Mel's Gibson's Ex Speaks Out About Split

Celebrity News Apr. 19, 2010 AT 4:40PM
Mel's Gibson's Ex Speaks Out About Split Credit: Michael Kovac/FilmMagic

Oksana Grigorieva added a touch of mystery to her sudden split from Mel Gibson during a press conference in Moscow on Monday -- her first outing since last week's announcement.

In her native country to announce a concert for the "Give a Life" charity, the Russian pianist gave a brief explanation about the breakup with Gibson, 54, who is father to her daughter Lucia, 5 months.

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"I can tell you that..we have split up, suddenly and recently," Grigorieva said. "Unfortunately, I cannot give you the reason. But you will find out everything quite soon."

The musician continued, "Here is the official version: We split up by mutual consent and we will raise our daughter together. She is currently with my mother in my Los Angeles home."

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One casualty of the breakup: a hammer-and-sickle (i.e. the communist symbol) tattoo on the singer's ankle, which Gibson had suggested for her. Grigorieva confirmed to reporters that she is removing the stamp.

"No one dumped anyone," a source told Us of the breakup. "It's all very friendly."

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Gibson filed for divorce from his wife of 28 years, Robyn, last April. They are parents to seven children. The couple were worth $900 million and it was believed to be the most expensive divorce settlement in Hollywood history.

Grigorieva has a son named Alexander with her ex boyfriend, actor Timothy Dalton.

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