorce settlement (a possible whopping $500 million), and most relevant to today's news: about his new girlfriend/other woman.
What we knew about her almost from the get go: her name is Oksana, she's a leggy brunette, Mel's taken her on vacation to Costa Rica, and she's visited him on the set of his of his upcoming film, Edge of Darkness.
The very latest news: According to People, Mel's Oksana is none other than Oksana Grigorieva. That's right! Oksana Grigorieva!
What? You still don't know who she is? We'll give you two hints: record deal and James Bond.
First, the record deal: Oksana Grigorieva is a singer signed to Mel Gibson's record label, Icon Records (yes, you read that right, Mel Gibson has a record label) and, according to People's sources, she is "dedicated to her craft" and "will never give up on her music."
Second, James Bond. Here's the juicy part. 39-year old Oksana Grigorievea is an ex of 69-year-old Timothy Dalton's and the two have a son together, named Alexander.
That's right, Mel Gibson is dating a former James Bond's baby mama.
One final detail before we call it a day: Public records reveal that the Sherman Oaks, CA home Oksana's been living in has an ownership trust administered by the CFO of Mel's production company. In other words, Oksana is either cohabitating with Mel or, as we like to say in celeb love world, "being taken care of by him."
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