After a ten-year hiatus from directing, Mel Gibson is climbing the top again: his last movie Hacksaw Ridge has been nominated for six Oscars, including one for Best Picture. The movie tells the true story of World War II medic, Desmond Doss – the first man to receive the Medal of Honor without having carried a weapon. It has been selected as one of the ten Movies of the Year by the American Film Institute.
The last time Gibson was in the director’s seat was when he directed Apocalypto in 2006. In the meantime, his name was more often than not mentioned in relation to some offensive comments he had made which then leaked online.
Now, thankfully, Mel is back doing what he does best: films. He has also had nine children, with the youngest one arriving just a week ago, on the 24th of January, 2017.
Let’s look at Mel’s children and what they do.
Mel Gibson and his first wife Robyn Moore
Gibson met dental nurse Robyn when he was filming Mad Max in his native Australia back in the late 1970s. They got married on the 7th of June, 1980 and have seven children: Hannah, Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo and Thomas.
Robyn and Mel divorced in 2011. In 2009, he had a daughter, Lucia, with Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva.
Since 2014, Gibson has been dating former equestrian vaulting champion, Rosalind Ross. On the 24th of January, 2017 their son Lars was born.
His daughter Hannah was born in 1980. She is a makeup artist who also appeared in a couple of her father’s movies, including What Women Want and The Patriot.
In 2006, Hannah married singer-songwriter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd. They have three kids.