Date: 14th April 2009

Gibson's wife files for divorce

Mel Gibson's wife has filed for divorce after 28 years of marriage citing irreconcilable differences.

Robyn Gibson is seeking a share of the money and assets the Braveheart star, 53, has earned during his career.

As it is thought no prenuptial deal was signed, Robyn could receive half of the star's reported $640m (432m) wealth under Californian law.

The couple, who were married in June 1980, have seven children together but only one is under 18.

Details of how the couple's assets will be divided were not revealed in the papers filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Source: Press Release