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Mel Gibson's Divorce Finalized, Ex-Wife Gets Half of His Fortune

December 24, 2011 (4:29 am) GMT
The divorce settlement between the 'Beaver' star and his estranged wife, Robyn, has been approved by a judge on Friday, December 23, officially ending their 31 years of marriage.

and his estranged wife, Robyn, are officially husband and wife no more. On Friday, December 23, the estranged couple's divorce was finalized in a Los Angeles courtroom after a judge approved a divorce settlement between the two, who have been married for 31 years and have seven children together.

As part of the settlement, Robyn will return to using her maiden name, Robyn Denise Moore. Other details were kept confidential, but PEOPLE reported that Mel's ex-wife is walking away with the actor's fortune, which was once estimated to be as high as $850 million, considering they didn't have a prenuptial agreement. The settlement will become effective on January 9.

Mel and Robyn separated after 26 years of marriage in July 2006. Robyn filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, nearly three years later in April 2009 after learning that Mel was having a child with then-girlfriend . In June 2011, Robyn informed the court through her attorney that the divorce settlement has been settled.

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