Despite her credits in entertainment, the name Robyn Moore Gibson only rings a bell when the name of her ex-husband, Mel Gibson is mentioned. Robyn has done notable work as a voice artist, television personality, radio host, and public speaker. For more than 40 years, she has been active in voicing so many cartoon characters, doing TV commercials, as well as adverts on the radio.
Her radio show popularly known as How Green is my Cactus is presently rated as one of the longest-running satire shows in all of Australia but her stardom came with her marriage and subsequent divorce from the megastar of Hollywood, Mel Gibson. Robyn’s divorcé from Gibson stimulated a lot of media attention, especially with the huge alimony which made their divorce one of the most costly celebrity splits ever. Away from the limelight, the ex-wife of Mel is a diehard philanthropist and has contributed to several notable causes in the past.
Robyn Moore Gibson Bio
She was welcomed into the world on the 4th of November 1971 in Adelaide, Australia. There is absolutely no information on the identity of her parents and siblings (if any), but it is a known fact that she went to college after completing her high school education, though the name of the institution she attended is not known to the public.
Roby was employed as a dental nurse when she met her filmmaker husband; she took advantage of the liaison to establish herself as a TV personality and voice artist. She has lent her voice to several radio adverts and television commercials; her voice has also become familiar with so many children’s cartoon characters. Popular among her voice roles is her part in the Blinky Bill animated series where she gave life to more than a few female characters.
She participated in several radio shows and became the host of her own show called How Green was my Cactus which came on the air in 1986. The show turned out to be one of the longest running radio political satire shows in Australia and it still runs on a weekly basis in her home country.
Her acting career took-off on the set of The Big Picture which earned her a role in Mortified – the 2006 Nine Network Australia series where she portrayed the character of Mrs. Della Costa. Her debut film role came in Undead – a zombie movie followed by The Horseman (2008). Other productions she has to her credit include All Saints, The Magic Riddle, as well as Daybreakers.
The actress’ union with her ex yielded seven children in all, including an only daughter, Hannah Gibson, who’s presently an actress and married with three kids. Others are Christen and Edward who are twins, as well as the oldest sons. The twins were followed by William, Louis, and Milo. The youngest, Thomas, is still a teenager and lives with their mum.
Facts About Mel Gibson’s Ex-Wife
1. Relationship history
Robyn Moore Gibson met her ex-spouse Mel Gibson in the 1970s when she was a dental nurse and Gibson was just struggling to make a name in the entertainment industry. Reports have it that they were co-tenants in Adelaide before their relationship culminated into a wedding on the 7th of June 1980 at a Catholic church located in Forestville. They stayed together for over two and a half decade before their union ended in a 2011 divorce.
2. Divorce and alimony
Robyn Moore Gibson filed for a divorce on the 13th of April 2009 after she saw a photograph with Gibson and Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva on a beach. The divorce was officially concluded on the 23rd of December 2011 but more interesting is the alimony that Robyn received from her ex. As at the time of the divorce, Gibson’s net worth was estimated at $850 million and according to the property law under the California community; half of his wealth will go to his wife. The television personality received over $400 million which made the records as the highest celebrity divorce settlement in all of Hollywood.
3. Net worth
Her net worth is currently estimated at $400 million which has put her on the map as one of the richest women in entertainment.
4. Philanthropic endeavors
Behind the curtain, the famed voice artist is a notable philanthropist and has taken an active part in fundraising in the past. Notable among her fundraising efforts was when she leveraged on her TV commercial to raise the sum of $14,000 for a charitable cause. Robyn is also an ardent supporter of Make-a-Wish-Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on children’s welfare.