'Octo-Mel' Confirms Pregnancy
On Tonight Show, also takes blame for divorce
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2009 7:13 AM CDT
Mel Gibson talks about 'The Passion of The Christ' with Jay Leno at the Tonight Show with Jay Leno at NBC Studios on February 26, 2004 in Burbank, Calif.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Mel Gibson finally addressed the rumors head-on, confirming last night to Jay Leno that his girlfriend is pregnant, People reports. “This is true. We’re gonna have a child,” he said in response to Leno’s question about Oksana Grigorieva, adding that this will be his eighth: “I guess I’m Octo-Mel.” He skirted a question about whether the two would wed, Us adds, saying, “Why would you get married twice?”

“My wife and I, our marriage ended three years ago and we’ve been separated ever since then,” Gibson continued. “These things happen. It’s unfortunate, it’s sad, but you know she is an admirable woman—we still got kids together. We’re friends. When it’s all said and done, I did a pretty good hatchet job on my marriage myself. I’m to blame. If you’re inclined to judge, put it here.”