More than two weeks after his wife filed for divorce, a smiling Mel Gibson made a rare public appearance with his girlfriend Tuesday night at the L.A. industry screening of X-Men Origin: Wolverine.
The star of Mad Max many years ago & who's embroiled in a bitter billion dollar divorce suit with his wife of 23 years, Robyn, decided to stretch his legs last night. To the delight of many fans and photographers, Mel walked hand in hand with not-so-secret lover of three years, Olga Grigorieva, into the theatre.
Cautious Mel avoided the red carpet apparently not wanting to answer questions at this time.
"They came in quietly and as under-the-radar as they could and they were pretty low-key," says a source. "Though he seemed pretty comfortable."
"I think Mel just wanted to see the film. Well, maybe show off his date too."
According to the People Magazine, Gibson attended the screening at the invitation of Fox chairman James Gianopoulos and Wolverine producers Richard and Lauren Donner and fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman, who had previously stated that he got inspiration for his character from Gibson's role in Mad Max.
"I must have watched that movie a dozen times", stated Jackman in an article in E Magazine.
Maybe they will team up in a future X-Men or perhaps in a another Mad Max.
Although Mel looked anything but mad last night.