Mel Gibson finalized his legal separation on Friday and is likely to hand half of his estimated $850 million fortune to his ex-wife Robyn Moore, according to reports.
Legal representatives for Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore gave a judge their suggested parting payment in a Los Angeles courtroom today.
The actor owns several properties in the wealthy, seaside enclave of Malibu, outside L.A.
Under California state law Robyn Moore, 51, is entitled to half of his assets as they didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement in 1980 when they wed.
After 26 years of marriage, Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore split five years ago when he was a detained for driving under the influence in Malibu.
Mel Gibson, 55, was later shamed throughout the film industry for making anti-Semitic remarks.
His wife only filed for divorce, stating “irreconcilable differences” in April 2009 after he had publicly stepped out with a pregnant Oksana Grigorieva, 41.
Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva went on the have a two-year-old daughter, however in 2010 more trouble brewed for the star when he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery following a dispute with Grigorieva.
The filmmaker and actor was sentenced to three years’ probation and was given a glowing review earlier this month by the same judge who is handling Lindsay Lohan’s case, for attending counseling and doing double the community service required of him.
The recovering alcoholic has been working with Mending Kids International, and he previously said working with the organization had helped him realize what the important things in life really are.
Mel Gibson said: “It gives you perspective. It’s one of my faults, you tend to focus on yourself a lot, which is not always the healthiest thing for your psyche or anything else.
“If you take a little time out to think about other people, it’s good. It’s uplifting.”
While Mel Gibson has seven offspring with Robyn Moore, he recently settled a custody battle with his former girlfriend, agreeing to pay Oksana Grigorieva $750,000 and share custody of their child.
Mel Gibson’s wild ways over the last few years have landed him in hot water when it comes to his career.
Producers of The Hangover movies pulled out of featuring him in their second movie due to his controversial actions.