Despite Split, Wife Will Join Mel Gibson in Australia
Robyn Gibson urged Mel to flee Hollywood
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2010 1:33 PM CDT
Robyn Gibson and Mel Gibson stop at a coffee shop after shopping in Malibu, Calif., June 10, 2002.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The mother of Mel Gibson's first seven kids is siding with him in the custody dispute over No. 8, but their involvement goes deeper: Not-quite-ex-wife Robyn Gibson has encouraged the actor to return to Australia—and will make the move herself, reports the Daily Mail. Oksana Grigorieva's "allegations have united Mel and Robyn and this move is her idea," a source tells the tab. "She has persuaded him that he needs to get away from Hollywood and find peace on his ranch and she will go with him along with some of the children."

The Daily Mail also hyperventilates over Mel GIbson's recent sale of his Connecticut estate for some $15 million less than the asking price but neglects to mention when the property went on the market. That would be 2007, when it was priced at $39.5 million, according to the Greenwich Time.