Mel Gibson filed a response to his wife’s divorce papers yesterday, People reports, giving their official date of separation as Aug. 26, 2006. This was less than a month after his infamous Malibu DUI.
Apparently the couple attended church together four days before Robyn signed the divorce papers, but Mel was alone on Easter Sunday, and was overheard confiding the divorce news to parishioners.
People magazine has quoted a source. “They’ll do this amicably,” the source says of the couple, both aged 53 and married for 28 years. “There’s a lot of mutual respect and they’ve worked hard on their marriage and worked hard on their separation. They’ll handle the divorce in the same respectful way.”