Mel Gibson’s Dad Files For Divorce

Mel Gibson’s 93-year-old father wants a divorce.

According to TMZ, Hutton Gibson filed to divorce his wife, Teddy Joye Gibson, on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair have been married since 2002.

Hutton has reportedly requested spousal support and attorney fees from Teddy Joye, who is in her 70s.

Hutton Gibson is hardly the first Gibson to make divorce headlines. Mel Gibson’s 2009 divorce from Robyn Gibson, his wife of 31 years, resulted in one of the priciest divorce settlements in Hollywood. Robyn, who filed divorce docs after news broke that Gibson’s now-estranged girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, was pregnant, reportedly walked away with half of his estimated $850 million dollar fortune when their divorce was finalized in December 2011.

The actor has yet to comment on the split, but should he decide to, he could take cues from the celebrities below:

Nicole Richie

In a 2004 interview with Oprah, Nicole Richie revealed how her dad Lionel Ritchie’s 1993 divorce from her mother, Brenda, affected her at eight years old: “When my dad divorced my mom it was kind of like him leaving me also.”

Christina Hendricks Encouraged Her Parents’ Divorce

In the March issue of Cosmopolitan UK, Christina Hendricks opens up about her parents’ split. She told the magazine that their divorce — which happened just after she graduated from high school — “didn’t affect” her. “They hadn’t been getting along for some time,” she said. “I was like, ‘Just get a divorce. Save yourselves.'” Hendricks, who married “(500) Days of Summer” actor Geoffrey Arend in October 2009, tells the magazine that her parents’ divorce may have changed the way she views marriage.

“I believe very much in marriage and in working hard for it,” she told the magazine. “My husband’s parents are still together and I really like that. But I wouldn’t have wanted my parents to stay together if they weren’t happy.” Hendricks and Arend were introduced by Hendricks’ “Mad Men” co-star, Vincent Kartheiser, in 2007. The actress, who has three film projects in the works this year, told People magazine in September 2011 that she and Arend aren’t planning to have kids just yet.

Justin Bieber

During a 2010 concert, Justin Bieber reportedly broke down after performing “Down to Earth,” a song inspired by his parent’s split, which happened when the pop star was three. “My parents splitting up is definitely not one of the highlights of my life. It’s sad, the kid experiences feeling like one of his parents left,” Bieber reportedly told Twist magazine in June 2010. “It makes you not feel so good. I think a lot of kids have had their parents split up, and they should know that it wasn’t because of something they did.”

Khloe Kardashian

In an April 2011 Us Weekly interview, Khloe Kardashian opened up about gaining weight after her parents’ 1991 divorce: “My brother [Rob] and I were always heavy. They gave us food to keep us comforted. All we did was eat crap.”

Britney Spears

In August 2002, Britney Spears had this to say about her parent’s divorce that year: “It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to my family.”

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp recently opened up about the response he had to his parents divorce as teen. According to the Daily Mail, the actor said, “I recall hearing my parents argue and thinking: ‘Come on, this is torture. Just split!’ They stuck it out until I was 15, but I’d seen it coming for years. When they finally did divorce, I thought: ‘OK, this is the right thing’.”


In a 2007 interview with the Sunday Telegraph, singer Pink said she morphed into an angry teen following her parent’s divorce. “I was never allowed to go over to any of my friends’ houses when I was little, because I was the bad influence,” she said. “None of their parents liked me and my own parents were scared to death of me — and for me.”

Justin Timberlake

In the August 2011 issue of Elle, Justin Timberlake talked about the impact his parent’s divorce had on him. “My parents divorced when I was three. I’m humbly and honestly finding out that I have a lot of issues with that,” Timberlake told the magazine. “I’m finding more and more that… I’m going to break the chain because that’s what you want to do, break the chain of your parents. But at some point, it’s in your blood and you have a thing that happens and you’re like, ‘Holy s**t, my parents did that.'”

Brooke Hogan

In 2008, Brooke Hogan opened up about the closure she felt after parents, Hulk and Linda Hogan, divorced. “I was relieved to hear that the divorce was finally signed, sealed and delivered,” she said. “They weren’t good together. … So it’s like OK, everything’s over, everything’s done, you guys don’t have to hate each other anymore.”

Carrie Fisher

In a statement released after Elizabeth Taylor’s death, Carrie Fisher got sentimental about her father’s decision to leave her mother, Debbie Reynolds, for Taylor. “If my father had to divorce my mother for anyone — I’m so grateful that it was Elizabeth,” Fisher said.

Bette Davis

Film legend Bette Davis allegedly had this to say about her parent’s divorce, which occurred when she was seven years old: “Of course I replaced my father. I became my own father and everyone else’s.”


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