Australian-American actor, director and producer Mel Gibson is one of the most celebrated filmmakers of our time. His most famous works has been his iconic roles in highly regarded movie franchises Mad Max and Lethal Weapon as well as in Braveheart (1995). His works as a director includes all critically acclaimed The Passion of the Christ (2004), Apocalypto (2006) and Hacksaw Ridge (2016). His fortune, up until before his divorce from his ex-wife, rose up to the desirable $1 billion mark.
Date of Birth: January 3, 1956
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
He is born as the 6th of 10 children in New York but his family moved to Australia when he was 12 after his father, Hutton was granted $145,000 for a lawsuit against his employers when he sustained an injury working a railroad brakeman. He attended St. Leo Catholic College in New South Wales where he was bullied for his American tongue. He began smoking and drinking when he was 13, the latter habit which became an addiction for him later in life. Keep reading to find out more interesting facts about this icon’s large family.
Eva Mylott (paternal grandmother)
Year of Birth: 1875
Year of Death: 1920 (45 years)
She was daughter of an alcoholic beverages importer Patrice Mylott and Mary Heffernan and she became one of the top Australian opera singers. She died when she slipped in the bathroom while having her bath, breaking her neck in the process; leaving the care of her 2 sons to her husband.
John Hutton Gibson (paternal grandfather)
Year of Birth: 1884
Year of Death: 1933 (49 years)
Born and raised in a flagrantly rich tobacco-dealing family, John himself was an American businessman who dealt specifically in plumbing supplies. He fathered 2 sons who are Mel’s father and uncle, Hutton and Alexander (who sadly passed away in his early twenties).
Who are Mel Gibson’s parents?
Hutton Peter Gibson (father)
Date of Birth: August 26, 1918
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
During his early years, he studied towards becoming a priest but shied away when he was offered a shot at priesthood in Papua New Guinea or the Philippines. In 1968, he became a champion of popular game show Jeopardy! and used his winnings to relocate his family to Australia so that his sons will be safe from being drafted into the army during the Vietnam war, although he is a World War II vet. He openly repeatedly criticized Pope John Paul II even as he is a full-pledged Catholic. He wrote 4 books which includes Is The Pope Catholic and The Enemy Is Here and also publishes the journal The War is Now and has a few hundred subscribers.
Anne Patricia Gibson (neé Reilly) (mother)
Year of Birth: 1918
Year of Death: 1990 (72 years)
She was born and bred in Colmcille, Ireland but soon left for the USA in search of a better, more glamorous life. When she got married to Hutton Gibson on May 1, 1944, he publicly declared they were going to have 10 children and they kept to their word.
Teddy Joye Hicks (ex-stepmother)
Duration of Relationship: 2002 – 2013 (11 years)
Year of Birth: 1934
After the demise of Mel’s mother Anne, his father remarried Teddy in 2002. She had numerous squabbles with Mel and his sister Maura, claiming they are against their father’s marriage to her and convinced her husband to call off their marriage. In 2012, she filed a restraining order against Mel, saying he verbally attacked her for disapproving of the medical treatments Mel wanted his father to undergo. Hutton filed for divorce in 2012, citing irreconcilable differences.
Mel has 10 siblings: 5 sisters and 5 brothers.
Who are Mel Gibson’s siblings?
Patricia Donohoe (nee Gibson) (older sister born to same parents)
She is a wife, a mother to 3 kids and lives in Sydney, Australia.
Sheila O’Connor (nee Gibson) (sister born to same parents)
She is credited as being the person who set Mel on his path of success which has led to his fame and fortune after she sent out an application to the National Institute of Dramatic Arts on his behalf and didn’t tell him until he was invited for an interview. Else, Mel would have studied journalism or become a chef.
Mary Estridge (nee Gibson) (sister born to same parents)
She studied at Syracuse University & Oneonta St. College. She is married and has 3 children. Mary lives in Australia.
Kevin Gibson (brother born to same parents)
Some sources say that Kevin is older than Mel.
Maura Louise Gibson (sister born to same parents)
Nothing was found about Maura.
Christopher and Daniel Gibson (younger twin brothers born to same parents)
Year of Birth: 1957
Christopher also struggled with alcohol addiction like Mel. He took to alcohol as solace for persistently being compared to his more successful brother whom he says he has been living in the shadow of. He currently serves as an autonomous politician in NSW, Australia and has written a book with Memoirs of a Fat Bastard as its title.
Daniel has chosen to shy away from the limelight.
Donal Gibson (younger brother born to same parents)
Date of Birth: February 13, 1958
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
He is an industrial painter and also owns a US patent for a kind of packaging for CDs. Asides this, he is also an actor who has made minor appearances in movies such as Conspiracy Theory, Braveheart and Mavericks (1994) as well as doing voice acting in Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998), Justice League Unlimited (2005) and the series ReBoot (1997).
Anne Gibson (younger sister born to same parents)
She studied at Asquith Girls High School and now also lives in Sydney.
Andrew Gibson (adopted younger brother)
Year of Birth: 1968
He is the littlest of all his siblings and was also adopted as a little child when the family moved to Australia. When he was 22, he announced to his family that he is gay, a news that shattered his father but received support from Mel. He currently works in Sydney, Australia as an executive for an insurance agency.
Robyn Moore (ex-spouse with whom Mel has 7 children with)
Duration of Relationship: June 7, 1980 – December 23, 2011 (31 years)
Year of Birth: 1950
She was a dental nurse and he was an upcoming actor who just concluded the shooting of Mad Max when they met in 1977. They were neighbors in the same apartment building in Australia. Since their marriage Robyn has kept herself busy doing several voice-over acts for children animated series as well as hosting Australia’s longest-running political satire show, How Green Is My Cactus.
She filed for divorce from Mel in 2009. His drinking problem was an issue and he perceived their romance ended after he was arrested in 2006 for driving under the influence of alcohol. In a twist of events during the divorce proceedings, pictures of Mel being with Oksana Grigorieva on a beach surfaced. The split from Mel saw Robyn become over $400 million richer which became a Hollywood divorce settlement record.
Oksana Grigorieva (ex-partner with whom he has a daughter with)
Duration of Relationship: August 2008 – April 2010 (1 year, 8 months)
Date of Birth: February 23, 1970
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
She is a very talented Russian pianist and singer-songwriter who had been married twice before meeting Mel; first in 1989 to Russian attorney Igor Baranov and then in 1992 to British artist Nicholas Rowland. She dated British actor Timothy Dalton for 12 years from 1995 and bore a son, Alexander in 1997 for him.
She moved on from Dalton with Mel and on 30th of October 2009, they had a baby girl, Lucia Gibson. In 2010, she filed and gained a restraining order from Mel after allegations that he verbally and physically abused her repeatedly. These claims were all forensically queried but she was awarded a settlement of joint custody, $750,000 and a house she can live in until their child turns 18.
Rosalind “Rosey” Ross (current partner with whom he has a son with)
Duration of Relationship: May 2014 – present
Date of Birth: June 30, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
She is a former equestrian vaulter and one of the most decorated in US history. She works as a screenwriter for television shows such as Matador. In 2014, she applied for a job at Icon (Mel’s company) and she met Mel at the interview. Not long after, they were both pictured at Mel’s 500-acre tropics estate in Costa Rica. They became parents to Lars Gerard Gibson on 20th of January 2017.
Mel has 9 kids with 3 different women: 7 sons and 2 daughters.
Who are Mel Gibson’s kids?
Hannah Gibson (daughter with Robyn Moore)
Date of Birth: November 1980
She is Mel’s first child and she was born while Mel was away in Egypt shooting a film. She grew up to become an actress, appearing in films such as The Patriot (2000) and Toisen Kanssa (2014). She is now a make-up artist and offered her services in the 2000 film, What Women Want. She married singer Kenny Shepherd in the church built by Mel and is a mother to a girl born in 2007 and 2 boys born in 2009 and 2011.
Christian and Edward Gibson (twin sons with Robyn Moore)
Date of Birth: June 2, 1982
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Christian is an actor but more prominently works in the camera department on set. He acted in We Were Soldiers (2002) but was cinematographically involved in The Equalizer 2 (2018), Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and Daddy’s Home 2 (2017).
His brother Edward however, has chosen a more secretive and quiet lifestyle. He is a founder of Natural Edge, company that makes custom wood slab furniture and installations.
William “Will” Gibson (son with Robyn Moore)
Date of Birth: 1985
He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Louie Gibson (son with Robyn Moore)
Date of Birth: August 1988
He bears a salient resemblance with his father. After graduation from college, he became a film director and writer, debuting his skills with Happy Hunting (2017) with his friend Joe Dietsch with whom he started a company with, Selective Collective. He is married to actress Annet Mahendru and fathered a child with her.
Milo Gibson (son with Robyn Moore)
Year of Birth: 1990
Mel was away on a film trip when Milo was born but his sister Hannah talked Mel through the entire birthing process on phone. Milo has grown up and followed his father’s footsteps of becoming an actor, starring in movies such as All The Devil’s Men (2018), Gangster Land (2017) and Breaking & Exiting (2018).
Thomas Gibson (son with Robyn Moore)
Date of Birth: April 14, 1999
Zodiac sign: Aries
He is the youngest kid born in marriage with Robyn. Tommy graduated from collage in 2017.
Lucia Gibson (daughter with Oksana Grigorieva)
Date of Birth: October 30, 2009
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
She is growing very beautiful girl.
Lars Gerard Gibson (son with Rosalind Ross)
Date of Birth: January 20, 2017
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
He is still very young and was born 18 days after Mel’s 61 birthday.