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Gibson Debuts New Lover on Red Carpet

Apr 29, 2009 | 4:30am EDT

Mel Gibson showed the world that his 28-year marriage is over by defiantly stepping onto the red carpet with his Russian lover on Tuesday.

In their first public appearance, the Braveheart star walked hand-in-hand with brunette beauty Oksana Grigorieva at the Los Angeles premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The pair was spotted smiling and laughing with one another, with Grigorieva leaning in to whisper into Gibson's ear before they headed into Grauman's Chinese Theatre holding hands.

Friends of the Lethal Weapon actor had privately hoped he would reconcile with estranged wife Robyn -- but his night out with Grigorieva is a clear signal that his marriage is dead.

The star's spokesperson tells People.com, "Mel has been single for almost three years and it's nice to see him getting out and enjoying himself."

Grigorieva, who is signed to Gibson's record label Icon, is believed to be the woman the actor was photographed embracing on a Costa Rica beach in March -- a month before Robyn filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences."

It later emerged that the couple had split a month after Gibson was arrested for drunk driving in 2006.

Robyn is seeking joint physical and legal custody of the couple's youngest son, Tom, as well as spousal support and legal fees.

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