Mel Gibson`s father files for divorce
London: Hollywood star Mel Gibson`s 93-year-old father Hutton has filed for divorce from wife Teddy Joye after ten years of marriage.
It may come as a shock for Gibson who is recovering from his own divorce to wife Robyn and then the acrimonious split from girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, which was played out badly in public.
Hutton, a staunch Catholic, filed documents citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind the split from Joye, who is said to be in her 70s, the Daily Mail reported.
They married in 2002, two years after the death of Gibson`s mother Anne. Hutton and Anne had 11 children between them and he now has 50 grandchildren.
According to court documents, Hutton is asking his estranged wife to pay legal fees and also is asking her for spousal support.
"I`m hoping this divorce won`t be contentious. I`m not at liberty at this time to discuss why my client has decided to file for divorce, or why he is seeking spousal support," Hutton`s lawyer, Fahi Hallin said.